Basic Moisturizers: The Bestselling Top 3 (Sept. 2012)

Surveyed 89 popular products from 7 retailers in the previous month.

Ranked #1. Clinique Dramatically Different $13 (1.7oz), $24.50 (4.2oz), $36 (6.7oz)

2012 Macy’s Best in Beauty Award Winner 
2011 Allure Beauty Hall of Fame with 14 awards
Allure Readers’ Choice Award – Best Department Store Facial Moisturizer

Ranked #2. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream $52 (1.7oz)
Long-lasting hydration; algae extract and caffeine

Ranked #3. Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Oil-Free Broad Spectrum SPF25 $45 (1.7oz)

Anti-oxidants overload; oil-free creme with SPF25

Reviews:

1. Clinique Dramatically Different    Buy Here
Clinique’s Dramatically Different lotion is the final step in their famous fragrance-free 3-step Skincare System. It maintains optimal moisture balance for dry-to-combination skin types. The lightweight lotions penetrates easily onto the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving skin comfortable, soft, and smooth. There are three sizes available, 1.7 oz. in a tube; 4.2 oz. packaged with a pump; and another 4.2 oz packaged without a pump. A jumbo-sized version (6.7oz) version is available for $36 during department store anniversary sales. Also, the oil-free, non-comedogenic gel-version is suitable for oily skin. This is a wonderful product for those simply looking for quick hydration and not worried about anti-aging solutions.

Ingredients: Water Purified, Mineral Oil, Sesame Oil, Propylene Glycol, Tea Stearate, Gylceryl Stearate, Lanolin Alcohol, Petrolatum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

User Feedbacks:
“Mix some with…foundation, also great for removing makeup smudges”

“…one of the best moisturizers I’ve had at this price point.”

“I also have acne prone skin, and it does not cause any adverse affect….”

“I have VERY sensitive skin. this is the very best moisturizer i have ever used, by far!”

2. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream    Buy Here
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is a nourishing cream that effectively replenishes skin with plenty of moisture. Formulated with natural botanicals such as algae extract and Kukui nut oil, the cream softens skin and creates a smooth backdrop for makeup application. Caffeine tightens and soothes.  Natural fragrance include coriander oil, jasmine, rosemary, and lavender.

User Feedbacks:
“This moisturizer is pricey but worth every penny. It absorbs quickly and leaves the skin soft and supple.”

“This cream is moisturizing without being heavy. It’s the perfect face cream for summertime!”

“…very little scent which I love! It is a very minimal, clean scent. It is a lightweight moisturizer that does the trick.”

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Algae Extract, Cetyl Phosphate, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), Retinyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Acrylamides Copolymer, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Homosalate, Sodium Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol

3. Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Oil-Free SPF25    Buy Here


This oil-free daytime creme with increased SPF is a new addition to the popular DayWear collection.  Filled with numerous antioxidants like Vitamin C, E, Eukarion and EGT; it fights against skin damaging free-radicals in the environment continuously all day.  SPF 25 also provides moderate sunscreen protection (we advice layering additional sunscreen SPF50+).  This daytime lotion also provides lasting, refreshing moisture to combat dryness suitable for dry to combination skin although being oil-free.   Infused with a light cucumber scent, the oil-free creme controls excess oil on your face. The formula is oil-free, non-acnegenic and dermatologist-tested.  The light, creamy texture spreads easily and works well under makeup.

User Feedbacks:
“I have tried many facial cremes over the years and really like this one. It’s great for hydration and is not oily.”

“My 90 year old Mom has been using this creme for years. And, her skin looks wonderful. To this day she puts it on under her makeup. That is recommendation enough for me.”

“DayWear gives me the daily protection without the breakouts.”

Ingredients: Octisalate (5.0%), Avobenzone (3.0%), Octocrylene (2.7%), Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Methyl Trimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Gentian Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Barley Extract, Wheat Germ Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Artemia Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Squalane, Glycerin, Linoleic Acid, Caffeine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cholesterol, Lecithin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ergothioneine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyquaternium-51, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Trehalose, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Cyclodextrin, Urea, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate, Citric Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Fumaric Acid, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Mica, Blue 1, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Yellow 5

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