How to Pick the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin

Who doesn’t want healthy, supple, glowing skin? What is the key to achieving that? Moisture! With so many different products out there, we want to share with you some information on what’s available and what may work best for you and your skin!

Face Mist

These water based solutions are typically infused with vitamins and fragrance and are meant to be lightly sprayed on your face. They don’t provide much moisture, so are best used in combination with other products. However, they are great to refresh your face midway through the day, or applying post cleanser as a toner. On a plane? Stash a travel-sized bottle of face mist in your bag to add hydration throughout the flight.


Serums offer a targeted approach to your trouble spots. Wrinkles or dark spots? Serums work to infuse your skin with these specific ingredients. Find a serum that targets your concerns and layer it on freshly cleansed skin to provide light hydration and improvement of your skin care concerns. Some of our favorite serum ingredients are Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid.


This type of moisturizer is lightweight and ideal for those who have oily or acne prone skin. Look for noncomedogenic formulas that won’t clog pores and minimize irritants such as dyes and fragrances. Lotion is also less likely to leave sheen behind. If you’re trying to look more matte vs dewy, this might be a good place to start.


This option is thicker than a serum or lotion, making it a good option for drier skin types or women who want more hydration. Remember: The drier your skin, the heavier the product you should use. Try and find a moisturizing face cream that does more than just hydrate, but offers some anti-aging benefits also. BREVENA’s Daily Hydration Moisturizer infuses moisture and emollients as well as Vitamin C, E, Macro B Complex, and hyaluronic acid into the skin. Let your skin texture, as well as seasonal changes in temperatures guide your products. As the weather gets cooler or drier, your skin craves hydration and a creamy moisturizer will do just that.

Night Cream

These thicker, richer creams typically have a shinier finish (great for bedtime or a dewier look). This is a good option for women with mature skin that tends to lack moisture. An additional benefit is many night creams offer anti-aging components. If it’s winter and the air is dry, or if you need a big boost of moisture overnight, you can apply a bit of night cream before bed so you’ll wake up with rejuvenated, supple skin. BREVENA’s bestselling Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream offers you the richness and anti-aging benefits of a night cream, with a lightweight velvety feel. Many customers with drier skin even use it during the day for extra hydration.


If the idea of putting more oil on your skin seems scary, don’t worry, some oils are formulated for your face. If you have dry, sensitive skin, or aging skin, oil for the face can be a great addition. If you use an oil in your routine, it is best used at night; however, mixing a drop or two into your hand with your foundation will add a sheer and dewy finish on days when you want less coverage.

Ointments and Balms

This heavy emollient is typically petrolatum based, so it retains the most moisture and can be highly soothing. If you have extremely dry skin or if you have eczema, ointments can work well. Is your skin especially dry, chapped or irritated? Put a thin layer on overnight and let it soothe, repair and lock in moisture while you sleep. In addition to its petrolatum base, our Restorative Skin Balm features the eczema seal of acceptance so it is perfect for very sensitive, damaged skin.

Now that you’ve learned the importance of determining your best moisturizer, make sure to be consistent in your regimen and your skin will never look better!