I have tried many different drugstore brands of moisturizers including Ponds, Olay, and Garnier but the best comes from a department store. Clinique. $25 for 4.2 fl. oz. is really not that bad, given all the benefits it has for your skin. My skin gets a little oily in the summer and really dry in the winter. The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (such a long name!) is perfect for any weather condition. It keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day without reapplying. I have found that drugstore brands tend to disappear as the day goes on, but this moisturizer from Clinique stays put much longer.
I bought mine from Sephora.com. There are different sizes to choose from and if you're still not sure if this is the right moisturizer for you, take a trip to the mall and try a sample. Clinique products are sold in many stores such as Macy's and Nordstrom.
This is my favorite moisturizer and is my must-have facial product. I hope it won't ever be discontinued or anything. Finding the perfect moisturizer is hard work!
If you have oily skin throughout the year, check out the gel version too :)