Cultivate resilient, radiant skin with daily botanical hydration. Whether your skin tends to be oily, combo or dry, we have a revitalizing moisturizer for you.
Moisturizing Ceramide Cream
Moisturizing Ceramide Cream
Regular price $17.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $17.99 USD
Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer
Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer
Regular price $9.29 USD
Regular price $0.00 USD Sale price $9.29 USD

Boost your skin’s hydration in one quick and easy step. At Desert Essence, our collection of facial moisturizers caters to all skin types for smooth, supple, radiant skin.

Cruelty-Free Face Moisturizers & Lotions

Whether your skin tends to be oily, dry, or a combination of both, we have a revitalizing cruelty-free face moisturizer to cultivate resilient, radiant skin with daily botanical hydration. At Desert Essence, all of our products, including our face moisturizers and lotions, are certified cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny Program. We don’t test on animals at any point in our production process, and we don’t work with suppliers who do. We also don’t sell our products to countries that do, either, as we firmly believe cruelty has no place in beauty.

Facial Lotion vs. Moisturizer: What's the Difference?

The terms "facial lotion" and "facial moisturizer" tend to be used interchangeably, but is there a difference between them? Generally speaking, a lotion can be a moisturizer, which is essentially a mixture of oil and water-soluble ingredients that help nourish the outermost layer of the skin.

If a product is labeled a lotion, it tends to have higher water content than a moisturizer cream. Both will hydrate the skin, but if you’re looking for a lightweight option, a lotion may be best for your skin care routine. You can apply our Cucumber & Aloe Facial Lotion after washing with your favorite daily facial cleanser to soften, soothe, tone, and brighten your complexion with the help of bentonite and kaolin clays. If you want a formula that will lock in the moisture, look for a thicker moisturizing cream. Effective creams, however, can also be formulated to be lightweight and nongreasy, such as our nourishing Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer, which you can apply morning or night for optimal hydration.

How to Choose the Right Facial Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

If you're struggling to find the perfect moisturizer, start by looking for one catered to your skin type. Our collection at Desert Essence features formulas for dry, combination, and oily skin types so that everyone can enjoy nourishing skincare.

Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin

In need of a pick-me-up for dry, dull skin? We carry Revitalizing Oils Facial Moisturizer for intense hydration when you need it most. This deeply moisturizing facial cream is rich in phytonutrients and essential fatty acids, making it the perfect barrier enhancer for dry or mature skin.

Face Moisturizer for Combination Skin

Our nourishing Daily Essential Facial Moisturizer will help keep combination skin silky smooth. Apply it in the morning or night for long-lasting hydration. During the daytime, you can also even wear it underneath makeup.

Face Moisturizer for Oily Skin

If you want to boost radiance to oily skin, consider the Cucumber & Aloe Facial Lotion. It’s formulated with Australian tea tree oil, bentonite, and kaolin clays that tone and detoxify to brighten your complexion without feeling greasy. Additionally, the cucumber works to calm down irritation while the aloe seals in hydration.

Each hydrating facial lotion is specially formulated with beneficial botanicals to leave your skin looking and feeling its best. In addition to our facial cleansers and blemish treatments, try our facial moisturizers today for healthy, hydrated skin that glows.