Best Moisturizers Without Sunscreen
A moisturizer without sunscreen must be a state-of-the-art formula that meets the following criteria to earn a place on the Best Products list:
- Helps skin fight environmental damage
- Increases healthy collagen production
- Contains a mix of antioxidants, skin-repairing, and cell-communicating ingredients
- Helps skin produce younger, healthier cells
- Improves skin texture and hydration
- Contains the appropriate ingredients for your skin type
- Not be packaged in a jar
Moisturizers without sunscreen should only be applied at night unless your foundation contains sunscreen and is rated SPF 15 or higher (and you must apply it liberally and evenly over your entire face).
Generally, we recommend using moisturizers without sunscreen as part of your evening skin-care routine. All of the moisturizers on this list include the state-of-the-art ingredients published research has proven are essential for creating and maintaining healthier, smoother, younger-looking skin.
Those with normal to dry skin should choose a moisturizer with a lotion or lightweight cream texture. If you have dry skin, look for moisturizers with a thicker, creamier texture.
Those with oily skin should only use moisturizers in gel or toner (liquid) form. If your skin is prone to breakouts, including blackheads, it is best to use the moisturizer on dry areas only, and opt for the thinnest texture you can get away with. The goal is to make skin smoother and hydrated without clogging pores or creating a greasy finish. At night, moisturizer should be the last skin-care product you apply.