Moisturizing can be a tricky thing. Most people tend to forget to do it.

This vital step is important in your skin care regimen! Moisturizing, other than having anti aging benefits, can protect the skin from becoming dry and cracking during harsh winter months or very dry and hot summers months. Moisturizing also has been proven to even skin tones and improve the skins overall texture. Another crucial reason to moisturize is to help heal skin and prevent sun damage from occurring. The best moisturizers are the ones that will heal and prevent your skin from cracking or drying out too much.

Here’s a comprehensive list of skin care moisturizers that are top notch and a list of the benefits of using these products! Enjoy.

1. Laura Mercier Tinted Face Moisturizer, $

This is one of the best and most effective skin care products on the market. It comes equipped with one of the best elements – SPF! The sheerness and ultra light finish helps to restore glow to the skin, making a great moisturizer for every day. The tint helps with covering imperfections while shielding your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. We give this product a 10!


2. Kiehl’s Abyssine Cream, $37

A great product often said to reduce the amount of flaking and itching on the skin. The cream is said to leave the skin firm and glowing while preventing it from becoming too greasy. Plus it smells fantastic!


3. Peter Thomas Roth Oil-Free Moisturizer, $42

This unique light, oil-free lotio and gel hydrator soothes the skin with azulene, a chamomile derivative, without stickiness or oily residue. Rich with antioxidant micellized vitamin E and micellized vitamin A, it provides excellent relief for temporary dryness that accompanies most acne treatment programs. This highly recommended product is suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne prone skin.


4. Dr. Denese Wrinkle Defense/Line Defense Day Cream, $49

An eclectic and revolutionary day cream , if worn every day on the face around the eyes and even on the upper eyelids, delivers important SPF 30 UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection to help prevent wrinkles, lines and age spots. It is naturally tinted with Dr Denese’s self-adjusting melanin technology (Pro Melanin Technology™) for instant, sheer coverage that’s flawless, hydrated and even.


5. MAC Strobe Cream, $32

“The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals; de-snoozes, de-stresses, moistens, freshens and boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a mega dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin and in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight.” —


6. La Prairie Moisturizer, $410

Worth the splurge? We think yes. This efficient and effortlessly chic face lotion leaves your skin glowing and lustrous. Skin care professionals claim that it is the ultimate moisturizer for quenching thirsty skin. It doesn’t cause unsightly breakouts and leaves the skin as flawless as ever. Incredibly, it triples the skin’s moisture level, delivering a steady dose of highly effective hydration while guarding against moisture loss.


7. Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15, $22

This lovely and affordable product protects your face from UVA and UVB rays. This luxurious, oil-free lotion absorbs quickly for supple skin. It’s clinically proven to hydrate for up to 10 hours and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The moisturizer itself is light on the skin and won’t cause breakouts. We highly recommend this product for skincare on a budget!


8. Kiss My Face Chinese Botanical Moisturizer, $4.24

Okay, while on the subject of budget moisturizers – this one takes the cake. We absolutely love Kiss My Face for their extensive line of fantastic beauty essentials, but their moisturizer is far from sub par. Even though it feels like nothing when applying, by the next morning your skin will be rejuvenated. The lotion itself can be found at Whole Foods Market. The smell is just lovely and won’t disappoint. This is one of those lotion must haves if you’re in a pinch.


9. Shiseido Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer

Do you want a moisturizer that extends the look of youth? Shiseido’s Bio-Revitalizing Complex reinforces skin’s elastic fibers which help to promote the skins firmness and flexibility. This rich and deep moisturizer prevents the first stages of line formation with this richly textured, ultra-hydrating formulation.


10. Pristine Beauty Hooray for Brallywood Butta Luxe Intensive Facial Creme, $38

This cream is the winner! It goes on just like gently whipped butter while graciously hydrating your every inch of your body!  It very nicely absorbs into your skin, so as not to leave any oily or shiny residue. What it leaves is bright beautiful completely quenched skin. An additional bonus is the incredible fresh lingering scent. This takes you all the way to sublime! Spoil yourself Ladies this one is a keeper.



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Originally posted on June 19, 2014 @ 4:39 PM