Moisturizers | TDXO Spring Skincare Guide
Moisturizing your skin should be a part of your morning and nighttime skin care routines – no matter what your skin type may be! Cleansing (and other steps of your routine) can strip away moisture from your skin, so it's important to replenish it and re-hydrate yo face.
If you need some extra convincing, here's a few more reasons why you need to be investing in a quality moisturizer:
It helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Because, hydrated skin = plump and radiant skin
It BALANCES your skin's oil production. *mind explosion* I know. I know. If you have oily skin, it seems logical to want to dry it out - but this is actually the worst thing you can do! Because it tricks your skin into thinking it needs to pump out even MORE oil. SO, instead of drying out your skin, get balanced, beautiful skin by replenishing your skin with moisturizer after cleansing
It helps your makeup apply so much better! When your skin is hydrated, it is smooth and supple. A flaky, patchy and dry surface will make for a creasy canvas when applying concealer, foundation and powders – and make fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes more noticeable (eeeek). Moisturized skin will improve your makeup application giving it a smooth, seamless surface as its base
Okay, now that I have you convinced - here's my favorite moisturizers to add to your skincare routine:
LANEIGE- Water Bank Moisture Cream
This is going to be your GO TO if you have dry skin. I'm serious. If you're constantly dealing with dry and patchy skin, run to Sephora and grab this bad boy. This is a moisturizing cream made with vegetable extracts (specifically, extracts from brussell sprouts, lima beans, and artichokes) to help strengthen skin's moisture barrier for a hydrated, balanced complexion.
Why I love it: This is a great STANDARD moisturizer. great for pre-teen/teen skin or anyone wanting a great go-to without worrying about drying out your skin or intense exfoliant. This is my favorite go-to moisturizer on the nights I’m rotating between an anti-aging treatment.
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Tatcha- Water Cream Oil-free Pore Minimizing Moisturizer
This moisturizer is perfect for all skin types while targeting uneven skin texture and pores. It's nutrient-rich and balances the hydration of the skin with the unique water-burst without leaving skin sticky or greasy. It clarifies and refines skin with pure, powerful Japanese botanicals: Japanese wild rose, leopard lily, and hadasei-3 (green tea, rice, and algae) leaving you with healthy-looking radiance. Did I mention it also has a touch of 23-karat gold?
Why I love it: This is my favorite retinol-free anti-aging cream. It’s ingredient list is the star of this product. Clean, natural active ingredients to create a flawless complexion that glows. without being oily!
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Amorepacific- Moisture Plumping Nectar Cream
This cream is incredibly lightweight, smells so fresh, and instantly replenishes hydration and helps fortify your skin’s moisture barrier for visibly plumped, hydrated, healthy-looking skin! It's another moisturizer that's GREAT for all skin types to help with firmness and elasticity.
Why I love it: This is WORTH WORTH WORTH the price tag. If you want instantly transformed skin, look no further. This moisturizer is basically like a fountain of youth in a bottle. It grants soft, bright, smooth and plumped skin.
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Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Dark Spot Correcting Cream SPF 30
If you want to combine two steps of your skincare (moisturizer and sunscreen into one) - this is for you! This cream lifts, firms, and corrects the appearance of dark spots WHILE protecting your skin from harmful rays. It acts on the key visible signs of aging linked to the loss of collagen: fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, and firmness.
Why I love it: This is a very RARE find with a moisturizer above 15SPF that doesn’t cause breakouts. This is a hard hitter than addresses a lot of common issues, while all in one cream.
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Skinfix- Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream
This is a deeply, DEEPLY hydrating face cream with active lipids, peptides, hyaluronic acid (if you read the chemical exfoliants blog, you'll know all about this), and rich shea butter for brightening, firming, and plumping (whew, that's a lot). The nutri-peptide blend helps to minimize redness and sensitive skin while the seaweed hyaluronate blend gives you that hydration and ultra-dewiness.
Why I love it: there's some major long-term hydration here, but it also tightens up the skin. Not to mention, the peptides protect against free radicals and pollution. So this is a big winner in my book.
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