We Review the 7 Best Facial Creams and Moisturizers
Facial cream sits pretty on the list of holy grail skin care products, right there next to face wash and sunscreen. Knowing that you have to moisturize your skin every day—regardless of your skin type—it’s not at all surprising that you’re searching for the best formula for the task. Instead of spending precious time walking up and down the skin care aisle of your local drugstore, or precious money putting an astronomical amount of face creams to the test, rely on our team of editors to lead the way. Scroll through for our reviews of some of the best facial creams, lotions, moisturizers, gel-cream (you get the idea) from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands. To make things even easier, we’ve sorted each pick by skin type.
FOR OILY SKIN: LANCÔME RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION ULTRA
Oily skin types face a unique struggle when it comes to moisturizer. On the one hand, their skin naturally produces excess oil and moisture. On the other hand, additional moisture must be added daily. The dilemma then is finding a formula that can hydrate the skin without making it look like an oil slick. That’s where oil-free moisturizers come in, like the Lancome Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra. Find out why it’s being dubbed as the moisturizer that breaks all the rules in our review, here!
FOR EXTRA DRY SKIN: L’OREAL PARIS HYDRA GENIUS COMFORT LIQUID CARE — EXTRA DRY SKIN
The L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius moisturizer range features three moisturizing formulas formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid for a burst of lightweight, long-lasting hydration. Best of all? It doesn’t have the heavy and thick feel of typical moisturizers for dry or extra dry skin, but is instead water-based, glides onto the skin and leaves it feeling comfortable. Learn more about the Hydra Genius moisturizers in our review of the full collection, here.
FOR COMBINATION SKIN: GARNIER MOISTURE RESCUE REFRESHING GEL-CREAM
Combat dryness without aggravating your combination skin with this refreshing gel-cream by Garnier. Infused with antioxidant fruit water and vitamin E, discover why this oil-free formula is a perfect facial moisturizer choice year-round for normal to combination skin in our review of the Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream.
FOR MATURE SKIN: VICHY NEOVADIOL DAY COMPENSATING COMPLEX
Fourteen+ years of research in the making, say hello to Vichy’s first anti-aging day cream to address the four fundamental signs of menopause on skin: loss of density, loss of structure, sagging, and dryness. Learn more about the cream’s texture, benefits, and more in our review of the Vichy Neovadiol Day Compensating Complex cream.
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: BIOTHERM LIFE PLANKTON SENSITIVE BALM
When it comes to picking skin care products, sensitive skin types don’t have it easy. Some formulas can be too harsh, too thick, or just plain irritating. The key is to find a moisturizer formulated for even the driest of sensitive skin, like Biotherm Life Plankton Sensitive Balm. Discover how the concentrated formula—housed in a unique hermetic pack—can hydrate and care for your sensitive skin in our review of Biotherm Life Plankton Sensitive Balm, here.
FOR AGING SKIN: SKINCEUTICALS A.G.E. INTERRUPTER
Getting older and wiser isn’t always a bad thing, except for the changes that can occur with your skin. Among these changes are loss of volume, increased dullness, dark spots, uneven tone, rough texture, and more. While we can’t do anything to stop the ticking hands of time, we can arm our skin with products formulated to help fight visible signs of aging, like the SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter. Find out why how this anti-aging cream can act on key signs of aging attributed to intrinsic aging in our review, here.
FOR MEN: KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL ANTI-WRINKLE CREAM
Who said anti-aging products are just for women? Men can get wrinkles too! To help reduce the appearance of aging skin in men, we recommend the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Anti-Wrinkle Cream. Find out how this antioxidant-rich face cream can target fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging we all want nothing to do with in our Facial Fuel review, here!
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