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gentle moisturizers

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A gentle moisturizer is a must-have for anyone with dry skin. Whether you're looking to soothe a sunburn, protect against winter chapping, or prevent stretch marks, a gentle moisturizer can help you achieve soft, youthful-looking skin.

bareMineralsCOMPLEXION RESCUE庐 Tinted Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and Mineral SPF 30

Size: 1.18 ozITEM: 1687953

Color: Chestnut 09 - for dark neutral skin with peach undertones

4K Reviews


I love this tinted moisturizer on my sensitive skin. It's buildable and gentle on my skin without looking cakey and made up. ...Beats LM tinted moisturizer...Great tinted gentle TM

What it is: A clean, multitasking tinted moisturizer that combines hydrating skincare benefits with naturally radiant, sheer-to-light coverage and SPF 30.

Coverage: Light



SPF: 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps replenish and boost skin’s moisture.
- Olive-Derived Squalane: Quenches dry skin with all-day hydration that feels light and refreshing.
- Mineral-Based Sunscreen: Protects from damaging UVA and UVB rays.


I feel like this formula is better suited for my drier skin as opposed to the other tinted moisturizers. There is a sparkle in the tinted moisturizer that gives the luminous finish. ...This tinted moisturizer is amazing I have very oily skin and when I put it on it never once felt oily or gave the appearance that I was shiny because of the oil in my skin it was very gentle it felt very natural and smooth going on and the color made my skin look beautiful it literally just lifted the color in my face and gave me like this sexy glow it never felt caked on or anything like that I just absolutely enjoyed it

What it is: A tinted moisturizer that contains radiant pearls hand-selected for each shade.

Coverage: Light



SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Luminescent Pearls: Add a hint of radiant color while reflecting light to brighten dull skin.
- French Algae: Helps visibly improve skin’s natural radiance.
- Plant-Based Hydration: Promotes water retention by supporting skin’s resilience and vitality.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS & SLES and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

Laura MercierMini Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.85 oz/ 25 mLITEM: 2306512

Color: 5N1 Walnut - deep neutral

481 Reviews


I absolutely love this product! It feels gentle on my skin and it provides the perfect amount of coverage and color. ...Doesn鈥檛 break me out like other tinted moisturizer...I like this, it鈥檚 one of the only tinted moisturizers that I have used and doesn鈥檛 break me out.

What it is: A mini tinted moisturizer for a sheer hint of coverage for an effortless no-makeup makeup dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This perfect blend of skincare and makeup improves your skin over time with a hydrating complex made up of macadamia and kukui seed oils. This helps increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mLITEM: 2449460

Color: 4C1 Almond - olive with cool undertones

6.4K Reviews


I will be buying this as my go to tinted moisturizer from now on....This tinted moisturizer is amazing. I love it. It goes on so easy, smooth and gentle.

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mLITEM: 2250702

Color: 1N2 Vanille - fair neutral

3K Reviews


I love this tinted moisturizer so far! This is the first one I ever tried and it's great. ...It did not feel heavy and felt gentle on the skin.

What it is: A bestselling tinted moisturizer with a new and improved formula, infused with skincare benefits for up to 24-hour hydration and SPF 30 sunscreen to protect.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils: Help increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.
- Silica Treated Pigment: Helps create a soft-focus effect for a naturally dewy finish.
- Tamarind Seed Extract: Locks in moisture and gives enhanced antioxidant protection.


This is amazing night moisturizer for my face. Very gentle, and highly effective. ...Gentle retinol formula...I have been using d advanced retinol nightly renewal moisturizer for a couple of weeks. The Moisturizer is formulated with retinol, retina and NIA- 114 technology to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and texture to leave your skin looking luminous and radiant.

What it is: A powerful yet gentle nightly moisturizer that addresses multiple visible signs of aging without irritation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- NIA-114™ (Patented form of Niacin): Enhances the efficacy of retinol while limiting common sensitivity.
- Retinol and Retinal: Improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone, and texture.
- Beta Glucan and Ginger Root Extract: Soothe dry skin and reduce the appearance of redness.


Intensely hydrating. Without the moisturizer on top of it, the feeling of Hydration given by this product still lasted for hours when I walked in the cold, drying wind. ...After a few days of putting it on along with my moisturizer i鈥檝e noticed my skin isn鈥檛 as dry and it鈥檚 very radiant.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A floral toning lotion infused with a prebiotic that helps simultaneously hydrate and rebalance the skin.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Oiliness
- Dryness

If you want to know more鈥
This fresh toning lotion is infused with mineral powders, offering a wave of freshness. Enriched with prebiotics, this toning lotion helps hydrate and rebalance the skin while minimizing the appearance of minor imperfections, such as pores and shine.

The skin is left moisturized, soft, and naturally beautiful, day after day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Mario BadescuButtermilk Moisturizer

ITEM: 2184976

Size: 2 oz/ 59 mL

35 Reviews


A little goes a long way. Light scent and gentle. I absolutely love this moisturizer and it's now my go to....Great moisturizer! Super hydrating and gentle! It smells good too, like lemons.

What it is: A daily moisturizer that rejuvenates and replenishes dehydrated skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lactic Acid: Exfoliates and rejuvenates.
- Vitamin E: Softens skin and defends against skin-aging free radicals.
- Chamomile Extract: Calms.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Lactic acid, allantoin, and chamomile combine in a lightweight formula that softens and smooths skin.


It takes quite a bit to impress me. I love the gentle formula of this moisturizer so much. It absorbs wonderfully, does not leave a greasy feel laying on top of your skin. ...My skin feel protected after first appiled, feels calmed and comforted after using it! This moisturizer is super silky to cocoons dry skin. Very gentle!

What it is: A fragrance-free moisturizer with moisture-retentive polysaccharides and hyaluronic acid that cocoons, fortifies, and defends reactive, stressed skin.

Skin Type: Dry

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Redness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Micro-algae Peptides: Help shield against sensitizers and protect sensitive skin from overreacting.
- Mondo Root: Helps support the microbiome and the skin’s natural immune defenses.
- Rose of Jericho: Supports moisture levels and nourishes the skin barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


First impressions: this was a nice watery moisturizer that my skin just drank up. I really enjoy the addition of squalene! ...This pairs it very well with the other two steps, which is the Gentle Micellar Antioxidant Cleanser and the Nourishing Squalene Daily Moisturizer, it鈥檚 the perfect three step skincare routine.

What it is: A daily moisturizer that hydrates for up to 24 hours while soothing and protecting skin from pollution and free radicals.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluroset™ Complex: Serves as a botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid, nourishing, visibly plumping, and smoothing skin.
- Squalane: Prevents moisture loss and supports skin's protective barrier.
- Edelweiss Extract: Provides twice the antioxidant power of vitamin C, visibly brightening skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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