The world of skincare can be quite the minefield. What certain products do (essence, anyone), in which order to layer them, the conflicting ingredients… you get it. But this does not apply to moisturizers, because their job is simple and straightforward: they moisturize the skin.
However, not all moisturizers are created equally, and depending on your current skin issues, that lightweight formula you’ve been using could not work as well as you’d like— especially if your complexion is on the drier side.
To save you time on the hunting front, we rounded up the best moisturizers for various skin concerns:
Table of Contents
- 1 For oily skin: ERNEST SUPPLIES Protective Matte Moisturizer – Tech Pack
- 2 For Acne-Prone Skin: SATURDAY SKIN Pretty Pop
- 3 For combination skin: GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
- 4 For sensitive skin: MAKE Marine Salve
- 5 For dull skin: HIGH high five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer
- 6 For dry skin: PATCHOLOGY Aquaflash Daily Gel Moisturizer
- 7 For anti-aging: PAULA’S CHOICE RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30
For oily skin: ERNEST SUPPLIES Protective Matte Moisturizer – Tech Pack
For skin that’s prone to get shiny, the blend of acai, cupuaçu and green tea extracts does wonders for absorbing the extra oil. Together with vitamins A, C & E the formula works to target oily areas, while also providing skin with the needed nutrients and moisture.
For Acne-Prone Skin: SATURDAY SKIN Pretty Pop
Packed with the unusual skin-soothing suspects – skin-calming probiotics and prebiotics – Saturday’s Skin luxurious cream pulls out all the stops to clean pores, improve the skin’s texture and aid regeneration process.
For combination skin: GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
This fan favorite keeps skin perfectly balanced so it’s never too oily or too dry. The 100% oil free gel-emulsion is infused with vitamins and amino acid-rich watermelon extract and plumping hyaluronic acid, to lock in moisture, so the skin feels soft and hydrated to the max.
For sensitive skin: MAKE Marine Salve
Struggling with dry, sensitive skin? No problem, thanks to Make Beauty’s Marine Salve. This super-concentrated meling balm is made with ultra-rich oils and butters that work overtime to heal the skin and deliver intense moisture. On top of that, it’s packed with an edible Marine Algae that helps shield against environmental aggressors.
For dull skin: HIGH high five Cannabis Facial Moisturizer
High Five’s Cannabis sativa seed oil and organic plant actives work as a power couple to give you plump, calm, hydrated, protected and healthy-looking skin. It sinks in instantly, so there’s no greasy film after, meaning you can apply your makeup right away.
For dry skin: PATCHOLOGY Aquaflash Daily Gel Moisturizer
Dry skin? Cue Patchology’s cool, refreshing gel moisturizer, which, enriched with hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and aloe extract, quenches your skin’s thirst – while promoting collagen synthesis to smooth fine lines
For anti-aging: PAULA’S CHOICE RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30
With a name like Wrinkle Defense, you know you’ve come to the right place if you got youth preservation on your mind. Paula’s Choice’s innovative formula uses zinc oxide sunscreen to prevent premature signs of aging and a potent blend of antioxidants that boost skin’s environmental defenses. Bonus: The lightly-tinted formula evens out skin tone, which is great for those days you want to go without makeup.
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