In all of my skincare research, the one consistent part of my routine has been my moisturizer. I have used the same face cream for years (since middle school) [same] and it has never failed me. It has helped fight acne, lighten dark marks, prevent wrinkles (i think) and more. Moisturizer is a key part of any skincare routine post-cleanse, and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t try out some of the most popular moisturizers on the market to give you my take – hey, I may even switch up my own routine!
This is my tried and true. It has never done me wrong and I may end up using it for the rest of my life.
Pros: non-comedogenic and thick, this cream intensely hydrates my dry skin – even my eczema. It is fragrance free as well. I began just using this on my face at night, but I have graduated to using it as a full body cream.
Cons: unfortunately, this cream isn’t considered cruelty free. Also, with the thick formulation, it is only available in a tub. [and can be kinda messy for application]
I discovered this one through a gift basket and so it is my staple travel size moisturizing cream.
Pros: fragrance free, light and very smooth. This is a perfect moisturizer for summer when your skin is typically more oily. [I need to try this next summer]
Cons: I tend to miss the thick heavy moisture I get from my CeraVe cream. While this moisturizer isn’t as long lasting, it would be a perfect overnight moisturizer – especially if you have more combination skin. Also, the price point is a bit high.
Before I found my fave cream, I used all Clinique products. It was a great time…
Pros: this is the smoothest application I have ever experienced. A cooling gel that really does lock in moisture. Great price for the product.
Con: I appreciate fragrance free products, and while nice, this does have a light scent. Given this is a gel, the product does deplete faster than I’d like as you need a bit more to have the same moisturizing effect as a cream. [check out the pH levels on this, as I think it’s a little high for daily use]
This is one I bring up as my parents have been liking it and I see myself transitioning to this when I need a bit more wrinkle fighting assistance.
Pros: best anti-aging face cream that I have found so far. Retinol content is not so high that it is drying, and you don’t have to layer a moisturizer separately as it’s built in. Big plus is it’s a drug store staple.
Cons: it does have fragrance, and isn’t cruelty free. Also, the size options aren’t very generous so you will have to replenish often – but it’s affordable.
What is your favorite moisturizer? Let me know what I should try next!