Moisturizer Spot Treating Is The Brilliant New Way to Hydrate Your Skin

We’re likely all familiar with the very fine line between the skin’s natural moisture levels and oil production, especially when it comes to moisturizing. For some of us, it can seem like our skin is constantly bouncing back and forth between being too oily or too dry. Skin is always interacting with and reacting to its environment, which can change the skincare products that are best for your skin—whether it’s by season or even the time of the day. It’s time to end the skincare tennis match. Today, we’re talking about spot treating—with moisturizer.

While spot treatment is typically associated with trying to soothe and reduce the appearance of blemishes, there’s a whole world of moisturizer spot treating just waiting to be discovered. The idea is simple. Use two moisturizers! Apply a lightweight moisturizer to the oily parts of your face, then massage a thicker hydrating cream into dull patches, or wherever you’re feeling dry. This skincare technique can also be used to address certain skin concerns, like fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are some of our favorite COSMEDIX Moisturizer Spot Treatment combinations:

1. Shineless | Oil-Free Moisturizer & Humidify | Deep Moisture Cream

Specifically formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, Shineless Oil-Free Moisturizer will give your oily zone areas a boost of hydration without feeling greasy. This lightweight hydrator also helps to control and balance excess oil, thanks to skin care superstars like Lilac Stem Cells and Niacinamide that help firm, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin without the added shine.

A little goes a long way with Humidify, an ultra-thick Deep Moisture Cream. Infused with hydrating Shea Butter, moisture-locking Trehalose, conditioning Colloidal Oatmeal and barrier-boosting Niacinamide, Humidify helps deliver and seal in vital hydration to the skin. Apply to dry areas daily for a softer, smoother-looking complexion.

2. Skin Thirst | Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream & Resync | Revitalizing Night Cream

Quench the oilier parts of your complexion with Skin Thirst, an oil-free Moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid Cream that acts like a tiny sponge to lock hydration into the skin. In addition to moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Thirst is also infused with Witch Hazel to help condition skin and balance oil production. This lightweight moisturizer goes great under makeup or as part of your evening skincare routine.

For the dryer areas of skin that need long-lasting overnight hydration, Resync Revitalizing Night Cream is just the night crème for you. This nighttime moisturizer indulges skin with deep moisturization, helping to restore radiance and revitalize the look of skin—all while you sleep. This antioxidant-rich formula features powerhouse ingredients like Snow Mushroom Extract and Kakadu Plum to help rejuvenate skin after being exposed to environmental stressors and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an age-defying complexion.

3. Mystic | Hydrating Treatment & Emulsion | Intense Hydrator

Provide refreshing, lightweight moisture to oily areas with Mystic Hydrating Treatment. This best selling Hydrating Treatment is an on-the-go moisturizing spray that provides daily, lightweight hydration to oily, sensitive and blemish-prone skin types. Formulated with soothing Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, this oil-free moisturizer helps condition the skin by preventing moisture loss, while plant-based ingredients aid in environmental protection and help naturally soothe the complexion. Simply spray into hands or onto a cotton pad, then pat into skin wherever desired.

To spot-treat dry areas that need deep hydration, we love Emulsion, an Intense Hydrator that utilizes a rich blend of ingredients that deeply moisturize the complexion. A vibrant mauve, Emulsion helps skin retain moisture and renew the look and feel of the skin. Conditioning Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil help restore balance to dry skin, while moisture-locking Liquid Crystal Technology helps protect skin from environmental stressors.