When selecting skin care products, the choices are overwhelming. There are luxury, boutique, professional, drug store, department store and prescription products available to consumers. Products may contain multiple key ingredients offering anti-aging, anti-oxidant, skin repair, and moisturizing properties while others specialize in a specific problem area. Crafting a comprehensive day and night skin care routine can be a challenge. Everyone’s skin has different needs and those needs may constantly change. One thing remains steady for everyone and that is the need for moisture. To make the grueling task of choosing a moisturizer easier, I’ve come up with a list of the top 10 moisturizers for all skin types. I’ve included products with various price points but excluded professional products (sold only by skin care professionals) and luxury products that exceed $200.
Some moisturizers indicate they are specifically formulated for day or night wear. I’ve tested and researched many. I’ve come up with the top 10 moisturizers for all skin types that I believe are well suited day creams. While some indicate they are formulated as overnight creams, I have found they are excellent for day use as well. These products also wear well under makeup. Using a good moisturizer will often extend the wear of your makeup. The products are presented in no particular order.
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Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich
Elemis, a popular British skin care line, ships worldwide. Pro-Collage Marine Cream Ultra-Rich is formulated with Mediterranean algae. In addition, this new formula contains Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical protection along with Rose and Mimosa Absolutes, for the ultimate in anti-ageing and moisturizing cream. This cream is clinically proven to nourish and intensely moisturize dry skin. The powerful anti-aging ingredients have been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone, and hydrate with results noticeable in 15 days. Elemis has won awards for their skin care products and this is likely to gain more recognition in 2016.Retail $160
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Overnight Cream
This is an intensive overnight moisture cream with advanced Idebenone technology, a highly potent antioxidant. This cream is formulated to use at night and reverses dryness, smooths, retextures, and helps skin appear more firm. Skin feels refreshed and looks more radiant after using the product according to women who participated in test trials. After 12 weeks, 93% reported their skin was softer and smoother. 91% reported more moisture and 86% reported an improvement in overall skin appearance.Retail $136
IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream
Confidence in a Cream is one of IT Cosmetics newest products. The cream is ultra-rich but non-greasy and is quickly absorbed. Skin feels delightfully refreshed and ultra moisturized and plumped from the hyaluronic acid formula. Colloidal oatmeal soothes and calms the skin. Designed for all skin types, this product helps to improve discoloration, texture, and radiance. It's proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate™ is activated upon contact to nourish and moisturize. Confidence in a Cream wears beautifully under makeup and has a subtle fresh lemon scent.Retail $48
Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream
Korres consistently produces outstanding skin care products and the Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream is their top seller. It's mildly scented and feels like velvet on the skin. The formula is rich with Vitamin C increasing the skin's radiance and 95% of users reported improved radiance after using the product. It's an absolutely lovely cream with a soft scent that feels beautiful on the skin.Retail 38
Derma e Hydrating Day Creme
Derma e products are all natural and budget friendly. The Hydrating Day Creme is formulated with Hyaluronic acid which plumps and moisturizes the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This creme wears very well under makeup and leaves skin feeling soft and supple. The price point on this product is outstanding as it truly delivers results. The Derma e line has products to suit everyone's needs.Retail $29
La Isha Nutrient Rich Face Creme
Nutrient Rich Face Creme is all natural creme formulated with potent antioxidants, vitamins, botanical extracts, and therapeutic essential oils. The creme instantly softens skin and provides intense hydration. La Isha offers a pomegranate booster oil that can be combined with the creme to further intensity the moisturizing properties. La Isha manufacturers products fresh to order and is geared toward women over 35. This creme has a natural fresh herbal scent.Retail $82
Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Creme
Estee Lauder's Resiience Lift helps to firm and sculpt face contours and improve the firmness of the decollate and neck. Within a short period of time, Resilience Lift smoothes lines and wrinkles and skin appears lifted. 92% of women reported a more lifted appearance within 4 weeks of use. The formula is silky on the skin and has a broad spectrum SPF 15.Retail $82
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
Clinique Moisture Surge is an oil-free cream-gel that plumps and deeply hydrates. The texture is silky with no residue. Skin feels soft and hydrated immediately upon application. The cream is described as addictive and that it is. This formula is one of Clinque's best sellers and customers find it very helpful in moisture deprived environments, such as airplanes. This product wears amazing under makeup and improves the appearance of fine lines and flakiness. It immediately cools and refreshes the skin. Designed for all skin types, this can also be used over makeup for instant glow.Retail $39
Oil of Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
A celebrity makeup artist frequently uses this prior to makeup application and stars believe an expensive luxury product is being applied. The Oil of Olay Regenerist line has been highly acclaimed in the media for years. Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer is formulated with Hyaluronic acid, Amino-Peptides and Vitamin B3. The moisturizer is quickly absorbed and wears well under makeup. It is one the best sellers in the Olay line and drug store skin care category.Retail $26
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion
This ultra-hydrating moisturizer gives skin a super plumped, smoothed appearance. Powered by Hyaluronic acid, this gel cream instantly moisturizes and leaves skin soft and supple. It is non-greasy and oil-free and can be combined with other products containing anti-oxidants for a comprehensive skin care routine. This product is focused on delivering intense moisture for all skin types.Retail $58
Have you tried any of these products? If you haven’t, which one would you love to try? Top 10 moisturizers for all skin types.