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Decadent creams, supercharged serums, elegant cleansers—these complexion all-stars deliver glowing results.


Dry: Pond's MoistureClean Towelettes in Original Fresh
Made of a super-saturated textured cloth, these wipes remove all traces of makeup, dirt, and oil.
$5; drugstores

Oily: Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash
Formulated with salicylic acid, this alcohol-free cleanser unclogs blocked pores and prevents blemishes—without drying.

Combination: Lancôme Énergie de Vie Foam Cleanser
For a deep clean, try this dynamic wash. Just add water; the gel transforms into a lush lather.

Sensitive: Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil
Two to three drops of this moisturizing grapeseed oil–based face wash removes grime and stubborn makeup.
$10; drugstores


Dry: Clinique Pep-Start Moisturizer
Algae extract and glycerin in this silky formula soothe and quench dry skin; its blur technology creates a smooth, soft-focus effect.

Oily: Perricone MD Pre:Empt Series Oil-Free Hydrating Cream
This mix of plumping hyaluronic acid, calming green tea, and illuminating vitamin C leaves no greasy residue.

Combination: Philosophy Uplifting Miracle Worker Moisturizer
Stay cool with the refreshing sensation of this cream; glycerin, squalane, and hyaluronic acid banish dryness.

Sensitive: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
Get radiant with this multitasker: Lipo hydroxy acid gently exfoliates, while vitamins C and E even tone.
$15; drugstores


Dry: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules
When your skin needs damage control, treat it to some TLC with a restorative capsule.

Oily: L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer
A powerhouse of vitamin C, glycolic acid, and retinol luminizes lackluster skin and reduces lines.
$20; drugstores

Combination: No7 Early Defence Night Cream
This fast-absorbing, lightweight moisturizer delivers a healthy dose of repairing peptides and free radical–fighting vitamin E.

Sensitive: Neocutis MicroNight Riche Rejuvenating Balm
Make the most of your beauty sleep with this blend of peptides and glycerin, which firms the skin and improves texture.
$182; for locations


Dry: Algenist Elevate Firming & Lifting Contouring Serum
This serum’s beauty is its pearlescence, but its genius is the tightening Alguronic Acid and peptide mix.

Oily: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
With both fast-acting and timed-release retinols, plus moisturizing hyaluronic acid, this hardworking serum means business.

Combination: Clarins Boosters in Repair, Detox, and Energy
Amp up your favorite cream, mask, serum, or foundation with these performance enhancers that calm inflammation, improve tone, and increase radiance.
$39 each;

Sensitive: SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence
Illuminate your complexion with this serum containing niacinamide, a yeast extract that encourages cell turnover, and mica.


Dry: Sephora Collection Instant Awakening Eye Moisturizer
For an immediate eye opener, try this gel; antioxidants and light-reflecting pigments moisturize and brighten.

Oily: Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex
This cream does it all: Retinol boosts collagen production, niacinamide reduces dark circles, and hyaluronic acid hydrates.

Combination: Olay Eyes Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment
Packed with retinyl palmitate (a gentler form of retinol), this cream softens the appearance of wrinkles.
$25; drugstores

Sensitive: Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream
For delicate skin, try this fragrance-free formula with firming blackberry and dill extracts and brightening mineral pigments.
$22; drugstores