If you have dry skin and struggle with finding the perfect moisturizer then you’ve stumbled upon the best blog post. I too have dry skin and used to struggle with moisturizers all the time!
After countless product tests later I have come up with a list of THE FIVE BEST daytime & nighttime moisturizers for all my dessert-dry gals.
P.S. Everything listed are products I’ve tried and emptied or currently use.
There’s no competing with La Mer when it comes to skincare, right? I emptied this cool gel cream within one month of using it every single day, twice a day. It was so lightweight that I even used it during the daytime (although it doesn’t come with SPF). I love the buttery and feather-like feel to this moisturizer and it worked well for me. However, if you have immensely dry skin I would recommend their thicker formula- The Moisturizing Soft Cream.
Although this product isn’t exactly a moisturizer I use it in lieu of one. It moisturizes, hydrates, and keeps my skin glowy and gorgeous by the time I wake up. It is formulated with ceramides which are lipids that help form the skin’s barrier and help the skin retain moisture. They also protect against environmental aggressors (pollution, UV rays, irritants, etc). I’m almost all out of this product and I am obsessed!
Currently, this is the only day moisturizer I use and it gets the job done and then some. First of all, I love MZ Skin everything. I’m such a huge fan of the skincare line and I love their serums, cleansers, and basically everything else they have. Second, this is the only day moisturizer I’ve seen on the market that includes retinol. Retinol is important for collagen production (keeps skin plump and youthful), reducing fine lines and wrinkles (we can all use this), and it’s known for improving overall skin tone. Third, it comes with SPF 30 so I don’t have to worry about adding another layer of SPF on top. It’s basically an all-in-one day moisturizer. The only thing I would suggest is that you’re face isn’t completely dry when you apply it. I usually dampen my face with some water so I can move the product around a little easier.
This is another gel based moisturizer I love and have emptied. I actually emptied two of these. I used to use this in the mornings and at night and the smell was so energizing, just as the name suggests. It’s an oil-free moisturizer so its lightweight, doesn’t clog your pores, and it seeps into the skin pretty quickly. I also LOVE the GinZing eye cream, I use it all the time. It’s a magical eye cream that has some shimmer to it and gives your tired under eyes the most beautiful glistening glow.
If you have been following me for a few years then you know this had to be on my list. I have gone through FOUR of these creams, no joke! I absolutely love Kiehl’s skincare and this cream used to be my go-to cream when no other moisturizer worked. It’s super rich (they also have a lightweight version which is just as good, just depends on what your looking for) and perfect for a nighttime moisturizer. The “resurrection flower” inside is known as the Rosa Arctica is an incredibly resilient flower that’s able to survive up to 31 months of extreme dehydration.
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