I think one of my favorite things in the world is slathering on a creamy, soothing moisturizer after I’ve washed my face. Seriously, whether I’m applying makeup over it and starting my day or crawling into bed at night, a solid moisturizer is just a non-negotiable for me. But considering a new product claiming to be the best facial moisturizer in all the land works its way into the market every second, it’s hard to sift through the duds and find formulas that agree with my complexion and don’t melt off my face the second I come into contact with heat (and in my air conditioner-less apartment, that’s a constant).

So lucky for you (and kind of unlucky for my skin—sorry face, I love you), my beauty obsession has lead me to test and try upwards of a billion formulas to find the perfect, most-hydrating facial moisturizers to rely on this summer. Yep, I’m talking about lightweight formulas for morning and night that soothe dry, blah skin without inducing a heat flash. Click through for the nine best facial moisturizers for each and every skin type—even acne-prone and irritated, sunburnt skin.

Skin Moisturizers-Shiseido Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free

To mattify naturally oily skin…

Shiseido Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free, $38; at Shiseido

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Shiseido

Skin Moisturizers-Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream

To brighten dull, blah skin…

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream, $42; at Fresh

 

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Fresh

Skin Moisturizers-Grown Alchemist Tinted Hydra-Repair Day Cream: Camellia & Geranium Blossom

For hydration and a touch of sun-less color…

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Grown Alchemist

Skin Moisturizers-Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer

To plump skin and minimize fine lines…

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer, $48; at Juice Beauty

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Juice Beauty

Skin Moisturizers-Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15

To soothe angry, sunburnt skin…

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Mario Badescu

Skin Moisturizers-Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Essential Moisturizer

To blast super-dry skin with lightweight, but heavy-duty moisture…

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Essential Moisturizer, $33; at Target

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Missha

Skin Moisturizers-Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin

To gently reduce redness and irritation…

Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin, $29; at Paula’s Choice

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Paula’s Choice

Skin Moisturizers-Skinrx Lab MadeCera Cream

To protect sensitive, easily-irritated skin…

Skinrx Lab MadeCera Cream, $36; at Ulta

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Skinrx Lab

Skin Moisturizers-Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer Lotion

To keep zits and blackheads at bay…

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer Lotion, $14.99; at Walgreens

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Yes to Tomatoes Clear

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