Despite having a strong inclination towards hoarding products that smell or look good (happens to the best of us), the chances of the outcome to be as disappointing as a lottery scratch card is pretty high. We often forget that fancy-schmancy packaging is honestly just not going to cut it. If you’re still in pursuit of good skin, let's talk about the power base of every skin regime. Moisturizer.
Now, we wanted to be really sure of what we curate for you. That said, we decided to put our opinions aside and turn to the ones that know better. Dermatologists. As our curiosity rose on a rapid pace, we got digging on what the skin experts slather on every morning. Well, for starters pretty tubs and tubes must be distant priority. We’re talking fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic and most importantly dermatologically tested moisturizers to give you legit results. Now you don’t have to shell out your hard-earned money to pay for a consultation.
We’ve listed five dermatologically approved moisturizers the labs have been so diligently formulating for optimum skin health.
From the industry favorite micellar water (that sells faster than Lays) to the most invisible of formulas that include the Sebium Gel Moussant, Bioderma’s notable release, the Bioderma Sebium Hydra has everything we look for in a moisturizer. Designed specifically for acne-prone skin, you can use this non-comedogenic cosmetic under your makeup to avoid chances of redness and inflammation.
If you have chronically dry and prematurely aging skin, Dermalogica’s Super Rich Repair should ideally be your next buy. Fortified with powerful peptides, this dermatologically tested moisturizer promises to stimulate collagen production to give your skin that rich dose of hydration it deserves. The moisturizing ingredients include star ingredients like Organic Coconut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and a plush punch of Shea Butter.
If you have chronically dry and prematurely aging skin, How do you follow up the success of a customer favorite sunscreen? By releasing a moisturizer, of course. That being said, if you're looking for a reliable, no-frills, easy-to-use moisturizer, dermatologists highly recommend the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Emulsion. Abundant in hyaluronic acid, this gel-cream cools upon contact, hydrates within seconds, and keeps dry, sensitive skin moisturized for up to a whopping 48 hours. Think of it like a cold drink of water for your face.
Needing absolutely no introduction at, this over-the-counter bestseller is dedicated solely to soften your skin sheet without interrupting its natural protective barrier. Slather on from head to toe right before you start your day and it shall protect you from the daily irritants. Best part? This classic, unembellished facial and body formula is un-scented so it won't compete with your fragrance. On second thought, if you still don’t have this skin giant in your medicine cabinet, we’re judging. Sorry.
Spiked with a high-intensity dose of lipid content, the Sebamed Moisturizing Cream Ph5.5 is just what you need on a rainy day (or any day if we may add). It instantly plumps your skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. The rich Vitamin E present in this colorless cream neutralizes free radicals, which cause premature ageing making it the ultimate anti-ager. Use it on mornings that follow sleepless nights, and nobody will be the wiser.
Coming to the end of this week-long research was pretty satisfying if you ask us. There’s nothing more validating that slathering on your morning cream with confidence, knowing that it’s got the stamp of approval of the best. So, the next time your phone starts blowing up first thing in the morning, you click the silent button. If they ask, chin up and say that you were busy moisturizing. It’s just as important. Wink!