Are you ready to put your best face forward?

By Lyndsay Green and Lyndsay Green / MIMI
October 13, 2015
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As it goes, we saw two ends of the makeup spectrum backstage during the fall Fashion Week shows: models whose faces were used as canvases for makeup artists to create their most intricate works of art (Rick Owens! Giamba!) and others who were sent down the runway in little more than a dab of foundation (Chloé, Jason Wu). But one thing we learned from the pros is that the recipes for both looks call for one common ingredient: a standout moisturizer.

Whether you're going the no-makeup makeup route or you're ready to put your artistry skills to the test, here are 10 new moisturizers that will perfectly prep your skin for whichever look you so choose.

1. Eve Lom radiance Lift Cream

There's no time like the present to prevent forthcoming signs of aging. Firm, smooth, and hydrate your skin with this luxe cream enriched with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and rose oil ($72; net-a-porter.com).

2. Farmacy Rise 'N Shine Daily Moisture Lock

Echinacea GreenEnvy (a form of Echinacea purpurea known to stimulate collagen production and even skin tones), copper (a skin-firming agent), and water lily flower extract (an additive that calms irritation), amongst other natural ingredients, work together to create one ultra nourishing cream perfect for dry skin ($40; qvc.com).

3. Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate

Incorporating a blend of essential and botanical oils like sunflower oil and ginger root oil, this powerful potion leaves skin glowy and silky-smooth ($46; kiehls.com).

4. Avène Cleanance Expert

If you're acne-prone, try a blemish-banishing treatment like this one that's gentle enough to use on a daily basis, but powerful enough to clear your skin in record speed. Brought to you by the brand that's been looking out for those with sensitive skin for years, the Cleanance Expert contains Avène's signature softening thermal spring water in tandem with oil-absorbing and pore-cleansing properties ($26; amazon.com) .

5. Jurlique Nutri-Define Essential Conditioning Lotion

Jam-packed with antioxidants and botanic ingredients, this dense cream is perfect for those looking to brighten and plump dull skin ($65; jurlique.com).

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6. Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C Shine Control Oil-Free Cream-Gel

There's nothing worse than an oily t-zone cropping up on you throughout the day. And overly mattifying products can take you to the next extreme by drying the rest of your skin out. Try a happy medium cream-gel moisturizer enriched with vitamin C like this one to control shine and maintain the moisture your skin needs ($20, walgreens.com).

7. SK-II Mid-Day Essence Spray

Who ever said hydration only comes in a tub or tube? Get your daily dose of moisture with a spritz of this stuff—before or after makeup for an equally moisturizing effect. Keep it handy for all-day mists ($80; bloomingdales.com).

8. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Relieve your skin from daily stressors (sun damage, free radicals, and other toxins), by treating it to a nightcap with a hydrating cream with soothing properties. Purified feverfew extract in this little luxury, works as a natural anti-inflammatory to calm puffiness and redness ($15; ulta.com).

9. Nourish Organic Pure Hydrating Organic Argan Face Serum

Perhaps you're already in a committed relationship with your day cream. Well, you might want to make room for another step in your skin care routine—serum! Apply a lightweight serum like this one (which has been formulated with all natural ingredients like argan, jojoba, and apricot oils), before your daily moisturizer to give your skin the daily dose of nutrients it deserves ($24; nourishorganic.com).

10. Lancôme Bienfait Multi Vital Daily Replenishing Oil

This skin softening oil is so lightweight it rivals a serum. Apply it as a daily (and nightly) moisturizer and we guarantee it'll quench your skin's thirst—especially in the cooler months. P.S. Infused with coriander, geranium, jojoba, and rose oils, it smells divine ($49; nordstrom.com).

This article originally appeared on MIMI.

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