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- Finding the best face moisturizer comes down to your individual skin type.
- Certain ingredients are better for combatting dryness, whereas others should be lightweight enough for acne-prone skin.
- Our editors have vetted hundreds of moisturizers across all skin types (and price points), so you can choose what's best for you.
Whittling down the perfect face cream is a little like online dating: the options can feel, at times, overwhelming; the quality is, well, inconsistent; and at the end of the day, you may want different things than the person swiping next to you. (To be clear: that's OK.)
The truth is, the world of skin care isn't meant to be one-size-fits-all, so the solution becomes to look at your skin's specific needs — Is it dry? Prone to breakouts? More sensitive than a toddler at bedtime? — and then pick a moisturizer accordingly. It's not always easy, of course, but luckily, the beauty editors at POPSUGAR have tried an array of face creams across a spectrum of skin types to help point you in the right direction — no matter your budget or need. Call us the modern-day matchmakers.