Need a New Moisturizer? Here’s Your Fall Shopping Guide
You might not have to deal with as many sweat-induced zits anymore now that summer is over, but fall brings its own share of skincare problems — including rough, dry patches and flaking that make applying seamless foundation kind of impossible. Your fix? Switching to a heavier, more hydrating moisturizer.
To save you time on the research front, we rounded up some of the best moisturizers for fall 2018, including new and promising launches and cult-classics the world has been swearing by for years.
Below, find nine buys worthy of your hard-earned cash.
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Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
This clear jelly-like moisturizer is made with a mix of ingredients like sunflower seed cake, barley extract, and cucumber fruit extract that together serve as a shield for your skin. The trio, along with hyaluronic acid, strengthens the skin barrier to lock moisture in and pollution out.
Naturally Serious Skin Warrior Anti-Pollution Repair Cream
If you want to focus on clean skincare this year, but still want it to actually work, listen up. Naturally Serious is here for you with an inflammation-reducing moisturizer that's made with six different forms of antioxidants to defend against UV rays, pollution, and free radical damage. It's made for all skin types, but we found it was on the heavier side, which isn't a bad thing in the dead of the winter.
Sisley Paris The Velvet Nourishing Cream
If you have a little more money to spend and want every single morning to feel like a trip to the spa, pick up Sisley's new heavy duty cream. It's made with shea butter to deliver a boost of hydration and saffron extract to soothe irritation.
Olay Regenerist Whip Facial Moisturizer
So you want a moisturizer that doesn't feel like anything at all? Olay's newest moisturizer features a whipped texture that is relatively weightless. This one is even infused with SPF 25, so your habit of accidentally skipping sunscreen is no longer an issue.
Honest Beauty Deep Hydration Cream Facial Moisturizer
Jessica Alba and her Honest Beauty team formulated a fatty acid-rich deep hydration cream that repairs your skin's barrier. That means less dry patches, a glowier complexion, and less irritation.
Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion
It's the prime example of a cult-classic moisturizer. At less than $15, it's incredibly affordable, and because it's non-comedogenic and is free of fragrance, it's ideal for sensitive skin. The milky texture absorbs in seconds, leaving you with a smooth, hydrated base for makeup application.
Avene Extremely Rich Compensating Cream
A French pharmacy favorite, this glass jar of moisturizer is packed with vitamin E, giving your skin an added layer of antioxidant protection. We love it because it's effective, soothing, and leaves behind a subtle glow.
Laneige Fresh Calming Mousse Moisturizer
If your skin starts acting up in the form of redness and flakes the minute fall hits, but you hate the way moisturizer feels on your face, this whipped facial cream is for you. It's mousse-like consistency is light as a feather, but still sinks in deep to deliver impressive hydration.