None of these moisturizers contain SPF as I prefer to use a separate high-factor SPF. Therefore, many of these options can be used at night but for the sake of this list, these are my favorite daytime moisturizers that work great under make-up or on their own for my normal-dry skin.
My Hall of Fame..
Charlotte’s Magic Cream – I love this luxurious and hydrating cream. Created by make-up artist, Charlotte Tillbury specifically to be used under make-up, it applies and wears like a dream. Available at Nordstrom.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme – Another favorite of mine under make-up. Chanel skincare is heavily fragranced which is too bad because it turns off potential customers but if you’re not bothered by strong scents, this is wonderful. Available at Chanel counters.
DRUNK ELEPHANT Lala Retro Whipped Cream – A little on the thicker side and chocked full of oils, this makes for a nice night cream as well but I find it very hydrating, brightening and works well under make-up. Available at Sephora.
A-derma Epitheliale A.H Skin Repair Cream – A somewhat obscure choice. I discovered this in France and have used two tubes already. A warrior product for dry, damaged, or irritated skin that needs some TLC. Available online.
Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer – A terrific bare bones moisturizer that contains vitamins E and b5. Men would enjoy this light, non-greasy formula as well. Available online.
Soap & Glory Speed Plump – This is a recent discovery and can’t recommend it enough. Super hydrating and affordable. Available at Ulta.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm – I’ve been using this for years. It’s magic on tired, dull skin instantly brightening and moisturizing. It can be used as a brightening primer after moisturizer or as a moisturizer on its own. Available at Clarins counters.
Embryolisse Lait Cream Concentrate – Another long time favorite. Used for years by make-up artists, you won’t be disappointed. It’s lightweight, mild, hydrating, affordable and fragrance free. Available online.
DR. JART+ Ceramidin Cream – Another recent discovery and I predict will be my favorite moisturizer of 2018. I don’t ever want to be without it. Available at Sephora.