Daily Face Moisturizers By Skin Type

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No matter what your skin type, step 4 in your daily skin care regimen should be a moisturizer, after cleanser, toner and serum. When you moisturize, you’re not just hydrating your skin; you’re also protecting it from the harmful effects of environmental aggressors. Moisturizers also function as vehicles for benefit ingredients for the skin. Here’s how to choose a moisturizer for your skin type:

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Aging Skin

As we grow older, our skin changes. This is because the building blocks of healthy skin—proteins, collagen and elastin—start to break down, resulting in dullness, loss of firmness and fine lines and creases. The signs of aging, including wrinkles, larger pores and the appearance of age spots, create different skin care needs. Look for day creams containing NeoGlucosamine, Retinol and Peptides combined with antioxidants and alpha or polyhydroxy acids to lightly exfoliate, diminish the appearance of uneven pigment and age spots, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Even better if it includes SPF to protect from incidental sun exposure throughout the day.

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Oily/Acne-Prone Skin

Oily or acne-prone skin has enlarged pores and tends to look shiny, greasy or oily within hours after washing it. If you have oily skin, look for a lightweight moisturizer that is oil-free or non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores. Look for day creams formulated with NeoGlucosamine to exfoliate the skin, diminish dark spots and increase skin clarity. Even better if it includes SPF to protect from incidental sun exposure throughout the day.

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Sensitive/Dry Skin

This skin type has barely visible pores but tends to have more visible lines and a rougher complexion. If you have sensitive/dry skin, you’ll want to avoid products with fragrances in favor of heavier moisturizers that soothe and restore with all-day hydrating benefits. Look for ingredients like gluconolactone polyhydroxy acid, lactobionic acid along with vitamins, peptides and antioxidants to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritation. Even better if it includes SPF to protect from incidental sun exposure throughout the day.

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Normal/Combination Skin

This skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). You may want to use a heavier cream on your cheeks and an oil-free formula in the T-zone. Look for ingredients like glycolic acid to brighten skin tone, help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and refine skin texture. Even better if it includes SPF to protect from incidental sun exposure throughout the day.