18 Drugstore Facial Moisturizers Your Skin Will Love
Whether your skin care regimen fills an entire medicine cabinet with steps one through 23 or it's practically nonexistent, there is one product that just about everyone on Planet Earth can get behind — a daily facial moisturizer.
We challenge you to find a face that hasn't benefited from a little extra hydration every now and then . . . or every day, twice a day, if that's more your style. And you don't need a lavish face cream with a mini marble spatula to get the job done, either!
Ahead, you'll find the face lotions, creams, and serums that will pump your face with moisture. The best part about these products is that they're all available at your local drugstore.
Read on to see our picks for best drugstore moisturizers that even Ms. Fancy Pants can slather on with a smile.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit
The Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit ($7) boasts the same refreshing citrus scent you fell in love with from the brand's coveted acne cleanser. The creamy formula is spiked with salicylic acid so you can fight breakouts all day long.
Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer
Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30's ($19) skin-softening SPF-infused formula works overtime keeping oily skin from greasing up. It contains a cocktail of sebum fighters like silica (to absorb), zinc (to regulate oil production), and polymethyl methacrylate, which curbs that dreaded midday shine.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
The Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($15) is a fan favorite for good reason. The ultra-lightweight formula absorbs in seconds, leaving skin hydrated, protected (thank you, SPF 30!), and with a subtle, glowy finish.
L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30
If there is an overachiever in this bunch, the do-it-all L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 20 ($16) is it. Sure, it hydrates, like any good moisturizer should, but it also contains powerful antiagers (like the brand's patented Pro-Xylane, derived from the beech wood plant) that even skin tone and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Cream
Don't let the name fool you — the only thing rich about the Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Cream ($35) is its hydration benefits. Otherwise, it's light like meringue and contains the brand's signature thermal spring water for extra skin soothing and softening.
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
The packaging may look simple, but CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($18) is anything but. The brand's Multi-Vesicular Emulsion technology somehow manages to control the release of ingredients over time, so the lotion moisturizes and protects skin all day long without an ounce of heaviness.
Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion
The fragrance-free Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion ($8) makes it an ideal pick for sensitive skin types, and the fast-absorbing, ultrahydrating (but not at all tacky-feeling) texture makes it great for just about everyone else.
Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Soufflé Moisturizer
The soft, fluffy texture of the Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Soufflé Moisturizer ($12) is reason enough to want to grab for this cream. The subtly sweet coconut scent and megahydrating benefits are just the icing on the cake. It's richer than most, so oily skin types may want to save for nighttime.
Embryolisse Lait Cream Concentrate
If you're looking for a lightweight moisturizer that won't interfere with your makeup, the paraben-free formula of the Embryolisse Lait Cream Concentrate ($16) does exactly that. You'll be blown away by how smooth and flawless your foundation goes on. It even manages to give skin that lit-from-within glow that we so desperately try to achieve.
Dove DermaSeries Fragrance-Free Face Cream With SPF15
Dove DermaSeries Fragrance-Free Face Cream With SPF 15 ($9) is fast-absorbing yet still emollient enough for even the most dehydrated skin. The best part: it's hypoallergenic and gentle enough for the most reactive skin.
Yes To Carrots SPF 15 Fragrance-Free Daily Moisturizer
You'll love the cruelty-free Yes To Carrots SPF 15 Fragrance-Free Daily Moisturizer ($6) which contains zinc oxide to protect your skin from the sun while soothing and hydrating your skin. It's made with an impressive 97 percent natural ingredients.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel With Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel With Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($24) wears comfortably while giving your skin a surge of moisture. (You have the hyaluronic acid to thank for that).
Honest Purely Simple Hypoallergenic Face and Body Lotion
Jessica Alba left fragrance out of her Honest Purely Simple Hypoallergenic Face and Body Lotion ($7) and added in hydrating olive, shea, jojoba and safflower oils. You'll stay moisturized without feeling greasy thanks to how fast the formula absorbs into skin.
Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 30
For those who have oily skin (or just can't stand the feeling of smearing on a slick SPF), the Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 30 ($11) is for you. The lightweight cream leaves no residue — just soft, moisturized skin.
Olay Total Effects Whip Facial Lotion With SPF 25
The Olay Total Effects Whip Facial Lotion with SPF 25 ($26) absorbs quickly into your skin to deeply hydrate with an SPF of 25.