Daytime moisturizer
December 15, 2009 5:23 PM   Subscribe

The best under-makeup daytime moisturizer with all the ingredients for a normal skin
posted by page123 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Without any additional information, like how old you are, where you live, if you use SPF, etc, it's hard to narrow it down. But I've been using Sephora's Age Prevention Moisturizer SPF 15 - Normal Skin and I've been happy with it. And it's a decent price - $20US for a pot that's only half-used after a year, and I don't skimp when I apply it.
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse at 5:58 PM on December 15, 2009

Also for daytime, have you ever considered a tinted moisturizer? The coverage is generally light.
posted by typewriter at 5:59 PM on December 15, 2009

Can never go wrong with plain old Oil of Olay as long as you're not prone to breakouts. Quality and cheapness.
posted by frobozz at 6:05 PM on December 15, 2009

Honestly, as much as I love MetaFilter, the reviews at Makeupalley are probably more useful for beauty product recommendations. Not all of the MUA reviewers' comments are valuable, but there are really a lot of them, and from people who are passionately interested in the topic.
posted by timeo danaos at 6:05 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

I have no particular credentials of expertise, but I use Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF 30 (the highest SPF I could find in moisturizers that I could stand), underneath a range of foundations depending on circumstances, including CG Smoothers tinted SPF 15, or Aromaleigh's Glissade mineral powder.

I have tried a buttload of high-spf moisturizers, and find most of them a little sticky. I suffer from extreme face sweats after putting on sunscreens, and the Aveeno has triggered it the least.

The Aveeno is enough to stop my horrendously sensitive chest from chronic Farmer Tan (I swear, I spend almost no time outside, but without a good sunscreen I'm 87 years old in the shirt-V anyway), which is a big bonus for me.
posted by Lyn Never at 6:22 PM on December 15, 2009

I second the Aveeno suggestion! I wear the Positively Radiant on a daily basis, and when my skin freaks out on occasion, I wear the Ultra-Calming formula. The latter has made hives go away overnight, instead of lasting for days.
posted by adiabat at 6:29 PM on December 15, 2009

Complex 15
posted by wiretap at 6:33 PM on December 15, 2009

My skin's not particularly sensitive, but I like Eucerin's daily moisturizer with SPF for sensitive skin. It "soaks in" very quickly for me, so I can get my makeup on over it without having to wait around.

My sister's skin is slightly more oily and she prefer's Cetaphil's version, which has an even higher SPF (50, I believe, to Eucerin's 30).
posted by padraigin at 10:10 PM on December 15, 2009

Check out They have several options. My favorite daytime moisturizer right now is Skin Drink.
posted by bearwife at 10:15 PM on December 15, 2009

I love Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture For Sensitive Skin. It's fragrance-free, so you don't have to worry about irritation caused by perfumes. It absorbs fairly quickly on my combination skin (a little goes a long way).

The awesome Paula Begoun has some free product reviews that are very helpful. You can also get a free month of her subscription service where you get access to all of her product reviews.
posted by transporter accident amy at 2:35 AM on December 16, 2009

The Body Shop has a good number of moisturizers and pre-moisturizers that are great. i love the Vitamin C Skin Boost, it makes my skin ridiculously soft and smooth immediately and makeup lays on it nicely
posted by assasinatdbeauty at 8:53 AM on December 16, 2009

I use Mac's Studio Moisture Fix as I have dry skin, but can recommend their other moisturisers (British spelling!) as well.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:16 AM on December 16, 2009

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