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As the Olympic spirit continues to sweep the world, the Truth In Aging Games are just getting started. Next up: Hyper hydrators. Aging makes skin more susceptible to dryness, and in return, dry skin exacerbates the look of fine lines and wrinkles. So using a good moisturizer is a crucial step in any anti-aging regimen.

Here at Truth In Aging, we’ve slathered on countless creams and serums to determine which offer the biggest dose of hydration with some additional anti-aging benefits, too. These picks anchor moisture for skin that instantly appears smoother and plumper. No matter your skin type or needs, we have a moisturizer for you. 

Scroll through to discover products that out-lapped the rest.


Hydrator Bronze: Dr. Dennis Gross

Bronze: Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Oil-Free Moisturizer ($58 in the shop) 

Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion is an ultra-moisturizing cream that’s great for all skin types, even oily ones. Inside you’ll find humectant hyaluronic acid along with other ingredients that boost hydration, like watermelon extract and phospholipids. The gel-cream absorbs quickly, leaving skin supple — never slick — without clogging pores. It’s wonderfully soothing!


Silver Hydrator: Expurtise


Silver: ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Face Treatment ($90 in the shop)
Effective it is! Not only does this serum douse skin with hydrating glycerin and hyaluronic acid, but it also contains potent anti-agers, including Matrixyl Synthe6, peptides and plant stem cells. The silky serum sinks in without leaving a heavy feel or smell. Skin immediately looks refreshed and will appear younger-looking in time.



It’s a tie!

Silver Hydrator: Stemulation


Silver: Stemulation Drench ($195 in the shop)

This heavy duty moisturizer lends a healthy glow. It has two high-tech (yet skin-friendly) hydrators: pseudoalteromonas exopolysaccharides, a moisture-retaining marine extract and a peptide called palmitoyl hexapeptide-12 that helps with moisture retention, stabilizes the cells and encourages collagen production. Plus, it’s packed with luxe botanicals like bilberry and goji.


Gold Hydrator: YBF DefendGold: Your Best Face Defend ($130 in the shop)
YBF Defend is the most comfortable choice for daytime wear. This concentrated serum is heavy on hydration but not on skin. Its impressive list of peptides and antioxidants provide moisture, strengthen the skin barrier, prevent water loss and protect against environmental damage. The serum melts into skin, leaving it brighter and butter-soft. 





Check out more 2016 Skin Olympics winners: 

Sun Defenders
Power Peels
Elatin Boosters