These moisturizers are in your face with soothing, hydrating and anti-aging properties. Which ones were voted best to keep your skin looking and feeling younger and healthier?
Best Facial Moisturizer – Overall
Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 (formerly Olay Regenerist Enhancing Lotion with UV Protection) has been chosen by experts as the best moisturizer for skin of all ages. It provides both UVA and UVB sunscreen protection, antioxidants and amino-peptides, which skin care experts say is the best line of defense against skin damage and early aging. Olay Regenerist’s moisturizing capabilities are great for normal to slightly dry or slightly oily skin. The only drawback may be for those with allergies or sensitive skin as it does contain fragrance.
Best Moisturizer – High End
Although there are many high quality moisturizers available at the drugstore for a fraction of the price, Estee Lauder DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Lotion SPF 15 has some extra ingredients that may make it a better value than most. It combines vitamins C and E with eight antioxidants and UVA/UVB sunscreen to provide protection from the sun and free radicals. Experts recommend it for oily skin types that struggle to find a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that also contains sunscreen. Estee Lauder’s Anti-Oxidant Lotion is also available with SPF 30 for normal/combination skin.
Best Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily moisturizer with SPF 15 includes natural ingredients like feverfew, oatmeal and soy ingredients which reduce redness and soothe dry, irritated skin. Avobenzone provides both UVA and UVB sunscreen protection. This light, fast absorbing product is an oil-free, hypoallergenic formula but it does contain some fragrance.
Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin
Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer contains an oil-free light hydrating formula and benzoyl peroxide to fight acne. Reviewers say that it dries up breakouts without drying the rest of your face. This lightweight product controls excess oil but does not contain sunscreen.
Best Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
Experts say that no moisturizer can actually eliminate wrinkles – they can only make them appear less noticeable. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream contains retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. This is an oil and fragrance-free product which comes in an SPF 15 formula. This product has been compared to Estee Lauder’s Diminish Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Treatment but can be found at a fraction of the price.
Facial moisturizers that also rated in the top:
- Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream
- Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
- Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Lotion
- Kinerase Cream