10 Moisturizers That Are Actually Amazing For Your Skin


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Hydrated, healthy skin is skin that glows, which means a moisturizer is undoubtedly one of the most important ingredients in your skincare routine. Not only can a good moisturizer hydrate your skin, but it can also help to repair it, brighten dark spots, and help improve the appearance of fine lines. However, the key to finding a great moisturizer is choosing one that works for your skin type, so we’re breaking down our all-time fave moisturizers and what they’re great for to help you guys find the perfect formula for you. Here’re 10 moisturizers we absolutely love, and why they’re so great.

Great for Dry, Normal & Combo Skin: Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion, $28

Texture: Lightweight cream
Benefits: Hydrating, skin-enhancing
The deets: 75mlmoisturizer for face

This innovative formula is designed to smooth out imperfections and fine lines while hydrating your skin to give it a radiant glow. It contains mega-hydrators; shea butter and aloe vera, as well as squalane, which delivers an omega-rich hit of hydration that helps boost levels of elasticity in the skin. It also contains beauty-boosting soy proteins that help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Plus, it’s rich in vitamin E and fatty acids, so it helps to strengthen the barrier of the skin so that it maintains the optimal pH level. The formula sinks in quickly and makes skin feel super smooth.

Great for Dehydrated And Oily Skin: Peach And Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream, $40

Texture: Lightweight, creamy gel
Benefits: Anti-aging, hydrating, evens skin tone, radiance-boosting
The deets: 50mlmoisturizer for oily skin

This clever, antioxidant-rich face cream protects the skin against free radical damage from pollution and environmental stress. Spiked with antioxidant-rich matcha, soothing allantoin, brightening niacinamide, and lifting adenosine, the formula also helps create even tone while firming the skin. We love that this is super hydrating for dry skin types while the lightweight texture also works amazingly for oily skin types and helps to reduce shine. It makes an amazing daytime moisturizer for those who love lightweight products.

Great for Lifting & Brightening: Rodial Pink Diamond Magic Gel Day Cream, $85

Texture: Gel
Benefits: Brightening, anti-aging, skin-tightening
The deets: 50mlmoisturizer for face

Enriched with light-diffusing diamond powder that helps brighten the complexion, this silky gel formula melts into the skin to deeply hydrate, nourish and plump the complexion. A series of tightening complexes work to reduce and smooth fine lines while vitamin C brightens the complexion and protects the skin against free-radical damage. We love how effortlessly this moisturizer glides on and sinks into the skin and leaves a subtle glow.

Great for All Skin Types: Tatcha The Water Cream, $68

Texture: Melting gel texture
Benefits: Pore-smoothing, hydrating, evens skin tone
The deets: 50mlface moisturizer for oily skin

The texture of this face cream is unlike anything else we’ve tried, which is undoubtedly why it gets its name and cult status. The formula transforms into a water-like texture on application (which means a little goes a very long way), and leaves no sticky or greasy residue. Japanese botanicals like wild rose tighten pores and smooth skin texture, while Japanese leopard lily controls excess oil and purifies the skin by supporting natural skin turnover. Finally, anti-aging green tea, rice, and algae restore the skin for healthy-looking radiance, with a hint of 23-karat gold. We love how this makes our skin feel and look!

Great for Oily Skin: Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer, $21 to $39

Texture: Gel
Benefits: Anti-aging, soothing, hydrating
The deets: 25ml or 60ml

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Packed with watermelon extract that delivers essential vitamins and antioxidants into the skin to hydrate and protect, this divine watermelon-scented moisturizer is ideal for daytime. It’s anti-inflammatory to calm and soothe skin and rich in hyaluronic acid (that can hold 1000 times its weight in water) to deeply hydrate. The lightweight formula is amazing for oily skin and sinks in without leaving a greasy residue. It can also be used as a serum for drier skin types. We love that you can buy this in a mini size so that you can try it without committing to a full bottle – although you’ll probably want to.

Great for Dry & Very Dry Skin: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Cream, $48

Texture: Cream
Benefits: Skin-strengthening, hydrating, firming
The deets: 50mlmoisturizer for dry skin

Boasting vital skin-enhancing ceramides, this formula helps to improve the skin’s barrier, therefore improving the overall hydration and appearance of the skin. The ceramide-rich formula also helps to keep skin firm and defend against the loss of skin elasticity and moisture that results in sagging. This cream is also great for anyone who may have over-exfoliated or damaged their skin, as the ceramides help to rebuild the skin barrier.

Great for Aging & Sensitive Skin: Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream, $215

Texture: Cream
Benefits: Anti-aging, deeply hydrating
The deets: 50mlmoisturizer for dry skin

This cult cream has a celeb following and is renowned for its deeply penetrating formula that reaches the deepest levels of the skin. Packing highly regenerative Purslane and valuable antioxidants that bathe the skin in vital nutrients, these powerful active ingredients also protect against cell aging and strengthen the sensitive skin membrane against attack by free radicals by promoting the formation of telomerase (a cellular age-regulating enzyme). The rich formula is great for those with dry to normal skin, and amazing for all skin types to wear at night.

Great for Normal to Oily Skin Types: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, $6

Texture: Cream
Benefits: Super hydrating
The deets: 30mlmoisturizer for face

This lightweight, non-greasy formula is designed to give immediate and continuous hydration with a combo of Natural Moisturizing Factors. Rich in amino acids, fatty acids, urea, ceramides and hyaluronic acid, the formula offers the building blocks skin needs to protect and hydrate. The formula absorbs quickly into the skin and provides a great canvas for makeup.

Great for Dry Skin: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid, $25

Texture: Gel
Benefits: Super hydrating
The deets: 50ml, non-comedogenicneutrogena moisturizer

One of our all-time fave drugstore moisturizers, this lightweight gel sinks in quickly and bursts on the skin with hydrating hyaluronic acid that instantly plumps the skin. The oil-free formula is great for dry skin types as it’s so hydrating while it also works well for oily and acne-prone skin due to its oil-free, hydrating, and non-comedogenic properties.

Great for Mature & Dry Skin: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer, $64

Texture: Thick cream
Benefits: Anti-aging, hydrating
The deets: 30ml

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This ultra-rich cream is amazing for dry skin or nighttime use and helps promote skin elasticity while soothing and deeply hydrating the skin. Packed with hyaluronic acid, nourishing rosehip and camellia oil and antioxidant-rich vitamin E, the formula locks in moisture and brightens the skin. The formula also boasts a BioNymph Peptide Complex that helps support natural collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. We love this formula for normal and dry skin types during the day, but due to the heavy formula, we wouldn’t recommend this for oily or acne-prone skin.

Have you guys tried any of these moisturizers? Let us know your faves in the comments below.