Editors' Picks: The 11 Best Fall Moisturizers for Every Budget

Updated 10/11/17
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Between the vibrant hues that come with the changing of leaves, cozying up by the fireside, harvest festivals, and the approaching holiday season, there's plenty to look forward to as the temperature drops. And while we love sweater weather and all the autumnal activities it brings, it isn't always as agreeable with our skin.

Cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry, dull, and even chapped. So to ready your visage for the harsher weather ahead, we put together this roundup of moisturizers perfectly suited to protect your skin. Each will lock in moisture all season long, so take a gander and prepare to keep your skin hydrated through even the chilliest months.

Keep scrolling to see what moisturizers we recommend you stock up on to save your skin this season.

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk - best fall moisturizers
Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Nourishing Milk $86
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This milky formula blasts skin with heavy-duty but very lightweight hydration, thanks to a combination of olive, sesame, sweet almond, and jojoba oils. The rich formula leaves skin soft and bright.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream - best fall moisturizers
Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream $76
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Caudalie’s cream is loaded with super-moisturizing grape oil and shea butter and acts as an ideal canvas for makeup. Plus, the formula is spiked with micro-hyaluronic acids and peptides, which work to plump and lift the skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream - best fall moisturizers
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream $145
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Applied on clean skin before bed, this moisturizer works overnight to visibly hydrate, plump, and firm skin. The formula is chalked up to eight fast-acting ingredients, including vitamin E, castor seed oil, and retinol. 

Fresh Umbrian Clay Oil-Free Lotion - best fall moisturizers
Fresh Umbrian Clay Oil-Free Lotion $39
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This fragrance-free formula gifts skin with super-soft, oil-free moisture. Ideal for combination skin, the Umbrian clay also works to absorb impurities and cleanse pores.

Tatcha The Water Cream - best fall moisturizers
Tatcha The Water Cream $68
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Tatcha's water cream (which has sold out at Sephora each time it's restocked) provides balanced hydration without leaving your skin sticky or greasy. Enriched with Japanese botanicals, the formula works to tighten pores, smooth skin texture, and support natural skin turnover.

La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion - best fall moisturizers
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion $260
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This new formula is loaded with a high-dose of the brand’s Miracle Broth, which smooths, softens, and brightens skin. The lightweight consistency absorbs quickly. 

Malin + Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturizer - best fall moisturizers
Malin+Goetz SPF 30 Face Moisturizer $36
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An SPF-infused moisturizer is a must—after all, you should be wearing sunscreen every, single day. Malin + Goetz’s moisturizer is packed with SPF 30, as well as skin-protecting green tea antioxidants. 

No7 Early Defence Day Cream SPF 30 - best fall moisturizers
No 7 Early Defence Day Cream SPF 30 $21
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Specifically designed for younger skin, this cream uses vitamin A and lipopeptides to attack early signs of fine lines. Plus, the formula provides SPF 30 coverage. 

Ren Rose O12 Moisture Defense Oil - best fall moisturizers
Ren Rose O12 Moisture Defense Oil $80
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This oil works on a variety of complexions—even dry, dehydrated skin. Ceramides and phospholipids act to soothe and repair broken skin, while octacodenoic acid locks in moisture. 

Saturday Skin Daily Moisturizing Cream - best fall moisturizers
Saturday Skin Daily Moisturizing Cream $49
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Don’t be fooled by the aesthetically pleasing packaging—Saturday Skin’s moisturizer is a force to be reckoned with. Lightweight but crazy-effective, the formula uses avocado protein to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier.

Joanna Vargas Daily Hydrating Cream - best fall moisturizers
Joanna Vargas Daily Hydrating Cream $75
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Joanna Vargas’s moisturizer is packed with powerful but gentle ingredients. As jojoba oil smooths fine lines and oat proteins plump skin, shea and cocoa butters hydrate to no end.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Hallie Gould and Ruby Buddemeyer.

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