Post # 1
i’m looking for a great oil free facial moisturizer with spf. ive used a few drug store products in the past – neutrogena, cetaphil, etc. but my skin has changed a lot in recent years and i’m thinking i need to step it up!
i have a dark complexion but know that spf is important for all – i can be sensitive at times too.
thanks ahead of time!
Post # 3
I’m saying right upfront I’m not a huge makeup/cosmetic/beauty lotion person so I haven’t really tried others.
In the winter & fall I use Ponds Cold Cream, it’s thick and it works well. In the Spring/Summer I switch out to Murad – Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer. I love that it’s extremely light, has a hint of SPF good for everyday wear and I love the light scent of pomegranate as well! But it is a little pricey, for me at least.
A friend got me a Gift Card to Sephora one year or I would never go in there myself. I talked to a sales rep (beautican?) that I was looking for a really light facial moisturzier with SPF. She recommended the Murad and I’ve been using it for a little over 2 years for now. Works for me, I have combination skin with a slight T zone oily problem.
Oh! Oh! I also really love Clinique’s Moisture Surge. Extremely light as well and works really great because my skin tends to be dry around my cheeks. Although I don’t think this particular one has SPF.
Post # 4
My favorite products are by Chanel or Skinceuticals (sp?)
Post # 5
I have allergies to SPF and I live in Florida…so I’ve gone through my fair share of Sunblocks. I am currently using Blue Lizard for sensitive skin. It is chemical free and does not make me break out. You can get it at any drug store.
Post # 6
I’ve actually been looking more into drug store brands b/c I read that their research can be more extensive. Two that I like:
Garnier Skin Renew Daily Regenerating Lotion (or serum, I use it with a second moisturizer)
Oil of Olay Regenerist (though I’m not 100% sure it comes with SPF)
I strongly recommend using a separate SPF, though. I also have darker skin (Indian), and every aesthetician I’ve ever talked to says that the SPF in moisturizers just isn’t sufficient. And if you’re already seeing changes, why risk it? I love Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry Touch (up to SPF 70 but starting at 15 I think). And it only takes like 10 extra seconds each day…but totally worth it.
I also recommend using a night serum if you’re feeling like your skin’s changing. I can’t believe how much of a difference it’s made in my skin in just a couple months. I’ve been using Oil of Olay Regenerist Serum as well. I’m also amazed at how well these drugstore brands are working on my skin. I’ve always in the past spent a fair bit of money on department store brands, and never had such great results. These are some of the pricier drugstore brands, but still less expensive.
Post # 7
CoverGirl tinted moisturizer (SPF 15)
Post # 8
Lo’Oreal’s Active Daily Moisture Lotion has SPF 15 and protects you from UVA and UVB rays. It’s meant for all skin types and it never feels greasy on my very sensitive skin.
Post # 9
i use the dove facial moisturizer with spf 15.. works amazing, smells great… i went out on the boat a few weeks ago, didnt thik id need sunscreen and my shoulders and back were burnt but my face was perfect 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I use Laura Merceir and love it!
Post # 11
Though I hear Obagi is great. And I like Murad. But SkinCeuticals seems most fitting for my skin currently. 31, previous acne suffer with now dry skin, which is sensitive to products and still has an occasional outbreak.
Post # 12
So the best research that I can find is on the Olay Regenerist series. I use that and the Loreal Revitalift. I’m told by my dermatologist friends that these work just as well as the more expensive brands.
But I do use the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer as a base when I’m wearing makeup (rarely), because I don’t break out from it.
Post # 13
Well, this would be stepping it up because it’s not a drug store moisturizer, but I am obsessed with Shiseido’s mosturizers/skin care. They are so smooth and light, have SPF, and make my skin look great. Definitely more money but well worth every drop. And a bottle lasts me about 5 months, if not more, because I use the tiniest of drops and it spreads well on my face. I love love love it!
Post # 14
I love Aveeno Positively Radiant with SPF 30. The SPF 15 irritates my skin a little.
Like fizicsGirl said, I’ve heard that moisturizers with SPF are not really suitable for prolonged exposure to the sun – I always put sunscreen on when I know I’ll be outside for a long time. I like Aveeno sunscreen also, it feels more like lotion than sunscreen. The moisturizers with SPF are good for a normal workday, when you’re not out in the sun for more than ten minutes or so at a time, and you’re not in the sun when it’s at its peak.
PS I’m not a doctor but my uncle is a dermatologist so skincare has been drilled into my brain!
Post # 15
I use Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15. It’s nongreasy and non-pore-clogging, and it smells divine (it’s still a light scent though–not overpowering at all and gone as soon as it absorbs. I am just glad to not smell like a coconut and still be wearing SPF). Every time I put it on my husband tells me I smell good. 🙂
It has won all sorts of awards from magazines, which is how I first tried it. It won the Allure Reader’s Choice Best in Beauty (moisturizers) award a few years ago. It’s got some herb in it called feverfew that is supposed to calm your skin and reduce redness, and although I’ve read in other reviews that this herb may not actually have these properties, my skin has improved since I’ve begun to wear it and that’s good enough for me. It costs about $15 at the drugstore and a bottle lasts me about two to three months. I highly recommend it!
Post # 16
I was using Clinique Repairwear SPF 15 for awhile, feel it doesn’t really work well for my skin so I am looking around to change