Moisturizer is a staple in our everyday beauty routine, but an absolute necessity in these cooler months. With those harsh, frigid days just around the corner, we’re rounding up the best new moisturizers (all for under $100!) that will keep your skin feeling smooth all holiday season long. Consider these a drink of water for your face.
AHAVA Time to Hydrate Active Moisture Gel Cream
This gentle gel helps maintain skin’s natural moisture. The source of its magic is dead sea water, minerals, and beauty oils such as sweet almond, avocado, and jojoba seed oil. Cell metabolism is enhanced and the skin is strengthened to better combat environmental attackers with its use.
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright SPF 30
This oil-free moisturizer has been clinically proven to improve and brighten uneven skin tone. With Rosa Roxburghii and White Peony, both power flowers that are chock-full of Vitamin C, along with melanin-binding Palmaria, dark spots and discolorations are visibly diminished. The SPF 30 helps prevent new sun damage from forming.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer
Your weapon against those dull skin days, this effective moisturizer brings the pretty. Enriched with sodium hyaluronate and light-reflecting particles, this works to hydrate and illuminate the appearance of the skin, giving you that highly praised dewy glow.
Garnier Skin Active Clearly Brighter
This affordable brightening formula makes the skin more radiant and smooth with an antioxidant complex of vitamins C & E, pine bark essence, and the gentle exfoliator lip-hydroxyl acid (LHA). This moisturizer is great for the winter months with its light, non-greasy formula and floral fresh scent. Users report that it’s good for sensitive, acne-prone skin as it doesn’t cause breakouts.
H2O+ Beauty OASIS Quench the Day Hydrating Mist
This is hydrating mist is a mineral rich spray made of thermal water, vitamin e, aloe vera, and sea grass and water lily extracts. It’s a refreshing “to-go” moisturizer that also doubles as a makeup setter. Good for those who need their moisturizer to wear light, this formula is also free of parabens, mineral oils, and phthalates. Spritz this conditioning mist throughout the day to keep skin hydrated.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
This best-selling rejuvenating cream took over seven years in the making in collaboration with top plastic surgeons to perfect its highly effective anti-aging properties. By combining collagen and hyaluronic acid, fine lines and wrinkles are filled, while the look of pores and discoloration are reduced. It joins niacin, peptides, and a super ceramide complex to completely drench your skin in a moisture-fest.
Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer
With the smallest ingredient list in the pack, this vitamin moisturizer keeps skin supple, nourished, and exfoliated by including ingredients like honey extract, orange, and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s). This light moisturizer is geared toward sensitive, problematic skin because antibacterial and super-soothing honey is behind it.
Origins Drink Up-Intensive Overnight Mask
A best seller in the Origins skincare line, “Put dry skin to bed” is the slogan of this ultra-rich and hydrating mask. It repairs dryness while preventing further face drought. Star ingredient Japanese seaweed helps repair skin’s barrier to deter future dehydration. Made with avocado and apricot kernel oils, this fruity-scented mask is going to be your best friend this fall.