With fall in high gear (dry skin alert), it’s time to introduce heavy-duty moisturizers back to your bathroom shelf. But more than just simply hydrating, why not add a radiant complexion, or anti-ageing properties to your formula list?
From a healthy glow from within to a vitamin drench: we rounded up the best moisturizers to hydrate, protect and boost your skin! Just add any of these double-duty products to your beauty routine. You can leave the skin bare, or apply a touch of makeup over the top. Looking to get real glowy? Try these radiance-boosting serums to wake up your skin.
If your skin is oily, or if you prefer light layers in your routine, opt for water-based moisturisers. A thin, gel formula will feel weightless on your face. Tatcha’s water cream will deeply hydrate your skin without being sticky. Japenese botanicals and anti-aging Japanese superfoods blend to refine and renew your skin. Japanese Wild Rose tightens pores and clears your skin. Japanese Leopard Lily controls excess oil and helps natural skin turnover. Rice, algae and green tea restore skin’s youthfulness. Aside from clear, poreless skin, you’ll also enjoy a shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.
Tatcha The Water Cream $68 at Sephora
Augustinus Bader’s celebrity adored cream (you know the one) basically downloads new skin. “The Cream” is formulated with TFC8 technology that contains amino acids and Vitamins A, B, C & E, which activate stem cells, boosting skin into healing mode. The award winning blend drastically reduces the signs of ageing and evens skin tone for truly radiant skin. The oil-in-water emulsion shields your skin from free radicals and oxidative stress as well as plumps and firms your complexion. Your skin is left restored, renewed and gleaming with health. Ideal for your daytime routine, it’s young skin in a bottle.
Augustinus Bader The Cream $170 at Revolve
The Glow Booster
The lightweight formula contains Kombucha and Fermented Ginger extracts to even out skin tone, mixed with Green Tea Seed oil and an active Prebiotic for a soft and balanced complexion. A true glow-boosting blend, you get 3-in-1 action. Enhanced with universally flattering light-reflecting minerals, you can use it as a radiance-boosting moisturizer, a hydrating makeup primer, or as a highlighter. Just dab it on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow for a sublime, ethereal glow.
SHOP ELEMIS Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser $63 at Revolve
Rescue skin cells with a comforting, rich cream. Drunk Elephant’s bottle whips marula, baobab, and passion fruit oils with skin-repairing ceramides for rejuvenated, nourished skin. Packed with power ingredients, plantain extract helps restore skin while antioxidant rich mongongo protects against environmental aggressors. Vitamin C is also added with baobab, ximenia and passion fruit (that’s also rich in essential fatty acids), brightens and soothes skin. Formulated at an ideal pH level of 5.5, the cream hydrates day and night while preventing skin from looking dull or dry. If you love rich formulas, but not so much the heaviness, good news. The formula feels light as air!
For Sensitive Skin
It’s hard to scout moisturizers when you have sensitive skin. But once you find one, when you slather it on; your skin starts to burn. So, what will truly work? Enter Kiehl’s little tube. Loading serious hydration, the hypoallergenic, fragrance, and alcohol-free formula leaves your skin soft and smooth. Thanks to its easy absorption, you won’t need to rub it in harshly. Packed with D-Panthenol and sustainably sourced madecassoside, the moisturizer repairs the skin barrier and helps diminish redness and dry fine lines.
Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions™ Centella Cica Cream $44 at Nordstrom
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