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    24 Skincare Products You'll Definitely Want To Have On Hand This Winter

    Don't let the harsh winter air stop your skin from being great!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Refreshing & Refining Moisturizer for all-day hydration, noticeably smaller pores, and a smoother texture with a dewy finish.

    Promising review: "I really love this moisturizer. It feels so much lighter than the power of the actual product. I'm currently on Accutane and so my skin is as dry as the Sahara. This isn't the deepest moisturizer or thickest cream by any means. But it softens and smooths my skin! I have less raised pimples and the clear parts are so soft. I also love the smell once it's rubbed into your face. It's kind of addicting." —ragstorachel

    Get it from Sephora for $39 (available in two sizes) or Ulta for $39 (available in two sizes).

    2. Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster — it's great for sensitive skin and can help reverse skin dehydration with essential minerals and a plant extract to lock in much-needed moisture.


    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin and the Simple product line is the only one I've come across that works for my skin type. I haven't had any breakouts or dry skin. I use the water boost with the Simple Replenishing Moisturizer and the combination works great." —Cynthia H.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.57 (available in nine styles and sizes).

    3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair BarriAIR cream to act as an extra protective layer — blocking pollutants, allergens, and bacteria from your skin while soothing and conditioning for a glowing complexion.

    This product is formulated without sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, or mineral oil!

    Promising review: "Really hydrating without being oily at all (I usually think of heavy, thick, and greasy when I think of a barrier cream). This has such a unique texture, like it's whipped. Have only used it three times now but I can’t believe how silky it makes my skin feel and how incredibly lightweight it is." —marstar05

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    4. Blue Lagoon Iceland Mineral Mask — it's made from the lagoon's geothermal seawater to enrich your skin with plush moisture and leave it with a gleaming glow.

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    This product is hypoallergenic and free of parabens!

    This is one of my personal favorites! It's definitely pricey but totally worth it. It's made of the Blue Lagoon's geothermal seawater and gives my skin a much-needed deep hydration treatment. I have naturally dry and flaky skin that gets worse in the winter, so I leave this mask on overnight once a week. I wake up with a natural glow without the help of any makeup (see in my picture above). It's a must to try the iconic skincare of the Blue Lagoon without having to hop on a plane to Iceland!

    Get it from Blue Lagoon Iceland for $115 (available in two sizes).

    5. Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 and blue algae extracts that'll reduce skin irritations and protect from UV rays while moisturizing skin — all without a greasy residue.

    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!

    Promising review: "This is the best face lotion with sunscreen I have found. It’s non-greasy and absorbs quickly without any residue. You don’t even notice you’re wearing it. It has a minimal scent which is pleasant, and quickly goes away." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $28 (available in four sizes).

    6. Eve Hansen Vitamin C Facial Serum to help visibly improve your overall complexion by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and circles while increasing collagen in your skin.

    Promising review: "Great product! It goes on smooth, smells delicious, dries quickly, and leaves my face feeling tightened. It's slowly lightening the dark spots on my face caused by sun damage though the jury is still out on wrinkle repair. My wrinkles in my forehead do seem a lot softer. Will buy and continue to use. I love that it comes in the 2 oz. size and lasts so long for a reasonable price. I definitely recommend it!" —DGMJ

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in two sizes).

    7. Handmade Heroes Ultra Sexy Coconut Lip Scrub that'll gently exfoliate chapped and dry lips while moisturizing with joboba, avocado, and almond oils.

    This product is formulated without parabens. And is vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical about this product. I live where the air is cold and dry so my lips chap very easily. I use this about three times a week and am astonished by the results! It gets the flakes off my lips, moisturizes, and actually makes my lips appear fuller!!" —Barbara

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    8. InstaNatural Day & Night Vitamin C and Retinol Serum to improve texture, reduce blemishes, and add a luminous radiance to your skin.


    This product is cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I love this product! I have used Instanatural retinol and vitamin C serum alternatively (before they were a bundle) for the past five years and it has permanently removed all the sunspots from my face. I don’t need concealer or foundation anymore, loving the even tone of my skin these two products have given me. The results start showing and most of the sunspots are removed about a month after starting the use. Highly recommend Instanatural! It works, it’s pure, and the price is great!" —TXaries1

    Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in three sizes).

    9. Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with a combination of honey, propolis (an antiseptic found in beehives), and vitamin B that'll transform and nourish your dry winter skin.

    Promising review: "Oh my god! Got a sample from the store because of all the great reviews. I'm four months pregnant and my skin is so dry, so I've been looking for anything natural and hydrating. This mask is so great! The warm sensation when rubbing it in alone is the reason for me to buy it! But the real reason I am in love is that this morning (after using this last night) my skin looks so much brighter and significantly more hydrated. I also love the scent. I want to use every night!!" —SammiM

    Get it from Sephora for $56.

    10. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water — it can double as a facial cleanser and a makeup remover to gently refresh winter skin and remove excess dirt and oil — without stripping away moisture.

    This won as our budget pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Promising review: "Love this! It removes makeup without stripping my skin of its natural moisture barrier. This stuff is like a miracle in a bottle. I even use it as a toner on days when I didn’t wear any makeup. It quickly removes the day’s dirt and my SPF. Highly recommend!" —Silver Shoes

    Get it from Amazon for $6.26 (available in five sizes and nine types).

    11. Kopari Beauty Organic Coconut Melt for head to toe hydration that'll leave your skin ultra-soft and moisturized.

    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or GMOs. It's also cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I use this literally everywhere on my body. Will consider trying out grocery store coconut oil and compare, but as of right now, I love this, my skin has cleared up, my hair is stronger, I feel moisturized without feeling oily. I love it." —Kimberly

    Get it from Ulta for $28.

    12. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm with conditioners and antioxidants to rejuvenate those dry and chapped winter lips.

    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!

    Promising review: "Once I tried this lip balm, I retired and said, 'I’m done.' There was no reason to try another lip balm ever again in life. It moisturizes hours upon hours and I love the minty taste and menthol cooling feel on my lips. This lip balm is expensive, maybe even overpriced for lip balm standards. However, the quality is top notch! I detest that feeling of having chapped lips, and lips should always look and feel smooth and kissable, so I never leave home without that navy blue tube." —Ricky Raphael

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in six flavors).

    13. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Water Face Gel Moisturizer formulated with purified hyaluronic acid to instantly quench dry skin — leaving it hydrated and supple.

    This product is oil-, dye-, and fragrance-free!

    Promising review: "This is the moisturizer I have been waiting for my whole life. I have tried moisturizers from what feels like every brand — from the drugstore to the high-end expensive stuff at Sephora. This stuff feels incredible on my skin and it feels like a relief to put on. It's not even remotely greasy, absorbs almost instantly, and has the lightest, cleanest fragrance. Other heavier moisturizers have left me with tiny clusters of new blemishes every morning, but this hasn't clogged my pores at all and my skin feels soft and plump. I also use this moisturizer to cut my CC cream/foundation to make it lighter (in body, not in pigment). LOVE!" —meems

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. Kleem Organics Retinol Moisturizer Cream for noticeably diminishing the appearance of crow's feet and fine lines while increasing your skin's ability to retain moisture.


    This product is formulated without parabens and alcohol. It's also cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I recently started trying organic products and haven't been overly satisfied with their ability to actually work on fine lines and wrinkles... BUT this product works GREAT! I have seen a visible difference in my skin since I started using KLEEM. Not to mention the hyaluronic acid/Retinol A in it that normally can irritate my sensitive skin has NOT done that at all. My face looks great and I even lost the ashy undertones that my skin has during the winter months. LOVE IT!" —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $28.97.

    15. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask with highly concentrated hydro ionized mineral water to help deliver high doses of moisture to stressed and weathered skin.

    This product is formulated without parabens and phthalates! And it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "This mask is a lifesaver in the winter! I hate sleeping in thick, greasy feeling masks, but this product is both very hydrating and just soaks right into my skin. I have sensitive skin and this has caused no irritation whatsoever. Would definitely recommend!" —Lucille2

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    16. Bulldog Skincare Moisturizer to use on your face, neck, and hands for soothing hydration without leaving a greasy residue.

    This product is formulated without parabens, artificial colors, or synthetic fragrances!

    Promising review: "My face tends to have dry skin. It's not a big problem, but on several occasions, especially during the winter months, my wife will notice dry, cracking places on my face. She tells me to moisturize my face. Using Bulldog twice a day takes care of this problem. It has a nice scent and gives a slight tingling sensation after use. I like that it isn't too runny, is intended to moisturize the face, and is easy to apply." —Jeffrey N. Fritz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.64 (available in two sizes and six styles).

    17. Freeman Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask for unclogging pores and removing excess oil without stripping your skin of its natural moisture (it's great for oily skin).

    Promising review: "This mask is absolutely perfect for large pores and oily skin, especially oily skin that likes to stay in the corners of the nose and on the side of the temples... this just peels it right off! I usually don't write reviews, but this deserves one. It is beyond worth the money and definitely makes you feel relaxed. I leave it on for about an hour to let it dry up fully, wash it off with warm water, and my skin feels absolutely flawless." —Kelly Schmitz

    Get it from Amazon for $3.22+ (available in three sizes).

    18. Hempz Herbal Original Body Moisturizer — it's enriched with pure hemp seed oil, ginseng, and shea butter to intensely moisturize your entire body.


    This product is formulated without parabens or gluten. It's also vegan!

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite lotion. It is the only one that doesn’t make me greasy but keeps me hydrated throughout the winter months. There are a ton of scents to choose from too. If you are looking for a great year-round lotion, this is it. It’s also a great hand lotion too. This is by far the best lotion on the market." —Leslie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in four sizes).

    19. L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream with essential oils that'll soothe, soften, and moisturize dry, cracked, and exhausted feet.

    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!

    Promising review: "This cream is amazing! My left foot used to be so dry and cracked (weird, only my left) so I bought this cream and within about a week to a week and a half, the dryness and cracking went away! I love this stuff and am now on my second tube. Totally worth the price!" —RRRose626

    Get it from Sephora for $29 (available in one size).

    20. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer with hyaluronic acids, rose oil, angelica leaf extract, and vitamin E to increase and seal in moisture for up to 24 hours.

    Promising review: "I suffer from extremely dry skin, seasonally dehydrated skin, and this product completely transformed my skin. This is the only moisturizer that has allowed me to go all day without my dry patches flaking up under my makeup. It produces continuous hydration throughout the day, with no need for a hydrating mist when my skin would start to dry up (with other moisturizers, I was misting 4–5X a day). A true holy grail product for me and it smells absolutely amazing!" —marraaj

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

    21. MILK Makeup Cooling Water — a mess-free stick infused with seawater and caffeine — to de-puff, energize, restore lost moisture, and calm bothered skin.

    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates!

    Promising review: "I was very happily surprised at how this product turned out. It is cool on the skin and very smooth with application, it is not sticky or tacky in my opinion. It works to soothe areas on my face that are irritated and makes my skin feel super hydrated and soft!" —bridgieboo

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in two sizes).

    22. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel for gently exfoliating skin (without over-drying) and tightening pores while locking in moisture.

    Check our review of the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel. This product is formulated without alcohol or parabens!

    Promising review: "My friends recommended I use this product for my skin because lately, my skin has been acting up. It's crazy how with just using it for a few days, all my pimples are gone. LIKE WHAT??? Not only that, but it has moisturized my skin so well! It's winter here and my skin has been nothing but moisturized from using this product. I will purchase again when I run out. Such a great investment!" —kily

    Get it from Amazon for $6.64 (available in three scents).

    23. L'Oreal Collagen Moisture Filler with a non-greasy formula to help reduce wrinkles and revive dry skin for an overall supple appearance.


    Promising review: "I’m 42 years old and this has to be the best moisturizer I’ve ever used. I’m completely hooked after a week. My skin has been drier now that I’m getting older and nothing helped. I’ve tried low-end and high-end moisturizers and they just sit on the top of the skin. This truly penetrates the skin and makes it so smooth. I’ll be ordering this over and over again. I hope the formula never changes." —Myrgo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.53 (available in two sizes).

    24. Aveeno Moisturizing Body Wash with soothing oats to help restore your skin's pH balance and moisturize cracked, itchy, and irritated skin with each wash.

    This product is hypoallergenic, dye-, and soap-free!

    Promising review: "I love Aveeno body wash, especially during the winter months. What I liked most was that I saved money by purchasing it from Amazon. It was cheaper than store prices. Aveeno body wash does not dry out your skin and it has a light fresh scent. I have very dry skin and it's just what I need." —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.22.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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