TGATP Favorite Budget-Friendly Moisturizers for Winter 2024

The cooler months call for a reset of your skincare regime to ensure your skin is always properly hydrated. And with the holiday season upon us, it is vital to take the time out of your frantic holiday schedule to keep your skin healthy. The best moisturizers are those that effectively hydrate the skin and improve its texture without causing irritation or clogging pores. Some key ingredients to look for in moisturizers include:

  1. Hyaluronic acid: This is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to retain moisture.
  2. Ceramides: These are lipids that help to form the skin’s barrier and prevent moisture loss.
  3. Glycerin: This is a humectant that helps to draw water into
    the skin.
  4. Aloe vera: This is a soothing ingredient that can help to calm irritated or
    inflamed skin.
  5. Vitamin E: This is an antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  6. Niacinamide: This is a form of vitamin B3 that can help to improve the skin’s barrier function and reduce redness.

When choosing a moisturizer, it’s important to consider your skin type and any specific concerns you may have, such as acne, dryness, or sensitivity. Look for products that are labeled as non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog pores), fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. It’s also a good idea to patch-test new products before applying them all over your face.

Ultimately, the best moisturizer for you will depend on your individual skin type and concerns, so it may take some trial and error to find the perfect product. Since beating cancer I plan to go with vegan options, as much as possible for my beauty needs.

Here are 4 of TGATP’s favorite moisturizers for 2023

Dr Andrew Weill for Origins™ | Mega Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion | $15 on Amazon

Since I am a beauty writer, I have so many products that I have to use them one at a time to figure out what is working, I am using this at the moment and I am hooked! It leaves my skin feeling fresh, poreless, and smooth. 

SKIN TYPES: Sensitive, Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination
BENEFIT: Immediate soothing hydration, visibly minimizes pores, strengthens skin barrier, and reduces visible redness
KEY INGREDIENTS: Reishi Mushroom, Fermented Chaga Mushroom, Licorice Root, Hyaluronic Acid

Honest | Deep Hydration Face Cream | $28

The Honest Company makes some of the best products on the market.

SKIN TYPES: Sensitive, Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination
BENEFIT: Helps support skin’s natural moisture barrier
KEY INGREDIENTS: Daikon Radish Seed Oil, Baobab Seed Oil and Shea Butter.

e.l.f | Happy Hydration Cream | $12

Another TGATP fav, e.l.f. provides clean beauty at an affordable price. At e.l.f., clean beauty means each skincare and  makeup product is formulated to comply with the European Union Cosmetics Regulation (EUCR) and FDA restrictions for over 1,600+ ingredients.

SKIN TYPES: Sensitive, Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination
BENEFIT: Boosts hydration and prevents moisture loss

KEY INGREDIENTS: Hemp Seed Oil,  Vitamin B5, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide

Pacifica | Glow Baby Hydrodew Moisture Gel | $18

I am mad for Pacifica and have a special affinity for the owner of the company, who I was blessed to meet many years ago. My skin glows when I use their products so I am very excited to try this.

SKIN TYPES: Sensitive, Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination
BENEFIT: Lessens fine lines, eliminates dryness, and brightens tone
KEY INGREDIENTS: Vitamin C, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Coconut Alkanes, Vinifera (grape) juice, Cucurbita Pepo (pumpkin), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Boswellia Serrata Resin extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit extract
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