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1.Puriya's Mother of all Creams is non-comedogenic, which means that it is formulated not to block pores and not cause breakouts but it's soothing enough to help you deal with the harsh winter weather. It's made with things like honey, shea butter, aloe vera, and other non-greasy ingredients that can be easily absorbed by your skin — a little goes a long way too, you just need a dime-sized amount.
2.L'Oreal's Collagen Face Moisturizer has a non-greasy, "anti-aging" formula that'll work to nourish your skin and protect it from the dry winter air that sucks out all the hydration and leaves you with chapped, irritated, and red skin.
3.Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion is perfect for your dehydrated sensitive skin woes. It's formulated with hyaluronic acid and strong humectants that absorb quickly into the skin for the everyday nourishment your face needs.
4.Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40 must be exhausted because it does so much for your skin! It not only helps block UVA, UVB, blue light (you know, the light from your electronic devices), and pollution with its clean, reef-safe ingredients but it also gives you the deep hydration your skin is craving.
5.Puriya Wonder Balm uses beeswax, tea tree, and eucalyptus essential oils to help create a defense layer, especially in sensitive areas where moisture and sweat get trapped. It's also great to use as a lip balm for that painful winter pout — it's important to note that it has a thicker, waxier consistency that needs to be gently rubbed in to help with the absorption.
6.First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream gives the kind of intense hydration your rosy winter skin is begging for. Its whipped texture makes application super easy and absorbs instantly with no greasy feeling — and it's also safe for sensitive skin, including your kiddos.
7.CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion works all over — face and body (knees and toes). Its lightweight, hyaluronic acid filled formula is great for giving even the most sensitive of skin some serious moisture. It's also hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and non-irritating.
8.Biossance's Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer is straight from the future! Biossance went to the lab and found a plant-based way to produce squalane, which totally mimics the natural hydration of squalene and can give our skin a level of moisture we just didn't think we'd ever get back. The combination of squalane and probiotics help calm and soothe skin with any visible redness — even skin with rosacea.
9.Body Merry Face Moisturizer Cream uses Vitamin B3 and B5, CoQ10, organic aloe vera, and jojoba oil to help you deal with the blotchiness often left behind after a romp in some cold winds — it has a lightweight formula that's great for all skin types.
11.Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is the holy grail of "anti-aging" creams with its drugstore price tag but luxury results. Reviewers swear by its moisture-binding formula that plumps and lifts the surface cells to fight the signs of aging and hydrate the skin — which your skin desperately needs when it's freezing outside.
13.Belif The True Cream — Aqua Bomb uses a blend of apothecary herbs to hydrate, improve skin elasticity, and even minimizes the appearances of pores. It's also formulated to "burst" when applied to your skin, giving you a weightless moisture that makes your skin feel so supple.
14.Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer has SPF 20, gives you lasting hydration, contains some serious antioxidants and vitamins, uses organic ingredients, and is cruelty-free and vegan — not sure what more you might want but just in case, it's also great for nearly every skin type thanks to its lightweight, quick-absorbing formula.
15.Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Face Moisturizer is the answer to your sensitive skin prayers. It's oil-free, has SPF 15, and has a non-comedogenic formula. With daily application, it can help even out skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of blotchiness and discoloration, and ultimately give you brighter, perfectly hydrated skin.
16.Weleda Skin Food can be used on your face and body and is designed specifically to treat dry, flaky, and in-need-of-extra-care skin — basically, winter skin. It's important to note that it is a really rich formula, so if you have acne-prone skin use it sparingly on your face or just use it to spot treat.
17.Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich is worth every penny. Applied once or twice a day to the face, throat, and décolletage it can drastically help stop the signs of aging. Its formula uses purslane which helps to regenerate skin, reduce inflammation, calm redness, and moisturize. Depending on your skin type, it can be used as a night and/or day cream (if you have drier, more mature skin, or those with sensitive skin during the winter months could totally use it as a day cream).
18.InstaNatural Vitamin C Moisturizer has a lightweight formula designed to get deep down into your skin and deliver serious hydration to help clear dry patches and flaking. A mixture of niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, organic jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, argan oil, and grapefruit extract also makes it safe for anyone with sensitive skin.
20.Era Organics Vitamin-C Face Moisturizer and Eye Cream packs everything your skin could ask for into an adorable jar. Made with aloe vera, manuka honey, shea and cocoa butters, and avocado and jojoba oils it will help prevent peeling and dry skin — it's especially good as a night cream to help replenish your skin after a day in cold winds.
21.TruSkin Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer harnesses the powers of multiple antioxidants to help fight acne and signs of aging while it maintains hydrated skin — even through the often dry skin-inducing temperatures.
22.Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator is a legend in the hydrating game. Meant to help every skin type, its instant moisture-boosting gel-cream uses an auto-replenishing technology which gives your skin its own internal water source so it's continually rehydrating itself. You can use it anytime your skin feels a little thirsty or even apply it as a quick five-minute mask — oh, and it won Allure magazine's "Best of Beauty" Award for Best Facial Moisturizer for Dry Skin in 2018.
23.Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream has hyaluronic acid to quench extra dry skin — hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and acts as a sponge for dry skin cells because it can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Basically, when you use it, it can relieve intense dryness and doesn’t clog pores.
25.Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream is just that, magic. Made from a secret mix of patented, "anti-aging," and hydrating ingredients, it'll instantly stimulate collagen production and cell energy while penetrating skin with a flood of hydration.
26.La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer was one of Oprah's favorites for its help in restoring dry skin. Formulated with a high concentration of prebiotic thermal water, ceramide-3, niacinamide, and glycerin, it'll give you up to 48 hours of hydration and it can help restore your skin's barrier after one hour.
27.BeeFriendly Face and Eye Cream provides you with a rejuvenating 4-in-1 cream that's gentle enough to use around your eyes (which, honestly, shouldn't anything you put on your face be?). Its mix of purified water, organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax w/ pollen and propolis, raw Hawaiian honey w/ royal jelly, essential oils, and vitamin E lock in moisture and keep your skin super moisturized.
28.Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream lets you multi-task while you sleep. It absorbs quickly to begin the process of restoring the delicate skin on your face while it increases the skin's ability to retain moisture — it's also totally non-greasy!
29.Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer alleviates the dryness your skin hates. Made with hydrating ingredients, minerals, and emollients that are on comedogenic (won't clog pores), it'll be nourishing for your skin while never making you break out.
30.Era Organics Complete Moisturizer is a 10-in-1 daily cream that works with your skin's natural biology. Capable of giving you deep hydration for 8–12 hours, a little goes a long way with this soothing formula that fully absorbs and leaves no residue. You'll be able to repair the damage winter temps can cause while preventing any new woes.
31.Wild Naturals Eczema Psoriasis Cream is designed specifically to reduce the itching and pain associated with eczema and psoriasis. By using aloe vera as its first ingredient (and not water) it can offer instant anti-inflammatory relief and quickly calm and soothe cracked, flaky, inflamed, or itchy skin.
32.Tatcha The Water Cream isn't sticky or greasy, it's straight-up hydrating. It uses a unique water-burst formula made of Japanese Wild Rose, Japanese Leopard Lily, real 23-karat gold, and Hadasei-3 to leave you with moisturized and pure, poreless-looking skin.
33.Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream rejuvenates and replenishes thirsty skin. With a blend of six oils, green tea, and plant ceramide complex, it'll reinforce your skin's acid mantle, while combating signs of aging, and bringing you some serious hydration.
34.LilyAna Naturals Face Cream Moisturizer doesn't care what your skin type is, because it works for all types. It can even work if you're dealing with eczema, rosacea, and dermatitis flare-ups — which can be especially prevalent during these face-slapping winter months.
35.Aquaphor Healing Ointment is straight-up amazing, especially for anyone with chapped lips. But it does way more than that! If you have dry hands and cuticles, cracked heels and feet, friction and/or minor burns — it can help calm all of that. It's not a lotion or cream, it's an ointment that protects, helps, and soothes skin. Be wary of using it on your face tho, as it has a petroleum feel but it could potentially work for spot treating any serious dry patches.
36.Eau Thermale Avene Skin Recovery Cream delivers soothing and protective care for hypersensitive and irritated skin. It a non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, paraben-, preservative-, fragrance-, and coloring agent–free — so your sensitive skin can get hydrated without getting irritated.
37.La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream is the kind of face cream people dream of and save up for, it was even rumored that some celebrities drenched their entire bodies in it. Its patented Miracle Broth formula is packed with nutrients that investors of this luxurious cream swear by for their dry and sensitive skin. If there was ever a splurge-worthy cream, this time-tested staple is surely it.
38.Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream draws hydration for your skin right from the atmosphere while filtering out any pollutants. Made with a concentrate of hyaluronic acid, it'll give your dry skin the moisture it needs for up to 72 hours...that's three days folks!
Me when I'm sad from having such dry winter skin.
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