The answers to all of your skin questions.
1. Is a $10 moisturizer just as good as a $50 one?
Yes. For basic moisturizer, price doesn't matter. "Hydrating ingredients aren't expensive. What you're paying for in a pricey moisturizer is packaging, fragrance, and the nice lady at the counter selling it to you," says Los Angeles dermatologist Jessica Wu, M.D., author of Feed Your Face. Just check the ingredients for tried-and-true hydrators like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol. Our pick: Olay Age Defying Instant Hydration Day Cream ($10, drugstores). Save your money for serums or night creams; ingredients like peptides and retinol can drive up their cost (by $25 or more).
2. Will using a face oil make me break out?
No; unless you're acne-prone. "If your skin is already oily, using an oil can clog pores, which ups the potential for breakouts," says New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, M.D., author of Skin Rules. This applies for both mineral oil and plant-based oils such as sunflower and olive. However, if