Every good moisturizer should hydrate your skin — but the best ones should also soothe, fight free radical damage, shield your skin from potential damage, and restore your natural barrier. Whether you’re trying to tackle a particular skin issue or planning to splurge on the next big trend of makeup, we’ve rounded up the latest and newest facial moisturizers for any need and budget. Tap here to discover the newest update to your system.
Your moisturizer will moisturize the skin at the bare minimum. So though this sounds convenient enough, there’s nothing like browsing for a fresh moisturizer. Not only are there so many different kinds of lotions, creams and moisturizers on the market, but every shopper’s skin is special, making it so much harder to find the right combination. The skin color, the budget and the top skin do matter, only putting more strain to the already difficult situation.
We rounded up the best picks in the facial moisturizers to lend a helping hand.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream
The gel-cream consistency stretches uniformly but looks more like a jelly when added. Ideal for oily complexions, it absorbs nearly instantaneously so that the skin looks smoother, nourished and not at all greasy. This is also one of the cheapest moisturizers on this list.
Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream Moisturizer
It’s not the most eye-catching of moisturizers, but this one has a long-standing reputation in the makeup world — it performs very well. (There are nearly 4,000 ratings with four stars on the Amazon). One lick of hyaluronic acid and niacinamide-rich formula is highly moisturizing for supersoft bodies.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Daily Soothing Nourishing Face Cream
This lotion is lightweight and mild enough to treat skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis. The short range of ingredients contains antioxidant-rich hot spring water (known for its soothing properties) and rich shea butter.
Weleda Skin Food
This moisturizer has reached cult status and has been listed so many times in the Cut as the favorite of Julia Roberts, Victoria Beckham, makeup artists, models, writers, and more. People admire its consistency and the dewy sheen it leaves behind (some may still use it instead of the highlighter). It’s mostly intended for your face and body, but it can be used on your legs, your hair, and everywhere else.
This moisturizer is so fantastic that it is always sold out. It’s a battle full of ceramides, a healthy “fat” for your skin that helps to reinforce the moisture barrier and prevents hydration from escaping out of your pores. This contains five ceramides and has almost 900 five-star ratings.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
It looks like shaving cream, but this dense, lightweight moisturizer is a potent source of moisturizing ingredients. First of all, it is fragrant-free (meaning it won’t irritate delicate skin) and contains plant oils and vegetable-derived fatty acids that drain dry faces — without silicones and waxes. Ranked by cosmetic cop Paula Begoun as one of the best facial moisturizers, it rubbed into my skin with ease and added moisture to my flaky hair.
Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb
Hailing from the global capital of cosmetics creativity, this Korean cream looks like a gel but provides the same deep nourishment that you’d find in a cream. It includes a mixture of apothecary herbs, including a lady’s mantle (known for enhancing elasticity), which cures and moisturizes springy skin. Tip: In order to hydrate overnight, slather a dense coat of hydration over the normal moisturizer.