Real talk: people rarely stop and think about moisturizers. After all, as long as it can moisturize the face, it’s all good, right? Not exactly. When your go-to hydrating creams, gels, or lotions are too thick or too light for you, it could be a major culprit of oiliness or worse, pesky breakouts.
So how do you find the right one? Easy, base it on your skin type! Here, we’ve listed the best moisturizers in the market for every skin type, so you don’t need to try ‘em all. Trust us, the right moisturizer makes all the difference.
For Sensitive Skin
New fave for my kit 🙌🏼 this moisturizer from @thefaceshopcanada is so so good! I pick it up on a whim (while purchasing a million face masks duh) because I’m always on the hunt for a universal moisturizer that will provide gentle but instant moisture for my clients 🙏🏼 • This Dr. Belmeur brand is great for dry and oily skin (it’s marketed for dry but isn’t everyone a lil dry after this winter?!). It’s non-irritating and is formulated without 26 types of additives and possible allergens making it great for sensitive skin 👍🏼
Dr. Belmeur Moisturizer Hydrant, P1,710
If you’re born with sensitive skin, you would know that testing out different products would easily freak your skin out. This is why it’s always best to go back to basics—we’re talking about fuss-free moisturizers like the Face Shop’s Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Moisturizer. With its mild, plant-based ingredients, this moisturizer is incredibly low-irritant and it calms any redness (thanks to Birch tree sap) while protecting sensitive skin.
For Acne-Prone Skin
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion, P1,040
This K-beauty gem CosrX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion has been gaining glowing reviews from people dealing with pimple-prone and even oily skin—how could it not? This cream hydrates while fighting acne! It’s packed with tea tree leaf oil (a.k.a. a powerhouse ingredient for treating blemishes) and 70% Birch sap, which soothes and treats irritated skin. Unlike regular moisturizers, it’s also lightweight enough to let other anti-acne products (think: AHAs and BHAs) work its magic.
For Dry Skin
For skin that’s dry and patchy AF, you’ll need rich creams that can lock in moisture for hours. Invest in this makeup artist secret to plump skin: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré. It’s a thick, hydrating French cream that’s loaded with fatty acids and vitamin goodies for that shot of moisture. P.S. As seen on Instagram stories, Robbie Pinera (Anne Curtis’ trusted makeup artist) relies on this cream!
For Oily Skin
New on #TheWink: A beaming rosy glow = the easiest summer makeup ever. Here’s how to get the look: 1️⃣ Enhance your skin’s natural glow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. It’s oil-free, non-greasy and makes your skin look super fresh. 2️⃣ Swirl #CheekPop in Pink Pop, a luminizing pink blush, onto cheeks for that perfect post-workout flush. 3️⃣ One swipe of #ChubbyStick For Lips in Curvy Candy moisturizes lips with a kiss of sheer pink color—no mirror required. Click the link in our profile for more tips and application tricks. #Clinique #beauty #makeup
Fact: even if you’re dealing with shiny skin, you still need to moisturize! Otherwise, your skin will compensate with dryness by producing more oil. Look for oil-free and lightweight moisturizers like the cult-classic Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. With its gel consistency, it’s silky and fast-absorbing, which means it doesn’t leave an extra-layer of grease.
For Combo Skin
Hydro Boost Water Gel, P872
For a combo of oily, dry, and sensitive skin, gel moisturizers are your best bet! You’ll find everything your skin needs in this refreshing Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Packed with Hyaluronic acid (a hydration hero that pulls in moisture from the air), it quenches dry, thirsty skin without the grease, meaning it’s suitable for the oily parts of your face. Bonus point: it’s fragrance-free so it’s surely sensitive skin-friendly, too.