Before Sephora hit the scene in 1998, you went to your local department store and prayed someone could answer your dry-skin questions. Now we’ve got the beauty powerhouse in almost every mall and right at our fingertips. To help you navigate its skin-care aisle, here are five moisturizer standouts that actually deliver. (And fun fact: Apply with a makeup brush for best results.)

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SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C   E antiOXIDANT Protect   Repair Moisturizer sephora
Sephora

SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer

This moisturizer is exactly what you want to wear all summer—it’s rich but not greasy, and wards off dehydration thanks to THD ascorbate, an oil-soluble derivative of vitamin C. It also smells like a fresh-picked orange.

Sunday Riley ($65)

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic   Retinol Anti Aging Moisturizer sephora
Sephora

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer

With moisturizers, it’s either the formulation or the texture that’s the winner. Here, Dr. Dennis Gross created the perfect hybrid of both. At the center is ferulic acid and retinol, which improve the appearance of fine lines. Post-application, your skin will feel plump and smooth, just like the moisturizer.

Dr. Dennis Gross ($72)

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb sephora
Sephora

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb

One simple gel-cream, three amazing results: It neutralizes free radicals, improves skin’s elasticity and minimizes the appearances of pores. Yeah, there’s good reason why this moisturizer amassed 50,000 “loves” on Sephora.

belif ($38)

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer sephora
Sephora

tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer

Sodium hyaluronate and squalene work together to deliver and retain moisture. But above the science-y speak, it’s still vegan and cruelty-free. Take it from the reviewer who said, “[It’s] good to see a cosmetic company like Tarte produce a legit skin care solution.”

Tarte ($39)

Erborian Bamboo Cre me Frappe e Skin Reviving Fresh Gel sephora
Sephora

Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée Skin Reviving Fresh Gel

Sephora is the exclusive retailer for this gel-cream moisturizer that blends bamboo stalks (which contain proteins and lipids) with sap (loaded with amino acids) to give the perfect amount of moisture for all types of skin.

Erborian ($43)

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