Best face moisturizer for fall 2019

October 4, 2019

Now that we are officially in fall, finding the right moisturizer should be at the top of your to-do list (yes, even before finding a Halloween costume). The growing chill, whipping winds, and time spent outdoors can really dry out your skin! Whether you’re headed back to school or just working full weeks at the office again, you’ll need the best face moisturizer you can get this fall — rosy cheeks are good, but peeling and painful cheeks, not so much. With the best face moisturizers for fall, you can avoid that fate entirely and let your glow shine through, no matter how hot and sunny it is outside.

With such a wide variety of face moisturizers, you’re going to find a huge range of ingredients. But you’re generally going to be looking for a few uber-important features, each of which serves a different purpose. The best face moisturizers for spring work by drawing in water, locking it in with a new protective layer, and smoothing out skin on the surface level. Doing so helps heal dry skin, keep it hydrated, and add a bright sheen that’ll have you glowing.

Our users’ favorite facial moisturizers for dry skin span lighter and heavier brands and can be used both daily and even more frequently (hey, after winter, you’ve got a lot of moisturizing to do). They also hit different price points, so no matter what budget you’re working with, you’ll find a great hydrating face moisturizer that will get you ready for fall!

  • Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer

    $39.00

    By Glow Recipe

    Watermelon is 92 percent water, so it only makes sense a face moisturizer made with watermelon extract is pretty darn hydrating. According to MASSE users, Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer is super-light and super-hydrating moisturizer that “absorbs really fast and is good for oily skin,” but it doesn’t dry up or irritate sensitive skin. It’s a face moisturizer that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get back out in the sun.

  • Magic Cream Moisturizer

    $64.00

    By Charlotte Tilbury

    Take it from one satisfied MASSE user, who swiped our go-to turn of phrase in their review before we could get to it: “This is called Magic Cream for a reason.” The reason? Well, this face moisturizer doesn’t just nourish the skin, it also helps brighten and soften it, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Its secret ingredient is BioNymph Peptide Complex, a sci-fi-sounding complex that supports collagen and reduce the wrinkles. Just a little bit of this Charlotte Tilbury product is super-effective, making it one of the best face moisturizers for the summer.

  • Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer

    $13.99

    By Aveeno

    Just about everyone has used Aveeno products at various times, and for good reason: They’re affordable and very, very effective. Their Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer gets especially high marks from MASSE users, who call it “the best ever” and love how nourishing it is, too. It’s oil-free and helps even skin tone in addition to restoring moisture and brightening complexions, and it even serves as a sunscreen, with SPF 15 helping provide protection from dryness and burns in the first place.

  • Barrier Repair Cream Concentrate

    $11.60

    By Rovectin

    Free of harsh chemicals and packed with nourishing, natural ingredients like avocado oil and aloe vera, a little bit of Rovectin’s Barrier Repair Cream Concentrate goes a long way toward not only diminishing the telltale signs of aging, but also rejuvenating your skin by hydrating it, infusing it with antioxidants, and eliminating remaining dead skin cells. It creates a glow without any greasiness, making for a healthy shine that feels great. MASSE shoppers love how natural this face moisturizer feels and how much it revives their look.

  • Sébium Pore Refiner Moisturizing and Pore Minimizing Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

    $17.85

    By Bioderma

    One thing to keep in mind with face moisturizers is that while you want to hydrate and heal your skin, trapping moisturize and nutrients should not also mean clogging your pores. Not all moisturizers are so great at making that distinction, so Bioderma designed its Sébium Pore Refiner Moisturizing and Pore Minimizing Cream to ensure that you heal your skin without trapping in dirt and causing breaks and blemishes. It does this by regulating your oil output, which can cause clogged pores, and also has an astringent that helps tighten them. MASSE users say it also helps make their pores smaller and less visible in the long-term. We like moisturizers that make us look good now and in the future!