The 30 Best Moisturizers for Every Skin ConcernApril 13, 2023
Best Moisturizers for Dry Skin
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer
This cream touts seven benefits in just one product: It moisturizes (obviously), minimizes the look of fine lines and pores, smooths skin, evens tone and makes it appear both plumper and brighter. The formula contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, squalane and peptides for a well-moisturized skin barrier. Plus, according to IT Cosmetics, one of these moisturizers sells every minute in the US.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Botanical Night Cream
This nourishing night cream works for all skin types, but the combination of omegas and fatty acids make it especially ideal for dry skin. Apply it before bed and wake up to skin that’s plumper, more refreshed and radiant by morning.
Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
Give dry skin deep, long-lasting hydration with this vegan moisturizer. Rich with squalane, peptides, jojoba and shea butter, the fragrance-free formula is ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream
Dry skin types will love this balm to cream formula that works to not only hydrate the skin but to help repair its barrier. It has colloidal oatmeal plus beta-glucan to help relieve dry, cracked areas up to ten layers deep.
Glow Recipe Plum Plum Hyaluronic Cream
Plumped, hydrated skin is possible with this hyaluronic acid moisturizer formula that contains plum, poly-glutamic acid and hyaluronic acid. The combination ensures that your skin will be left with a dewy, fresh and ready-for-makeup finish.
Futurewise Slug Cream
Inspired by slugging, this barrier-repair cream is a must-try if you have dry skin. It’s super lightweight to the touch, absorbs easily and has a triple-lipid complex. It also helps lock in your other skincare products for a hydrated, glowy finish all day long.
Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Matte Face Moisturizer for Oily SkinEvery skin type needs a good moisturizer, including oily skin. If that’s you, reach for this shine-reducing option. The lightweight gel consistency sinks in quickly and hydrates with a combination of thermal water, ceramide-3 and niacinamide. It’s oil-free, non-comedogenic and helps keep skin matte yet moisturized all day.
CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
This SPF-infused moisturizer protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays and offers lightweight hydration. The oil-free and non-comedogenic formula features hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help attract moisture and care for the skin’s barrier without clogging your pores.
Cocokind Texture Smoothing Cream
This cream is hydrating enough to work for dry and normal skin types as a day cream, but lightweight enough to also suit oily and combination skin types. It’s filled with antioxidants and fatty acids to keep skin soft and supple, plus it works to help minimize the appearance of texture and pores.
Skin Better Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream
Infused with AHA and retinol, this overnight moisturizer is a great option if you struggle with post-acne marks and dark spots. It also helps smooth the appearance of the skin for a more tightened, resilient and clarified complexion.
Best Moisturizers for Acne-Prone Skin
Vichy Normaderm Phytoaction Acne Control Daily Moisturizer
If you struggle with acne, we recommend you give this daily moisturizer a try. It has salicylic acid to help minimize the appearance of blemishes plus hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to keep the skin looking bright and clear.
Thayers Blemish Clearing 2% Salicylic Acne Treatment Balm
Salicylic acid moisturizers can be great tools for keeping acne-prone skin clear, and this moisturizer-treatment hybrid proves it. It contains 2% salicylic acid, witch hazel and aloe vera to help detox and clarify the look of congested skin with ease.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Gel Cream Moisturizer
Lightweight with a gel consistency, this formula is a cooling option for those who deal with breakouts. It has salicylic acid to zap blemishes, plus amino acids and hyaluronic acid to ensure that the skin doesn’t feel stripped or dry after application.
Krave Beauty Oat So Simple Water Cream
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a water-cream formula is a lightweight option to consider. This pick contains oats, trehalose and squalane that works to soothe irritation and redness.
Best Moisturizers for Combination Skin
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream
Combination skin types often struggle with both oily and dry skin areas, so a rich moisturizer that isn’t too heavy or lightweight is ideal. This option contains hyaluronic acid, plant sugars and volcanic water to nourish skin with these contrasting areas.
L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Water Cream
Plump your skin and help tame dry patches with this water cream. Your combination skin will love the gel-cream formula and ceramides plus hyaluronic acid will help hydrate your skin throughout the day and create a smooth base for makeup, too.
Youth to the People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream
Give your combo skin the boost of hydration it deserves with this air-whipped formula complete with kale, spinach and green tea. It also contains vitamins C and E to help brighten and soften the skin, plus hyaluronic acid to help it retain moisture.
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Balancing Gel Moisturizer
Balance out a moody combination skin complexion with this gel moisturizer that contains squalane and probiotics. It has hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin, and works to reduce the appearance of redness and shine.
NUDESTIX NUDESKIN Citrus-C Mask & Daily Moisturizer
This daily moisturizing option has a mix of turmeric, yuzu and citrus to help brighten the look of uneven skin tone and texture, which can often happen with combination skin types. It’s creamy and lightweight and won’t leave you looking or feeling greasy or overly dry.
Best Moisturizers for Aging
L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Pressed Night Moisturizer with Retinol, NiacinamideRetinol is one of the top anti-aging ingredients dermatologists recommend to patients because it helps minimize the look of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. To minimize retinol’s potential for irritation, this moisturizer combines the ingredient with calming panthenol, glycerin and hyaluronic acid.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30
Target multiple signs of aging with this five-in-one formula — it helps to lift, firm, smooth, even out texture and moisturize the skin. Broad-spectrum SPF 30 makes it the perfect anti-aging choice for daytime.
Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced Cream
Zap fine lines in their tracks with this advanced cream that helps reverse signs of aging. It has a blend of antioxidant extracts plus proprietary ingredients that will soothe, soften and add the appearance of resilience back into skin.
Lancôme Absolue Soft Cream Formula
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this cream formula. It’s infused with grand rose extract, pro-xylane, shea butter and meadowfoam seed oil to help promote a more glowy, youthful-looking complexion.
INNBEAUTY PROJECT 10 + 10 Moisturizer
Reap the brightening benefits of this cream, which is packed with 10% vitamin C and a 10% peptide complex. Together, the formula helps deliver smoother, bouncier and more radiant skin over time.
Peter Thomas Roth Ultimate Solution 5 Multitasking Moisturizer
Brighten and exfoliate with this multitasking moisturizer option that’s a game changer for aging skin. It has vitamin C, glycolic acid, collagen, centella asiatica and green tea extract to revitalize, brighten and soften aging lines and areas.
Best Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
If you have sensitive skin, you know that one wrong product can throw your complexion into a cycle of redness and irritation. Play it safe with this fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and allergy-tested cream, which has also earned a seal of acceptance from the National Eczema Association.
Those with dry, sensitive skin will appreciate this gentle yet hydrating formula. It combines nutrient-rich algae with caring plant oils (grapeseed, rosehip and macadamia) and an essential oil blend to calm and soothe the skin.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane
Sensitive skin types will love this gentle cream formulated with 4.5% squalane. It boosts the skin and helps retain moisture, not to mention, helps improve the appearance and feel of the skin’s barrier.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer
Opt for this sensitive-skin friendly moisturizer with prebiotic spring water, ceramides and niacinamide. It’s super lightweight to the touch and absorbs easily, and will provide hydration for up to forty-eight hours.
Avène Tolerance Control Skin Recovery Cream
Sensitive skin will drink up this recovery cream that’s infused with post-biotics and spring water and works to help restore the skin’s barrier.