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14 Best Facial Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Your best bets for dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin


Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer

If you want to go beyond the basic moisturizer and find one with some anti-aging benefits, this is great pick. Alpha and beta hydroxy acids are a good alternative to vitamin-A derivatives like Retin-A if you find them too drying. Peter Thomas Roth's Glycolic Acid is perfect for those with dry skin. If you have oily skin, opt for a salicylic acid product, which prevents oily pores from clogging.

Price: About $45

Moisturizers with retinol are great for aging skin. Diminish fine lines and wrinkles with a moisturizer that contains retinol. Here's a list of my favorites.

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Best Moisturizer for Combination Skin: Biore Duel Fusion with SPF 30

If you have an oily "t-zone" but the rest of your skin is dry, consider this moisturizer, which was created for women with transitional skin (between teen acne and mature skin). You'll find this moisturizer is not greasy, but moisturizing to your dry spots. The SPF part is very important to keep you from the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays (the No. 1 cause of premature aging).

Price: About $10

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Best Moisturizer for Irritated, Reddened Skin: Epicuren Aloe Vera Gel

This basic moisturizer can be used to treat and moisturize skin that's irritated, inflamed, reddened or sunburned. Made of 100 percent pure whole-leaf aloe vera gel, this moisturizer is a favorite among makeup artists. Slather over face in the morning before foundation application to hydrate skin. Great for oily or dry skin.

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Best Day Cream for Mature Skin: Avon Anew Ultimate Age Repair Day Cream SPF 25

This is a favorite among readers on Amazon.com and it's an Allure Magazine 2010 Readers' Choice Award winner. The reviews are very good. Women over 50 seem to love the way it makes their skin feel (although I read more than a few complaints about the smell). It helps repair skin, supposedly makes it a bit tighter but what I like best is that it has SPF 25 so you don't need a sunscreen on top!

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