The Best Illuminating Moisturizers
From the L’Oreal Portfolio of Brands
Moisturizing the skin is an important step in every skin care routine for several reasons. Using the proper moisturizer can help keep the skin hydrated and balanced throughout the day, help reduce the appearance of visible signs of aging and—not to mention—it’s one of the easiest ways to achieve a glowing complexion. That’s right, radiant-looking skin can be achieved without using a highlighter or liquid illuminator. With the right moisturizer in tow, you can achieve a radiant, healthy-looking glow and the public will be none the wiser. Ahead, discover some of the best illuminating moisturizers from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands.
VICHY MINERAL 89
This daily skin booster—formulated with hyaluronic acid and the brand’s Mineralizing Thermal Water—helps fortify the skin so it’s more resistant to external aggressors, all while providing a boost of hydration. The result? Skin feels more hydrated, plumped, and toned. Day after day, skin radiates with a healthy glow.
Vichy Mineral 89, $29.50 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT BRIGHT REVEAL BRIGHTENING DAY MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30
Dullness, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone can all contribute to the appearance of aged skin. L’Oreal Paris’ Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer—formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, and pro-retinol—can help visibly correct these concerns to reveal radiant, youthful-looking clarity. Plus, it’s formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen to help protect against the sun’s aging UVA and UVB rays! After one use, skin looks brighter and more radiant. With continued daily use, dull and uneven tones are renewed and the look of wrinkles is reduced.
VICHY NEOVADIOL MAGISTRAL ELIXIR PRECIOUS REPLENISHING FACIAL OIL CONCENTRATE
It’s no secret that hormonal aging can take a toll on the skin’s appearance. If you’re dealing with dryness and dullness accentuated by hormonal aging, incorporate this hydrating facial oil rich in omegas. The formula nourishes the skin with moisture, helping to compensate for the skin’s natural loss of lipids due to hormonal aging. The result? Skin that feels nourished and looks smoother, supple, younger-looking, and radiant.
Editor’s tip: Looking to add a healthy-looking glow to your cheeks in a pinch? Here’s a trick you should try: Warm up a few drops of this facial oil in your palms and gently press it up against the high points of your face. For a subtler faux flow, mix a few drops of this facial oil into your moisturizer and apply all over your complexion.
L’OREAL PARIS HYDRA GENIUS DAILY LIQUID CARE- NORMAL/DRY SKIN
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water, L’Oreal Paris’ Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry skin provides dual-action results: intense and continuous hydration for hours plus a glowing action that helps improve skin’s radiance. Immediately after use, skin appears radiant and more luminous and feels plumped with hydration.
L’OREAL PARIS AGE PERFECT AGE PERFECT CELL RENEWAL FACIAL OIL LIGHT
This formula features a purifying blend of eight essential oils—including lemongrass, chamomile, argan oil, and clove oils—and aids in fortifying the skin’s moisture barrier while promoting smoother, firmer, rejuvenated skin. Infused with LHA, this formula also helps stimulate skin surface cell renewal that can slow down with age. To use, apply 4-5 drops of oil onto the palm of the hand and press into the skin morning and night after cleansing. L’Oreal Paris Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light absorbs to a weightless finish to leave skin looking dewy and vibrant, not greasy.
IT COSMETICS CONFIDENCE IN A CREAM
Meet: A Moisturizing Super Cream that can boost the skin and promote a more radiant-looking complexion. This formula, perfect for all skin types and infused with skin-loving ingredients, can also reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and more. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time.
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, $48.00 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY HYDRAPHASE INTENSE RICHE
This intensely-hydrating moisturizer can help quench your parched skin thanks to a formula that boasts Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient that can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The results: An immediate plumping effect and long-lasting hydration with a refreshed, non-greasy feel.
La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche, $35.99 MSRP
BIOTHERM AQUASOURCE GEL
We’ll fill you in on a little secret: Contrary to popular belief, gel moisturizers can deliver an ample amount of skin hydration. At least that’s the case with this moisturizer from Biotherm, which is infused with Aura Leaf and can replenish your skin’s natural moisture reserves for an all-natural glow. Glowing skin in just one application? We’ll take it.
Biotherm Aquasource Gel, $44.00 MSRP
LANCÔME RENERGIE MULTI-GLOW
With the word “glow” in the name, you know this moisturizer won’t mess around in the luminosity department. Multi-Glow can give your skin an instant rosy glow through its tinted formula. As an added bonus, its formula melts into the skin almost immediately, leaving a grease-free finish that’s velvety-soft to the touch.
Lancôme Renergie Multi-Glow, $79 MSRP
GARNIER BRIGHTENING & SMOOTHING DAILY MOISTURIZER SPF 15
If you’re craving a brighter look for your skin, then reach for this moisturizing lotion. Designed with an Antioxidant Complex Vitamin C & E, Pine Bark Essence, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA), this intensively hydrating formula can transform dull, lackluster skin into a smoother, more polished complexion with a more radiant, even-looking tone.
KIEHL’S GLOW FORMULA SKIN HYDRATOR
To create the trending “dewy” glow that’s all over our Instagram feeds, we recommend grabbing a bottle of this illuminating facial moisturizer. Glow Formula Skin Hydrator hydrates your skin to create a smoother, softer finish while boosting radiance for a lasting glow.
Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, $38.00 MSRP
ARMANI PRIMA GLOW-ON MOISTURIZING BALM
For a more intensive hydration, try using a moisturizing balm. This balm works to enrich your skin with maximum hydration that lasts all day, leaving behind a healthy-looking glow. It also helps replump and retexture your skin to create a smooth, flawless canvas for applying makeup (or going bare!).
Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm, $110.00 MSRP
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT CELL RENEWAL ROSY TONE MOISTURIZER
Has your skin lost its former rosy glow? Then drop the blush and achieve flushed cheeks with this tinted moisturizer. This flattering shade of pink works to instantly revive your skin’s rosy tone, while Imperial Peony Extracts and LHA gently exfoliate dull skin to stimulate surface cell renewal.