Moisturizer is a fun splurge; there's something so satisfying about rubbing a luxe, pricey lotion all over your face. But sometimes life — or the grand total of $57 you have in your checking account — gets in the way of your bougie dreams. Luckily, the bestselling moisturizer on Amazon costs a mere $16. As Allure reports, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Face Moisturizer ($16) is a top-rated item.
Fans specifically love that this gel-cream formula is lightweight enough to be used every day and worn under makeup. But even though it's breathable, don't think it won't last: as the name implies, this option contains hyaluronic acid, which can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water. That means it sucks in moisture to provide an instant but lingering boost of hydration.
This oil-, fragrance-, and dye-free moisturizer works wonders for both dry and oily skin. The first group appreciates its hydrating properties. The second loves how this formula dries quickly and leaves skin feeling soft and looking matte. As one person wrote, "I have oily skin so I never thought I needed to use a moisturizer. I didn't want to put something on my face that would add more moisture and potentially make it more greasy or worse, cause me to break out . . . After one use, my face was moisturized but not overly moisturized and it felt softer and smoother."
Another swears by this tube for curing dry, flaky patches of skin: "I find that this does a nice job giving moisture to my dry zones without over-moisturizing my oil zones," the comment reads.
The people have spoken! One thousand Amazon reviewers can't be wrong.