11 Game-Changing Moisturizers That Belong In Your Skincare Routine

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    1. Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer steers you away from dull-skin territory and plucks you directly onto the path of hydrated, smoother, *actually* brighter skin (especially under-eye circles) that looks as good as it feels — with the bonus of SPF 15.

    2. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is your no-frills, dermatologist-recommended hydrator because it simply gets the job done: It doesn't freak out your skin, it absorbs super fast, and it keeps moisture locked in all day.

    3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream calms and resets your irritated skin — whether it's been aggravated by a change in weather or a not-so-friendly new product — plus it's gentle and totally safe and effective for eczema-prone skin!

    4. Missha Waterfull Clear Cream looks like an oceanic work of art and infuses an intense but feels-like-nothing dose of cooling hydration that melts into your skin as soon as it's applied.

    5. Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel contains a whopping 92% of — you guessed it! — aloe vera leaf extract to lock in moisture for hours, make desert-dry legs feel as soft as silk, and help you achieve the cleanest and smoothest shave in recent memory.

    6. Kiehl's Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer keeps face grease at bay for an entire day with its super lightweight and refreshing gel-like texture.

    7. GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer doubles as a buttery but not greasy moisturizer *and* a makeup primer by keeping your skin matte and shine-free throughout the day — and most importantly, sensitive AF skin can breathe easy and wear this with no problem, despite the Creamsicle-like smell!

    8. Glossier Priming Rich Moisturizer, as its name suggests, feels luxurious as it restores hydration, calms redness, preps the skin with a makeup-ready dewy finish, *and* makes makeup last significantly longer — le gasp, it does it all.

    9. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter is made from the brand's famous 100% Pure Argan Oil and other good-for-you ingredients — like watermelon seed oil, cucumber extract, and aloe nectar — that majorly boost moisture levels.

    10. Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream quenches parched skin cells and, with the help of ingredients like succulent plant extract and a special anti-pollution complex, instantly soothes tightness and irritation along the way — dry patches who?

    11. Tatcha The Water Cream more than justifies its hefty price tag, and not just with 23-karat gold (though that's pretty damn cool too): It's an oil-free moisturizer that 🙌 works 🙌 for sensitive combination skin, so it calms down existing inflammations and won't let new pimples pop up, while smoothing out dry patches and reducing T-zone shine.

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