Whether you like to wear makeup or not, moisturizer is a staple for your skin. It’s one of the most important part of your skin care regime. Your skin will dehydrate if it’s not moisturized well every day and it can lead to premature aging. How to find the best moisturizer out there? Here are some tips for choosing the right one.

Oily Skin

One myth in the beauty world is that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer. This could not be any more wrong! Washing your face can strip the natural oil on your skin, it’s why sometimes your face feel so tight after you washed it. This condition will send a signal to your skin to produce more oil so your skin won’t feel so dry. The thirstier your skin in moisture, the more it will produce oil.  We love philosophy Hope in A Jar Oil Free Gel as it’s oil free with gel formula which absorbs quickly rather than sitting on top on your skin making your skin feel greasy.


philosophy Hope in A Jar Oil-Free Gel (IDR 600.000)


Dry Skin

If you have natural dry skin, then moisturizing well is a must every day! Find a moisturizer that will give you a lot of hydration and also can soothe your skin because dry skin is prone to redness. You need a moisturizer that will moisturize and reduce the redness. Look for a moisturizer with lactic acid (to help reduce the redness), glycerin (to help the skin store the moisture), and hyaluronic acid (to lock the moisture). Nuxe Crème Moisturizing Cream for Dry Skin has a richer texture like cream instead of lotion to help lock the moisture in longer.

Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Enrichie Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream for Dry Skin IDR 480.000

Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Enrichie Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream for Dry Skin (IDR 480.000)


Combination Skin

It’s frustrating sometimes to have the ‘in-between’ skin type. You’re not sure what to have since you have two different skin conditions on your skin. Choosing moisturizer for combination skin is a no brainer, there’s plenty of them out there. We recommend Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel as we have seen online reviews that rave about how this product has worked perfectly through all stages of life…from greasy teen skin to dryer mature skin, and every stage in between. It’s a great moisturizer that will help your skin balanced.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (IDR 500.000)

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (IDR 500.000)


Normal Skin

Bless you and your best skin ever! Normal skin still needs to moisturizer simply to keep it hydrated and protected from pollution (especially in Jakarta’s weather). Any texture will work on your skin, so choose something that you are comfortable with for your every day needs. If you like rich texture, opt for cream, but if you like your skin to feel less greasy, choose a lighter one lotion or gel. We recommend Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturizer as it has a lightweight cream formula with a rich, moist feeling, but it doesn’t feel greasy at all.

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturiser Enriched (IDR 550.000)

Shiseido Ibuki Refining Moisturiser Enriched (IDR 550.000)


Sensitive Skin

First thing first, you have to test out the moisturizer on a small area of your skin and see if it reacts or not. If not, you can go on using that moisturizer on your face. If you have sensitive skin, you need to find products that are free of fragrance, acids, and dyes. The less ingredients the moisturizer has, the more unlikely your skin will react to it. We love Avène Xeracalm Cream! Not only was it voted for Best Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin by ALLURE’s 2016 Best of Beauty Winner, this moisturizer is also formulated without any preservatives, parabens or fragrances and directly targets itching, redness and irritation for skin prone to atopic dermatitis and eczema.

Avène Xeracalm Cream 200ml (IDR 538.000)

Avène Xeracalm Cream 200ml (IDR 538.000)

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