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Finding the perfect facial moisturizer is like finding your perfect guy: It takes a lot of trial and error. Lucky for you, we've done the dirty work and are happy to present your perfect match. Whether your skin is oily, dry or normal, these babies are sure to become your new moisturizing mainstays.

Moisturizer for oily skin

Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen Combination/Oily Skin

Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen Combination/Oily Skin

SPF 15? Check! Long-lasting, oil-free hydration? Make that a double check. This moisturizing maven creates a healthy-looking base and feel to your skin and protects against skin-damaging UV rays. (olay.com, $8) 

Nature’s Gate Oil Free Lemon Verbena Moisturizer

Nature’s Gate Oil Free Lemon Verbena Moisturizer

We're suckers for a fast-absorbing lotion — after all, what gal has the time to wait for her moisturizer to take its dear sweet time to sink in? — and we're loving this oil-free one from Nature's Gate. Lemon verbena and other plant-based ingredients instantly soften and tone skin, reduce shine and hide enlarged pores. Quite the multitasker, no? (natures-gate.com, $15)

Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer

Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer

Acne-prone skin rejoice! This moisturizer — which can be used in conjunction with any other prescription treatments you're using — provides SPF 30 sun protection without that nasty, greasy feel, and controls the oil and shine we all hate. (CVS, $18)

Mineral Fusion Mattifying Oil Control Facial Moisturizer

Mineral Fusion Mattifying Oil Control Facial Moisturizer

You're never too young to start preventing skin's inevitable aging, and this lightweight moisturizer does just that with its anti-wrinkle peptides. That's not all, though, folks. It also controls excess oil and leaves skin shine-free and perfectly matte.  (mineralfusion.com, $19) 

Moisturizer for dry skin

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion

Both UVA and UVB sunscreens make up this SPF 30 formula that helps defend against long-term sun damage. But it's not only a sun-fighter — no, this baby moisturizes for 24 hours and absorbs quickly. (target, $7)

Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry Skin

Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry Skin

This gem of a day cream instantly hydrates and soothes skin, providing continuous 24-hour hydration and SPF 15 to protect skin from premature skin aging. Now that's something we can get behind. (shopbootsusa.com, $14) 

philosophy hope in a jar extra-rich moisturizer for normal to dry skin

philosophy hope in a jar extra-rich moisturizer for normal to dry skin

This multitasking creamy daily moisturizer improves skin's natural moisture balance, soothes, and deeply hydrates, all while protecting skin against environmental attack. (philosophy.com, $40)

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture

Gentle enough for sensitive skin, this hydrating moisturizer boasts a non-greasy, velvety formula that provides all-day moisture and comfort. (murad.com, $65)

Moisturizer for normal skin

Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT Daily Moisturizer

Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT Daily Moisturizer

This SPF 15 moisturizer features a total soy complex and natural light diffusers that naturally even out your skin tone. Even better? It immediately reflects light to help bring out your skin's inner radiance. (ulta, $14)

Nature’s Gate Rice Bran Moisturizer

Nature’s Gate Rice Bran Moisturizer

This moisture-rich lotion softens and hydrates skin with vitamin-rich plant-based ingredients, leaving normal skin soft to the touch. Even better? This little miracle worker helps lift and smooth skin, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (natures-gate.com, $15)

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Olay’s new Total Effects Moisturizer + Serum Duo immediately firms and improves the texture and tone of skin, while intensely moisturizing. The end result? Visibly firmer, suppler skin in less time.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Lotion

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Lotion

Just because your skin isn't oily or dry doesn't mean it doesn't need some TLC. This gentle, lightweight lotion helps restore skin's moisture balance with organic sweet almond oil and soothes redness and inflammation. This 100 percent natural goodie is perfect to use day or night! (weleda.com, $25)

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Comments on "Miraculous moisturizers: Standout brands for any skin type"

Megan February 01, 2013 | 11:38 AM

Great choices. Cetaphil and Eucerin have always been my top faves. They're really affordable and work really well. When my skin is dry, these are the products I turn to.

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