Face Moisturizers ELLE Editors Won't Shut Up About. Moisturizers ELLE Editors Love Using.
It's time to start asking yourself the important questions: Do I have a broad spectrum sunscreen in my routine? Is my cleanser doing its job? Most importantly, do I have a reliable moisturizer that meets all my current skin needs?
NYC-based board certified dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostadexplains that a moisturizer is only as good as the ingredients it contains. Those with dry complexions "should specifically look for facial moisturizers that contain emollients, humectants, ceramides, niacinamide and growth factors, as these ingredients create a proper barrier to seal in moisture." All of us (greasy, combination, acne-prone, undecided) should avoid "ingredients that could block pores or cause a reaction, such as preservatives and chemicals."
Whether you get your moisture fix from a splurge-worthy cult-favorite or timeless drugstore formula, below, shop 15 ELLE editor-approved face moisturizers to keep your skin hydrated all day long.
Schaf Age Repair Cream.
Moisturizers ELLE Editors Love.
"Touching your face is a big skincare no-no, but after I apply this squalane and niacinamide infused cream, I can’t help but admire how silky my skin feels. As someone with a highly reactive complexion, I love that it’s formulated without fragrance, essential oils, or artificial color." — Taylor Davis, ELLE Beauty Assistant