Have Sensitive Skin? Nix the Fragrance With These 17 Gentle Moisturizers
There are few things less annoying than putting something on your face that's suppose to benefit your skin, just to have your complexion become red and irritated. If your sensitive skin has been freaking out lately (or always), it might be time to consider removing fragrance from your skincare routine. Fortunately, there are many moisturizers available that are still made with hydrating ingredients but are designed to be gentle enough for even the most delicate and easy-to-upset skin.
Ahead you'll find the best options for your delicate complexion so you can hydrate without worry of breakouts, redness, or another uncomfortable side effect. Plus, if you're someone with a sensitive nose, these options are great for you too. Keep on reading to shop our picks.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Siegel
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer
This Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer ($68) is lightweight but super hydrating. It's an editor favorite, and feels just thick enough to deeply moisturize while still light enough not to clog pores. It's a moisturizer for everyone.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion
This Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion ($60) is lightweight, but packs a major dose of hydration. If you've got dehydrated skin, look no further.
Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer
If you've got dry skin, this Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer ($42) is a great pick. Use it at nighttime, and wake up feeling, and looking, refreshed.
BeautyCounter Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion
Looking for a lightweight option that will still keep your skin hydrated in the long-term? The BeautyCounter Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion ($49) is your best bet. It will keep you soft for 24 hours without you ever feeling greasy.
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30
When you need a reliable, non-irritating product, look for a brand like CeraVe that makes an entire line of them. The CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30 ($13, originally $19) has all the good stuff you want (like ceramides and SPF) without the stuff your skin rejects completely (like fragrances and oil).
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream
The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream ($30) has a cult following for good reason. Those with normal to combination skin adore its cream-to-foam consistency and ceramide-, oxygen-, and hyaluronic acid-packed lineup of good-for-you ingredients.
Belei Oil-Free Face Moisturizer UVA/UVB SPF 50 Sunscreen
Amazon's newest skincare line, Belei, offers a great Oil-Free Face Moisturizer with UVA/UVB SPF 50 Sunscreen ($11, originally $18) that's dermatologist-tested and completely cruelty-free. Another perk? It's available on Prime, so it will arrive at your doorstep in no time.
Olay Total Effects Whip Facial Lotion With SPF 25
The Olay Total Effects Whip Facial Lotion with SPF 25 ($21, originally $29) is deeply hydrating without feeling the least bit heavy. It absorbs quickly into your skin and even contains SPF for added skincare benefits.
Vanicream Lite Lotion Pump for Sensitive Skin
You can't go wrong using the Vanicream Lite Lotion Pump For Sensitive Skin ($13). It means business when it omits common irritants like dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde so you can apply it from head to toe.
Sebamed Fragrance-Free Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer
You'll love the vitamin-packed Sebamed Fragrance-Free Hydrating Face Cream Moisturizer ($19). Its thoughtful formulation leaves out mineral oils, silicones, and dye, so sign us up.
Honest Purely Simple Hypoallergenic Face and Body Lotion
Jessica Alba left fragrance out of her Honest Purely Simple Hypoallergenic Face and Body Lotion ($9) 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.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
An oldie but a goodie, you can rely on the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ ($28) to improve your skin texture without giving you redness. The lightweight cream is also suitable for all skin types.