Moisturizing season is upon us, and we've been prepping for its arrival for the better part of the year. Every face cream, oil and serum we came across was tested, then set aside, in anticipation of the cold months ahead. And now that our skin is officially feeling red, irritated, dry patch-y and, in general, off, a hard-working lotion is feeling particularly necessary right now.
Considering a few key factors -- texture (not too greasy, not too light), long-lasting hydration and anti-aging benefits -- we present the five best moisturizers that will take your face from a blah winter skin day to fresh-faced and glowing.
The "Best Beauty Products Of 2012" covers the top cosmetics, skin care and hair products out of the hundreds that have crossed our editors' desks this year. Winners are chosen through expert analysis based on quality, value and efficacy. Want to nominate your favorite product? Share it in our comments or contact our beauty team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best In Beauty 2012: Moisturizers
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