Finding the best moisturizer for your face often requires a lot of trial and error. Instead of wasting your time and money on dozens of different creams, identify your skin type and then choose from one of the following best reviewed face moisturizers.
Two of the highest rated moisturizers for oily skin are Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and DDF's Ultra-Lite Oil Free Moisturizing Dew. Clinique's Moisturizing Gel feels light and silky instead of greasy because of its oil-free hydrating formula. Although this moisturizers does not comes with sunscreen, Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel does contain antioxidants and costs about $25 for a 4.2 oz bottle.
DDF's Utlra-Lite Moisturizing Dew costs about $35 for a 1.7 oz bottle and offers a 15 SPF protection. Using aloe, grapeseed and vitamins A, C, and E, this oil and fragrance free moisturizer gently hydrates skin without clogging pores. In addition, DDF's Ultra-Lite Moisturizing Dew absorbs quickly and evenly replenishes the hydration of the skin.
The top picks for moisturizers created for dry skin include Replenish for Sonia Kashuk and Laura Mercier Repair Day Creme. Sonia Kashuk's Replenish Essential Day Creme is a thick and sumptuous cream that sloughs away dry patches of skin using gentle beta hydroxy acids. In addition to the high power moisturizers, Replenish is SPF 15 and can be found at Target for $18.
The Repair Day Creme by Laura Mercier also offers an SPF of 15 but comes with a heftier price tag of $95. This thick and posh cream uses argan oil to boost skin hydration and uses deep sea water to help strengthen skin. In addition, green tea extract prevents and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and hydrolyzed Xylan enhances skin texture.
Those with sensitive skin need a moisturizer that does not irritate their skin with chemical sunscreen, dyes or perfumes. Two of the highest rank moisturizes that meet these standards are Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream and La-Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Day Moisturizing Cream. Cetaphil lacks the UV protection and antioxidants of many other moisturizers, however, this cream does contain ingredients such as petrolatum, glycerin and cetyl alcohol, which gently moisturize the dry and irritated skin. Cetaphil can be purchased at any drugstore for about $13.
The Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizer uses advanced Mexoryl protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Even with all this sun protecting power, Anthelious SX has been praised for not irritating the skin. This innovative, soothing and oil free cream can be yours for about $32.
In researching the hundreds of moisturizers on the market, two brands really soared above the rest in beauty and consumer reviews. The first is the Body Shop's Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. This light-weight and easily absorbed lotion contains Amazonian camu camu berries, the highest vitamin C containing element of nature. Vitamin C is enhances collagen production, improves elasticity and protects skin. Hydrate your skin with this refreshing citrus lotion for about $20.
Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating lotion does contain an SPF 15 and is designed for normal to slightly oily skin. This moisturizer not only hydrates skin but is also packed with amino peptides and antioxidants to prevent and repair damaged skin. This Olay product can be purchased at any drugstore for about $20.