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The 10 Best New Moisturizers To Try This Spring


“Earth Angel” Photographed by Ryan McGinley, Styled by Edward Enninful

Give your skin a spring awakening with a lighter, brighter moisturizer. While you may think you can stow away your face creams as the weather starts to warm up, a nourishing moisturizer is a crucial step in achieving a natural glow. With these lightweight, gel-based moisturizers to cooling cream formulas, it’s now easier to enhance your natural complexion without the weight of a heavy cream. From vitamin-C packed gels to Japanese wild rose water creams to illuminating pearl particles creams, these moisturizers help to nourish and protect the skin—all with the added bonus of a luminous finish. Here, a closer look at the 10 new best moisturizers to try this spring.

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Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer, $52, sephora.com

WHO: This gel based moisturizer is best for someone looking to reduce dryness and redness. WHAT: It’s a lightweight gel formula infused with squalane and probiotic technology to help restore your skin for a brighter complexion. WHERE: Use it on your face, neck, and décolleté. WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your serum. WHY: This plant-derived moisturizer aids in protecting moisture loss from your skin and the probiotic technology acts as barrier from harmful toxins.

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Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel, $48, sephora.com

WHO: This gel based moisturizer is best for someone looking reduce to dullness and uneven texture. WHAT: A cooling gel based moisturizer that helps to sooth irritations and tighten skin. WHERE: Use it on your face and neck. WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your serum. WHY: With organic leaf of life plant extracts, this cooling gel is perfect for someone who wants the benefits of an ultra hydrating moisturizer with a matte finish.

3

Dior Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème, $69, dior.com

WHO: This is best for someone looking to relieve dryness and plump up their skin. WHAT: A gel-cream based moisturizer that helps to nourish skin leaving you with a radiant glow. WHERE: Use it on your face and neck and décolleté. WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your essence. WHY: Infused with french mallow flower and haberlea leaf to help with long lasting hydration and restoring your skin’s moisturizing ability.

4

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer, $20, laroche-posay.us

WHO: This is best for someone looking for intense hydration without clogging your pores. WHAT: A lightweight and oil-free cream that locks in up to 48 hours of hydration to protect our skin’s natural barrier. WHERE: Use it on your face and neck. WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your serum. WHY: The glycerin and prebiotic thermal water infused formula leaves skin feeling soft without the greasy residue.

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GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer, $49, sephora.com

WHO: This is best for someone on the go-to looking for a moisturizer and highlighter all in one. WHAT: An iridescent cream infused with illuminating pearl particles to give skin an instant radiant finish .WHERE: Use it on your face, neck, and décolleté. WHEN: Use in the morning on a clean face, before your makeup. WHY: This soft and hydrating cream all with the added bonus of an instant luminous finish is the ultimate quick fix to speed up your morning routine.

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Dermarché Labs Smartsync Probiotic Science Balancing Gel-Cream, $72, dermarche.com (Available in June)

WHO: This is best for someone looking to improve skin tone and elasticity. WHAT: A cream infused with probiotics to help keep the good bacteria vital to keeping your body healthy. WHERE: Use it on your face, neck, and décolleté. WHEN: Use in the morning on a clean face, after your serum. WHY: Offering “smart hydration technology”, your skin can breathe without loosing moisture all with the added bonus of a radiant, youthful glow.

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Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream, $80, sephora.com

WHO: This is best for someone looking to reenergize their skin with a boost of radiance . WHAT: An airy, lightweight cream infused with hydrogen to recharge skin’s energy. WHERE: Use it on your face, neck, and décolleté. WHEN: Use morning and evening on a clean face, after your serum. WHY: Their H2 Energy Complex infused with red microalgae and Humectants help sooth and nourish the skin with intense hydration.

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SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer, $65, sephora.com

WHO: This is best for someone looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and dryness. WHAT: An intense antioxidant and hydrating moisturizer infused with powerful packs Vitamin C for a radiant, youthful glow. WHERE: Use it on your face and neck and décolleté . WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your serum. WHY: Vitamin C and refined lime pearl extract act as the ultimate anti-aging combination, all while giving your skin a radiant boost.

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Tatcha The Water Cream, $68, tatcha.com

WHO: This is best for someone looking to relieve dryness and refine their pores. WHAT: An anti-aging and oil-free water cream infused with Japanese botanicals to help hydrate the skin and reduce your pores. WHERE: Use it on your face and neck and décolleté . WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your serum. WHY: Japanese wild rose helps to tighten pores, leopard lily helps to purify skin while green tea, rice and algea work as an anti-aging power group. Plus the drops of 23-karat gold doesn’t hurt.

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30, $48, kiehls.com

WHO: This is best for someone looking to keep skin hydrated and protected from the sun with SPF. WHAT: A lightweight and non-greasy cream that will help to protect skin against damaging UVA and UVB rays. WHERE: Use it on your face and neck and décolleté . WHEN: Gentle enough for morning and evening use. Apply to a clean face, after your serum. WHY: Formulated with “Fountain Plant”, this cream with help your skin keep it’s natural moisture, leaving skin looking smooth and smelling fresh.