We need to treat our bodies right if we want them to look and feel great. That starts with nutrition, and ends with good daily care routines. But some areas of our body need a bit of special attention. The face has always been a problematic area for our skin. It’s constantly moving, has a lot of blood flow to it, and is thinner than a lot of the skin on our bodies. So finding the best daily skincare product for the face can be tough, let alone finding the best daily face moisturizer. There are three key things we look for when we want to start with a new facial moisturizer;
This might seem like a “well, duh” kind of statement, but you would be surprised at how many daily face creams are void of the moisturizing elements we like. Additionally, we want those moisturizing features to come without commonly accompanying grease.
We might all have different views on this one, but we want our daily moisturizer to have a sun blocking element to it. There’s no faster way to ruin your skin than keep it exposed to the sun day in day out. Keep it protected daily and it will look its best.
We want the best for our skin, but we also want what’s best for our wallet. After all, what good is there in finding a product you like, then not being able to pay for it. We want something we can afford to use every day!
Now that we have our criteria out of the way, we’re going to look at a few products we like.
Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer
We like just about everything about this one, including the price. It has a great, broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen build in, and it’s free of oil. It’s also non-comedogenic, which means it’s not going to cause any problems with zits or blackheads. It’s also really, really hydrating, which is the whole point of using it in the first place. We give it 5’s across the board.
Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer
This one is our second favorite. Available for under $7, it scores high marks in price, and because it has a nice built in sunscreen at SPF 15, it’s getting high marks there, too. The only real thing we don’t like about it is that it it’s slightly scented. It makes up for it with the addition of a few nice antioxidants and vitamins, and with its remarkably good moisturizing ability.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
We like Aveeno products, typically. This one is another good option, but at the price point ($12) we think that the Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer does the same thing. The Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer is still the better pick of the three, if you don’t mind spending the extra few dollars a month. We like the Aveeno Radiant Daily Moisturizer for the built-in sunscreen, non-comedogenic and oil free formula. We just wish it was unscented.
Do you have a product that you use frequently that you would like to recommend? Let us know in the comment section. We typically go for the cheaper, good stuff, so we left out some of the more high dollar creams in this review.