As we prepare to embrace the cooler days of fall, it’s time to consider which beauty swaps we need to make as the season changes. The same way you would trade in your flip flops for boots, and swap out your tank tops for sweaters, the same switches need to be made to your skin care products, including your moisturizer.
You want to look for a moisturizer that’s formulated for your skin type and your skin care concerns, but you also want to consider how those needs will change as the weather gets colder. So we’re taking the guesswork out of the process for you and offering up some of the best moisturizers for fall to keep your skin care routine on course year round.
Best Fall Moisturizer for Oily Skin
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, you really do need to use a moisturizer even if you have oily skin. External factors such as pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleansing can damage skin’s moisture barrier, causing loss of moisture and an increase in oil production. As a result, your complexion can end up looking overly shiny.
Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream. This water-based moisturizer absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave skin greasy or add excess shine and is formulated with hyaluronic acid for hydration and ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier. It’s pretty much everything you can ask for in a face cream — short of massaging your cheeks of course.
Best Fall Moisturizer for Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, then you likely never miss a beat when it comes to applying moisturizer. Balanced and dry skin faces external factors such as pollution and UV rays that can damage skin’s moisture barrier, increasing loss of moisture and causing it to become drier. As a result, the skin’s surface loses its glow and looks dull. Not to mention, all that summer air conditioner use can dehydrate your already dry skin.
Give the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin a try. Immediately after using it, skin appears more luminous and hydrated. Add a hydrating face serum to your routine to really kick up your moisturizing regimen. We love the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for this. It absorbs quickly, replenishing hydration and helping to reduce wrinkles and re-plump the skin.
Best Fall Moisturizer With SPF
Sunscreen isn’t only a summer skin care essential. You should be wearing it year-round, every day. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) you should use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater. Apply it 15 minutes before heading outside and as directed, and then reapply at least every two hours. Use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 as the last step in your skin care routine — then remember to take other sun protection measures as well.
Best Fall Moisturizer for Combination Skin
Combination skin can be tricky to satisfy because it has different needs all within the same eco-system. For this reason you need a moisturizer that is hydrating for your dry areas and won’t add oil and shine to the greasy sections.
Try the L’Oréal Paris Triple Power Anti-Aging Moisturizer Fragrance Free, which offers hydration for all skin types. The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and is even suitable for sensitive skin.
Best Fall Moisturizer If You Want to Try Retinol
If you’re still working from home this fall, it could be a great opportunity to introduce retinol to your skin care routine. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Pressed Night Moisturizer with Retinol, Niacinamide is one of our favorite options for retinol beginners.
This retinol cream, which is formulated with niacinamide, also includes a 12 percent complex of soothing ingredients to balance the potential drying effects of retinol. It leaves skin feeling moisturized, while over time, visibly reduces wrinkles and brightens the complexion.
Best Fall Moisturizer for Nighttime Moisture
It’s time to upgrade your nighttime skin care routine with a moisturizing overnight face mask. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Cream is a luxurious, creamy moisturizer that immediately hydrates the skin. It’s made with vitamin E for repair and a patented antioxidant complex to reduce wrinkles and firm the skin. Leave it on overnight so it can go to work while you get your beauty sleep, then go about your morning regimen when you wake up.
Best Fall Moisturizer for Mature Skin
Those with mature skin should turn their attention to L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer for Mature, Dull Skin, an intense daily moisturizing cream enhanced with rosy pigments. This rich, non-greasy formula made with lipo hydroxy acid (a gentle exfoliant) and imperial peony extract (which has antioxidant and soothing effects) smooths gently over skin to nourish it with moisture. Immediately, skin is hydrated while appearing younger with continued use over time.
Best Moisturizer for Sagging Skin
Your mature skin might also be losing its firmness and bounce — signs that it could be in need of collagen. That’s where the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Collagen Expert Day Moisturizer With SPF 30 comes in. The hydrating day cream includes collagen peptides and niacinamide to help rehydrate and redensify the skin. Plus the broad-spectrum SPF 30 helps to protect your skin from damaging UV rays that can cause premature aging. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Collagen Expert Night Moisturizer for Face for your nighttime fall skin care regimen.
Written by: Shalwah Evans, Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Digital Tech: Katy Andrascik, Photo Assistant: Sam Kang, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Melina Kemph, Wardrobe Assistant: Kayla Martinez, Model: Juli Deng
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