Lightweight Moisturizers That Deliver
Regardless of whether you have oily or combination skin, live in or are traveling to a hot, humid climate or are just ready to switch out your rich winter cream for something light and luminous, we can all agree, we still need a moisturizer that delivers. We want this vital layer of skin nutrition to not be light, give us some antioxidant protection against environmental stress, have anti-aging benefits, perfectly prime us for makeup and, of course, create an instantaneous glow.
It can be tricky to find a multi-tasking miracle worker like this but fortunately we have several brands who have answered the call. Here are some of our team-tested, customer approved all around favorite lightweight, hydrating, glow up, moisturizers.
When choosing a moisturizer I almost always reach for a thick, rich cream and often shy away from anything that says lightweight because I want as much hydration as I can get. But thankfully to hero ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid which, according to team Berlin Skin is, “incredibly moisturizing by holding 1000x its weight in water” and Jojoba Oil which, “lightly moisturizes without clogging pores” a formula doesn’t have to be heavy for it to be hydrating. Take for example Berlin Skin’s Sandalwood Cream, a perfect gel cream perfectly formulated to heal, hydrate and leave you with a beautiful matte finish.
For those of you with more oily complexions, you probably steer clear of anything that suggests it has lipids or oil. But, just like our bodies, our “skin craves good fat” according to Team Moon Juice. Not to mention some “adaptogen protection and a cellular wake up”. They remind us that “the skin’s barrier is made up of lipids (natural fats) that hold cells together. Lipid deficiency, along with environmental stressors like blue light and airborne toxins, all contribute to accelerated aging.” All of which are present in Moon Juice’s Cosmic Cream.
How about a green smoothie for your skin? Odacité’s Green Smoothie Quenching Cream is a water-locking cream with proven results to visibly plump, soothe and hydrate the skin and leave you with a divinely fresh complexion. Formulated with “cucumber to hydrate and pomegranate, apple, and grape juice are rich in vitamin C, polyphenols, and antioxidants that protect against environmental damage, while blue green algae helps fight free radicals”.
We all know the best kept beauty secret is simply H2O. And Tata Harper explains that “our skin’s water content is the key to smooth skin. Unfortunately, the top layer of skin is also the most dehydrated. The water content is 15% to 30% on the top layer of the skin, versus 60% to 70% in the lower layers. Additionally, your top layer of the skin is the most susceptible to environmental factors that lead to the depletion of water content (A.K.A. dehydration).” Her fan fav is another water-locking technology superhero that pulls water onto the skin and optimizes the skin barrier to boost the skin’s water retention ability and help hold water on the top layers.
Silky, lightweight, and suitable for all skin types. Nature of Things Reparative Facial Moisturizer hydrates, plumps fine lines and wrinkles, promotes cell turnover, improves firmness and elasticity and stimulates collagen. Healthy and radiant skin are yours with this superhero.
And last, but certainly not least, Osea Sea Biotic Water Cream is a moisturizer that’s hard to keep in stock. It is simply next-wave hydration for your thirsty skin. In a consumer study 100% of the participants said their skin felt an immediate boost of hydration after just one use. And after 4 weeks 97% said their skin was more radiant and healthier.
We’re just thrilled to share all these goodies with you and delighted to know that a formula can be lightweight and moisturizing/skin soothing/nutrient rich/anti-aging/ makeup priming too.