Skincare Shakeup: Moisturizer
February 22, 2015
Recently I've been trying loads of new skincare items, which is something I've never really done before. I used to use the most basic products on my face, but after a while I just felt like that wasn't enough, so I branched out. As for my skin type, I'm typically combo, but recently I've been feeling a little oily all over (that sounds disgusting, I apologize). In the winter my skin can feel really dry while still feeling oily. I don't know.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
This is the moisturizer I used before I really tried "good" skincare. I used it for a long time, probably like a few years, and it always worked fairly well in the spring, summer, and fall, but when it came to winter it just didn't cut it. Although this was hydrating after I applied it, I never felt like it fully nourished my skin or left lasting moisture. I still think this is good for younger skin, mornings, and seasons excluding winter, especially because it has SPF, but as for me, I think I've graduated from it.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
This is a seriously thick and hydrating cream. I originally used this in the mornings and nights, but I found that it made my skin a little too oily and decided to use it solely at night. I'm still a little worried that this is too much for my skin, but I'll probably just stop using it when winter ends and I don't need as much moisture. For the most part it does feel really nourishing, and I wake up with my skin plump and hydrated. But the best part? This can be used anywhere, so I use it on my elbows, hands, etc. and it's a miracle worker.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
It took me a long time to decide if I liked this or not, but the verdict's in: I do. I used this in the mornings, but unfortunately this tiny travel size didn't last very long. The formula of it is different because it's a moisturizing gel, so it's better for combo/oily skin. It's very lightweight but feels incredibly hydrating when applied, plus I think it smells really nice. I think this is something that can be used throughout the entire year, and I'll probably buy the normal size of this once I finish what I'm using right now. If you have dry or normal skin, don't fear -- Clinique has a formula that's more suited to your type of skin as well.
Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer
After I finished the Clinique one I wanted to try something a little cheaper, so I went for this. I really love that it has SPF in it, however I don't think this does a whole lot in the moisturizing and nourishing department. I realize it does say /light/ on it, but whenever I use this it just makes my face feel a little bit sticky and slightly stiff. Looking back, I probably should've gone for something like the Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer or the Replenishing Rich Moisturizer, but oh well, maybe another time. I don't think this is so horrible that I can't even use it, but I definitely won't repurchase it.
What's your favorite face moisturizer?