10 Best Face Moisturizers Based on Your Skin Type

These Beauty Lab favorites hydrate, moisturize, plump — and you can find most of them at the drugstore.

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Keep moisture in and dryness out (and maybe even fight a wrinkle or two) with these moisturizers. They're either backed by our GolfHr Seal, top-tested in our Beauty Lab, or editor favorites.

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Neutrogena
Best for Problem Skin: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Combination Skin
ulta.com
$11.99

This GH Seal star is a light formula that balances skin by hydrating dry areas while canceling shine in oilier spots. Our Beauty Lab found it moisturizes for up to four hours and absorbed quickly, leaving a non-greasy finish that won't congest pores.

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Olay
Best for All-Day Moisture: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
ulta.com
$28.99

This cream outperformed almost a dozen competitors — even one priced at $440! — in our Beauty Lab test. Our chemists were blown away by how well this GH Seal pick kept skin moisturized over a 24-hour period, with moisture increasing by 50% on average.

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L'Oreal
Best for Anti-Aging: L'Oréal Paris Skin Expert Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30
lorealparisusa.com
$19.99

The best of the Beauty Lab's anti-aging day cream test, this lotion delivers the biggest bang for your buck, evening out skin tone, reducing UV spots, and hydrating. Lab tests revealed it raised skin's hydration 28% and decreased UV spots by 11% in four weeks.

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Neutrogena
Best for Instant Hydration: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
amazon.com
$14.99

With its bouncy, refreshing gel texture, Neutrogena's innovative hyaluronic acid moisturizer quenches parched skin instantly and all day long. GH Lab evaluations showed the formula kept skin hydrated for 12 hours — and it's backed by the GH Seal's limited warranty.

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ROC
Best for Improving Skin Texture: RoC Skincare Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
ulta.com
$27.99

Lightweight and gentle, it was a star in Lab tests for smoothing lines and skin texture. "It left my skin feeling plump and looking smooth and glowing," raved one tester. Digital imaging showed the formula improved texture by 11% in four weeks.

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Neutrogena
Best for Fine Lines: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer SPF 30
amazon.com
$16.98

It can be easy to forget SPF when you're not heading to the beach, so reach for a moisturizer with it built-in. This Anti-Aging Award winner and GH Seal star hydrated skin well in Lab tests and earned rave reviews for improving skin tone and softening fine lines.

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Olay
Best for Sun Protection: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with SPF 30
ulta.com
$28.99

It's an anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen in one. Packed with line smoothers, hydrators, and broad-spectrum SPF 30, this GH Seal star may be the only product you need in your morning skincare routine. Lab tests found it increased skin moisture levels by 31% — more than any facial SPF 30 previously evaluated.

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Perricone
Best for Pore Reduction: Perricone MD Photo Plasma Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
sephora.com
$69.00

This moisturizer was the best hydrator in day creams testing at the Lab, and the only winner with mineral-only sunscreen. GH chemists measured a 30% increase in skin's moisturization levels over six hours — the highest of all creams tested. It also outperformed the rest in reducing pores, by 8% in four weeks.

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Caudalie
Best for Overnight: Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Night Infusion Cream
sephora.com
$76.00

This cream came out on top in our Lab tests for hydrating (boosting levels by 43%) and improving skin's texture. Testers also gave it perfect marks for not being greasy or irritating. One said she saw an almost instant change: "I woke up looking refreshed!"

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Algenist
Best for Sun Spots: Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream
sephora.com
$94.00

Yes, it's an investment, but the rich formula, which uses the regenerating properties of microalgae, earned the top score for diminishing UV spots in Lab tests. It reduced the appearance of hyperpigmentation 11% and raised skin hydration 33%.

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