(Last Updated On: February 27, 2018)

A moisturizer is an essential part of any good skincare regimen. Moisturizing replenishes the skin’s moisture and oil content helping it.

  • Stay young.
  • Reduce skin problems.
  • Conceal blemishes.

The choice of moisturizer is important for you to reap the full benefits.

For example if you choose an SPF moisturizer you can avoid lines and wrinkles while reducing the use of sunscreen. That is important because sunscreens sometimes leave white marks on your skin and tend to make you sweat more, which we’d want to avoid.

Making a choice is difficult. That’s why we at Unsullyd have done the work for you. Spreading across various situations (like whether you want a moisturizer for acne-prone skin or for dry skin) we have listed out the best moisturizers.

And as always, we made our choices after thorough reviews of the best selling moisturizers so you will get truly the best suggestions here!

The Best Sunscreens

Sunscreens – Top 5 Favorites

The Best Moisturizer For Acne

Moisturizing skin tends to loosen sebum that may accumulate in our pores. Moreover acne treatment involves exfoliation that may excessively dry the skin. Moisturizing is critical to reverse that.

Choosing a moisturizer has its own pitfalls. Some tends to dry your skin inside out, for example.

To help you, we at Unsullyd have listed the 10 best moisturizers for acne after having reviewed the 30-odd best selling products in the market.

The Best Moisturizer For Oily Skin

If you have oily skin it is important to clean it daily to remove excess oils and prevent sebum build-up.

It is equally necessary to ensure your skin is excessively stripped of oils and to replenish the oil and moisture content of skin.

Choosing a moisturizer can be difficult. Do you opt for a BB Cream or a gel?

To help you, we at Unsullyd reviewed around 30 popular products to come up with our list of the best moisturizers for oily skin.

The Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin

A good moisturizer will soothe and heal dry and irritated skin. A bad one will either do nothing at all or worse, increase irritation, redness and so on.

The choice of moisturizer is critical. Will a single natural oil suffice or should you go for composite chemical options?

To help you make your choice we at Unsullyd listed out the top 10 moisturizers for dry skin after reviewing the 30 or so hottest selling products.

The Best Retinol Moisturizer

Retinol comes pretty close to being the magic bullet for perfect skin according to Jennifer Chwalek, MD.

That being said, there are a lot of retinol and retinol-based moisturizers. Some are generally good, others may cause irritation.

To help you navigate the minefield we at Unsullyd reviewed the dozen or so best selling products to decide on the 5 best retinol moisturizers.

The Best Eye Moisturizer

Bags. Wrinkles. Dark Circles.

That’s all in the resume of a good eye cream.

But here at Unsullyd we don’t want you to settle for the good. We want you to have the best.

So we have listed the 5 best eye moisturizers – that can keep your eyes moisturizers while alleviating bags, puffiness and what not.

The Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Age should be no bar to doing anything.

However let’s face it, we’d all like to age like Raquel Welch or Sophia Loren – gracefully.

Critical to that is reducing the onset of wrinkles. Equally important is to keep your skin optimally moisturized.

So, which anti-aging concoction should you use? Should you go for a retinol-based product or one with elastin? Or something else?

Don’t worry, we at Unsullyd are here to help. We reviewed around 25-30 of the most popular moisturizers and selected the top 10 anti-aging moisturizers.

The Best Moisturizer With SPF

More often than not sunscreen can make your face sweaty and oily. Makes it a great challenge to wear sunscreen, even more so a separate moisturizer.

That’s what makes a SPF moisturizer such a good idea. Combine the two into one.

And we at Unsullyd have reviewed the top selling products in the markets to arrive at our list of the top 10 moisturizers with SPF.

The Best Moisturizer For Men

Yes, even MEN need to replenish oils that may have been stripped away and keep their skin soft and supple. Just ask Mr Big, AKA Chris Noth.

Of course, you need a moisturizer that works for you. And we at Unsullyd are here to help. We reviewed the 20 or so best selling products to arrive at our list of the best moisturizers for men. We’ll even tell you what to look out for when you make your own choice!

The Best Drugstore Moisturizer

A moisturizer that keeps your skin soft and supple – good.

A moisturizer that moisturizes without any irritation and doesn’t excessively dump oils on your skin – better.

A moisturizer that does all that without breaking the bank – best.

And we at Unsullyd want the best for you.

So we reviewed a dozen or so popular products to come up with the 3 best drugstore moisturizers.

The Best Lip Moisturizer

A good lip moisturizer and balm may be all that stands between chaffed, dry lips and soft, full lips.

And to help you select one moisturizes your lips and makes them soft without being sensitizing we at Unsullyd reviewed 10 popular products to select the best lip moisturizer.

The Best Tinted Moisturizer

Sugar, spice and everything nice combined to create the Powerpuff Girls.

Similarly, you can think of moisturizer and foundation combining to create tinted moisturizer.

That’s not 100% correct since tinted moisturizer tends to have slightly less pigment and slightly more moisturizers (humectants, emollients etc) than foundation, but you can use tinted moisturizer and avoid foundation especially if you’re in a hurry.

And so we at Unsullyd reviewed the 20 or so best selling products to list out the top 5 tinted moisturizers.

The Best Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin

To an extent moisturizers are supposed to soothe skin.

However moisturizers come in various varieties and many are not suitable for sensitive skin.

To help you decide which is which we at Unsullyd reviewed the dozen or so most popular moisturizers to come up with our list of top 5 moisturizers for sensitive skin.

The Best Face Moisturizer

Even without a specific complaint you need to be picky about your moisturizer.

Some may be too mild, others may sensitize your skin.

As an example of the pitfalls you may encounter, retinol is an excellent moisturizing ingredient but safe only up to a ceiling concentration. Above that it could cause irritation and peeling.

To help you through these various issues we at Unsullyd decided to review 30 or so popular moisturizers to come up with our list of the 10 best face moisturizers.

I’ve seen three kinds of moisturizers – ointment, cream and lotion. Which one would be good for me?

It depends on your type of skin.

In terms of thickness, ointments are thickest, creams moderately so and lotions lightweight.

The more you want to lock in moisture the thicker moisturizer you should choose.

So, we’d recommend

  • An ointment for dry, itchy skin.
  • A cream for normal skin.
  • A lotion for oily skin.

Of course, this is indicative and not set in stone.

Is there a regimen I should follow?

Unlike cleansers where there is a regimen we recommend you just put moisturizer on. However there are some good practices you can follow like

Try to massage moisturizer upwards. It’s natural to massage downwards but doing so means you are tugging down on your skin and that may hurt your skin over time.

Inculcate a moisturizing routine in the evening. Our bodies tend to lose a lot of moisture overnight so moisturizing in the evening can balance that.

Try to moisturize after shaving and exfoliating. Shaving and exfoliating can strip out oils harshly and moisturizing will replenish your skin’s oil content.

That’s about it! If you know a moisturizer that’s better than the ones I’ve selected, feel free to tell me. The good suggestions may get a shout-out on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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