I have to admit, I never really cared much about moisturizers. I basically looked at the price and if it was right, I went with whichever brand. It's no wonder I was never really happy with the product.
About five years ago while I was getting my make up done for a wedding, the make up artist gave me the blurb that I had heard so often about the importance of a good face moisturizer. And just like in the past, I smiled and nodded and moved along.
It wasn't until about a year ago that I finally decided to listen. I headed to Sephora's to inquire about the different brands. I mean really, there are a million and one to choose from and I was totally lost. I didn't feel like "testing" them out considering their price.
I thought I'd share some of the ones I've tried in the past few years. Now, I have dry to normal skin, which is important to know. Skin type does matter. If your skin isn't on the dry side than these ones may work differently for you.
the most affordable of the bunch, available at almost any department store (I used to buy it at Walmart). I have to say that it worked relatively well, but was just "okay". I definitely needed something that would give me more consistency. It would at times get too "cakey" and leave my face feeling sticky.
I am a huge fan of Aveeno products. I use their body lotion daily and refuse to use anything else. As for this facial cream, it didn't provide enough moisture for my skin. I really love that it also has SPF, added bonus. I think if you have regular skin that this would work well as it was nice and light and didn't leave any sticky residue
this is the moisturizer that I've been using for the past year and I've been really happy with it. There have been times that I've used it too sparingly and have been left with dry patches (only in the winter months), but I just add a touch more and it's perfect. I've never had that "cakey", sticky feeling, no extra shine. I tried the hope in a jar for all skin types, but I couldn't get over the smell. just didn't work for me (so give it a whiff before you buy). love that if you go to Sephora's you can get a ample amount to try out (just ask!). it is pricier than the last two (around $40-50) but if you're anything like me and totally over having dry skin (so annoying when you're trying to apply make up), this may be worth a try (again, samples are the way to go before splurging!)
and just incase you were wondering, this is what I use to wash my face with at night. much cheaper than the disposable wash cloths (lasts much longer too!)
Do you have a go-to face moisturizer? Would love to hear if you do and I'm sure my other lovely readers would too!