Save or splurge: Fall moisturizers
The change of season typically calls for a change in the medicine cabinet. Products that were faithful to your skin throughout the summer months are no longer providing the same results. As the moisture in the air fades away with the long summer days, look to new products for your daily beauty regimen. Try these top saves and splurges this season.
No matter what the cost, the ideal moisturizer for fall must be fast-absorbing, non-greasy and full of nutritive ingredients such as vitamin E and aloe.
Priced at around $45 per 6 ounces of product, it combines natural ingredients with some of Tocca's most popular fragrances, such as grapefruit and cucumber, and blood orange. Treat yourself to this product if you have a hard time letting go of the warmer months and need a fragrance that will remind you of the past season.
This is a trusted brand that delivers high-quality products that cover you from head to toe. At $36 per 8.4 ounces, the higher price point is well worth the trade for a natural, lightly scented moisturizer. It is non-sticky and paraben-free, which also means that it works for most skin types. This particular product is meant to help add and retain essential moisture as it promotes microcirculation and helps prevent premature skin aging.
This popular moisturizer is used in more than 70,000 bliss spa massages every year worldwide and goes for about $28 per 6.7-ounce container. Like the other splurges, it is paraben-free; ingredients include coconut oil, soybean oil and the antioxidant vitamins A and E. In addition to hydrating, this cream helps protect the skin from environmental damage, calms inflammation and improves skin smoothness. Bliss also offers this Body Butter in a Lite version that is 50 percent less thick than the original formula.
This great everyday moisturizer is on the pricier side of the save list at around $14 per eight-ounce container, but it offers many of the same botanical ingredients as the more expensive formulations. Enriched with antioxidants, oatmeal and shea butter, it helps protect, nourish, hydrate and heal the skin.
A familiar, dermatologist-recommended brand found at pharmacies and many supermarkets, this retails for about $8 per 12 ounces of product. This particular formulation is meant to absorb into the skin quickly while helping to keep skin moisturized for a full 24 hours. It's a favorite fall-time save because it prevents and protects chapped skin from wind and cold weather. It doesn't clog pores and is fragrance-free, so it is recommended for people who have sensitive skin.
At only $10 per 18-ounce container, this soothing lotion is enriched with natural ingredients that help calm and hydrate chapped or cracked skin. It includes aloe vera, which helps to relieve and soften dry skin, as well as tea tree oil. This formulation absorbs quickly and is ideal as a daily treatment to help repair severely dry skin.