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:
- Hyaluronic acid: This is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to retain moisture.
- Ceramides: These are lipids that help to form the skin’s barrier and prevent moisture loss.
- Glycerin: This is a humectant that helps to draw water into
- Aloe vera: This is a soothing ingredient that can help to calm irritated or inflamed skin.
- Vitamin E: This is an antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
- 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.
Honest | Deep Hydration Face Cream | $28
The Honest Company makes some of the best products on the market.
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.
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.