The job of a moisturizer is to soothe, protect and, well, moisturize. My picks also add a little something, such as Matrixyl, for good anti-aging measure. Yet, they are light enough to be used with a more heavy duty serum. Click on the images for details on Ormedic Biopeptide, YBF Boost ($65 in the TIA shop), Urth, John Masters Organics and Dermophisiologique ($100 in the TIA shop).

Ingredients in Ormedic Balancing Biopetide Crème

Aloe leaf extract (organic), olive fruit oil (organic), apricot kernal oil, hydroxydecyl ubequinone, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, shea butter (organic), tea (organic), chamomile (organic), tocopherol (vitamin E), mango seed butter, clover extract, grape seed, cucumber extract, tetrahexydecyl ascorbate, xantham gum, allantoin, ascorbyl palmitate.

Ingredients in Boost

Reverse osmosis water, green tea, cucumber extract, olivem (cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate), caffeine, Homeostatine (enteromorpha compressa extract, caesalpina gum), Renovage (triglyceride, teprenone), niacin, vitamin B5, vitamin e, spin trap (phenyl butyl nitrone), Lipochroman-6 (dimethylmethoxy chromanol), paraben du.

Ingredients in Urth

Aqua, Acetyl Hexapeptide – 8, Algae Extract, Camilla Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerine, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate,  Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethoxydiglycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7, Soy Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein (Peptide), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Panthenol (Vit. B5), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium PCA, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil,  Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, L- Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Cholecaliferol (Vit. D3), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), DMAE Bitartrate, Panex (Ginseng) Root Extract, Squalene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Maltodextrin, Sodium Cocoa Butter Amphoacetate.

Ingredients in John Masters

Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin,* reticulata blanco var. unshiu (citrus unshiu) peel extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,* sodium hyaluronate, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, tilia cordata (linden) flower extract,* sambucus nigra (elder) flower extract,* hypericum perforatum (st. john’s wort) extract,* aniba roseodora (rosewood) wood extract, tilia cordata (linden) blossom oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil,* bisabolol, xanthan gum, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract,* populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract.

Ingredients in Dermaphysiologique

Aqua (Water), Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Capryloyl Glycine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europea (Olive Extract), Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran Oil), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Extract), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Leaf Extract), Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Glucamine, Profumo (Fragrance)