The Right Moisturizer for Every Skin Type
Since the body is 65% water, it seems like skin would be covered in terms of moisture. But a variety of factors—dry air, chemicals, harsh products, UV, age—cause the skin to lose water daily, making a hydrator essential for most regimens. But with so many choices, it can be tricky to pick the right one.
Too much moisture can weigh skin down. Too little, and skin can become dull. So how do you choose the right formula to keep skin looking healthy, supple, elastic, and shine-free?
Here’s a simple breakdown of the right formula for every skin type to help you find your perfect moisture match.
Best face moisturizer for sensitive skin
For skin that’s easily irritated or inflamed, Allantoin Sedating & Hydrating Lotion is a gentle soother. This lightweight cream formula blends ultra-healing, anti-inflammatory allantoin with aloe, grape seed oil, zinc peptides, and oat protein for a calming moisture infusion with an antioxidant, barrier-supporting boost.
Expert tip: Moisture doesn’t just come in the form of a cream. Peptides encourage the skin to produce more of its natural moisture factor, hyaluronic acid. They are also excellent inflammation and redness reducers. Before moisturizing, apply Rejuv Rx Gentle Peptide Serum to kickstart hydration and calming.
Best face moisturizer for dry skin
Marine Skin Nourishing Cream is an intensely hydrating blend of antioxidants and bioactive marine minerals, amino acids, sea proteins, and grape seed oil to replenish and restore suppleness and elasticity. We love its luxurious yet light feel. It’s creamy and moisture-rich without being heavy.
Expert tip: Dry skin has an excess of dead skin cells, which act as a barrier to moisture and cause skin to look dull. An alpha hydroxy toner will loosen and lift dead cells to allow moisture into the skin and bring a brighter, fresher appearance. Worried that toners can be drying? Our Skin Nourishing Toner is formulated to clarify and infuse moisture into the skin.
Best face moisturizer for oily skin
Totaloe Calming & Hydrating Gel will give your oily skin the hydration it needs without clogging pores or creating a greasy sheen. The healing aloe-based formula absorbs quickly and has a lightly firming effect. And aloe is loaded with antioxidant and skin-nourishing elements to support a healthy skin barrier.
Expert tip: Sebum is the skin’s natural moisturizer, so oily skin may not need additional moisture. But if your skin is feeling depleted from products or climate, Totaloe’s refreshing oil-free gel formula is the perfect quencher.
Best face moisturizer for acne-prone skin
Allantoin Sedating and Hydrating Lotion addresses everything from sensitivity to inflammation and clogged pores. Allantoin, derived from the comfrey plant, has been used for centuries for its healing properties. It has mild exfoliating effects to support healthy cell turnover and regeneration. It’s also a powerful humectant that draws moisture into the skin and retains it.
This healing formula also contains grapeseed oil, which is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that promotes exfoliation, regulates sebum, reduces inflammation, and is often deficient in acne-prone skin.
Expert tip: Dead skin cells clog pores and block moisture from entering the skin. Use Daily Repair Pads to lift dead skin cells and refine surface texture. These pre-moistened pads are soaked with a hydrating and healing blend of mandelic acid, niacinamide, and anti-inflammatory salicylic acid, plus humectants lactic acid and glycine.
Best face moisturizer for aging skin
Marine Skin Nourishing Cream has all the elements needed to combat thinning skin and the increasing loss of water and lipids. Grapeseed oil, sea algae extract, oat protein, and whole leaf aloe are rich in fatty acids, polysaccharides, ceramides, amino acids, and glycoproteins to help restore the skin barrier and nourish suppleness and elasticity. The powerfully antioxidant and anti-inflammatory formula protects against environmental damage, aids in natural repair, and promotes radiance and resilience.
Expert tip: Vivant’s Derm-A Renew corrective serum combines vitamin A and peptides to help boost skin’s natural moisture factor, hyaluronic acid and support a firm, elastic skin structure. Apply this texture-enhancing formula under your moisturizer to boost radiance and renewal.
Best moisturizer for the eye area
Our best-selling Wink Eye Rejuvenation Cream blends antioxidant and revitalizing ingredients in an exceptionally hydrating and plumping formula to address the needs of the delicate eye area. Vitamin A accelerates cell turnover and boosts collagen. Caffeine reduces inflammation and brightens. Peptides hydrate and enhance elasticity. Grapeseed oil nourishes, restores lipids, and protects against oxidative stress. The gentle, non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula makes it perfect for day or night.
Expert tip: To supercharge results, apply our peptide concentrate Rejuv Rx under Wink.
Best for dry, cracked skin on the body
For rough, dry, or cracked skin on the elbows, knees, and heels, there’s nothing like Clear Body Therapy. The vitamin A, lactic acid, and grapeseed oil formula sloughs off dead brittle cells and draws moisture into the skin to restore a soft, smooth texture.
Expert tip: This potent resurfacing formula is excellent for clearing body acne, keratosis pilaris, and acne scars.
Best face moisturizer with SPF
Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 moisturizes and protects against UV damage. The lightweight, non-greasy formula glides on and absorbs quickly without any hint of sticky residue. It gets a healing and rejuvenating boost from zinc peptides, which reduce inflammation and promote cell regeneration. Whole leaf aloe hydrates and promotes repair.
Expert tip: Day Treatment Lotion can be mixed with loose mineral powder to create a lightweight foundation.