How to Choose the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 4 minutes

Determining which moisturizer, cream, lotion or hydrator to use can be tricky. Skin changes as we age and as seasons transition, so what once worked well may not be as effective over time. With the New Year in full swing, now is great time to evaluate the shape of your skin and try out a new moisturizer. You might be surprised by the changes you see when trying something new!

How to Choose the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Tyoe

First, identify your skin type. Is your skin oily, dry or a combination of both? Do you notice your skin maturing or hyperpigmentation surfacing? Do you break out or experience greasiness? These are all conditions you’ll want to consider when choosing a moisturizer. Also take into consideration how much hydration you want from a product. There are a range of options, from lightweight hydrators and oils to rich, emollient creams.

Next, determine what results you want to achieve from your moisturizer. What benefits do you expect from using a moisturizer? What are three results you’d like to see with your skin? Identify what your skin needs so you know exactly what you want while shopping.

MyChelle is obsessed with creating rich, luxurious and nourishing creams to moisturize deep within the epidermis, softening and plumping skin, while also diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. We have a wide array of creamy options—from our ultra-lightweight Advanced Argan Oil to our rich Revitalizing Night Cream—so every face can find exactly what it needs to achieve the ultimate in vibrancy and resilience. Even more importantly, we only use the kind of ingredients that will garner real results.

Here is a shopping guide detailing MyChelle moisturizers from lightest to heaviest:

Normal of combination skin
Is your skin pretty normal or, at times, a combination of things? You might like using facial oils as your moisturizer. The Advanced Argan Oil naturally fights the signs of aging with a blend of non-greasy, 100% organic superfood oils. Baobab-enhanced argan oil delivers ultra-conditioning essential fatty acids and vitamin E to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin, body and hair can all be boosted with mega-moisture for a luminous glow. You can even add a drop or two to your favorite moisturizer, mask or hair conditioner to boost hydration.

Oily or breakout-prone skin
Do you have oily skin or experience breakouts? If so, the Oil Free Grapefruit Cream is a wonderful option for you. Get just the right amount of lightweight hydration to nourish blemish-prone skin without clogging pores. This moisturizer is loaded with seabuckthorn kernel extract, which is highly nutritive and rich in vitamins A, E, P and K as well as B vitamins, infusing the skin with essential fatty acids and phytosterols to promote healing and breakout reduction.

Moisture + protection
Do you want a moisturizer that also offers protection? Our Daily Defense SPF 17 offers nourishing ingredients combined with zinc oxide to hydrate and protect in one step. This amazing cream is boosted with astaxanthin (as brand-name BioAstin®) to protect collagen and prevent cross-linkages while boosting the effects of beta carotene and coenzyme Q10 for intensive antioxidant action.

Sensitive skin
If you’re fighting inflammation, redness or other irritations, the Pure Harmony Cream was designed just for you. Skin appears smoother with a more balanced tone and texture thanks to this protective formula, which is boosted with Renovage, gardenia plant stem cells and asiaticoside.

Moisture + brightening
Do you think your skin needs a bit of a glow, perhaps some brightening? The Apple Brightening Cream is a luxurious moisturizer powered by Apple Plant Stem Cells and Daisy Flower Extract to deliver a luminous and even-toned complexion. Rich in Antioxidants to hydrate and plump, your skin will look radiant and healthier.

Moisture + anti-aging
Are you looking to prevent or diminish wrinkles? Check out the ultimate anti-aging Supreme Polypeptide Cream. Loaded with a multiple peptide blend this moisturizer does it all, hydrates deeply while also lifting and retexturing the skin for a more refined, youthful appearance.

Dry, dehydrated skin
Is your skin dry or dehydrated? To improve skin smoothness and prevent moisture loss, try out the rejuvenating rich Deep Repair Cream. EGF Peptides increase cellular regeneration while algae-derived Venuceane™ protects collagen and prevents moisture loss. Nourishing shea butter and cutting-edge skin nutrients restore moisture while improving skin’s texture and youthfulness. A must have for anyone with dry skin.

Overnight moisture + anti-aging treatment
Also, for those with dry skin or anyone wanting to reduce wrinkles, try out a nutrient-rich nighttime age-defying treatment; let the Revitalizing Night Cream work overnight to improve radiance and firmness. This advanced formula containing ChroNOline™ peptide and monk’s pepper increases hydration and reduces the appearance of wrinkles for skin that looks younger.