It doesn't matter whether you're battling teenage acne or develping age spots and wrinkles, daily moisturizer is a must at any age. Thanks to Utah's dry climate and extreme range of temperatures, you might have to adjust your routine a little as the seasons change - pampering skin a little more in the freezing winter and easing up a little in the summer - but year-round moisturizing is essential to protecting your skin from damage that can creep in over time. Because year-round sun protection is a must (even in the winter when the sun might not seem as harsh) opt for a moisturizer that has the SPF built in or layer it with sunscreen formulated for the face.

Not only does moisturizer nourish and protect delicate facial skin, but it also preps the face so that makeup can be applied more evenly for a more flawless finish.

Don't be afraid to ask a cosmetic counter expert for advice on a formula that fits your skin's specific needs, and consider spending a little more if necessary. You'll find that more expensive products not only contain more quality ingredients, but they also last longer because you don't need to use as much to get a result. 

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L'Occitane Protective Cream SPF 20

Enriched with Shea butter and specially formulated to give dry skin a moisturizing boost, this creme absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling supple, not greasy. 

Fresh Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask

Made with ingredients like pure honey, natural sugars and Echinacea, this moisturizer is ideal for those freezing months when your skin needs some extra attention. 

La Mer Moisturizing Creme

Another good moisturizer for the dead of winter, this creme is good for those with aging skin or extra dryness. The brand's "Miracle Broth" has shown to improve wrinkles, dryness and even skin conditions and sensitivities with regular use.

Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-Aging Oil-Free Cream

Good for all combination and oily skin types, this naturally formulated product contains raspberry stem cells that help increase moisture, improve skin's firmness and protect from UV damage.  

Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15 Moisturizer

This certified organic product is ideal for combination and acne-prone skin. Green tea, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C nourish and protect the skin while also fighting signs of aging.