Skin by Lovely Picks Under $100

Summertime can be expensive. We go on trips, we brunch with friends, we buy new bathing suits, and some of us take up new hobbies like surfing or home gardening. 

All of which are amazing and gratifying ways to spend the summer season— but things can add up! 💸

Knowing this, we’ve put together a short list of our summer skincare favorites broken down by budget. That way, you don’t need to sacrifice high-quality professional skincare to enjoy what this season has to offer.

Below, we share our summer skincare recommendations— all under $100.

Summer Skincare Recommendations Under $50

Our top summer picks under $50 are:


There are few greater feelings than washing your face after being outside in the summer heat all day. Whether you’ve been at the beach, out hiking, or just lounging at the park— a good cleanse can make you feel like a new person. Glowbiotics Probiotic Nourishing Gel to Oil Cleanser gently cleanses the skin without stripping your moisture barrier. Apply to dry skin, work in, emulsify with water and watch it easily dissolve your makeup and tinted SPF.

Shop the Probiotic Nourishing Oil to Gel Cleanser here.



A phrase you will likely hear numerous times throughout summer is ‘wear your sunscreen!’ 

And it’s true, so we will repeat it here. Wear your sunscreen and reapply— often.

SPF, short for Sun Protection Factor, is a critical step in caring for your skin. Broad-Spectrum sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB damage, and defend against sunburns as well as premature skin aging. Many sunscreen formulations today can also double as your moisturizer, making them a budget-friendly choice for taking care of your skin. 

At Skin by Lovely, we sing the praises of the EltaMD brand. All of their sunscreens carry the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation and we feel confident in recommending them to all of our patients.

Shop the EltaMD brand collection here.

All EltaMD sunscreens carried by Skin by Lovely are under $50.


Summer Skincare Recommendations Under $75

Our top summer picks under $75 are:


Depending on where you live, summer can be very hot. High temps can make us sticky, sweaty, uncomfortable and cranky. To cool down quickly, we love The Body Deli’s Liquid Vitamin Hydra-Mist.

This mist provides cooling hydration, ionic minerals, and antioxidant support with Vitamin C and Acai Extract. It’s the perfect pick-me-up midday and can be used as a makeup setting spray. Mist it right before your moisturizing serum or cream and prepare to glow.

Shop the Liquid Vitamin Hydra-Mist here.



With increased sweat and oil production during summer months, you may find your skin in need of exfoliation. Glowbiotics Probiotic Brightening + Refining Layering Solution is a gentle exfoliator we recommend for all skin types, including acneic and sensitive. This solution contains Lactic Acid, Kaduku Plum Extract, and a derivative of Azelaic Acid. It is ideal for gentle summer exfoliation while helping with redness and oil control. Use this solution two to three times a week depending on your skin needs.

Shop the Probiotic Brightening + Refining Layering Solution here.



If your winter or springtime moisturizer is feeling a little too heavy for summertime, opt for a lightweight lotion like the Gentle Probiotic Calming Lotion from GlowBiotics. We love it for summer because of its ability to calm inflamed and irritated skin. Probiotics, Niacinamide, Beta Glucan, and Hyaluronic Acid make this a summer skincare staple.

Shop the Gentle Probiotic Calming Lotion here.



Summer Skincare Recommendations Under $100

Our top summer picks under $100 are:


Unfortunately, sunburns happen. We accidentally forget to grab SPF on our way out the door or we’re having too much fun at the pool and simply forget to reapply. If you find yourself with skin in need of intense moisture and healing, reach for Lilfox’s Cupu Cool Jelly Balm

The formula is full of reparative ingredients, including Hemp Seed Oil, Cupuacu Butter, and Honeysuckle Extract. This balm doubles as a short-contact mask that can be rinsed off with water or as an overnight treatment. In the case of a sunburn, we recommend leaving on overnight for extra soothing, calming, and hydrating benefits.

Shop the Cupu Cool Jelly Balm here.



Last on our list is Revision’s Intellishade Clear. This multi-benefit formula is ideal for skincare minimalists that prefer a quick routine. Intellishade Clear provides hydration, Broad-Spectrum SPF protection, antioxidant support, and peptides in an oil-free, lightweight formula that is perfect for summer.

If you deal with Melasma, a type of hyperpigmentation that can be exacerbated by heat, and look for light coverage in your SPFs, the TruPhysical version of Intellishade offers all the same healthy aging benefits but with a tinted, all-mineral formula.

Shop Intellishade Clear here.



Summer Skincare at Skin by Lovely

On a budget but not sure which products or treatments will suit your skin best this summer season?

Each of our practices offers consultations using the Visia Skin Analysis System, a high-tech imagery device that reveals in-depth information about the skin. These consultations are a perfect starting point for your personalized skincare journey— and they’re complimentary!

Schedule a consultation at any of our four locations using our website at or call us at (877) 568-3594.


About Skin by Lovely™

Skin by Lovely specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics, and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, Lake Oswego, OR, and Camas, WA, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and a Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®.

Convenient online scheduling is available for all four Skin by Lovely locations.