Moisturizing is key. Just like water is essential for living, moisturizing is essential for beauty. I can’t stress that enough. Not only does a good moisturizer helps prevent and treat dry skin but it also keeps your skin looking young, reduces skin problems and also makes your makeup look flawless. It is one of the most important beauty products every man and woman should AND must use daily. There is a huge misconception that moisturizers are only for people with regular to dry skin, that people with oily skin don’t need to use a moisturizer. WRONG! According to Angela Palmer from VeryWell.com, when we’re talking about skin hydration, think water-content of the skin rather than oil-content. A good moisturizer can give oily skin a better texture and helps reduce sebum production (overproduction causes oily skin). A few cons to mention if you don’t use a moisturizer. Your skin can develop more wrinkles and the wrinkles that you already have can look worse. Of course there’s the obvious con, your skin can look dull and flaky. Also, if you have acne then it can definitely make it worse and irritate it. In other words, moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE!
So, without further ado, here are my top 5 best moisturizers.
♦Pond’s Dry Skin Rich Hydrating Facial Moisturizer – $4.99 (6.5 oz)
◊ Dry to Normal Skin Type ◊
This is a classic facial moisturizer. This product has stood the test of time and has been used by many generations before us (if you’re a Latina then you know what’s up). If you’re looking for extreme hydration then this moisturizer is the one for you. If you’re on a budget and want good hydration then look no further, this gives you the most bang for your buck. It’s hypoallergenic, won’t clog your pores and is great for people with sensitive skin. Highly recommend!
♦CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion – $13.99 (12 oz)
◊ Dry to Normal Skin Type ◊
This brand was highly recommended to me by my Dermatologist and I trust my dermatologist with my life! So it’s safe to say he didn’t disappoint. What I love about this moisturizer is that it’s not filled with any fake promises. It does what it says it does. CeraVe offers a controlled release for 24 hour hydration, helps retain your natural moisture and is lightweight plus oil free. So if you’re looking for something that is straight to the point then this moisturizer is the one for you.
♦CLINIQUE Moisture Surge 72-hour auto-replenishing hydrator – $36 (1 oz)
◊ Combination to Oily Skin Type ◊ (personal recommendation for oily skin)
I love this moisturizer. I love that it’s a gel-cream, which is great if you have oily skin. It just makes your skin feel so refreshing. According to Clinique, this moisturizer comes with auto-replenishing technology with activated aloe water, which helps your skin create its own internal water source to constantly replenish itself. They also claim that it works non stop for 72 hours, even after you’ve washed your face! How you ask? By using hyaluronic acid which works like a moisture magnet, locking all that hydration into your skin. Like all amazing Clinique products, it’s fragrance free, allergy tested, paraben free, and oil free. Although this moisturizer is great for all skin types, I highly recommend it for people with oily skin due to it’s gel-based formula.
♦DIOR Capture Youth Age Delay Advanced Creme – $95 (1.7 oz)
◊ All Skin Type ◊
Things are starting to get fancy here. If you’re wanting more out of your moisturizer and are starting to get concerned about aging, then this is a good start. This moisturizer is full of antioxidants that help delay visible signs of aging before they appear. Not only does the presentation of this product look beautiful, but it also smells beautiful. Aside from helping fight signs of aging, Dior’s new facial moisturizer also helps even your skin tone. It’s a fairly new product out in the market but I had the chance to try it and fell in love with it, and I know you will too.
♦LA MER The Moisturizing Soft Cream – $170 (1 oz)
◊ Combination to Oily Skin Type ◊
Oh La Mer, how I love you so.
If you have the money to splurge on this, then I highly recommend it. I can’t stop talking about this product to my family and friends. My skin looks and feels at it’s best when I wear this moisturizer. If you’re looking for luxury, radiance, renewed and energized skin, then you have to treat yo’self to La Mer. Infused with their famous Miracle Broth™, this soft cream brings replenishing moisture to your face along with
the the promise of eternal youth, the rest of the bells and whistles La Mer has to offer. You wanna know what moisturizer JLO uses? La Mer. That’s all I gotta say.
Thanks for reading love ♥