Keep moisture in and dryness out and maybe even fight a wrinkle or two with these moisturizers. They're either backed by our Good Housekeeping Sealtop-tested in our Beauty Lab, or editor favorites. Our Beauty Lab found it moisturizes for up to four hours and absorbed quickly, leaving a non-greasy finish that won't congest pores.
Quality moisturizers can help soothe and repair dry, itchy, and irritated skin. But with so many moisturizers on the market, how do you find one that works for you? It usually comes down to a matter of personal preference.
I use Clinique Moisture Surge in the summer, and Cetaphil in the winter. Happy to see that both were on this list, they are great! I don't care what anyone says
It starts every winter: the itchy, tight feeling. The sandpaper-y texture. Despite your best efforts humidifiers, masks, more water, less winemaintaining a supple complexion during sub-zero temperatures is always a challenge.
A little bit of the thin lotion goes a long way and instantly hydrates skin without leaving behind any residue. We only wish the bottle held more product and that its ingredients were more friendly to acne-prone skin. Everything about this cream feels high-end; from its sleek packaging to its velvet finish.
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. Dry skin types often need more attention in the moisturizing department to avoid flaking and painfully tight, sandpapery skin. But not every moisturizer will work for severely dehydrated skin, especially in colder months.
Even worse than walking around with dry, peeling skin is trying to find the perfect product to combat it. The struggle to find a face moisturizer bonus if it has SPF that seemingly does everything at once—like, turning back the clock without clogging your pores—is real. And we know searching for a moisturizing lotion or cream that works for all skin types without putting a dent in your wallet can be even more difficult.
Water plays a central role in making sure your skin stays healthy, smooth and radiant, so it only makes sense that every skin care aisle is lined with products that promise to hydrate and moisturize skin. But what many of us may not realize is that although they are often used interchangeably, moisturizing and hydration are not exactly the same thing. Moisturizers and hydrators both address the importance of making sure the skin is getting all the water it needs to fight dryness and dehydration, premature signs of aging and environmental damage.