Three Features You Need in a Facial Moisturizer

When your skin gets thirsty, treat it with a formula that’s designed to quickly hydrate the skin with one application.

Woman applying facial moisturizer
The skin is like any other organ and requires hydration to keep it feeling and looking good.Olay

There is a heavy emphasis placed on hydration and drinking enough water to steer clear of getting thirsty throughout the day. However, it is likely that not nearly as many people ensure that they are giving their skin the hydration it needs, especially the face. This part of our body shows lack of hydration quite visibly, so it's important to use a facial moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Look for a facial moisturizer that provides all-day hydration, that contains hyaluronic acid, and that shows results after just one use. Here are three features you want to look for the next time you’re shopping for a facial moisturizer.

All-day Hydration

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Make it easy and get a facial moisturizer you only need to apply once a day.CeraVe

It sounds annoying to continuously put moisturizer on your face throughout the day in order to keep it hydrated, doesn’t it? That’s why you want a facial moisturizer that only requires application once in the morning and will last you all day long. This can happen thanks to essential ceramides that promote your skin’s protective barrier, and keeps it feeling fresher for longer.

Hyaluronic Acid

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Face Moisturizer Gel-Cream to Hydrate and Smooth Extra-Dry Skin
Water is great for hydrating skin, but hyaluronic acid is even better.Neutrogena

Hyaluronic acid is something that is naturally produced in your body. It is known for its ability to help your skin retain water, so anything that has hyaluronic acid in it promises to hydrate you in a way you never knew. In fact, hyaluronic acid can absorb upwards of 1,000 times its weight in water. This stuff is powerful and is something you want to look for in your facial moisturizer. This ingredient ensures you’ll get the moisture your skin needs, and then some.

Quick Results

Face Moisturizer with Collagen Peptides by Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
No one wants to wait long to see the work they’re putting in pay off.Olay

If you’re in need of skin hydration, and you’re in need of it now, you don’t want to mess around with waiting weeks to see results. Instead, you want a facial moisturizer that will deliver quick results and show you that you’re getting your money’s worth (and hopefully more). The best is one that shows results within just one day of usage, and that over time, with continued use, will build up your skin to be the absolute master of hydration.

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