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7 New Face Moisturizers to Boost Your Fall Regimen

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From June through late August, you probably spent countless hours frolicking on the beach, soaking up rays and taking endless dips in chlorinated pools. And now that fall has arrived, you’ve taken second glances in the mirror and noticed subtle changes to your skin from all that glorious sunshine. Maybe your complexion appears slightly more dry or you peep an extra freckle or two? We can definitely relate. And if you’re like us, that means it’s time to tweak your skin care regimen just a bit.

Why You Need a Different Moisturizer in the Fall

Fall is actually the perfect time of year to introduce slightly heavier face moisturizers into your routine. To target and correct dryness, choose formulas with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, botanical oils and ceramides that lock in moisture and protect the skin barrier. “As the weather changes from summer to fall, the air gets both colder and dryer. Cold and dry air sucks the moisture right out of our skin. Ultimately, the outer skin layer (stratum corneum) dehydrates, leading to cracking, flaking and itching skin,’’ explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Janet H. Prystowsky.

New York dermatologist and author Dr. Bobby Buka and co-founder and chief science officer of First Aid Beauty, also recommends ones with SPF. He states, “SPF protection is a must year-round, but it’s easy to overlook when the temperatures start to drop. Moisturizers with SPF are no gimmick; they’re a great way to keep your skin healthy on an everyday basis.’’

Other ingredients to look for in your moisturizers are antioxidants, which help skin neutralize and repair environmental damage, and peptides, which help diminish signs of aging.

Our Newest Fall Moisturizers

Now that you’ve learned how to prep your skin for fall, meet some of our newest face moisturizers that help your skin transition gracefully.

  1. 1. Obagi IDR Exfoliating and Hydrating Lotion
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    1. Obagi IDR Exfoliating and Hydrating Lotion

    If you experienced more breakouts and oiliness in the summer, chances are your skin is now in recovery mode. Exfoliating and brightening ingredients such as vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids are essential for getting your skin back to normal. This face moisturizer is designed for all skin types and targets common skin concerns like acne, large pores and wrinkles with skin-healing allantoin and sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid.

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  2. 2. Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
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    2. Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

    Help undo some of the damaging effects of free radicals with this lightweight yet potent face moisturizer from Murad. Antioxidants, peptides and minerals combine in this face cream to instantly hydrate and lock in moisture, strengthening the skin barrier for a plumper, smoother complexion. Use this formula daily to get your skin primed and prepped for the holidays.

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  3. 3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Medium
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    3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Medium

    Even though we may experience more overcast days during the fall, we shouldn’t ditch sunscreen completely. Yes, it’s true! UV rays can cause damage any time of year. This moisturizer not only offers broad-spectrum protection, but it also lends a subtle tint, so you can still enjoy that warm summer glow. Dry skin remains deeply moisturized and soothed thanks to hyaluronic acid and colloidal oatmeal.

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  4. 4. Angela Caglia Skincare Soufflé Moisturizer
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    4. Angela Caglia Skincare Soufflé Moisturizer

    Give your skin the hydration it deserves with the Soufflé Moisturizer by Angela Caglia Skincare. Enriched with meadowfoam seed oil and goat's milk, this anti-aging cream plumps and brightens skin.Key Ingredients: * Meadowfoam Seed Oil: targets fine lines and wrinkles * Chlorophyll: oxygenating * Hyaluronic: hydrating * Rose Geranium: helps reduce the appearance of scars and pigmentation, increasing blood flow and may reduce skin irritationKey Benefits: * Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles * Hydrates and seals in moisture * Brightens skinTip: May be used as an overnight
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  5. 5. Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet Cream
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    5. Caudalie Moisturizing Sorbet Cream

    With a name reminiscent of a delectable summer dessert, the Moisturizing Sorbet Cream packs a major (skin care) punch. Utilizing organic grape water as its star ingredient, this face cream is clinically proven to reduce redness and soothe skin. Lightweight and non-comedogenic, it helps to ensure skin remains supple and comfortable—no matter the time of year.

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  6. 6. GlamGlow WATERBURST Hydrated Glow Moisturizer

    A lightweight face cream that offers 72 hours of hydration? Yes, please! GlamGlow’s WATERBURST Hydrated Glow moisturizer is a wonderful way to give your skin a much-needed boost. It contains a deeply nourishing triple hyaluronic acid complex that works below the surface to combat dryness. Not only is this formula the perfect remedy for super parched, post-summer skin, it also comes in an eye-catching light-blue color that mimics a swimming pool.

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  7. 7. COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion
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    7. COSRX Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion

    Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion by COSRX banishes blemishes to give your skin a clear, smooth complexion. Enriched with 70% white birch sap, this daily moisturizer calms skin and addresses dryness.Key Ingredients: * Birch Sap: gently calms skin * Betaine Salicylate and Willow Bark Water: banish blemishes * Snail Secretion Filtrate: moisturizes and nourishes skinKey Benefits: * Hydrates and nourishes skin * Calms irritates and sensitive skin * Tightening
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Rahimah Herd

Rahimah Herd is a former Beauty Copywriter at Dermstore. Throughout her career, she’s written about everything from furniture to fashion. You can catch her at the beach, in bookstores or booking her next flight.