#AskJulianne - Skincare

#AskJulianne: I Need A Daytime Moisturizer!

February 6, 2017


Hey Julianne,

I know you’re rocking things because I still read your blog. I am seeking advice. I am trying to up my skincare game. I got the nip and fab pads you wrote about and so far so good. What I feel like I’m lacking is a basic daytime moisturizer to throw on afterward… do you have a suggestion? I’m super lucky skin wise. I can completely stop doing anything and it’s completely fine for all intents and purposes. It’ll feel a little oily here and there but nothing major. When I use a cleansing/toning product it can feel a little tight/dry afterward. So I just want something that promotes health in general and can restore a bit of moisture/spring to my skin after cleansing it. 9/10 I don’t wear make up in my current routine so I’m really starting from bare bones trying to build better skin care habits. Thanks so much!


Amazing, I’m so glad the Nip + Fab Glycolic Pads are working for you (see aforementioned post here)! Also amazing to hear that you have problem-free skin; that is rare and do not take it for granted!

So, since we want to keep your skin happy, healthy, and hydrated, I’m going to suggest the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30. It’s a really hydrating daytime moisturizer that won’t make your skin feel oily, and it’s one of my absolute favorites. However, the most important thing about this moisturizer (and ANY daytime moisturizer for that matter) is the SPF protection.

Now that you’ve incorporated glycolic acid into your skincare routine, it’s imperative that you wear at least SPF 30 daily. As with any chemical exfoliant, glycolic acid thins the surface layer of your skin and makes you more susceptible to sun damage during the day. Sun damage, among other things, also causes premature aging in the skin. I cannot stress how important SPF and protecting your skin from the sun is.

If you’re looking for another lightweight daily moisturizer with a little higher SPF, I would also suggest the COOLA White Tea Sport Face Moisturizer. It’s another super lightweight facial moisturizer with SPF 50 and one that I’ve used and loved in the past!

Hope this helps, and let me know how it goes!