The 18 Facial Moisturizers Marie Claire Editors Can't Live Without

"This jar has singlehandedly transformed my skin."

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A good moisturizer is a non-negotiable. But so many face moisturizers don't quite do the job—whether they leave a pesky slick of sheen that catches the light in all the wrong places, or so lightweight they don't leave behind any benefits to repair your dry skin. When it comes to finding the perfect moisturizer formula for your skincare needs, there's so much to consider. You could be in the market for a moisturizer to reset and hydrate your skin during your beauty sleep—or maybe you're looking for a SPF-packed moisturizer that hydrates without clogging your pores. Either way, keep your skincare standards high and don't settle for less, because Marie Claire staffers are here to point you in the right direction.

So that you won't have to try every moisturizer in the saturated market, we did for you. Partly, well, because it's our job, but more importantly because we're on this quest for good skin with you. Ahead, the MC beauty team gets candid about the face moisturizers we absolutely love, which are equal parts hydrating, glow-inducing and about to be your overactive sebaceous glands' worst nightmare.

Chelsea Hall
Chelsea Hall

Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty