They say everyone has a type. And if you compare the quest for the right moisturizer to the search for a life partner—just go with us here—you're looking at five typical checkboxes: Normal, Oily, Dry, Combination and Acne-Prone. (Occasionally Sensitive pops up here, too—and it’s probably sounding more and more like your latest online dating matches.)
But here's the thing: if you’ve scanned any beauty counter or website lately, you know the breadth of skincare options runs much wider than that. For example, how do you narrow the playing field when anti-aging benefits, SPF and day vs. night cremes are in the mix? It was this question that inspired Estée Stories to take on the role of moisturizer matchmaker. With a new year ahead and your fresh complexion waiting to be revealed, here's a guide to finding your skin’s soulmate.
Your profile: Lackluster skin seeks multi-action creme to help with everything from lines and wrinkles to loss of firmness. Ability to improve skin’s density and elasticity a plus.
Your match: REVITALIZING SUPREME+ GLOBAL ANTI-AGING CELL POWER CREME
Multi-tasking products often cause us to question—it never seems realistic that one product can do multiple things well. But Revitalizing Supreme+ really delivers, in part thanks to an exclusive Moringa Extract (the latest superfood to have the beauty world buzzing), which works in the formula to help skin bolster its natural collagen. All that, plus it deeply nourishes, restores radiance and works in just two weeks to help skin look and feel firmer.
Your profile: Sagging skin in search of a lift. If you're a creme that contours and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles, let's get in touch.
Your match: RESILIENCE LIFT FIRMING/SCULPTING FACE AND NECK CREME
This is the heavyweight champion of moisturizers, and not just because lifting is involved. With Resilience Lift, you get it all: a more lifted, sculpted, smoother look, a firmer, more supple feeling and a vibrant radiance. The textures—there are a few to choose from, including Oil-Free and with or without SPF, depending on your preference—are seriously rich but never cloying. Opt in for the Night Creme and you'll end up with a 24-hour system proven to reveal a significantly more lifted look.
Your profile: First-time ager looking for my better half to keep dullness, dryness and fine lines in check. I don't wanna grow up...let's stay young together!
Your match: DAYWEAR ADVANCED MULTI-PROTECTION ANTI-OXIDANT CREME SPF 15
When considering your match, add anti-oxidants to the list. Why? Without them, free radicals chip away at our skin, leaving it more vulnerable to signs of premature aging. DayWear has anti-oxidants in spades, offering skin powerful protection from environmental assaults, including UVA/UVB rays. The nourishing creme bathes skin in a blend of skin-quenching hydrators to boot. There’s a formula for every preference, whether you’re partial to a higher SPF, a lighter texture, or an oil-free formula—plus a NightWear creme for a nightly detox while you sleep. Don’t shy away from playing the field.
Your profile: Dry, aging skin looking for near-instant gratification in the form of plumped lines, extra radiance and a younger look. Let's move fast!
Your match: ADVANCED TIME ZONE AGE REVERSING LINE/WRINKLE CREME SPF 15
If skin could experience love at first sight, this moisturizer might be the spark. While most skincare regimens take time to kick in and show results, Advanced Time Zone is proven to help skin look younger in just 5 days. In fact, in vitro testing shows it helps skin boost its natural production of hyaluronic acid by 182% in only 3 days. For the impatient among us, that means lines and wrinkles start to look more plumped and filled in, and skin’s tone looks dramatically smoother and fresher overall. Choose your favorite from the creme and hydrating gel formulas, an oil-free version and an option specifically for night.
Your profile: Don’t give me any drama. Shiny skin longs for soothing, oil-controlling hydration that'll shrink the look of pores and leave a fresh, matte finish.
Your match: DAYWEAR MATTE OIL-CONTROL ANTI-OXIDANT MOISTURE GEL CREME
Much like the resurgence of choker necklaces and brown-hued lipstick, the beauty trends from our teenage years are back with a vengeance. Unfortunately, for some women, that also includes greasy skin. Fortunately, everyone—and especially the oily among us—can take heart: DayWear Matte controls oil and minimizes shine for up to 8 hours, while giving skin the healthy hydration it needs. If that wasn’t enough, it also reduces the look of pores and helps keep skin looking younger, too, with a powerful anti-oxidant blend. Consider it your knight in non-shining armor.