The 5 Face Moisturizers You Need To Try in 2020
When your complexion is in a tailspin, or suddenly not responding to those strict antiaging regimens you adhere to, there’s a new trendy technique that you might want to try: It’s called back to basics. Okay, you’re right, this is nothing new, but it is worth a reacquaintance. There’s an overwhelming amount of product out there—something to solve every issue—but what if the products are the culprit? Instead of just giving your skin more of the same (read: the product train), let’s take it back to the essentials. Reset with a good cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer that you can also pair with SPF for the daytime. Sometimes we all need a break, your skin included, and these gentle and effective moisturizers will get the job done.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Buy: $32; kiehls.com
This gentle formula gets its power from squalene, a moisturizing, olive-derived oil. It’s also armed with unique glacial glycoprotein, which—you guessed it—comes from sea glaciers and protects against water loss.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides
Buy: $60; sephora.com
When my skin is in need of major, soothing hydration, this is the tub I reach for. Pair with your retinol treatment for the ultimate power couple. It’s formulated with six African oils and ceramides that help skin maintain the ideal moisture balance.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin
IT Cosmetics Confidence In a Cream
Buy: $49; sephora.com
A roster of antiaging heroes (collagen, peptides, ceramides, and antioxidants) make this one hardworking cream. It’s designed to reduce discoloration and smooth and plump skin.
Lancôme Rènergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Face Cream SPF 30
Buy: $109; ulta.com
To keep your daytime skin care routine as simple as possible, consider this SPF-bolstered cream. It firms, lifts, and treats discoloration with help from LHA (lipohydroxy acid), a derivative of salicylic acid, and linseed extract, a natural antiaging alternative that reduces wrinkles.