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I'm a Beauty Writer, and This 'Absolutely Magical' Moisturizer Is the Only Product That Actually Gets Rid of My Dry Patches

My skin has never been smoother.

Every start of fall brings the same skincare woes. With each changing leaf, I notice more dryness across my face—and it always begins with the sides of my nose. This patchy texture is then joined by dullness, followed by a bit of redness. And just like that, my summer glow is gone. In the past, I'd attempt to remedy this seasonal skin dilemma with my arsenal of serums, facial oils, and moisturizers, some of which cost a pretty penny and come from celebrity-favorite brands. But for someone whose skin prefers a "less is more" approach, balancing all of these products just exacerbated the problem. 

In my search for an all-in-one hero product, I came across the Tula 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream, a moisturizer designed for morning and nighttime usage that delivers all-day hydration while brightening and smoothing the complexion. To do so, it's formulated with a hydrating and skin-nourishing trio of squalane, apple, and watermelon, plus collagen-boosting peptides that tone and firm the skin. The moisturizer also features a combination of probiotics and prebiotics, which work in harmony to calm irritated skin. 

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To buy: $52; tula.com.

Impressive ingredient list aside, what really drew me to the Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream was the rave reviews it's received. More than 3,000 shoppers have left the moisturizer a perfect rating, calling it "absolutely magical" and "a must-have." One wrote, "This has to be the best anti-aging moisturizer I've ever used. I don't ever want to be without it. My face drinks it in and the moisture lasts all day. My skin is smooth, and I've seen lines and wrinkles diminish—some have disappeared!"

After my first day of using the moisturizer, it was clear that the hype was real. Its lightweight formula quickly absorbed into my skin and left it feeling silky-smooth. It successfully targeted and corrected all of my concerns, starting with the pesky dry patches around my nose and the other uneven texture spots around my chin and forehead. And it really does work day-to-night; my skin no longer feels like it's craving moisture, even with the dry, cold fall weather creeping in. With continued use, the lit-from-within glow that I'd said goodbye to in August has officially been restored, and it's smoother and softer than ever before. It's safe to say that this will be a staple in my skincare routine, kicking my coveted $205 brightening moisturizer to the back of my bathroom cabinet. 

The 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream isn't the only product that Tula fans can't get enough of. Keep scrolling to become acquainted with the other best-sellers that have been missing from your skin regimen. 

Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 

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Skin is defended against the sun's damaging UV rays with this reef-safe SPF 30 sunscreen. Pineapple, papaya, and probiotic extracts come together to promote a smoother, brighter, and more even complexion, while wild butterfly ginger root protects your skin from pollution and blue light. 

To buy: $36; tula.com.

Tula the Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser

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This gel-based cleanser gets deep into the skin to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from pores without stripping it. A purifying trio of prebiotics, probiotics, and turmeric ginger balance the skin and smooth away dead skin cells.  

To buy: $28; tula.com

Tula Brightening Treatment Drops Triple Vitamin C Serum

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Powered by the brand's 10 percent Triple Vitamin C Complex, which contains three types of vitamin C, this serum reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. In addition to reversing dullness, it boosts your skin's defense against environmental stressors​​—all without leaving a sticky residue behind or causing irritation. 

To buy: $48; tula.com.

Tula Filter Primer Blurring & Moisturizing Primer 

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A makeup primer with serious skincare benefits? Count us in. The Filter Primer blurs the look of pores while turning up the wattage of your skin. It's formulated with probiotics and licorice to smooth the texture of skin and even it over time. Choose between Universal, which is untinted, or shades Fair/Light, Medium, Medium/Deep, and Deep, each of which have their own unique skin benefits. 

To buy: $36; tula.com.

Tula So Smooth Resurfacing & Brightening Fruit Enzyme Mask

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Treat your skin to a spa-worthy facial with this gentle-yet-effective mask, which features a blend of AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs to exfoliate the complexion. In just 10 minutes, skin is left visibly brighter, smoother, and more toned. 

To buy: $36; tula.com.

Tula Time to Delight 6-Piece Skin Radiance Kit

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Not sure where to start? Get all of Tula's best-sellers together in this limited-edition set that features the Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser, 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream, Filter Primer Blurring & Moisturizing Primer, Rose Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm, and Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 Gel. It makes a great gift for the skincare enthusiast on your list.

To buy: $118; tula.com.