Best face moisturizer for fall 2019
August 9, 2019

As we head towards fall, so there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve already spent a whole lot of time outside, enjoying the sunshine at the beach, swimming in the pool, and sweating this summer. Especially sweating. And with all that outdoor time in record-hot temperatures, you’re likely dealing with dry, itchy, flaky skin. Rosy cheeks are good, peeling cheeks not so much. But with the best face moisturizers for fall, you can avoid let your glow shine through, no matter the weather.

MASSE puts the shine on the face moisturizers that will help your skin glow, thanks to recommendations by real users who have tried the products they review. Unfortunately, it can be hard to fight through many sites’ fake reviews and sponsored posts, but at MASSE, you’ll only find honest questions and answers from your fellow shoppers, highlighting the best face moisturizers. No matter what kind of skin you have and how much help you need to prep for fall, MASSE users have you covered.

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 fall 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 summer, 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
Glow Recipe
Magic Cream Moisturizer
Charlotte Tilbury
Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream - Anti-Aging Moisturizer for Dry Skin
Drunk Elephant
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30
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

$64.00By: 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.
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.
Great for sensitive skin, Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream is packed with natural ingredients that nourish dry skin and leave it soft and shiny. MASSE shoppers love its “magic” ability to feel thick and creamy without clumping on the skin or leaving it feeling oily, either. The rich complex melts in quickly and leaves you with a full day of hydration, making it one of the best face moisturizers for spring!
Recommended by dermatologists, CeraVe’s Facial Moisturizing Lotion is beloved by MASSE shoppers, who praise the moisturizer for its lightweight feel and deep hydration capabilities. It’s been a go-to for years because it both soothes the skin and protects it from the sun, making for a year-round face moisturizer that spreads easily and works for all types of skin.