How to Choose the Right Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

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A moisturizer is a must-have in every skincare routine, no matter your skin type. In addition to providing your skin with a dose of hydration, moisturizers also help to improve natural moisture retention while strengthening the feel of the skin barrier, which is something that every skin type benefits from.

However, choosing the right moisturizer for skin type isn’t quite as easy as it may initially seem. Use a formula that hasn’t been designed with your skin type in mind and you could end up with a whole host of different skin problems.

That’s where Vine Vera can step in to help. If you’ve been browsing our range of exquisite moisturizers but aren’t sure which to pick, then read on – we’re about to explain exactly how to match your skin type with the perfect moisturizer.

Choosing a Moisturizer For Dry Skin

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If you have dry skin, then this means that your skin isn’t producing enough sebum. This is the natural oil that keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized, making the use of a good moisturizer more important than ever.

Since dry skin usually has a compromised skin barrier, you’ll need a relatively thick and rich cream. Emollient and occlusive ingredients are particularly important. Emollients will help to fill in the tiny cracks on the surface of your skin. Meanwhile, occlusives form their own layer over the top of the skin. This helps the skin barrier to feel supported and reinforced.

Where can you find a good moisturizer for skin type that’s dry? Here are two formulas that are guaranteed to leave your skin feeling deeply replenished:

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream

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We mentioned above that dry skin really benefits from a rich moisturizer. However, you don’t want to be using anything too thick during the day. This can leave the skin feeling heavy while making it much harder to apply makeup over the top.

That’s why we created our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Moisture Day Cream. It’s luxuriously rich but still lightweight enough to quickly sink into the skin. Any makeup that you apply afterward will glide onto your skin with ease.

Take a look at this cream’s ingredient list and you’ll notice that it boasts both emollient and occlusive ingredients, in the form of shea butter and sunflower seed oil. Both of these natural ingredients are brimming with essential fatty acids. These are exactly what you need to help your natural skin barrier feel restored. Use them regularly and it won’t be long before your skin barrier feels resilient enough to improve its moisture retention rate. This will help to reduce the look of dryness in the long run.

There are a few other noteworthy ingredients in this moisturizer, including niacinamide and resveratrol. Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3. It’s fantastic for soothing and balancing the complexion while supporting the feel of the skin barrier. Meanwhile, resveratrol is an extremely potent antioxidant. It’s our signature ingredient here at Vine Vera because of how effectively it can diminish the look of skin damage, while also keeping the skin feeling protected from all of the potential environmental damage that it could experience over the course of the day.

The Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream

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While you may fall into a deep slumber each night, your skin cells remain wide awake. While you sleep, they focus on repair and regeneration. In order to do this efficiently, they need plenty of moisture, which dry skin struggles to provide. In fact, studies have found that moisture loss is at its highest overnight. This is why people with dry skin often wake up feeling even drier each morning.

So, a nighttime moisturizer for skin type that’s dry needs to be relatively thick in order to keep your skin feeling hydrated for all of those hours. That’s exactly what our Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Cream does.

This moisturizer is filled with a few different humectants to maintain skin hydration levels. From glycerin to aloe vera leaf extract, this formula will leave your skin feeling soft and supple come morning.

Of course, in order to keep the skin cells feeling supported while they work hard at night, vitamins and antioxidants are vital too. In this night cream, you’ll find vitamins A and B3, along with green tea extract. This is one of the best sources of antioxidants that the natural world has to offer. Its most revered compound is EGCG, which can heal the look of environmental damage. The resveratrol in this cream helps with that too, making this powerful blend ideal for dealing with dryness.

Choosing a Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Many people with oily skin think that they don’t need to moisturize since their skin is already greasy enough. However, this isn’t the case at all…

Sure, your skin produces plenty of oil, but oil is very different from water. When it comes to keeping your skin cells functioning optimally, moisture, meaning water, is what you need, making a moisturizer absolutely essential.

The key is to choose the right moisturizer for skin type. Look for formulas containing non-comedogenic ingredients. This means that they won’t clog up your pores or leave your skin feeling even oilier. If your skin is prone to acne breakouts, which oily skin types usually are, then your moisturizer should also ideally contain ingredients that can address how oily your skin feels and mattify your complexion, while also soothing the feeling of inflammation. Here’s one that will do all of that plus so much more:

The Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer

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There are a number of ingredients in the Vine Vera Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer that make it the perfect moisturizer for skin type that’s oily. For starters, shea butter. Many assume that this botanical is too rich for oily skin but it’s actually a non-comedogenic ingredient. In fact, it contains certain fatty acids that help to rebalance how greasy the skin feels and clear away the look of oil. Shea butter has been proven to soothe the feeling of inflammation as well, which oily skin types are very susceptible to.

As you can tell from the name of this moisturizer, this formula is infused with vitamin C too. This is another ingredient that can help with the feeling of inflamed and irritated skin. However, vitamin C’s biggest benefit is how it brightens the complexion. If your skin tone has been looking uneven or you’re peppered with dark marks from past acne breakouts, then vitamin C will help to lighten the look of discoloration to leave your complexion beautifully radiant.

A few other noteworthy ingredients in this moisturizer include chamomile extract, vitamin E, and white tea leaf extract. All of these offer up soothing effects for the complexion as well, while also delivering a hefty load of antioxidants.

Finally, let’s talk about vitamin A. Many turn to this ingredient as a way to reduce the visible signs of skin aging. However, it’s also a great addition to a moisturizer for skin type that’s oily because of how it can regulate a greasy complexion and shrink the look of enlarged pores. It works even more efficiently when combined with vitamin C. This multitasking quality is why you’ll find vitamin A in our Resveratrol Vitamin C Moisturizer.

Choosing a Moisturizer for Mature Skin

While not technically a skin type, mature skin has its own unique set of characteristics that are worth keeping in mind if you’re searching for a new moisturizer. 

For starters, it’s much thinner than young skin. The skin naturally loses thickness and volume with age, which also means that it dries out much faster. As a result, those with mature skin are usually best looking for a moisturizer for skin type that’s dry.

Of course, in order to combat the appearance of aging, you’ll also need plenty of vitamins and antioxidants. These will help to fight the visibility of all of the free radical damage that has built up in your skin over the years. This damage usually manifests as accelerated skin aging, meaning wrinkles, dark spots, and the loss of elasticity. Therefore, if you use a moisturizer that can tackle the appearance of all of these issues, you’ll be left with skin that looks significantly younger.

The Vine Vera Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift

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One of the best Vine Vera face creams for mature skin is the Resveratrol Shiraz Instentic Facelift. Why? Because this moisturizer has been designed to firm, tighten, and lift an aging complexion.

It contains a number of ingredients that will help to hydrate and thicken the look of thin skin. From squalane and glycerin to soybean oil and collagen, these ingredients will make your skin feel much bouncier and more resilient. They’ll also give your skin a plumper and more voluminous finish.

Since mature skin requires plenty of antioxidants, we’ve added vitamins A, C, and E to this formula, along with resveratrol. This is one of the best combinations of antioxidants out there as it will tackle the appearance of aging from multiple angles, meaning faster results.

You’ll find caffeine in this blend too. It’s an extraordinary ingredient for perking up the look of tired and dull skin. It will restore vibrancy to your complexion, leaving it looking fuller and brighter.

DMAE, which you’ll find on the ingredient list as dimethylaminoethanol tartrate, is worth a mention as well. Studies show that DMAE is extremely successful at smoothing away the look of wrinkles, even those deeper folds that other ingredients can’t seem to touch. It also helps to increase how firm the skin feels while reducing the look of inflammation, and aging skin benefits from all of this.


It can sometimes take a while to find the right moisturizer for skin type-related problems. Some formulas may state that they’ve been designed for certain skin types, yet they still contain ingredients that aren’t quite suitable. That’s why the best way to determine whether or not a formula will work for your skin is by assessing the ingredient list yourself. If you have oily skin, make sure that the moisturizer doesn’t contain any heavy, pore-clogging ingredients. Likewise, for dry skin, look for rich compounds that will deeply hydrate and strengthen the feel of your skin barrier. Once you know what to look for, you’ll be able to shop for your skincare like a pro!

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