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Social Sunday's Best Moisturizer Picks for Every Skin Type

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We're almost halfway through the first month 2019, and no matter where you are, your skin is likely feeling the strain of winter. Although Pinterest boards and YouTube videos will tell us differently, drinking water and tweaking your diet are not the sole solution for clear skin (but how great would it be if they were?).

Sometimes we've got to do a little bit of trial-and-error to figure out what our skin is really craving. I am a huge advocate for testing out all types of beauty products because I love discovering what truly works best with my body chemistry. We've curated a list of moisturizers to use with different budgets and skin types alike–keep reading for more!
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Sephora's Glamglow Mega Illuminating Moisturizer seriously delivers. It comes in three different shades that will prep your face for maximum shine (the good kind!). I love moisturizers that do this, as my highlighter sometimes starts to look more oily than anything after all-day wear. No matter what, you're getting hydration and the ultimate glow underneath your makeup. It works with all skin types, so if you're lucky to have been blessed with normal skin, it'll glide on seamlessly. This isn't just a moisturizer, either—it can also used be used as a creamy highlighter or contour, so don't be afraid to get creative with it! The only down side is that it doesn't come cheap. It's $49 for a full-size container, but if you're a sucker for a kickass moisturizer, you will not be disappointed.
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This brand is an absolute lifesaver. Because of my ultra-sensitive skin, I recently switched over from Bath and Body Works body wash to their Raw Shea Butter Body Wash, and I haven't looked back since. I discovered the Daily Defense Moisturizer by chance while browsing at Marshall's, and because it was priced at only $6, I decided to give it a go. I usually have oily skin, but the freezing Midwest weather also makes my skin super dry, and this fights it like no other. I apply it shortly after showering. It works with my face rather than against it, drenching it with H2O and making it smell like tropical fruit. Yum! Can't find it on the shelves at TJ Maxx or Marshall's? Try Target, Ulta, or GNC.
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Sephora may be known for their makeup, but they've got some seriously great skincare products that are worth checking out. Next up on the list is Olehenriksen's Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator. This is the MOST effective moisturizer I've used to combat oily skin that truly works. Created without parabens or sulfates, it smells fantastic and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight (if a product ever does that, by the way, that's a bad sign). It also acts as a primer, meaning that your makeup will glide on smoother and stay on longer, too. It's a little bit pricey at $34 a pop, but hey, you do what you need to do for your skin–we don't judge.
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Combination skin can be tricky. You don't want a formula that's too oily, resulting in clogged pores, and at the same time, you also need something hydrating. Never fear–Garnier's Moisture Bomb has got what you need to satisfy both! It's light as air and non-greasy, melting into your face without leaving behind a white residue. It has the added bonus of SPF 30, too, so it's helping your skin in more ways than one. It sells for just over $12 on Amazon, and be sure to check the shelves of your local drug stores for an even better deal.
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   I know you're thinking the same thing we are–cotton?! While not too many studies have been done researching its effects, some have shown that cotton and its derivatives are anti-inflammatory, meaning they can calm your skin and reduce redness. Yes to Cotton's Comforting Facial Moisturizer is targeted directly for ultra sensitive skin and those of you with severe allergies. It's vegan, as well as free from parabens, sulfates, and silicones, so wave bye-bye to harsh, irritated skin. The "Yes to ___" line can be found in most drug stores and your local Target (hint hint), and best of all, it won't break the bank.
Do you have a holy grail moisturizer you want to recommend to Social Sunday? Let us know in the comments!


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