Our Beauty Director Tests All the Latest Products—6 You Need for Summer 2024

We tried Olay's new cleansing melts—and they make washing your face kind of fun.



If frizzy hair, crispy skin, and dark spots stress you out every summer, consider these the best buys that are sure to solve all of your warm weather beauty woes. Oh, and with Olay's new little cleansing squares, washing your face has never felt so fun—trust!

Summer bummer: Dark circles

Try: The Neutralizer Pencil, $25; jonesroadbeauty.com.

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown created nine pinky-peach hues to brighten dark circles. It’s a pencil, yes. It’s also super creamy, so it doesn’t tug! Dab it under eyes, in corners, and on spots for an even complexion without much makeup.

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Summer bummer: Sun spots

Try: Live Tinted Superbright 15% Vitamin C Serum Stick, $38; livetinted.com.

Are brown spots stressing you out? Saaame. Swipe this handy stick on your face before your (strong) SPF. Arbutin helps fade existing marks while ferulic acid helps ward off future ones. I use it on my hands too.

Summer bummer: Greasy skin

Try: Olay Cleansing Melts + Vitamin C, $10 for 32; olay.com.

Getting ready for bed has never felt so fun! Place a square in your palm, run it under water for two seconds, and massage the lather into skin for the ideal dose of makeup-removing face wash. I never travel without ’em.

Summer bummer: Dry lips

Try: Summer Fridays Dream Lip Oil, $26; sephora.com.

The shine of a gloss makes me swoon, but the stickiness is ick. With nine oils, this tinted formula looks juicy and doesn’t trap my hair like glue.

Summer bummer: Frizz

Try: Nexxus Slick Stick, $16; target.com.

Meet my new secret weapon for sleek ponytails and buns. This waxy stick holds back my wild baby hairs without looking greasy or feeling crunchy—or dirtying my hands.

Related: 11 Expert-Proven Ways to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair

Summer bummer: Burnt skin

Try: Naked Sundays CabanaGlow SPF 50 Mineral Glow Serum Drops, $35; us.nakedsundays.com.

Wear this shimmery liquid alone or under makeup for a J.Lo glow. Use a shot-glass-size amount if you’re relying on it for sun protection.

Related: The Best Body Sunscreens for a Sunburn-Free Summer

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