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The Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Discovering the right moisturizer for your skin type can be game changing.
August 17, 2022


If you had to pick one beauty product to take on a deserted island, it’s tough to beat the versatility and necessity of a good moisturizer. Whether you have oily, dry, combination or mature skin, moisturizer is a fundamental skin care step and all skin types should be using moisturizer in their morning and evening skin routines. The right moisturizer can help to lock in hydration, in addition to addressing a myriad of skin issues like dullness, fine lines and uneven skin tone. Read on as we share the best moisturizers for every skin type and concern. Your best (and most hydrated) skin days are just around the corner.

The Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, you know the value of a good moisturizer because your skin needs all the hydration it can get. Finding the right moisturizer can be tough, especially one that addresses your dry skin without feeling heavy, which is why we recommend the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask

This product is technically an overnight mask but it’s a great choice for dry skin as it helps to lock in moisture while you sleep without feeling greasy or clogging your pores. It’s formulated with the holy grail, hyaluronic acid, making it great for adding moisture and addressing signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid forms an occlusive layer over the skin, absorbing moisture which leads to increased skin hydration and less visible fine lines, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

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The Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Oily skin needs moisturizer, too, so look for one with a lightweight, matte finish to help manage excess oils. We love the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream, a water-based, lightweight cream that helps to re-plump fine lines while ceramides strengthen the skin barrier. Skin hydration and skin oil are two very different things and this cream helps to address both.

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The Best Moisturizer With SPF

Regardless of your age, skin tone, or any other factor, taking sun protection measures should always be part of your daily skin care routine. To cut back on the number of steps in your routine, reach for a moisturizer with SPF like the L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30. This moisturizer contains vitamin C, Pro-Retinol and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles, firm skin over time and brighten while offering sun protection. It does the job of providing all-day hydration while making sure you never forget to apply SPF.

The Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer

If you’re starting to notice signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and want to begin following an anti-aging regimen, try the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer. This moisturizer also contains vitamin C, Pro-retinol and hyaluronic acid to brighten the skin, boost firmness and improve wrinkles. 

Retinol penetrates deep into your skin’s layers to activate collagen which is why it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, per the Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, according to Harvard Health, the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture decreases as we age and replacing that with topical hyaluronic acid is a great way to boost hydration.

Editor’s tip: Sensitive and combination skin types can reach for the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance-Free, which offers the same benefits as the Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer, just with a fragrance-free formula.

The Best Moisturizer for Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone and dark spots can be really difficult to deal with. Instead of slathering on a few different serums each night and hoping for the best, reach for a moisturizer to address that, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Pressed Night Moisturizer with Retinol + Niacinamide

The combination of fine-line reducing retinol and niacinamide is effective at firming the skin and improving uneven skin tone. Niacinamide helps to block extra pigment formation by inhibiting the transfer of melanin to skin cells while helping to reduce sun spots and improve fine lines, courtesy of Harvard Health.

The Best Moisturizer for Dull Skin

The right moisturizer can serve as the perfect pick-me-up for dull skin which is why we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Skin Care Cell Renewal Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer. This night cream improves the skin barrier and stimulates cell renewal while you catch up on your beauty sleep. Its lightweight formula melts into the skin, infusing it with antioxidants and vitamin E that protect the skin against photoaging and free radicals from the sun’s UV rays, per the NCBI. With continued use over time, skin looks firmer, more radiant and wrinkles are reduced.

The Best Moisturizer for Mature Skin

A rich, nutrient-packed moisturizer can be a dream for mature skin that needs to replenish hydration. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Skin Care Collagen Expert Night Moisturizer, which contains collagen peptides and niacinamide to retighten, rehydrate and firm maturing skin. According to the Cleveland Clinic, skin thins and wrinkles form as you age because you lose about one percent of collagen each year starting in your thirties. Adding collagen back into your routine can help to lock in moisture and firm skin, leading to a more youthful appearance. 

The Best Moisturizer for Dull, Mature Skin

Mature skin types may also notice that they’ve lost their youthful-looking flush, leading to skin that looks dull and lackluster. Revive dull, mature skin with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer for Mature, Dull Skin. This non-greasy moisturizer includes Lipo hydroxy acid, which gently exfoliates dead skin cells from the surface of skin, while rosy pigments help to reveal a youthful, hydrated look. 

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Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Design by: Crystal Simone

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