From lightweight hydrators to rich facial creams, find our best moisturizer for your skin type.
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What is a moisturizer?
Moisturizers and skin creams are formulations that soften and hydrate for smooth, healthy-looking skin. The best face moisturizer or lotion for dry skin can also help maintain the skin barrier which in turn helps the skin retain moisture.
Why is moisturizer good for your skin?
Moisturizer is a daily essential for every skin type. By helping restore hydration and lock in moisture, face moisturizers immediately nurture and soften skin. Face cream also helps keep the skin barrier in good condition for healthy-looking skin over time. Using a daily moisturizer like Ultra Facial Cream or a daily moisturizer with SPF is a key step in your skincare routine.
How often should you use moisturizer?
If you have normal skin, start using moisturizer or facial cream once or twice a day. Depending on your skin type and environment, you may find you need more frequent hydration in the middle of winter or as you grow older. Consult a skincare expert at one of our Kiehl's locations to learn how to find and use the best moisturizer for your skin type.
Is using moisturizer good for oily skin?
If your skin looks or feels oily, you may think that you should skip this step but oily skin needs moisturizer just like every other skin type. Even if your skin produces excess oil, it may be dehydrated—meaning it is lacking in water. Using a daily moisturizer for oily skin, an oil-free gel moisturizer, or a pore minimizing moisturizer can help maintain your skin’s moisture balance.
What is the best face moisturizer for dry skin?
Whether your skin is feeling dry in the middle of winter or is persistently tight or taut, using moisturizer, face lotion, or facial creams can help smooth and soften dry skin. Dry skin is typically lacking in oil so look for facial moisturizers rich in fatty acids, ceramides and oils that can help replenish the skin’s moisture. You may also want to try a facial moisturizer that feels rich and nourishing on the skin. Want a facial moisturizer with SPF? Try a moisturizing face cream that offers 24-hour hydration and broad-spectrum protection or a moisturizing anti-aging facial cream with UV protection like Super Multi Corrective Cream SPF 30.
What are the best moisturizers for combination skin?
If your skin tends to be oily on your forehead and nose but a little dry in other areas like your cheeks, look for a lightweight moisturizer that can help nourish dry areas. Try a good moisturizer for combination skin or face moisturizer for oily skin to help balance the skin barrier and help promote smooth, healthy-looking skin.
Should you use moisturizer with SPF?
While moisturizing your skin is an essential step in helping maintain skin’s barrier, your skin still needs protection from UV exposure. Help defend your skin from harmful UV rays by applying SPF every morning and throughout the day, year-round. Using a moisturizer with SPF can be an easy way to apply protection. You can also apply a face sunscreen after you moisturize.
Which moisturizer is right for me?
Regardless of your skin type, moisturizing is an essential step in your healthy skincare routine. Moisturizing your skin helps keep the skin barrier hydrated while improving its ability to protect itself. Watch to discover which moisturizer is right for you or read on to find our best moisturizer for your skin type.
What is the best moisturizer for sensitive skin?
For sensitive skin, look for a hypoallergenic cica-cream formulated to help moisturize, protect and repair skin. An effective skin barrier cream will work to reduce skin redness and help repair the skin barrier for healthy and hydrated skin.