If you’ve ever shopped for skin care products before, you’ve probably seen labels that are marked as a “moisturizer” or a “cream,” which may have caused you to ask... “What’s the difference?” Both products are designed to moisturize the skin, but their viscosity is a bit different. Lotions tend to be lighter with a bit less oil content, while creams are much thicker and have more oil content.
Why Use Face Cream?
Moisture is a key component for healthy skin. Without the right amount of moisture, you’re prone to having flaky skin and also more wrinkles over time. Most face creams are formulated to provide a deeper level of moisture to skin than regular, lightweight face lotions. Because face creams are thicker and have more oil content to moisturize skin, many people to choose to apply them after they wash their face in the evening, especially those who may already struggle with oily skin. But for those with dry skin, face creams can be a great product to use during the day too and even under makeup.
Types of Face Cream
No matter your skin type or any kind of skin condition you struggle with, there’s likely a face cream made for you. Here are some of the most popular types of face creams:
Hydration – This type of face cream is designed to moisturize even the driest skin. It adds water to the face and also helps it retain moisture as well. If you have a mixed complexion with both dry and oily skin in certain areas, you may want to look for a water-based face cream instead of an oil-based face cream.
Complexion Clearing – If you struggle with acne, look for a face cream that has complexion-clearing ingredients along with deep hydration. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are two types of acne treatment ingredients that can help control breakouts and reduce inflammation.
Anti-Aging – This type of face cream helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles along with providing moisture for youthful, supple skin. Look for products that contain powerful anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid and retinol. Our pick: Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Retinol Cream.
SPF – Sun protection is crucial for great skin as well. Excessive sun exposure can lead to wrinkles and age spots. If you plan to wear a face cream during the day, look for one with SPF. Our pick: Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Cream with SPF.