One of my favorite things is washing my face at the end of a long day. There's something therapeutic about the process of rinsing away makeup, oils, and the effects of the day to reveal fresh, clean skin. Since I have oily skin, I have always hated the idea of covering my face in another moisturizing cream as soon as I wash it, which has made it hard to find just the right moisturizer to apply every morning and night. Most of the creams I've tried feel too heavy and greasy to apply before putting makeup on in the morning, and even worse to apply to a freshly washed face before going to sleep.
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This month in my Birchbox, I received a sample of DR. JART+Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel—and I can say that I have finally found my signature moisturizer. I'll admit, I was a little skeptical when it first arrived, as I tend to get more thrills from the brand's hair and makeup selections rather than their picks for skincare products. After testing it for one day, I was immediately hooked. As soon as it touched my skin, I could feel the lightweight, water-based gel soothing my skin. It then dries quickly without leaving any greasy or unwanted residue. A small amount of gel goes a long way, which means my sample size has lasted a couple of weeks. But, when this little tub runs out, you can bet I'll be upgrading to the full-size version.
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Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, using the correct moisturizer is an important part of keeping your skin healthy. Check here for signs that you could be using the wrong moisturizer. If you're in search of your new signature moisturizer, check this list of drugstore moisturizers that we think are just as good as the expensive ones.