Skin Moisturizing Products

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If you want that summer glow without the risk of sunburn and skin cancer, try a sunless tanning product. Self-tanners can give you quick color, but skin-darkening moisturizers may give you a more natural-looking tan.

By Aida Duncan

Many who have some form of hyperpigmentation -- areas of darker skin -- turn to skin-lightening moisturizers to solve the problem. How can these topical treatments permanently change the color of skin?

By Jackie Weaver

With all the options available, choosing the right moisturizer can be a daunting proposition. What are some steps you can take to narrow down the options?

By Susan Sentry


When taking care of your skin, you have several things to consider, including moisturizing and sun protection. If you're choosing a lotion, which aspect is more important? Can you have it both ways?

By Elizabeth Forester

If you have celiac disease or have decided simply to pursue a gluten-free lifestyle, you've probably run into a few roadblocks. Finding foods, drinks and even makeup that suit your needs can be tough, but times are changing. Here are five of our favorite gluten-free moisturizers.

By Josh Clark

Let's say you're looking to soothe your dry skin, but the indecipherable labels (and unwelcoming price tags) of the lotions at the store leave you cold. Take a look in your kitchen cabients instead to get your skin glowing.

By Michael Franco

You might not think there's a difference between creams and lotions. But if you look closely, there are things that separate the two. What does viscosity have to do with it?

By Christina Pander


It's a common image in sitcoms and films -- someone relaxing in a lawn chair or settling into bed with facial cream and two cucumber slices around the eyes. Can cucumbers actually moisturize your skin, or are you simply wasting good salad material?

By Shannon Cicero

A morning cup of tea can wake you up in the morning, but can it take away those tired, red circles around your eyes? Can caffeine really moisturize your skin?

By Shannon Cicero

With damage from the sun's rays, irritation from shaving and drying soaps, there are a lot of things that contribute to aging skin. How can anti-aging moisturizers reduce the appearance of tired skin?

By Shannon Cicero

Moisturizers are known for preventing dryness, but that's not all they can do for your skin. Which marketing claims should you trust, and which ones might need investigating?

By Sarah Siddons


Glycolic acid is often used in chemical peels to rejuvenate your skin, but some over-the-counter lotions include it in small concentrations for everyday use. But will they get you the same kind of results?

By Mary Salisbury

Facial creams claim to do everything from minimizing wrinkles to completely reversing the aging process. But if you took the time to read the label, you may be surprised at what you'd find.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Moisturizers keep the skin soft and supple and soothe away cracked and irritated skin. But did you know that some of the creams that keep you from feeling like a reptile actually come from, well, a reptile?

By Caitlin Uttley

Choosing the right moisturizer can be a daunting task -- once you start studying the ingredients on the back label, things can get even more confusing. What are some of the basic ingredients that you should find in moisturizers?

By Christina Pander