day creams

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Face: Daring Day Creams
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Best for dry skin: Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
A refreshing gel-cream that's lightweight but seriously moisturizing.

Best for oily skin: Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
A blend of peptides, vitamins and minerals works synergistically to reinforce skin's protective barrier, all in an oil-free formula.

Best for combination skin: Olay Total Effects Whip Active Moisturizer
This light-as-air hydrator absorbs as soon as it touches your face, helping to even tone and downplay pores.
$30, drugstores

Best for sensitive skin: L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream Anti-Wrinkle + Skin Barrier Repair
This lotion strengthens skin's barrier to help block moisture loss and is kind to sensitive types.
$18, drugstores