Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Hit List

What’s the Best Daily Moisturizer…?

What brand/product wins this category? What’s your skin type?

Thanks to Leila for today’s topic!

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81 thoughts on “The Hit List: Best Daily Moisturizer

  1. Ester

    Without a doubt, couldn’t live without it: Eucerine Everyday Protection Face Lotion, SPF 30. Doesn’t irritate my crazy sensitive skin, gives me a nice glow without being greasy, and inexpensive.

  2. Vanessa S

    LoveLoveLove Clinique’s Moisture Surge!

  3. Ana

    Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer

  4. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    I absolutely love Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. It’s lightweight and non-greasy, but still very moisturizing. I love the pump dispenser/packaging, and it absorbs in a flash.

  5. xvlcmbttmboix

    MAC Oil Control Lotion
    or
    Yes To Carrots SPF15 Facial Moisturizer

  6. ann

    h20 hydrating treatment

  7. Rosie

    For me it’s been Kate Sommerville Oil-Free stuff cause it really does get quenched quickly and doesn’t leave my skin oily at all, which is hard for a product with my oily face. So thanks Christine for raving about it! For my body I like Aveeno Daily Moisturizer. I don’t do well with scents and have dry skin so it works wonders.

    • ann

      h20+ hydrating treatment. its the blue gel one not the one with the microbeads in it but it is the absolute best for oily skin. it soaks in as soon as you put it on. I can’t believe people actually like clinique dramatically different gel. this product soaks right in your skin just like that but actually hydrates your skin making it less oily. clinique did nothing for me. it did not hydrate at all. even the people at clinique say it’s a topical lotion that just sits on top of your skin but does not really soak in your skin. anyone who has oily skin please give this try. it is hands down the best moisturizer i’ve used. i have combo skin- very oily tzone. after i started using this my skin looks so much healthier plumper because its actually hydrated.

  8. Jessika

    Philosophy Hope in a Jar!
    this stuff makes my skin glow!

    • Ronja

      still havent found my best . my skin is dry . and all moisturizers make my skin go patchy after them . hard to explain . i put on foundation and its goes on like in pieces and looks awfull .
      i ordered clinique 3 step system . hope it helps me .

    • I just bought the Hope in a Jar last week and have been using every day. I haven’t decided if I love it yet. I do not however like the smell.

  9. Lo

    For me it’s Dermalogica Active Moist, it’s oil free, it works wonders for my acne prone skin, and it works fantastically with my make-up routine.

  10. Alyssa Tauer

    Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion, Sensitive Skin, SPF 15 is perfect for my combination, acne-prone skin. They changed the formula a while back, but it was terrible, so they changed it back to the original recently and I couldn’t be happier. Cures dry skin (caused my midwestern winters), and perfectly balances my skin without being too oily or too light. Love!

  11. Amber

    I have fallen in love with Cetaphil.

    • Avatar of Jen jen

      Isn’t it a great moisturizer? I love the cream vs. the lotion because I find the lotion is so greasy. I switch between this and Philosophy’s Hope In a Jar

  12. I have super oily skin, and I swear by Vaseline’s Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Gel. Doesn’t make my skin oily or greasy, but still moisturizes my skin really well. And it’s very soothing to put on. And it’s cheap! =]

  13. Margie

    Lancôme Hydra Zen Neurocalm! Idk if it is available in the US though…

  14. My favorite daytime moisturizer is mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. I have sensitive combination skin (slightly oily t-zone), and it’s been wonderful for it. It’s got all kinds of awesome ingredients, it comes in a pump jar so you NEVER have to stick your fingers into the jar. It’s $18 for 1.7 oz (it used to be $16), but it’s absolutely fantastic. I LOVE it!

  15. shavonne

    Ive been using Neutrogena’s moisturizer for combo skin for 10 years and I love it!

  16. Avatar of Shannon Shannon

    KIEHLS ULTRA FACIAL MOISTURIZER W/O A DOUBT!!

  17. Donna

    Hope in a jar/bottle.

  18. Proenza

    Creme La Mer. An investment that is worth everything. Results show on my face year after year.

    • Mila

      I LOVE Creme de La Mer as well!!! I swear it makes my acne scars dissapear! I also use the baume de la mer and their lip balm! :)

  19. Caudalie’s Vinosource Sorbet!

  20. Avatar of Cassy Cassykins

    I like Lush’s Celestial, though I just ordered some Steam Cream as the cute little tins drew me in. Sounds like it will be a lot like Celestial anyway.

    • jayjay

      i use lush’s celestial as well. i tried hope in a jar. i tried the one with spf and the one for dry sensitive skin. they both broke me out. celestial is my favorite! it is great if you have dry sensitive skin but i think people with normal skin would like it too. it also smells like vanilla yocrunch yogurt.

  21. Leia

    Olay Complete sensitive skin SPF 30 :)

  22. Avatar of Mai Mai-Huong

    Ohh, you guys will laugh, but I use Nivea creme (yup, on my face). I actually have normal/oily skin with stubborn, random dry patches, but this didn’t cause any breakouts and soothed my easily irritated skin. Love it!

  23. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    The best daily moisturizer is my super oily skin LOL! Saves me a lot of $ because I don’t need to buy a moisturizer.

  24. Ula

    Definitely Aquasource Non-Stop by Biotherm!

  25. Heather

    Kiss My Face Apricot lotion! Awsome hydration and the AHA makes it perfect for anyone who gets minor breakouts. It makes your skin super soft and since I have started using it I no longer wash my face twice a day, only to wash my makeup off, as the moisturiser leaves behind no residue and absorbs completely!

  26. Julie

    Yes to Blueberries Daily Repairing Moisturizer!

  27. Tina

    Jan Marini Transformation Cream. Hands Down. My skin is sensitive/dry. But, it used to be oily/combo. This moisturizer is for combo/oily girls, but I still love it. It doesn’t irritate either.

  28. jenni

    currently my fav is jason naturals ester c lotion, its got no nasty chemicals and is full of vitamins that make my skin glow, i have dry sensitive skin and its perfec for normal daily use :)

  29. Niki

    Beyond Belief Vita C+ Splash Off Foaming Cleanser – its creamy, super moisturizing, cleans extremely well, leaves my skin refreshed & clean, is in expensive and does not contain any ingredients that triggers my allergies.

    • Niki

      Ooops! I read best cleanser.

      anyway, the best Daily Cleanser is Revlon Eterna’s Day Cream, super moisturizing, firms & tones the skin, absorbs easily and is super super hydrating. The only drawback is that it does not have an SPF, but this is such a small drawback in light how great this moisturizer it is almost not worth mentioning.

  30. Jennifer

    So, this question is right up my alley because I have combination skin that can break out easily. I’ve tried everything Clinique and all of it didn’t work; I ended up still oily and with break-outs. That being said, I LOVE ORIGINS PERFECT WORLD moisturizer. When I first tried it I was apprehensive because it isn’t oil free, but I’ve been using it for months now and it’s amazing! (My friend was using Chanel’s skin care and switched over too!) I don’t get breakouts with it and it keeps my skin happy, even in the crazy-dry Michigan winter! :)

  31. Jen

    Hope in a Jar. Best. Ever. Period.

  32. Kat

    Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-Creme! I’m almost done my second jar, and I have 2 more backups waiting for me :)

  33. Jieun

    Merlot natural grape seed moisturizer. I love how it smells and feels on my skin. It’s very affordable and has spf to boot.

    • ann

      merlot does smell amazing, pretty colors, and soaks right in but it contains petroleum and made me broke out really bad. now i use h20+ hydrating treatment it is the best!

  34. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany S.

    I love my oil of olay complete for sensitive skin. It’s the only moisturizer that doesn’t break me out!

  35. Heather

    Cerave for when you dont need sunscreen

    Paulas Choice mattifying lotion with SPF for when you need sun protection

  36. Sue

    Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre. How come nobody has mentioned this?! Professional make-up artists’ top pick!! Best thing everrr

  37. Avatar of Sandy Sandy

    Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisurizing Gel-great for oily skin and fragrance free.

  38. lissa

    I keep trying others and loving them but I always go back to daywear for combo skin and it makes me look younger, better sleep, gets rid of redness and makes foundation apply best. after a couple decades I’d like to do something new but there’s something in the daywear that really works

  39. Loquita

    Bobbi Brown Oil Control Lotion SPF 15 during the warmer months; Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Creme SPF 15 in the cold. I *always* use SPF!

  40. Lors

    I love Origins “A Perfect World.” I have tried so many moisturizers, and this feels the best on my skin. And it doesn’t break me out!

  41. Mara

    I love Ole Henriksen’s Sheer Transformation creme. It’s an oil-free moisturizer that’s creamy without being greasy. It also helps fade skin discolorations which is a big plus for me because my Asian skin is prone to hyperpigmentation.

  42. monika-luiza

    biotherm auquasource or chanel moisture+, both expensive but really great products if you have very dry skin like me

  43. Lulle

    H2O Face Oasis !
    Not greasy at all, but moisturizes my combination skin perfectly well.

  44. Nunuiviet

    Durance mattifying day fluid for combination skin with lavender oil, smells good, is mattifying and gives just the right amount of moisture to my skin

  45. Air

    Neutrogena oil free spf 15

  46. Ann

    I’ve been loving Fresh’s Soy Face Cream for nighttime use, but for the day, I just use my sunscreen as my moisturizer, as my skin doesn’t need a ton of moisture during the day if I moisturize adequately at night. My sunscreen is Z-Silc SPF 30 (true love).

  47. leah

    cliniques dramaticaly different moisturerizing lotion. i know alot of people like the gel better but this one works amazing for my my dry skin

  48. elyse

    cetaphil moisturizing cream is awesome!

  49. Avatar of Kim Kim

    Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer. I love this stuff. Smells amazing, sinks right in, instantly brightens my skin for an overall glow. My favorte thing about it? The subtle rose scent. Of course, there is no SPF, so I always follow a separate sunscreen. My HG is Peter Thomas Roth Ultra Light oil free SPF30.

  50. legyviel

    dr hauschka rose cream during winter. i havent found anything that works great for me during summer though.

  51. Dianna*

    Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream!

  52. Nikoline

    Decleor Hydra Floral Emulsion, THE moisturizer for combination skin with dehydration, especially in the winter. I also really like Origins VitaZing SPF 15, but it´s not rich enough for me now with the cold weather.

  53. Anglhededhpster

    Completely in love with L’oreal youth code moisturizers

  54. diamond_8806

    Neutragena Oil-Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin

  55. diamond_8806

    I like Neutragena Oil Free Moisture for Sensitive Skin for a facial moisturize, and I switch up when it comes to body moisturizers because I have never found one that I was in love with.  I keep coming back to Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion, but I’m keeping my options open.