I have been in the cosmetics industry for 12 years now. I’m also a beauty blogger since 2008. During all these years, I had the chance to test tons of face creams. Today, I have decided to reveal my favorites for different skin needs. Obviously, because of the hundreds of launches I see every years, these choices may change.
Best face cream for dry skin
Brand: G.M. Collin
Name: Hydramucine Optimale
Why I like it: Good for normal to dry skin, but with dehydration (most of dry skins are also dehydrated) condition. It increase the reserve of water of the skin. It contains pomegranate with Bamboo, Lotus Flower and Water Lily extracts, which to improve skin’s water retention. It’s velvety texture is really appreciated by dry skins. The cream is composed of vegetal microspheres that form micro water reservoirs.
Best face cream for oily skin
Name: Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator
Why I like it: It mattifies instantly! It’s oil-free formula controls excess oil and shine for 8 hours while supplying needed hydration. Even T-zone feels fresh and stays matte. Reduces the look of pores. They seem smaller. Non-acnegenic, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic.
Best face cream for combination skin
Name: 8hr Mattifying Moisturizer Sunscreen
Why I like it: This moisturizer is perfect for combination skin because it’s light, shine-free and provides a long-lasting hydration. It also contains a UV Filter SPF 20 as well as antioxydants to prevent aging. This oil-free moisturizer prevents the skin from shining for up to 8 hours. You don’t even notice the moisturizer itself on your skin! But it’s a good moisturizer: it contains HydroSenn+™, an intensely moisturizing ingredient that forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to harness and retain water.
Best face cream for dehydrated skin
Name: Moisture Surge
Why I like it: I prefer cream-gel textures. They feel fresh! Moisture Surge has the perfect cream-gel texture. It plumps skin with hydration for a full 24 hours. It’s exactly like drinking a big glass of water! Fine lines, flakiness and tightness are washed away. In their place, a sens of firm, supple, vibrant well-being, even through shifts in humidity! Skin looks and feels healthier. Thirst quencher! It’s oil-free and like other Clinique products, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
Best face cream for very dehydrated skin
Name: Hydra-Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm
Why I like it: When my regular cream for dehydrated skin isn’t enough because my skin is in crisis, I need an intensive S.O.S solution. Hydra Chrono+ Intense Rehydrating Balm from Lierac is the perfect “emergency rescue” product! This creamy and generous balm works to durably regulate hydration and instantly protect, nourish and comfort very dehydrated skins. The “relief” feeling is immediate.
Best face cream for sensitive skin
Name: Tolérance Extrême Cream
Why I like it: This cream is not only for regular sensitive skins, it’s also for very sensitive skins as well as allergy-prone skin types. If your skin always burns when you apply a cream or you often react to regular creams, Tolérance Extrême is the solution! It’s patented D.E.F.I system allows the formula to be 100% sterile and safe without adding any preservative. It’s also fragrance-free and hydrates well without a greasy texture. The ingredient list is one of the shortest, so I never met anyone who had an allergic-reaction to this cream.
Best face cream for acne prone skin
Why I like it: Most acne treatments are made for people with very mild acne. But this product works well for all types of acne, even hormonal acne. It’s also effective for acne scars! It reduces inflammation associated with acne, has anti-aging benefits and retexturizes the skin for a smoother complexion. It’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It’s a strong treatment so if you have a very sensitive skin, it may be a bit irritant.
Best face cream for aging skin
Name: Regen Express
Why I like it: Regen Express has a high concentration in active ingredients, so it’s more effective. And I like it because you only need one product for everything. This multi-benefit care works for face, eyes and neck, for day and night. So you don’t need to buy tons of products. It can replace your serum, face cream, neck cream and eye cream, as well as your day and night creams. It’s made to correct many different aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines, firmness, dehydration and dull skin.
Best face cream for skin with brown spots
Name: Anti-Spot Night Care
Why I like it: I saw results myself – it works! It heps reduce the apperance of brown spots and other signs of aging. It’s formula combines plant extrats such as Rumex and Kiwi that work together to reduce the production of the skin pigments that gives spots their color. It also contains glycolic acid, that helps reduce brown spots and aging signs.
Best face cream for normal skin
Name: Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Crème
Why I like it: Perfect for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones, it instantly moisturizes, softens and soothes while protecting skin from pollution and aging thanks to its powerful formula that contains grape seed polyphenols, one of the best antioxydants in a skincare product. What I like the most is the amazing texture (velvety and non greasy), and the soft fragrance.