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The best facial moisturizer serves multiple purposes: It hydrates skin, helps to diminish the signs of aging and protects from damaging UV rays. A good facial moisturiser is a must if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy. This list includes some of the best and most popular face moisturizers available today. Hypoallergenic, affordable, or great smelling? What makes your favorite moisturizer the best? See a favorite? Vote it up! Tried one of these moisturizers and absolutely hated it? Vote it down (and let me know why in the comments).

What are the best facial moisturizers for dry skin? A variety of different kinds of facial moisturisers on this list. From cult favorites that continue to be popular over decades, to bright young newcomers, this list of the best face moisturizers can serve as a guide if you aren't sure what to use to get rid of those little lines (yeah, I've been there) and rev skin up a few notches. And yes, some of these moisturizers are expensive, but others are actually quite reasonably priced. You don't necessarily have to plunk down hundreds of dollars to get glowing skin!

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Philosophy Hope in a Jar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Facial Moisturizer
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Philosophy's Hope in a Jar is just that: Hope for those looking to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the skin from the inside out. This oil-free facial moisturizer also helps to even out skin tone, leaving the face looking refreshed and rejuvenated.

Price range: $38 to $105 (depending on size) 
 
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Facial Moisturizer
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Those with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin are no doubt well acquainted with Cetaphil. For those with particularly dry, sensitive skin, Cetaphil's Moisturizing Cream can be a life-saver. This fragrance-free facial moisturizer provides long-lasting, beneficial moisture without compromising the skin (translated: You probably won't break out!). For those with more oily skin, Cetaphil's Moisturizing Lotion might be best: It's a lightweight moisturizer with the same beneficial properties as the heavier Cream.

Price range: $10 to $15
 
Aveeno Positively Radiant Dail... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Facial Moisturizer
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Aveeno's Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 combines the benefits of a skin tone-evening moisturizer with added sunscreen (a must if you want to prevent wrinkles). The soy complex helps to even out skin tone and texture, too.

Price range: $14.99 to $17
 
Pond's Dry Skin Cream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Facial Moisturizer
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No list of facial moisturizers would be complete without adding a true classic: Pond's Dry Skin Cream. This rich moisturizer has been around for a long, long time, and with good reason. This hypoallergenic face moisturizer softens skin without clogging pores. Those with dry, sensitive skin would be well served to give this cream a try, and at such a low price, it's worth it.

Price range: $6.50 to $7.99