Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. Face moisturizer is an essential skin-care product, but the various brands are far from "one size fits all.
For those of us with combination skin, finding the right moisturiser can be one of the hardest parts of a beauty regime. We want something that really moisturises the dry areas without emphasising the oily T-zone forehead, nose and chin and making it look greasier. Throw in problematic blackheads or acne-prone areas and it can turn into a minefield.
I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too.
Super light, absorbs almost immediately, AND it smells so lovely! I find that for my ridiculously oily skin, gel moisturizers work better. It leaves my skin feeling clean, hydrated, and plump—not greasy.
Keep moisture in and dryness out and maybe even fight a wrinkle or two with these moisturizers. They're either backed by our Good Housekeeping Sealtop-tested in our Beauty Lab, or editor favorites. Our Beauty Lab found it moisturizes for up to four hours and absorbed quickly, leaving a non-greasy finish that won't congest pores.
It starts every winter: the itchy, tight feeling. The sandpaper-y texture. Despite your best efforts humidifiers, masks, more water, less winemaintaining a supple complexion during sub-zero temperatures is always a challenge.
Derek Zoolander said it best: "Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty. Whether you get your moisture fix from a fancy cult-favorite or CVS, there's a beautifying face cream for every skin type. Below, shop 11 ELLE Editor-approved face moisturizers to keep you looking like the international model you are.
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. You should still use a daily moisturizer and sunscreen. Excessively cleansing the skin or overusing oil-control products can actually cause more damage, stripping the the skin and leading to dryness and redness, adds Warycha, that can make your skin reproduce oil in excess and undo all your blotting as a result. Finding a moisturizer that can walk the line of absorbing surface oil and hydrating your skin is the goal.
Joining the family of Tatcha's beloved face mist, sheet maskand night cream is The Dewy Skin Creama rich cream inspired by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic that features Japanese purple rice hence the lavender colorOkinawan algae blend, and hyaluronic acid to plump skin with hydration. Look for it in stores next month. If you have sensitive and breakout-prone skin, then it can sometimes be difficult to find the right moisturizer that calms any inflammation and dryness without leaving a zit in its wake.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. At the bare minimum, your moisturizer should hydrate your skin. And while that seems easy enough, shopping for a new moisturizer is anything but.