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The 50 Best Luxury Moisturizers Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore luxury moisturizers are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
The True Cream Aqua Bomb by belif

"First of all, let me say that there's so many amazing things about this moisturizer!A little background: Amore Pacific Hydration Gel (or whatever it's called) was my HOLY GRAIL I have sensitive skin, oily skin, and totally random dry skin... If my skin type isn't the definition of combo idk what is haha (i lean more towards the oily side though, roughly 90% of the time i'm purely oily as opposed to dry). Anyways, the amorepacific was my lifesaver, but I always felt EXTREMELY guilty for paying $100 for less than 2oz of moisturizer! The justification however was that my skin was 100% worth the investment.So here we are today! I came across aqua bomb on a sample and realized that it smelled GORGEOUS! Light and natural, not perfumed at all. That's a big thing for me since scents truly turn me off to other similar products to the amorepacific, all of which I assume would be great if I could get past the smell. So perk 1: aqua bomb smells great.Second perk: it's extremely light weight, the formula absorbs into my skin so quickly and it's a very forgiving gel. What I mean by that is because it's somewhat a thin formula, when I started using it I could occasionally be slightly heavy handed. Usually when I used the amorepacific cream, I'd wake up the next morning EXTREMELY oily. Not with the aqua bomb! Love it!Third perk! It is fantastic under makeup for oily skinned girls. I change moods and bounce between matte makeup and dewy/natural makeup and both looks can be achieved with this as my base (along with a good primer). Doesn't make my skin oily and doesn't make my makeup melt.Finally, THE PRICE. $38!!! I CAN BUY ALMOST 3 FULL SIZED TUBS OF THESE WITH THE MONEY I'D SPEND ON ONE JAR OF AMORE PACIFIC. The benefits greatly outweight ANY risks if you're considering purchasing the product and for any amorepacific users, I urge you to give this a try. Trust me, it is more worth your money in every conceivable aspect. « less" - Sephora user

Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator by Clinique

"I am currently on my second course of accutane (for those of you who don't know what that is it's a very intense drug for acne that essentially stops all oil production from your body and makes your skin crazy dry and painful) It's also worth noting that I'm taking it during the winter when my skin is extra dry + I've always had very dry skin my entire life no matter what. I've tried COUNTLESS moisturizers, drugstore and high end (even ones costing more than this) desperately trying to find anything that made a noticeable difference. Some other products came close but always pilled up and left a gross texture on my skin all day so I'd have to take it off before applying makeup, not this one. This is genuinely the BEST moisturizer I have ever tried. Not only is it the most moisturizing and long lasting, it also leaves my skin feeling so soft and looking a lot less dull for several hours without pilling up under my makeup. It's a miracle. It may be a bit heavy for some, if so apply it at night and wake up with the perfect amount of moisture without feeling suffocated. I genuinely could not recommend this product enough, I wish I would have known about it not only the first time I went on accutane but also just my entire life with dry, dull skin. My skin has stopped peeling and having dry rough spots since using this, which is an actual miracle for an accutane user since my skin was constantly so dry it peeled the first time I was on the medication before I discovered this product. I'm SO thankful and urge anyone with dry skin to try this product!! I've tried their other moisture surge moisturizer as well and do think it's amazing and will use it during the day sometimes or on my neck, but if you have dry skin not combination or just want extra moisture definitely get this one, the intense version, not the other. A little goes a long way and I'll be purchasing a second jar before this one runs out just to make sure I never have to go without it. 100% worth the price." - ulta user

Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics

Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive, it cosmetics confidence in a cream transforming moisturizing super cream deeply hydrates, restores radiance & reduces the look of pores, texture and discoloration. Now in travel size.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel by Clinique

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel combines oil-free hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients. In limited-edition jumbo size.

Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream by Youth to the People

A deeply hydrating, calming moisture cream powered by adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms: ashwagandha, rhodiola, reishi, and holy basil.

Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator by Clinique

Clinique's Limited Edition Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator is an addictively refreshing gel-cream that provides an instant moisture boost. In a limited-edition design.

Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief by Clinique

Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief is a lush cream-gel that penetrates skin, enhancing natural hyaluronic acid - nature's perfect moisture magnet. For 24 satisfying hours, skin is plumped, dewy, glowing. Oil-free. Now in travel size.

Waterfall Glacier Water Cream by Saturday Skin

"SATURDAY SKIN Waterfall Glacier Water Cream is labeled as a cream, although it has a more gel-like formulaion. I would imagine it would work well for most skin types, as it provides added hydration and added anti-aging benefits, without feeling heavy, or clogging pores. The lack of added fragrance and dyes is an added plus. I would definitely recommend. Well worth the price.The texture is silky-smooth in consistency and fast drying. Upon application, it provides a pleasant cooling effect. Once absorbed my skin feels refreshingly radiant and hydrated.I have been using every night for the past couple of weeks. I have started to notice my face appears more supple, has a smoother texture, and a less ruddy tone.The packaging is classy and simple, with a luxe touch. This little jar of goodness has a front row seat on my makeup vanity. When the light reflects off the jewel adorned lid it just sparkles :)I received this product complimentary for sampling purposes but all opinions are your own. « less" - Sephora user

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream by Clinique

"to start this off i have VERY sensitive skin, almost anything i put on my face makes me breakout. I stopped using moisturizer a few months ago because every time i would use it i would get a breakout immediately, i basically lived with a never ending breakouts. i stopped using moisturizer all together and would only use it when wearing makeup (which i don't wear very often). Anyways, my face became extremely dry so i went on the hunt for a moisturizer that would actually do something good for my skin and then i came across this. i got the 50ML tub and for the brand, ingredients and overall product i believe the price is fair. This moisturizer is fairly thick so a little goes a LONG way, i barely have to use any to moisturize my whole face well. This didnt give me a breakout at all, and had quenched my extremely dry skin literally overnight. It's only been 3 days and ive already noticed a huge difference in my skin. This moisturizer even out my skin tone, didnt cause a breakout, even CLEARED my previous acne/breakouts, gave my skin a nice, dewy glow and made my face super soft. I highly recommend this moisturizer to anyone with sensitive skin and issues with breakouts!! Not to mention is also sits beautifully under makeup, it makes my foundation look glorious. I will never stop buying this moisturizer!! « less" - Sephora user

Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme by Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme is a silky-soft, deeply nourishing multi-action creme that encourages skin's natural power to amplify collagen and elastin. Lines and wrinkles look dramatically reduced.

Bio Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream by Sobel Skin Rx

"The cream is packaged in a heavy, appealing glass jar and I didn't find it to have any noticeable fragrance. It is on the heavy side but it spread easily upon contact with my skin. My skin felt moisturized and dewy but not greasy. I thought it might be too heavy for my oily, aging, dehydrated skin but it wasn't. It took a bit of time for it to absorb into my skin. I found this to be a fabulous nighttime cream for me. In the morning, my skin was wonderfully soft and NOT GREASY! Those with dry skin could probably use it day and night. In addition to the hyaluronic acid, edelweiss (leontopodix) extract and red algae (chrondus chrispus) extract, it contains peptides, ceramides, and fatty acids - all of which help strengthen and repair the skin barrier. I love everything about this cream and highly recommend it for all skin types." - sephora user

Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration by First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration is a fast-absorbing, rich moisturizer that provides instant and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema.

Protini Polypeptide Cream by drunk elephant

"Hello! I have been on a search for a perfect moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores, leave you oily, or too dry forever. All my life I have been jumping between products, reading all the ingredient comedogenic raitings like a crazy person. Nothing seemed to work, everything would break me out or leave my skin looking out of balance, plus I would get tiny little under skin bumps all over. Ahh what a mess, right? I learned about different ingredients over time and managed to cut out all of the bad ones and I think I have mastered all of my products except moisturizer. I even got my skin checked with device that reads all levels of your skin and tells you oil levels, water, damage, everything. It’s funny how in my age- 29 I still wasn’t sure what my skin type was. Cause it would feel dry, but look oily? So I learned that my skin type is dry, but whenever it gets dehydrated or out of wack it generates extra sebum to protect it, so it would appear like an oil slick. Keeping my sensitive skin type in mind, avoiding all bad ingredients including silicons, trying to find an airless packaged moisturizer has been an truly a mission impossible for me. I found Lala retro cream this summer. It was calming and nourishing. But left my skin looking bit oily and when I would smile my eye area would turn in to wrinkly mess. So i thought adding B Hydra would help- it did, but when it soaks in its back to looking oily. The other thing- it broke me out, slowly, but steady. I wanted to blame it on B Hydra or marula oil, but I stopped using the cream twice and it was the cream. So looked up ingredients on “acne mantra” ( you copy/paste all ingredient list and it lets you know comedogenic ratings). So turns out one of them is red flagged. I just tried this one: Ingredients wont clog pores, and it’s like a drink for tou face. Feels comfortable- hydrated and moisturizer at the same time- plump! Finally! ❤️" - sephora user

Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Creme SPF 15 by Estée Lauder

"First, this is an aha moment for me as I have tried too many skin creams but have come to realize that Estee Lauder's Time Zone Creams are the best for my skin.I am over 50 and have seen my share of too much sun and many smiles. I have combination skin with dryness on the cheeks, forehead and neck. My nose and decollete are not dry. I use ATZ from the decollete up to the hairline. Both the Day and the Night cream go on my face like velvet. Throughout the day the velvety feel is like a boost in confidence that I must look as good as I feel. I am smell sensitive and ATZ is the only cream that doesn't make my nose cringe.When I use it consistently I am very happy with my face! The life toxins that bombard my face aren't so obvious. It may sound crazy but now that I have been out of both the day and night creams for a while my skin just isn't the same. I have been using ATZ off and on for more than 10 years and NO other skin cream smooths the wrinkles and makes my skin feel like this. I love the texture of my skin. I don't even mind not wearing makeup. That says something about someone who has been makeup insecure.I have tried creams ranging from shopping channel specials to mineral make up brand skin care to other prestige brands and keep coming back to EL ATZ! I won't be wasting money on any other product line when this is what my face craves.My suggestion to EL is to make a Christmas gift card special for ATZ. I wanted to ask for this for Christmas but it wasn't "Gift Card Easy" for my husband!Trust me you will not be disappointed in this product unless you are a new born baby!! Less" - Estée Lauder user

Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer by origins

Origins ginzing energy-boosting gel moisturizer instantly hydrates and revs up radiance. Lackluster-looking skin is rapidly refreshed with a healthy, vibrant glow.

Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex by murad

"At 22 years old, I had just graduated college and was still having skin problems. I thought, ‘This is so high school! My skin issues should be over by now!’ But I still broke out almost once a month, my skin tone was uneven, and I had slight scarring from years of these monthly breakouts. I tried EVERYTHING: prescriptions, over-the-counter products, designer products, etc. My skin refused to shape up.One day my dermatologist suggested I try Murad’s Essential-C product line. I went online to look it up, and decided to purchase the Essential-C Cleanser, Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex, Essential-C Eye Cream with SPF 15, and Essential-C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30.The first day my skin felt softer. On the fifth day I began to notice that my sunspots and scarring were fading away. In two weeks, it changed my whole demeanor. I spent less time putting on make-up in the morning because there wasn’t as much to cover! I also saved money by not having to buy as much make-up. I wasn’t afraid that people were looking at my skin problems, I knew they were admiring my radiance. The Daily Renewal Complex has the same effect as an expensive spa facial. It evens out my skin tone, and balances out the texture of my skin, it actually feels silky!And now, after five months, the Essential-C product line has had such a positive effect on my life that when my mom’s fiftieth birthday came around, I bought her products from Fine Lines and Wrinkles. When my sister’s half birthday came around (I couldn’t wait for a real holiday) I bought her the entire line of Acne products. The two most important women in my life deserve the best. And now, the look on their face (and the look OF their face) is absolutely priceless when they tell me how Murad has helped them, inside and out. « less" - Murad user

Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream by La Mer

"I was a bit timid about buying this product after reading so many reviews about how average a product this was despite the high cost, but everything else I've used in the past was just ho-hum. But after the first day of use, I was delighted at how great my skin felt after I applied it. But I didn't want to write a review of La Mer until I had a few weeks of use. My reasoning was that most people who've reviewed La Mer have only used it for a few days, not giving it time to work, and that's why they don't see any benefits.<br/><br/>Week 1: After using it the first day, I was amazed at how soft and smooth my skin felt. I had just started tanning again and my face was dry and cracking, and after day one, it was never an issue again. Excitedly, I used it as directed - twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. But for the three days, I didn't really see any change in my skins condition. That actually isn't saying much cause I already have great skin, but my skin would always get either very dry, or very oily. And between days 4-7, I started to notice that all of that was balanced out. My skin was clearer because it never got too oily, and my face never became red or painful from being overtly dry. But of course, other moisturizers I've used could fix that too.<br/><br/>Week 2: I was hoping for that instant miracle transition from good skin to perfect skin, but it didn't happen. Instead, I noticed a gradual change in my pored. I started getting less black heads on my nose, and my pores started to shrink. I thought that was impossible, but my face was getting smoother. Also, I noticed my eyes were less puffy. I never even knew I had puffy eyes, but now I know the difference.<br/><br/>Week 3: I stopped using it twice a day and started to use it just once a day, every morning after I washed my face in the shower. Honestly, I'm kind of lazy. But for some reason, I got the best results this week after the change in regime. The improvement in my skin was much more visible. The tone of my skin was completely even, as compared to before. More importantly, I have these two fine lines etched across my forehead that no one else notices, but I obsess about. By the end of the week, not only was my skin smooth, clear of blemishes, and glowing, but those wrinkles have almost fully disappeared. They're still there, but even I don't notice them anymore when I look in the mirror. One day they're there, the next day, they're practically gone.<br/><br/>Week 4: Well, I just started week 4, but I'm excited to see what happens.<br/><br/>Honestly, if you've tried it for a week and didn't care for it, try it for a month before you consider giving up or writing a bad review. The improvements are gradual. So gradual, in fact, that if I didn't take time every few days to thoroughly examine the condition of my skin, I would have never noticed the changes happening. But the improvements that this creme has made are completely satisfying. For me, it has done what so many other treatments, including microdermabrasion, promised to do, but couldn't deliver. My skin is near perfect now, and for you, this may not happen in a month. I started out with youthful skin (I'm 26 years old), and with few blemishes and marks. If you have skin with more blemishes and fine lines, of course it'll take more time, but regardless, this cream will do its job. I really believe it's worth the money.<br/><br/>A few other notes and tips: (1) a 2 oz. jar goes a long way - I'm guessing that at the rate I'm using it (which is sparingly), the jar will last about two months; (2) go to a La Mer counter near you and learn how to warm up and activate the cream before applying it or you're wasting your time; (3) the creme does make your skin shiny for the first few hours after application while it's still soaking into the skin, so if you don't want to look too shiny, consider investing in a lightweight powder that won't clog your pores; and (4) I wouldn't recommend wearing much make-up while using this as it takes a few hours for the cream to really soak into the skin, and the application of make-up, like foundation,... <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - saksfifthavenue.com user

The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb by belif

Belif's the true cream-moisturizing bomb is cushiony cream textured moisturizer that soothes cracked, dry skin with a flood of 26 hours of long-lasting, comforting moisture. The indulgent, whipped texture leaves even the most sensitive of skin types feeling supple, smooth, and deeply nourished.

Nutrient-Charged Water Gel by murad

Now in a convenient travel size, Murad's Nutrient-Charged Water Gel is an intensely hydrating oil-free water gel that locks moisture to skin and increases retention for up to five days.

Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer With Niacinamide by Caudalie

"A little background: I have very dry, dull skin and hyperpigmentation in some spots. I have been using this moisturizer for 8 days, once or twice per day (I know the Caudalie website says to use once a day, but I’m extra) and I have noticed MAJOR changes. I have noticeably brighter complexion, a more even tone and my skin has never been this smooth! I know this is not marketed as an anti-aging product, but I do feel younger because my skin looks healthier than it’s been in years. About the texture: it is a very airy, soft, velvety like texture. It is a pleasure to use this because it is absorbed so quickly and even though your skin looks glowy, it does not feel greasy at all (I honestly look at myself in the mirror after my skincare routine and wonder when I put highlighter on). The scent is very fresh. I like scented products and my husband does not, so I asked him to do a sniff test to see if it bothered him, and he approved it! About the ingredients: I like educating myself about what’s in the products I use, and this moisturizer has two of my favorite ingredients: hyaluronic acid and (olive) squalene. It also has niacinamide and mother of pearl particles (this makes me feel so fancy). But the one ingredient that takes the cake here is the Viniferine. I did not know what this was before this product, and it is impressive! It is a substance patented by Caudalie that is found in grapevine stalks and it is over 60 times more effective than Vitamin C when it comes to reducing and preventing dark spots, evening out skin tone and brightening the skin. This product is labeled Clean at Sephora. Bottom line is: I definitely recommend this product if you have dull skin and need a glow up, or if you have dark spots/uneven skin tone. It is also amazing for dry skin. I will probably repurchase this if my budget allows me (unfortunately with this crisis we don’t know what will happen tomorrow). I received this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion." - sephora user

DeliKate Recovery Cream by kate somerville

Kate Somerville's DeliKate Recovery Cream is a calming recovery cream designed to soothe sensitized skin, relieve tightness and reduce visible redness while restoring skin's protective barrier.

Active Moist by Dermalogica

"I am engaged in an ongoing battle with cystic acne and a dermatologist recommended I overhaul my skincare products and switch to oil-free. I used to use the Skin Smoothing Cream and I loved the texture of it, but it was too heavy for my oily skin. I've been using Active Moist for around 12 months now and this combined with other oil-free Dermalogica products, oil-free makeup and regularly cleaning my makeup brushes has made a big difference to my skin. I still get outbreaks, but nowhere near as often. Active Moist spreads really nicely over the skin, so I don't need to use loads of it. I use a little more in the evenings before bed. It's lightweight but still has a satisfying texture - my skin doesn't feel tight after applying it, which I've found in the past with other lighter moisturisers. I can't quite get away with using it as an eye cream, which I used to do with the Skin Smoothing Cream, but that's fine. If you have oily skin and need a lightweight moisturiser that still gives you that smooth, hydrated feeling then this is the one. Less" - lookfantastic.com user

C-Rush Brightening Double Crème by ole henriksen

"First of all, I am obsessed with this product. I have only been using this gel for about a week now, but I already have noticed the positive results it has done for my skin. I put it on in the morning before applying my makeup and at night before bed, and it really does hydrate my skin for a full 24 hours. I am someone who has combination skin, so it is hard for me to find products that will keep my skin moisturized and dewy while also keeping my face not greasy or oily. All the products I have used before, I quickly stopped using after a couple uses because they really did nothing for my skin and left my skin feeling worse than before using the products. This brightening gel has done wonders for my combination skin by giving me a dewy and moisturized look on my face, while making my face look smooth and glowing. It also evens out my skin tone, keeps my skin from looking dull and dry, illuminates my face, hydrates my skin, and diminishes the appearance of the fine lines on my face. Even after only a week of using this product, I already know it is going to be one of my holy grail products and definitely a product I will keep in my skincare routine permanently. The thing I love most about this product is how even wearing it under makeup, it still gives my skin a natural, radiant glow that no other product has ever done for me before and it makes my makeup apply so smoothly and effortlessly. The texture of the gel is amazing too. It is creamy and soft, and during application, it just melts into your skin. The smell is also extremely pleasant, it leaves your face smelling like fresh oranges (and who wouldn't want that?!) The Vitamin C in the product does wonders for your skin, as well. My pro tip for using this product under makeup application is to apply it first to your skin, then apply your primer, and then your face makeup. Let me tell you, you will never see your skin looking more naturally radiant, glowing, smooth, and healthy with makeup on. The other tip I have for using this product is putting it in the fridge at night, so when you wake up to apply it while getting ready, it refreshes your face, wakes you up, and reduces your under eye circles and the tiredness on your skin from sleeping. I thoroughly recommend this product to anyone with any skin type because I have never seen my skin looking so healthy, radiant, smooth, and glowing before, and I think it can improve any skin type. I did receive this product complimentary for sampling purposes, but this opinion is 100% my own. This product does wonders!! Less" - olehenriksen.com user

Petroleum Jelly Original by Vaseline

"I have been using Vaseline brand Original 100% Petroleum Jelly ever since I was a child, and now, in my 30s, I still think it is a miracle product with a million and one uses.As a child, any time I had dry lips, this is what my mom or dad would give me to remedy the problem. And you know what? It worked like a charm. I grew up for years and years using this as a natural chapped lip remedy, and I still use it as one.Now, as an adult, I have found so many other uses. I have used this product for my own babies' diaper rashes and as sort of a moisture barrier protectant when changing diapers. I use vaseline to treat dry, cracked winter skin. I have even put it inside my nose when my nose is so dry it is about ready to bleed from the dry winter weather and air, to keep it moist and from cracking. Sometimes at night I will lather my hands completely in Vaseline petroleum jelly, put on the little manicure mittens and then sleep all night with them on. The next morning my dry, rough skin has completely vanished, as Vaseline petroleum jelly never fails to create soft, supply, moist skin where dry skin once was.Needless to say, I love this product and have been using it for my entire life. It has endless uses, is natural, and extremely inexpensive. The smell is mild and one jar will literally last forEVER. This product is a must have in every person's medicine cabinet. « less" - viewpoints.com user

Renergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Cream by Lancôme

Lancôme Rènergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Face Cream SPF 30 is anti-aging meets sun protection that lifts, firms and corrects dark spots.

Cicaplast Baume B5 by La Roche-Posay

"Bought during the recent Escentual French Pharmacy deal, this repairing balm is a firm staple in my beauty collection. I bought the 40ml size (about the length of a 4S) making it ideal for my handbag or bedside table, plus you hardly need any each time you use it. So, why is it my holy grail? The cream texture turns into a balm on application, completely smoothing out and soothing any irritated skin. It can be used on broken skin and scars from old blemishes, minimising the appearance of them and working quickly to heal skin. I've used it on my face, around my finger nails where I often get broken skin and also on the soles of my feet as it soothes any burning sensation. Using this overnight will drastically improve blemish size, redness and dryness whilst also leaving an even, soft base to apply your makeup - it even creates a really natural, lightweight dewy effect (not shine) if your skin needs a perk up in the mornings. It's not used in place of a moisturiser but does have nourishing qualities to it, it's not overly rich so it's ideal for my combination skin but would most definitely work for dry and dehydrated skin too. There's no unappealing scent, no greasy residue texture or waiting time for it to absorb. It's fantastic and something I can see myself repurchasing for a long time (and the beauty blogger in me is always wanting to try something new!). For more reviews like this please check out: Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Escentual user

Ultra Facial Cream by Kiehls

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is a lightweight facial moisturizer that provides 24-hour hydration.

Ceramidin Cream by Dr Jart+

"Not only is my skin very dry, mature, and sensitive, it's also dehydrated. To add insult to injury, I live in a very dry climate with harsh winters. So, I'm always in search of skincare products that are gentle, yet effective at helping my skin hold onto what little moisture it has, while helping maintain the skin barrier integrity. A very tall order! I rely heavily on serums to hydrate my dehydrated skin and for their anti-aging properties, and facial oils to give my dry skin the moisture boost it needs, so my moisturizer is there to seal in all the benefits of the serums/oils, and maintain and protect my skin barrier. Dr Jart's Ceramidin Cream is one of the best I've found. It's fairly light weight in consistency, yet it really seals in moisture and has helped not only protect and maintain, but at times to rebuild my skin barrier. As someone with very dry skin, I need to exfoliate regularly to get rid of flakes and dry patches. At times I admit to being too zealous and over exfoliating, damaging my skin's barrier. Ceramidin has come to the rescue numerous times. It never stings or in any way irritates my sensitive skin. It's fragrance free. And, it plays well with make up. Dr Jart claims: "This lightweight cream with the power of microcapsule ceramides hydrates the skin barrier from within, preventing chronic water loss. Dry, rough skin instantly becomes plumped with all-day, time-release moisture. It enhances the skin’s natural strength and function for smoother, softer skin." It is lightweight. I love that it contains ceramides. It does hydrate and prevent water loss. My dry, rough skin does look moist, smooth, and plump when I use it. And, I do find it strengthens my skin's barrier. So, it's one of those VERY rare products that does actually do everything it claims to do! My one and only complaint is the price. At $60 CND for a 50 ml tube, it's up there in price for a fairly basic moisturizer. But,since a little goes a long way, and since it does everything I need it to do, it's worth it to me. I haven't found anything better, so until I do, Ceramidin Cream is it for me." - sephora user

Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion by Aveda

"In reading some reviews, it appears that some folks aren't using the product in the best way to achieve good results. This product is meant to be used as the toning step in your cleaning regimen. It is to be applied with a cotton pad and gently pressed into the skin to see the best results (and eliminate accidental waste). It also works great as a hydrator before applying your makeup primer (since some primers have a drying effect). This product is great to balance moisture of the skin. I have combination skin and I still use this whenever hydration is needed or if my skin appears dull as it helps with giving the skin a youthful glow. I especially use this toner at night when as my goal is to repair my aging skin. I highly recommend this product and wish they would make it in a larger size. Less" - aveda.eu user

Super Rich Repair by Dermalogica

"I love this product.I've tried many moisturizers over the years, especially since moving to the desert.none have improved my skin as much as this. I recently overhauled my skin care routine because the organic products I was using were not agreeing with me. I had redness around my t zone and small red blemishes under the skin. My worst issue was the dryness. I live in Phoenix so the hot, extremely dry climate was wreaking havoc on my skin (moved a year ago). My skin resembled the desert in which I live - flaking and visible dry lines. I overhauled my skin care and now have amazing skin!!!! My new regimen is all dermalogica products. I start with the pre cleanse (if wearing make up), follow up with resurfacing cleanser, antioxidant hydramist, skin hydrating booster, and finish with super rich repair. Every few days I use the daily microfoliant. The only product that I use that isn't Dermalogica is my sun block. I might try their physical block for sensitive skin though. I really can't even describe how much this overhaul changed my skin for the better. I actually leave the house without makeup for the first time in years. The redness and red blemishes are gone, no more dryness!!!!!! I attribute the biggest change tiki this moisturiser. My skin looks brighter and healthier. I'm so impressed and that takes a lot coming from this self proclaimed skin care junkie. Even my day to day makeup is sheer! This particular product is great on it's own though. I started with the resurfacing cleanser, the super rich repair and the hydramist. I saw amazing results. It got even better with the booster and microfoliant. I'm so happy I invested in this line of skin care." - ulta user

Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer by Glow Recipe

"At 52 I’m constantly told I look as if I am in my early 30’s. I’ll take it! But the years have been challenging. I have struggled with adult break outs, flakiness, dry patches, combo skin, rosacea- nothing has been consistent.Even Shea butter is a “no go.” Tried almost everything. Some things work, some don’t.As I got older, the many years of dry cabin air & UV rays at 39,000 feet caught up. In my college days I was also a die hard sun worshiper/ lifeguard which caused permanent sun damage to my body. I still have marks after all these years! (Advice to young people- use a good strong sunscreen, self tan & wear UV blocking sunglasses!!!! You WILL get cataracts!)Ok, I love watermelon. It’s mostly water but contains lycopene which is very good for the skin & has very slight sun protection benefits.This not only contains brightening & refreshing watermelon extract but hyaluronic acid which is one of the best, most lightweight moisturizers. The licorice reduces redness.This is a lightly naturally fragranced moisturizer that because of the hyaluronic acid, has an almost soft serum feel. On off days I don’t wear ANY make up but always wear moisturizer! This is one of my faves, especially for spring/ summer when you want something a little “lighter.” Moisturizes all day.For me, it may not be my first choice in the winter when flying into colder, dry climates but for this time of the year or those hot, humid Aruba layovers, it’s perfect.Another of my likes is MILK Watermelon stick which I always keep in my flight bag! Goes through TSA no problem as it’s not a liquid & contains strawberry & watercress. I use it under foundation, or even at night.The smaller size of this “Glow” product is TSA compliant in size, however, I would put it in a tiny, leakproof container for travel as pumps do not travel well. Both “Glow” & MILK are cruelty-free. Less" - Sephora user

Moisture Plumping Nectar Cream by amorepacific

"Hey Beauties!! AmorePacificGiftedMe their New Moisture Plumping Nectar Cream! This is a silky, plumping moisturizer that delivers all over radiance, especially for dehydrated skin. Nourish your skin with this elegant cream designed to be intensely hydrating yet light as air. The star of this technologically-advanced formula is a rare Bamboo nectar, which is naturally rich in amino acids and emollient for visible plumpness and moisture from morning until night, without feeling heavy.  Dehydrated skin is more prone to wrinkling and collagen loss. This luxurious formula with botanical actives helps improves the radiance and resiliency of your complexion.  A proprietary blend of precious King bamboo sap and bamboo essence, both hand-harvested for only 25 days in May when they are potent, combine to help strengthen the skin barrier and deeply hydrate for plumped complexion.  Bolstered by camellia seed oil and lotus flower extract, this dewy cream drenches skin with long-lasting moisture, making it a must-have for frequent flyers, those in dry or winter climates, and anyone looking for a radiant glow. Apply a small amount of cream each morning and evening after serum, and massage into face using gentle, upward motions. Wears gorgeously under makeup. This product is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. Talk about luxurious! I can't begin to describe how much I'm loving this moisturizer. From the packaging to the actual product itself, it's beyond incredible. I've incorporated this beauty into my day and night routine and my skin feels soft and looks plump. It has an extreme light scent that is so pleasant. The texture is lovely, while it feels rich and creamy it isn't heavy on the skin. This is definently going to be a staple in my routine now. Products Shown: @AmorePacific_US~ Moisture Plumping Nectar Cream" - sephora user

Cool Biotic Prebiotic Redness Relief Cream by Dr. Brandt

"I received this product complimentary from Dr. Brandt Skincare. I noticed that the last couple years my cheeks get red specially at night and I get the feeling of being too warm and like burning-irritation, very uncomfortable, I have always wondered if it is because of the weather changes, being outdoors for many hours everyday or my skin getting so sensitive, probably a mix of everything, so I am glad that there are products that give me that needed relief, this cream does that, it provides a cooling effect and a good hydration at the same time, about the color time will tell. The main ingredients include Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (calming and soothing effect), Biotic Balancing Complex (for a healthier appearance) and Colloidal Oatmeal (moisture and calming signs of distress). This cream is not classified as “Clean at Sephora Products” on its website, but the brand claims it is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, hypoallergenic, safe for contact lens wearers and tested on sensitive skin." - sephora user

Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Cream Enriched by Shiseido

Shiseido's Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Cream Enriched is an anti-aging moisturizer for dry skin that visibly corrects wrinkles by visibly plumping lines and moisturizing intensively.

Oil Free Moisturizer by kate somerville

An oil-free moisturizer that supports antiaging and smooths and hydrates skin.

Confidence In Gel Lotion Moisturizer by IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Gel Lotion Weightless Moisturizer is an oil-free, intensely hydrating gel moisturizer that delivers 72 hours of hydration. The quick-break application breaks into a water-like liquid for easy absorption and a weightless feel.

The Water Cream Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Moisturize by Tatcha

An oil-free, anti-aging water cream that releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals, and optimal hydration for poreless-looking skin.

Extra Eye Repair Cream by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"I have suffered from dark under eye circles my whole life. As I've gotten older, they've only gotten worse. Having 2 young kids I'm sure doesn't help with their appearance but what do you do. I basically accepted that there was nothing that was going to help me. UNTIL I CAME ACROSS THIS STUFF! I recently lost weight so I noticed my eyes getting wrinkles and the darkness being extremely dark and puffy and I was so tired of looking in the mirror and seeing how bad my eyes actually looked. I've tried multiple eye creams and nothing was helping. I found this product and I am so glad I did. It is like MAGIC and I'm never going without it again. It has helped with the wrinkles, dryness/redness and my dark circles are drastically lighter. I loooove this stuff! Seriously!! I never write reviews on purchases I make but I had to for this. If anyone out there is cursed with extremely dark under eye circles you need to try this." - nordstrom user

Coconut Face Cream by Kopari

Get your skin glowing before you get going. Kopari beauty's luxe lightweight dream cream, coconut face cream, helps to hydrate like heaven and keep skin looking smooth. Cruelty-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, phthalate-free & non-gmo.

Repairative Moisturizer by tata harper

A gel moisturizer with natural BHA that hydrates while balancing oil and soothing redness for clear-looking skin.

The Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha

A rich cream that feeds skin with plumping hydration and antioxidant-packed Japanese purple rice for a dewy, healthy glow.

Future Solution Lx Total Protective Cream by Shiseido

An exquisitely rich daytime moisturizer that protects skin from UV rays, dryness, and oxidation.

Mineral 89 Face Moisturizer by vichy

"Finally, a pretty affordable water gel moisturizer that contains no alcohol, silicone, fragrance or dyes! Yay! It's 89% French mineral water (hence the name). It feels so good on the skin, and so only need one pump at a time (though I would advise using a toning spray or mineral water spray immediately before this moisturizer so that the skin is damp before applying, in order to spread the product. Doing that, one pump is enough for the face, neck and décolletage.) I also make sure to get my eye area with this when I use it, and there's no irritation. It feels so soothing and quenching. I have oily skin, and this moisturizer is super lightweight, which I love. It just soaks into skin with no residue of any kind. It performs perfectly under makeup and sunscreen. I would recommend the use of a heavier moisturizer on top of this for drier skin types. Sensitive skin should have no problem at all with this. Oh, and the bottle is gorgeous! It's thick, heavy glass, with an ombré from clear to real, and the product looks like the ocean in the bottle; so pretty! The pump keeps it sanitary. I'm on my first bottle, getting near the end, and I've been using it morning and night for 2 and a half months now. I think I can get at least another week out of that bottle, but will definitely repurchase it before it runs out. I would recommend this moisturizing gel to anyone. Great product. Glad I decided to give it a try. (This is an unpaid, non sponsored review, and I was not sent the product by the company, btw. Purchased with my own money.) « less" - ulta.com user

Aloe Vera 93% Soothing Gel by Skinfood

"I bought this on a whim because there was a sale on the brand. I was a little wary of putting it on my face because it does have preservatives and fragrance and whatnot, but I have experienced no issues from it. I have combination skin that is prone to clogged pores. I started by using it at night. It can be a little sticky if you use too much. I notice a difference in my skin after using this for only 3 days, so much that I started using it during the day, too. My skin was getting very oily before this due to dryness from salycilic acid, but this stuff keeps my skin nearly oil free all day! I don't think it would work as a facial moisturizer for those with very dry skin, but if you have skin like mine, it may just be worth a try. My skin looks more alive and refreshed after using this product. I like to apply this, let it dry, and then layer a moisturizer on top. It also works great if you pop a pimple and you want to reduce redness. Picking is soooo bad, but it happens to the best of us sometimes. I haven't tried it on sunburn yet, but I'm sure it would work well, if it didn't irritate my face at all. It has a pleasant cooling effect." - ulta user

Moisturizer: Replenish + Protect by Follain

Smooth fine lines and wrinkles with Follain Moisturizer: Replenish + Protect. Our 100% non-toxic, fast-absorbing formula takes on signs of aging. Powered by: Bakuchiol, Peptide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosehip Oil. Non-GMO, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free. Dermatologist-Tested, Suitable for Sensitive Skin.

Vegan Milk Moisturizer by Milk Makeup

"I waited until I finish the whole jar to write this review, so this is not one of those useless first impression review. However, I am a make up artist and use this mostly for prepping the skin of my clients. Please note that my review will not be about how it performs on its own but more about how it helps me in make up application, so please pardon my limited perspective. SKIN TYPES You probably will not believe this, but I use this moisturizer on all my clients regardless the skin type. It really works on everybody.. Which might be why it is part of the 'Make Up Artist Skin Care Series'. - I use the tiniest amount for those with oilier skin. While this will not make you any less shiny, it will not contribute in adding more shine to your oily skin either. It will just soak in like water and feel good. - I use a pea-sized amount for normal-dry skin and double, sometimes triple, that amount for very dry or mature skin. If you have dry patches that your foundation loves to emphasize, try rubbing some more on it until it is visibly gone. Unless it is severe, this should work. This will somehow soothe and calm mild irritation on sensitive skin (make it feel comfortable) and so far, never triggered any allergic reaction. CONCLUSIONS - Makeup-preparation-wise, this followed by Vegan Milk Moisturizer will make your make up glide like never before, I swear. - This is a great product for make up artists, because it can be used on everyone. I also love that it's paraben, talc, silicone, sulfate, and fragrance free but if you look at the lengthy ingredient list, there are still plenty of other ingredients that make this less natural/clean than it's marketed to be. However, if you are looking for something for your own skin, you'd probably find something more suitable out there. It is something that will work well, but you may not find it extraordinary. I do wish it was in a pump bottle due to hygeine and convenience. this is definately worth a try." - sephora user

Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Creme by Estée Lauder

"I am 52 years old and have used EL since I was 30. People usually think I am 10+ years younger. I recently purchased the Ultimate Diamond face and eye cream and all I can say is WOW! I noticed a huge difference within a few weeks. Lines and wrinkles dimished as well as my pores were invisible! The best part for me was my skin looked radiant, well hydrated and my make up started looking flawless. While it is expensive, I usually mix a bit of my ANR and ANR matrix with it so I can get it to last longer. When tighter on a budget I will rotate days between this and my Revitalizinh Supreme (another winner)! An EL client for life! " - Macy's user

24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream by Tula

Tula's hydrating day & night cream delivers deep hydration to help revive dull skin. This nourishing cream, full of naturally derived probiotics and superfoods, reveals an even, glowing, youthful-looking complexion.

Toleriane Fluide Daily Soothing by La Roche-Posay

"In the past few years, I have had a number of bouts with perioral dermatitis (which for me consists of red, rough, scaly, unhappy skin around the mouth, chin, and sides of nose which sometimes has tiny, rashy-looking bumps) on top of my lifelong sensitive, oily-but-dry skin. I experience hormonal acne, various skin allergies, etc. To try to calm, balance, and heal my facial skin, in addition to seeing two dermatologists, I spent hundreds of hours researching what was available/recommended, reduced my exposure to countless potential irritants (household chemicals, foods, supplements, cosmetics, perfumes, etc.), and over the course of several years I tried scores of skincare products, most of which only made my facial skin condition worse. It was so frustrating and expensive. I finally chanced upon the La Roche-Posay Toleriane line (for sensitive skin, fragrance-free), and it was fortunate that I tried this particular Toleriane moisturizer first. It is by far the best moisturizer for my face that I have ever found! Later, out of curiosity, I tried three other moisturizers in the Toleriane range (all of which are heavier than this one), but I came back to the Fluide.Along with the brand's thermal water in a spray-can and the original Toleriane milky cleanser (the one in the bottle with a snap cap), this moisturizer has helped my skin so much. It does not break me out, it is not oily or slippery, it doesn't dry to a strange texture, it is soothing, simple, and reliable. I like the protective nature of the pump bottle with a cap, which keeps the contents fresh and uncontaminated. I use a half-pump to a pump twice a day and get through a bottle in about two and a half months. I always keep two extra bottles on hand in my closet, to make sure that I don't run out, haha. « less" - lovelyskin.com user

Renergie Multi-Lift Redefining Lifting Cream SPF15 by Lancôme

"Lancôme Renergie Multi-Lift Day cream SPF15A beautiful rich cream day cream. Firstly the rich buttery texture is so luxurious.Sinks immediately into my drier skin with the climate were having at the moment.I feel so much more confident in my skincare knowing I'm using a quality product, that is not only super moisturising but gives a lift at the same time. Having the SPF15 there also means I’m confident when I’m out and about in the sun, I know I’m looking after my skin.This cream has a delicate fragrance that lasts, I’ve had so many compliments about the scent. I can see after just one week the difference, and how much my face and neck does look tighter and more lifted and definitely more radiant. No irritation at all, my skin can feel a little sensitive with the heat.I use every morning has part of my skincare routine, coupled with the Lancôme Renergie Multi-Lift Eye & Anti wrinkle eye cream my Face is good to go.I couldn’t be happier, and after one week I’m amazed at what is looking back at me in the mirror and can't wait to see the long term results. « less" - Lancôme user