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What is the Best Moisturizer for My Skin Type?

Updated: Mar 3, 2022

SkinScriptRx: Facial Moisturizers


Do I need to Moisturize and How Often?


So, as controversial as it may seem, EVERYONE needs to moisturize. People with oily, acneic skin tend to avoid the moisturizing step in their routine, hoping to cut down on the oil production throughout the day. But what they may not realize is, not moisturizing can cause your skin to produce more oil! (Yikes) That isn't at all to say that all moisturizers are created equal. Of course, the best moisturizer for oily skin will not be the best moisturizer for dry skin. Someone with dry or even dehydrated skin may need a moisturizer with a thick or occlusive barrier (to prevent trans-epidermal water loss and protect skin from environmental factors) and a person with oily or acneic skin will need a moisturizer that is lightweight, oil free, and also heals while soothing and calming skin irritation. Regardless of skin type or condition, everyone should moisturize daily after the cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating steps of your skincare regimen to see the best overall results of their skincare routine. (check out The Perfect SkinCare Routine: The 5 Crucial Steps for Clear Glowy Skin)


How to Use a Moisturizer?


Moisturizers should be applied after cleansing and exfoliating (exfoliation how to's). Most importantly you must use the best moisturizer for your skin type and condition for the best results. The best moisturizer for your skin will also depend on the results you would like to achieve or skin problems you want to address. For example, if you want to decrease oiliness you will need to use a moisturizer that balances water/oil content of the skin. Or, if you want to get rid of fine lines, you will need a product that hydrates and protects the skin from environmental damage.


What is the BEST moisturizer for my skin type?


So as mentioned above different skin types (dry, oily, normal, combination) and skin conditions (dehydrated, acneic, dermatitis) require a different skin care treatment including moisturizer. Dry and dehydrated skin requires more protection from harsh elements while acneic skin require products with anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Below I will discuss my professional recommendation and the moisturizers that I like to use on my clients based on their concerns, skin types, and conditions.



Why use SkinScriptRx Moisturizers?


SkinScript offers a range of moisturizers for dry/dehydrated to oily/acneic skin and everything in between. Sometimes using the wrong moisturizer (or none at all) can do damage but when you add the perfect moisturizer to your routine it can make all of the difference when it comes to healthy skin. Whether your goal is to improve acne and scar, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, or improve hydration, SkinScript has the perfect moisturizer for you!

Meet the Moisturizers…

(Click a link below to view the moisturizer that best suits you!)


  • For dry or dehydrated skin

  • Improves wrinkles and hydration for supple skin

  • Best used in nightly facial routine

  • For normal to dry and sensitive skin

  • Promotes healing and collagen synthesis

  • Improves visible lines and skin appearance

  • For normal to dry or mature skin

  • Stimulates fibroblasts for healing and collagen production

  • Improves texture and reduces wrinkles

  • For normal/combination skin

  • Improves skin hydration

  • Perfect as a makeup primer

  • Protects from environmental damage

  • For normal/combination skin

  • Great for healing sensitive/sensitized skin

  • Normalizes water/oil balance

  • Soothes irritated/inflamed skin

  • For oily, acneic skin

  • Improves acne and heals scars

  • Soothes and calms

  • Restore proper moisture balance


The SkinScript Hydrating Moisturizer visibly improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, calms inflammation, and assist in wound healing. Perfect for dry or dehydrated skin, the Hydrating Moisturizer protects and arms the skin with powerful antioxidants to ward off free radicals that can cause damage to the skin. This moisturizer is known for binding moisture to the skin and calming redness, irritation and itching while protecting the skin from environmental damage. Best used as a part of your nightly routine but is great morning and night and even paired with another moisturizer.


Active Ingredients:

  • Shea Butter is perfect for dry and aging skin but can be used on oily/acneic skin. Its unique fatty acid helps moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin while protecting the skin against the damaging effects of the sun (provides enhanced UV-B protection to prevent skin cancer) and repairing cellular degeneration.

  • Squalane is a major component of human skin surface lipids (or oils). It helps keep skin soft and healthy, and its antioxidant capabilities help protect from harsh effects of the environment. It also prevents the loss of water from the skin, improving skin appearance and health.

  • Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil is high in Vitamin C and A and has a strengthening effect on capillaries and connective tissue. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent, and it is used to soothe and heal irritated, chapped skin.

  • Honey Extract (MelhydranR) is antibacterial and healing, assisting in wound repair and alleviating bruising. Its humectant properties keep the skin moist to prolong hydration.

  • Algae Extract (Seaweed) is an active substance used to normalize the skin’s moisture content and provide suppleness.

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder soothes and calms redness and inflammation and provides gentle hydration while protecting the skin from external aggression.

The SkinScript Acai Berry Moisturizer improves the signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles) while hydrating and protecting the skin from environmental damage. This moisturizer is great for normal to dry skin as it balances the water/oil content of the skin and improves overall moisture levels. The acai berry is rich in vitamins B, C, & E and is an excellent antioxidant. The Acai Berry Moisturizer has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and promotes healing and collagen synthesis for smooth vibrant skin.


Active Ingredients:

  • Olivem® (Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate) is a combination of fatty acids that restore and maintain the integrity of the skin barrier.

  • Squalane is a major component of human skin surface lipids (or oils). It helps keep skin soft and healthy, and its antioxidant capabilities help protect from harsh effects of the environment. It also prevents the loss of water from the skin, improving skin appearance and health.

  • Acai Berry is native to tropical Central and South America. Acai pulp is rich in oleic acid, palmitic acid, and linoleic acid, as well as Vitamins B, C, and E. This berry has high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used topically for its astringent and antibacterial properties.

  • Sphingolipids balance surface lipids, regenerate healthy cells, and moisturize.

  • Hyaluronic Acid naturally occurs in the dermis of human skin and has water binding properties. It increases skin suppleness and strengthens the intercellular matrix, and smooths the skin.

  • Phospholipids assist in barrier repair, improve barrier function, and protect from outside aggressors and bacteria.

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder soothes and calms redness and inflammation, and it provides gentle hydration while protecting the skin from external aggression.

  • Bisabolol (L-Alpha) acts as an anti-inflammatory and promotes wound healing, reduces sensitivity, and alleviates heat while soothing skin irritation.

The SkinScript Peptide Restoration Moisturizer improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and nourishes the skin for a natural radiant glow. The Peptide Restoration Moisturizer accelerates the growth of skin cells, activates skin repair and stimulates fibroblast production. The Peptide Restoration Moisturizer is a medium weight moisturizer making it a great fit for normal to dry or even maturing (40+ skin)


Active Ingredients:

  • Squalane is a major component of human skin surface lipids (or oils). It helps keep skin soft and healthy, and its antioxidant capabilities help protect from harsh effects of the environment. It also prevents the loss of water from the skin, improving skin appearance and health.

  • Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil has high levels of essential fatty acids and natural retinoic acid content to aid in skin rejuvenation, hydrating, moisturizing, and nourishing. It also protects against photo damage.

  • Shea Butter helps moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. It also helps protect the skin against the damaging effects of the sun (provides enhanced UV-B protection) while repairing cellular degeneration.

  • Reproage™ is a peptide which helps create a smoother, more radiant and visually rejuvenated complexion. The skin regenerates itself at a rate equivalent to that of 17 years younger (volunteers aged 50-55), and roughness decreased up to 41.3% (56 days, 2% peptide solution), as observed in vivo.

  • ChroNOline (Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3) is a peptide derived from a growth factor. It boosts collagen production, activates skin repair, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract boosts the immune function of the skin cells and protects against sun damage.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in both the fatty and watery regions of cells (both water and oil soluble).

  • rH Oligopeptide-1 (EGF) is a peptide to accelerate the growth of epidermal cells. It reduces wrinkles and assists in wound healing.

The SkinScript Ageless Skin Moisturizer hydrates without leaving a heavy feel on the skin making this perfect for normal/combination skin. Much like the previously mentioned moisturizers, the Ageless Skin Moisturizer hydrates, balances water/oil balance, soothes and improves the appearance of fine lines while also serving as a great makeup primer.



Active Ingredients:

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice hydrates, soothes, and alleviates irritation. It also provides UV absorption protection.

  • Sodium Hyaluronate increases moisture binding capabilities and infuses water deep into the skin cells to create a water reservoir that guards against environmental exposure.

  • Ubiquinone (CoQ10) is known as the most efficient way to protect the skin from free radical damage. It reduces wrinkle depth and assists in copper utilization to repair wounds such as wrinkles.

  • R-alpha-lipoic Acid flows in and out of the cell in both watery and fatty regions to improve antioxidant capabilities.

The SkinScript Cacteen Balancing Moisturizer is a great moisturizer for normal/combination skin as well as sensitive skin. The healing properties of Prickly Pear Cactus and the anti-inflammatory effects of Bisabolol work together to calm and repair sensitive or sensitized skin. If you are having issues with sunburn, product reaction, or any other skin inflammation this moisturizer will restore your skin to a natural balance and alleviate heat from skin irritation.


Active Ingredients:

  • AquaCacteen® (Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Stem Extract) is rich in essential amino acids, antioxidants, and water-binding polysaccharides. It hydrates, smooths, and protects the skin from environmental stress.

  • Olivem® (Cetearyl Olivate, and Sorbitan Olivate) is a combination of fatty acids that restore and maintain the integrity of the skin barrier.

  • Sodium Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (PCA) is a component of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and has a very potent hydrating and moisturizing power. It is nonirritating and non-allergenic, and it is a humectant with moisture-binding ability.

  • Bisabolol (L-Alpha) acts as an anti-inflammatory, promotes wound healing, reduces sensitivity, and alleviates heat while soothing skin irritation.

  • Spin Trap limits lipid peroxidation and free radical damage.

  • Phycocyanin is a natural blue pigment derived from spirulina, a blue-green algae, with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

The SkinScript Light Aloe Moisturizer balances oil and hydrates oily, acneic skin without feeling greasy or heavy. The Light Aloe Moisturizer minimizes irritation and environmental damage to improve blemished skin and clear away acne and breakouts. This moisturizer increased hydration while decreasing oil production. It also draws oxygen to the skin cells to fight free radical damages that are causing breakouts while relieving discomfort and healing acne.




Active Ingredients:

  • Glycerin acts as an emollient and lubricant. It can also be a humectant and draw moisture from the air to the skin.

  • Spin Trap entraps reactive oxygen species to restore proper chemical structure and spin to destructive molecules. It also limits lipid peroxidation and free radical damage.

  • Totarol is a revolutionary antioxidant that has tremendous effects on acne and skin impurities. It limits scarring from extractions, protects from free radical damage, and maintains clear skin.

  • Sodium Hyaluronate increases moisture binding capabilities and infuses water deep into the tissue to create a water reservoir that guards against environmental exposure.

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice provides pain relieving properties to reduce discomfort associated with acne. It also heals, provides hydration and UV absorption protection, and reduces redness.

Now that we have gone through my recommendation of moisturizers there are a few things to remember when using any moisturizer!

Tips: Use the moisturizer for your skin type that addresses your primary concerns. Ie. avoid wrinkles and fine lines by using a moisturizer that reduces them. Prevent acne breakouts by using a moisturizer formulated for acneic skin.


Use: Apply after cleanser, exfoliation, and mask/serum applications

For best results:

  1. Apply to restore moisture after exfoliation while skin is damp

  2. Use hydrosol or toner to increase absorption

  3. Best used after morning and evening skincare routine

  4. Apply skin protection after moisturizer to see faster results



For more information, on the perfect skin care routine for healthy glowy skin, check out The Perfect SkinCare Routine: The 5 Crucial Steps for Clear Glowy Skin


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