3 New Do-It-All Face Creams
Published Oct 26, 2013
You scream, I scream, we all scream for face cream! The latest face moisturizers do more than just hydrate—they infuse skin with vitamins and minerals, all while combating signs of aging with innovative natural ingredients that help you look radiant. Dry winter skin is right around the corner. Isn’t it time you settled on a good face cream? Here are our three favorites for the season.
Kiehl's Super Multi Corrective Cream
Aside from smoothing away pesky fine lines and wrinkles, this water-based, paraben-free cream is designed to improve the skin’s resilience, and even decrease the size of pores over time. Beech tree extract, a powerful plant-based anti-ager, helps the skin retain more moisture by boosting the oxygen intake of the cells.
Why we like it: It glides on like a gel, absorbs in minutes, and leaves skin feeling cool and quenched, while evening out the texture. The light herbal scent will appeal to almost anyone, too!
Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Cream
The key ingredients? Peptides, of course! Peptides are age-reversing amino acids that work with your skin to boost collagen and fill in wrinkles. The cream also contains hyaluronic acid and nori extract, which can diminish the effects of sun damage and other visible signs of aging,
Why we like it: The scent-free formula feels so hydrating and nourishing, which is unexpected for such a powerful product. The high concentration of peptides makes it reliable for wrinkle-reducing with regular use.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
The moisturizer is boosted with what Fresh calls Super 7 Compex; that is, blue-green algae, hibiscus, fig, vitamins, and polyphenol-packed lotus flower. The result is a fruity, floral powerhouse that combats both age and dryness. As it increases skin cell turnover and the production of hyaluronic acid, the product seals in moisture and softens.
Why we like it: A light hint of cucumber lends an invigorating quality to this quick-absorb cream. The 24-hour moisture promise may be a little lofty, but the hydration held on through a long work day. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.