The Best SkinCeuticals Moisturizer, According To Your Skin Type
Nourishing your skin with daily moisturizers is a crucial step for maintaining healthy and well-functioning skin. While moisturizers add hydration, their primary purpose is to retain the skin's moisture. Picture moisturizer as the lid on a simmering pot, keeping essential water and nutrients in so the contents don’t evaporate into the air!
It's essential to note that not all moisturizers work on every skin type; choosing the right one starts with understanding your individual skin needs. Since everyone’s skin needs are unique, it's crucial to adapt your moisturizer to your skin's changing needs, considering factors like climate, season, and personal health.
SkinCeuticals, one of our top selling brands, makes some of the best moisturizers we carry! Backed by dozens of clinical studies, each moisturizer is carefully formulated to address specific skin needs and for a particular skin type, so you won't ever feel that your moisturizer is doing too much or too little for your skin. All SkinCeuticals moisturizers are clinically tested to be hypoallergenic, fragrance free, non-comedogenic, and free from harmful preservatives.
Below, we'll review the main skin types and their typical characteristics to guide you in selecting the ideal moisturizer.
What's Your Skin Type?
Normal skin, true to its name, operates optimally, striking a harmonious balance between oiliness and dryness. This well-balanced state allows normal skin to maintain a healthy complexion, which means it’s not prone to either excessive oil production or dehydration.
Excessive oil production from overactive oil glands defines oily skin, giving it a shiny appearance. This excess oil production increases the likelihood of clogged pores, making individuals with oily skin more susceptible to breakouts. Hormonal fluctuations play a significant role in influencing the skin's oil production
Insufficient oil production characterizes dry skin, leading to a lack of skin hydration. Dry skin may manifest as flakiness, itchiness, or a tight feeling. Aggravating factors such as seasonal variations, environmental conditions, and the use of too-harsh skincare products can exacerbate dry skin.
Combination skin usually involves excess oil production in certain areas, typically the forehead, nose, and chin. Other areas of the face are usually normal to dry, such as the cheeks. Effectively managing combination skin means being able to balance both oily and dry areas of the face.
Sensitive skin, while not categorized as a distinct skin type, is prevalent and can be observed in individuals with normal, oily, dry, or combination skin. It denotes a heightened reactivity to various environmental factors, necessitating a gentle and tailored skincare approach to maintain skin health.
Age-related skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and diminished elasticity become more apparent with time. When selecting a moisturizer for aging skin, it's essential to consider these factors and opt for formulations that address both hydration needs and the specific challenges of mature skin.
The Best SkinCeuticals Moisturizers, By Skin Type
Our Normal Skin Pick: Face Cream
The lightweight, moisturizing Face Cream is specifically formulated to combat the visible effects of collagen breakdown and moisture loss in normal, dry, or mature skin. This light, rehabilitative face cream balances normal skin while providing powerful firming benefits and replenishes moisture with emollients.
Our Aging Skin Pick: A.G.E. Interruptor Advanced
Backed by 15+ years of glycation research and expertise, A.G.E. Interrupter Advanced is a potent anti-wrinkle cream that helps correct and defend against visible signs of aging. Formulated with 18% concentrated ProxylaneTM, 4.25% wild fruit flavonoid blend of blueberry and pomegranate extracts, and 0.1% glycyrrhetinic acid, this breakthrough corrective cream is clinically proven to smooth visible lines and deep wrinkles in five facial zones targeted for aesthetic procedures.
Our Dry Skin Pick: Triple Lipid Restore
Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is an anti-aging cream that contains the optimal and patented lipid ratio of 2% pure ceramides 1 and 3, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids, which is proven to nourish skin and correct signs of aging. This unique lipid correction cream contains the first 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio to help restore skin's external barrier and support natural self-repair, while potently nourishing aging skin for improvement in the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.
Our Combination to Oily Skin Pick: Daily Moisture
Daily Moisture is a lightweight face moisturizer for combination to oily skin that hydrates, nourishes, and helps reduce the appearance of pore size. Formulated with an exclusive combination of vitamin E, three nutrient-rich algae extracts, and a blend of seven botanical extracts to protect and leave skin soft without a greasy residue. It is an ideal moisturizer for oily skin.
Our Sensitive Skin Pick: Redness Neutralizer
Redness Neutralizer is an irritation-reducing lotion that's formulated with a patent-pending biomimetic peptide complex to combat environmental triggers that can lead to the appearance of skin blotchiness and discomfort. Clinically proven to hydrate and improve skin smoothness and radiance. Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free, Silicone-Free, Dye-Free, Alcohol-Free, and Non-Comedogenic.