4 best face moisturizers for dry mature skin on a budget

I must admit that finding good moisturizers for dry mature skin, that works is hard. With so many recommendations and advertisements throwing at you, it feels very overwhelming.

So today I decided to choose 4 products and rate them base on their quality. I also will explain the main ingredients in the formula and what it does for your skin without going too technical.

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Everyone says we should as we get older, keep our skin moisturized. Oil glands just don’t work as they use to, ceramides diminish, and skin loses more water than before. This makes moisturizing your skin an important part of the skincare routine.

So, let us explore together 4 moisturizers that are well made and affordable.

What is Moisturizer?

Moisturizers are topical products designed to improve and maintain the skin barrier function and to help prevent dry skin. resource

What Moisturizer for Dry Skin Should Do?

Let’s look at each ingredient and what it does for the dry skin.

Glycerin pulls water from an environment deep into your skin and makes sure it’s staying hydrated.  It’s like a sponge that absorbs water and keeps it close to your skin.

Shea butter, Silicones, and Cocoa butter – protect transepidermal water loss by creating a barrier on top of our skin.

Ceramides, Ester wax (Jojoba oil) – mimic the skin’s own natural moisturizing system, so skin can act as it did when we were younger.

Ceramides naturally make up 50% of our skin composition and as we age our ceramide level decreases. Moisturizers with Ceramide will increase your skin hydration and improves barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss.

TIP: Never use products that contain drying or irritating ingredients. That’s why all products that I selected are alcohol-free and fragrance & essential oil-free

The Best Moisturizer Will Have Mix of Humectant, Emollient and Occlusive Ingredients

Humectants – they attract water to themselves and slow down water evaporation from your skin.

Emollients – they soften the skin and improve elasticity. Many of these is just light oils.

Occlusive – seal in moisture and block the water from evaporating. These ingredients tend to feel heavier and greasy on the skin.

And the WINNER for Best Moisturizers for Mature Dry Skin IS

photo of Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Repair Cream

1. Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Repair Cream

A concentrated anti-aging moisturizing cream. It’s sick and nourishing and makes your skin look flawless. It will help to diminish fine lines around the eyes.

This formula packed with the best powerful ingredients for hydration and anti-aging.

Also, the cream comes in airtight container that protects ingredients from oxidation and exposure to the air.

Deeply Hydrating Ingredients:

Glycerine, Jojoba seed oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Petrolatum, and Ceramides.

Anti Aging Ingredients:

Antioxidants, skin brightening ingredients, Retinol, and Peptides will minimize signs of aging on the face, neck and around the eyes.

It’s the only product from my list of best moisturizers for mature skin, that has Jojoba seed oil.

Jojoba seed oil moisturizes skin through a unique dual action:

  1. It mixes with sebum and forms a thin, non-greasy layer
  2. It absorbs into the skin through pores and makes skin soft and supple
CeraVe moisturizer

2. CERAVE

This is the cream that I use daily. For drug store products it has a superior formula with powerful ingredients that will make sure that your skin stays moisturized and hydrated.

Glycerine is the second ingredient, that will pull moisture from the environment deep into your skin to help make sure that it stays hydrated.

Caprylic Triglyceride is the third ingredient and it is going to lock in hydration.

CeraVe moisturizer also formulated with Ceramides and Sodium Hyaluronate.

Sodium Hyaluronate more concentrate form of Hyaluronic acid that going to pull moisture from the environment like Glycerine.

And it’s VERY affordable!!! You can buy CeraVe cream at any drugstore in Canada or the USA.

You can Buy it on Amazon

3. E.L.F. Happy Hydration cream

elf Happy Hydration cream

It’s a lightweight cream that gives you a lot of hydration without a thick layer of moisturizer on your face.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil or Hemp seed oil is second on the list. It’s a good oil for hydration and shows that it’s a pretty good quality product in my opinion.

It’s also formulated with Glycerin as the fourth ingredient and Niacinamide as the sixth ingredient is a sousing Peptide complex.

Niacinamide works to reduce sensitivity and irritation and regulate sebum production and it brightens any dark spots or pigmentation that you have across your face.

Contains a small amount of Sodium Hyaluronate, more concentrate form of Hyaluronic acid that going to pull moisture from the environment like Glycerine

Buy it on Amazon

4. Oil of Olay Regenerist Retinol 24

regenrist retinol 24

This wallet-friendly moisturizing cream has as a second ingredient Dimethicone it’s the most common silicone of all.

Dimethicone will create a protective layer on your skin and prevent transepidermal water evaporation. It also will fill fine lines and give your skin a silky smooth appearance, which is always appreciated even if it’s temporary.

Glycerin a natural ingredient that’s already exist in our skin.

It contains powerful anti-agers like retinol, amino-peptide, and niacinamide that will give you lifting and plumping benefits.

Buy it on Amazon

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Key Takeaways

First, it’s important that you moisturize your skin right after you shower or wash your face. It will give you the maximum benefits.

Once you find a moisturizer that works, try to use it consistently.

  • What kind of moisturizer do you use?
  • How would you like to try any new ones?
  • What do you look for in a moisturizer?
  • Please tell me in the comments below.

Love and Appreciate you XOXO Irina Nikitina – Creator of Modern Fifty TV

If you found “4 best face moisturizers for dry mature skin on a budget” post helpful, feel free to pin this image to your Skincare board.

I must admit that finding good moisturizer for dry mature skin, that works is hard. With so many recommendations and advertisement throwing at you it feels very over whelming.  So today I decided to choose 4 products and rate them base on their quality. I also will explain main ingredients in formula and what it does for your skin without going to technical.   Everyone says we should as we get older, it’s to keep our skin, moisturized. Oil glands just don’t work as they use to, ceramides diminish, and skin lose more water then it us before. This make moisturizing your skin an important part of skincare routine.  So, lets explore together 4 moisturizers that well made and still very affordable. In addition to moisturizer, drinking lots of water and taking good care of your diet is important.  [pipdig_code_1]   What is Moisturizer?  Moisturizers are topical products designed to improve and maintain the skin barrier function and to help prevent dry skin. resource  What Moisturizer for Dry Skin Should Do? Let’s take pose and explain each ingredient dry skin need. Glycerin pulls water from an environment deep into your skin and makes sure it’s stays hydrated.  It’s like sponge that absorbs water and keep it close to your skin. Protect transepidermal water loos by creating barrier on our skin – Shea butter, Silicones, Coco butter,  Mimic the skin’s own natural moisturizing system – Ceramides, Ester wax (Jojoba oil) – so it can act like it did before. Ceramides naturally make up 50% of our skin composition and as we age our ceramide level decrease. Moisturizers with Ceramide will increase your skin hydration and improves barrier function and prevent transepidermal water loss.  ?TIP: Never use products that contain drying or irritating ingredients. That’s why all products that I selected are alcohol-free and fragrance & essential oil-free  The Best Moisturizer Will Have Mix of Humectant, Emollient and Occlusive Ingredients 1// Humectants – they attract water to themselves and slow down water evaporation from your skin. 2// Emollients – they soften the skin and improve elasticity. Many of these is just light oils. 3// Occlusive – seal in moisture and block the water from evaporating. These ingredients tend to feel heavier and greasy on the skin.  And the WINNER for Best Moisturizer for Mature Dry Skin IS  ?? 1// Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Repair Cream A concentrated anti-aging moisturizing cream. It’s sick and nourishing and makes your skin look flawless. It will help you to diminish fine lines around eyes. This formula packed with best powerful ingredients for hydration and anti-aging.  Also, cream comes in airtight container that protects ingredients from oxidation and exposure to the air.  Deeply Hydrating Ingredients: Glycerine, Jojoba seed oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Petrolatum, and Ceramides.  Anti Aging Ingredients: Antioxidants, skin brightening ingredients, Retinol and Peptides will minimize signs of aging on the face, neck and around the eyes.  It’s the only product from my list of best moisturizers for mature skin, that has Jojoba seed oil. Jojoba seed oil moisturizes skin through a unique dual action: 1.	It mixes with sebum and forms a thin, non-greasy layer 2.	It absorbs into the skin through pores and makes skin soft and supple  https://www.paulaschoice.com/resist-intensive-repair-cream/781.html  [pipdig_code_1]  2// CERAVE   This is the cream that I use daily. For Drug store product it has superior formula with powerful ingredient’s that will make sure that your skin stays moisturized and hydrated. Glycerine is the second ingredient, that will pull moisture from environment deep into your skin to help make sure that it stays hydrated.  Caprylic Triglyceride is the third ingredient and it is going to lock in hydration. CeraVe moisturizer also formulated with Ceramides and Sodium Hyaluronate.  Sodium Hyaluronate more concentrate form of Hyaluronic acid that going to pull moisture from the environment like Glycerine.  And did I mention that it’s VERY affordable!!! You can buy CeraVe cream at any drugstore in Canada or USA.  Ulta now ships to Canada https://global.ulta.com/pm-facial-moisturizing-lotion?productId=xlsImpprod5140067&sku=2254422&_requestid=961053  3// E.L.F. Happy Hydration cream  It’s light weight cream that gives you a lot of hydration without thick layer of moisturizer on your face.  Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil or Hemp seed oil is second on the list. It’s a good oil for hydration and shows that it’s pretty good quality product in my opinion.  It’s also formulated with the Glycerin as fourth ingredient and Niacinamide as sixth ingredient as a sousing Peptide complex. Niacinamide works to reduce sensitivity and irritation and regulate sebum production and it brightens any dark spots or pigmentation that you have across you face. Contains small amount of Sodium Hyaluronate, more concentrate form of Hyaluronic acid that going to pull moisture from the environment like Glycerine  Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/e-l-f-Holy-Hydration-Face-Cream/112923726  4// Oil of Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 This wallet friendly moisturizing cream has as a second ingredient Dimethicone it’s a most common silicone of all.  Dimethicone will create a protective layer on your skin and prevent transepidermal water evaporation. It also will fill your fine lines and give your skin silky smooth appearance. Which is always appreciated even if it’s temporary.  Glycerin a natural ingredient that is also in our skin. Contains powerful anti-agers like retinol, amino-peptide and niacinamide that will give you lifting and plumping benefits.  Ulta  https://global.ulta.com/regenerist-retinol24-night-moisturizer?productId=pimprod2007285 [pipdig_code_1]  Key Takeaways First, it’s important that you moisturize your skin right after you shower or washed your face. It will give you the maximum benefits.  Once you find moisturizer that works, try to use it consistently.  If you fill that one moisturizer not enough for you, just layer pure plant oil such as almond, coconut, or jojoba seed oil after moisturizer or mix it in.  What kind of moisturizer do you use? How would you like to try any new ones? What do you look for in a moisturizer? Please tell in the comments below. For all of the latest updates from the Blog and other ageless Beauty tips, I hope you’ll take a moment to follow me on Instagram! Have a fabulous week and take care! ❤ ❤ ❤ Irina Nikitina Founder of Modern Fifty TV If you found “4 best face moisturizers for dry mature skin on a budget” post helpful, feel free to pin this image to your Skincare board.

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2 Comments

  1. Charlotte says:

    Nice list. I always like to see affordable products. Some people are willing to spend in what my opinion is a ridiculous amount of money for a tiny jar. I really like the CeraVe one. I haven’t found a product from them that my skin doesn’t like. But lately, I’ve been using the Curativa Bay Hyaluronic Acid Cream and I’ve had pretty great results so far. I think it is the perfect daily moisturizer, the skin absorbs it pretty quickly, so you can wear it under makeup, but at the same time provides long-lasting and intense moisturizing power. My skin is on the dry side and quite sensitive and some products tend to irritate it. With this cream, my skin feels refreshed and soothed. After I use it, my skin feels plump, soft, and healthier. The skin texture has improved tremendously since I started using it. I highly recommend it. Would love a review. Check it out here https://shor.by/KSjc

  2. Michele Baldwin says:

    I really enjoyed the article though. I wouldn’t be able to afford to buy all the products to compare 😔 thank you very much!❤️

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