These Are the 10 Best Face Moisturizers of the Year
When it comes to hunting for the “best” moisturizer on the World Wide Web, everybody’s got their own method of attack. Some gals resort to good ol’ trial-and-error, others sort by product popularity to discover the brand’s best sellers—because if the masses are obsessed with it, chances are good that you will be too—and some are simply drawn to what’s new. As beauty editors, we can say we’ve tested each and every technique for finding a face moisturizer over the years and what we’ve discovered is this: there isn’t a sole answer to how to search for your next holy grail moisturizer. The best moisturizers are likely to be a mix of new and interesting products, old favorites with rave reviews, and ones you happen to come across. That’s why—if you keep clicking—you’ll find the best face moisturizers for 2018 are an eclectic mix of newly-released and tried-and-true products.
IT COSMETICS SECRET SAUCE
You may not be able to afford to drape yourself in diamonds, but you can use this moisturizer, which is formulated with diamond powder (not to mention collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C). The anti-aging, hydrating, and rejuvenating cream boosts visible radiance—so you can sparkle like a well-polished gemstone—and reduces the look of discoloration, pores, lines, and wrinkles.
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL DYNAMIC HYDRATION RICH CREAM
Formulated for dry and normal skin types, this rich and refreshing cream offers long-lasting comfort and hydration. The formula—with hyaluronic acid and Aquabioryl—helps to evenly distribute and lock water in all facial zones so skin appears radiant and plumped with moisture. Hence why it’s such a crowd pleaser.
SKINCEUTICALS HYDRATING B5 GEL
All skin types can reap the benefits of this oil-free hydrating gel formula enriched with hyaluronic acid—a natural humectant capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water—and vitamin B5, especially those with oily or blemish-prone skin. It can provide moisture without clogging pores to help leave skin feeling and looking supple and smooth.
LA ROCHE-POSY TOLERIANE DOUBLE REPAIR MOISTURIZER
Even sensitive skin types can use this oil- and fragrance-free moisturizer. The soothing formula, with niacinamide and ceramide-3, helps replenish essential skin lipids, restore skin’s natural moisture barriers, and immediately comfort skin upon application in the morning and evening.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CREAM
If you’ve tried Ultra Facial Cream before, you’ll understand why it’s so beloved amongst Kiehl’s fans. The hydrating formula—with extracts of a glacial glycoprotein and a desert plant—helps moisturize skin and leaves it feeling comfortable, even in harsh weather conditions. Skin is smoother, softer and healthier-looking.
LANCÔME RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION ULTRA MOISTURIZER
It’s a challenge to find a moisturizer that can suit almost everyone in a friend group, but this correcting moisturizer is up to the challenge. Suitable to all skin types, and safe to use on the face, neck, and décolleté, the moisturizer works to not only diminish dark spots but also keep skin feeling firm. And that’s not all, it also contains broad spectrum SPF 30 to help protect against skin-damaging UV rays.
CERAVE SKIN RENEWING DAY CREAM
It isn’t only harsh treatments that contain retinol, daily face creams—like this one—can too. Formulated with broad spectrum SPF 30—a must since retinol can increase sun sensitivity—the non-irritating moisturizer helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing all day hydration.
L’ORÉAL PARIS REVITALIFT CICACREAM FACE MOISTURIZER
Have you heard about cica cream? One of the trendiest types of moisturizer as of late, cica cream refers to a moisturizer formulated with centella asiatica. This anti-aging take on the trend, from L’Oréal, is a lightweight, protective cream that helps resist visible lines and other signs of aging.
GARNIER SKINACTIVE SOOTHING 3-IN-1 FACE MOISTURIZER WITH ROSE WATER
Your moisturizer doesn’t have to serve as only a moisturizer. For example, this soothing face cream also doubles as a face mask. Formulated with rose water, it intensely restores skin’s softness and suppleness, whether you’re smoothing it on to moisturize during the day or night—or in an extra thick layer as a face mask.
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When it comes to hunting for the “best” moisturizer on the World Wide Web, everybody’s got their own method of attack. Some gals resort to good ol’ trial-and-error, others make a bee-line for the product reviews section, and some even seek recommendations from their favorite publications. Then there are those who sort by product popularity to discover the brand’s best sellers—because if the masses are obsessed with it, chances are good that you will be too.