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Editor’s Picks: 16 of the Best Face Moisturizers to Hydrate All Skin Types

Creams of the crop.
Best face moisturizer

Finding the right face moisturizer isn’t easy. For starters, there are countless products to choose from, with new formulas launching all the time. Most of them have long lists of complex ingredients—and it’s hard enough to pronounce their names, let alone figure out if they’ll actually help your skin.

That’s why I put together this guide. Below, you will learn exactly what to look for (and what to avoid) when choosing a moisturizer, plus the very best products I’ve found and recommend.

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Depending on your skin, you may not need a cream every single day, but it’s always a good idea to have one in your arsenal for when your skin needs some extra TLC. For more lightweight options, also check out my guide to the best gel moisturizers.

The Face Moisturizer Edit

What to Look for in a Face Moisturizer

The Best Face Moisturizers of 2022

Augustinus Bader The Cream
The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors HA
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Doctor Rogers RESTORE Face Cream
Omorovicza Elemental Emulsion
The Nue Co. Barrier Culture Moisturizer
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream
Indie Lee Active Oil-Free Moisturizer
OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream
Pyunkang Yul Moisture Cream
Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer
Glossier Priming Moisturizer
Saint Jane Hydrating Petal Cream
LXMI Creme du Nil Pore-Refining Moisture Veil
Odacite Beautiful Day Moisturizer
The Inkey List Vitamin B, C and E Moisturizer

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