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    38 Moisturizers That'll Help Your Skin Survive The Winter

    Who knew your skin could love the winter so much?

    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. 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.


    Promising review: "I wish I could post a meme here but, since I can't I'll just say, 'I don't always have eczema flair-ups but, when I do, from now on, I will only use this cream'. I have suffered my whole life with itchy, then bloody, then blistering flair-ups especially in the winter. All creams and lotions did a little but NOTHING worked like this ONLY the TWO DAYS since it was delivered. A very little goes a long way and it just flat-out WORKS." —Lloyd

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    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.,

    Promising review: "This cream is great! I have dry, sensitive skin. Especially during the winter and it makes my skin look and feel hydrated. It gives me a hydrated glow after and I can feel it working into my pores. When I use this at night, the scent can be a little overpowering but wears off after a couple of minutes. Great to use during night and day, perfect for the fall/winter season!" —Haleijen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    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.

    Promising review: "This lotion definitely appears pricy especially for the size, but I believe it’s so worth it. I’ve been buying this product consistently for about a year and a half now and I will still continue to buy. It leaves my face feeling super soft and does not feel greasy at all. In the past, I would struggle with very dry skin in the wintertime and for the past two winters I have used this product, I did not get any dry skin AT ALL. And, when my face isn’t dry, it’s actually fairly oily, and using this lotion doesn’t make it any oilier. In fact, I think it’s caused my skin to be less oily in the long run. I also have sensitive skin and have had no trouble. A great lotion that is worth the price!" —Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    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.


    Promising review: "Great product! Finally, I have no excuse to not wear sunscreen every day. This product is perfect for my dry skin and it goes on smoothly (unlike the chalky stuff that left my skin greasy but never truly moisturized). I use this on myself and on my kids. On our second jar now." —Mellano

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38. Cruelty-free.

    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.,

    Promising review: "I love the texture of this balm! It has made my skin feel so soft and winter dryness is gone in a matter of minutes. I have been using it on my hands that are very dry but not quite cracked and it has made them feel nice. The ingredients are all-natural oils, some beeswax, and vitamin C so there was nothing that I did not want to put on my skin! It has a nice light scent so I will continue to use as I have skin issues." —Jessica W.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97.

    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.

    Promising review: "My skin is suuuper dry and I struggle to find a moisturizer that can keep it from flaking — especially in the winter. I started using this a few months ago and it kept my skin from drying out and flaking during the winter months but didn't make it greasy once the weather started warming up as most thick moisturizers do. This is now a staple in my skincare routine. I bought the larger-sized tub and it's 100% worth the money. A little goes a long way with this, so even though I've had it for months, I'm only about halfway through with it. I usually use this as a nighttime moisturizer, but if I run out of my daytime moisturizer, this stuff works just as well under my makeup." —Karen B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98+ (availble in five sizes). Cruelty-free.

    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.

    Promising review: "This lotion is excellent for everyday use. Even though it feels very lightweight, it moisturizes very well, even keeping itchy winter skin under control. After using it regularly for almost a month, I've definitely noticed my skin is smoother and more hydrated. It's not caused any breakouts when I've used it on my face, and it absorbs quickly without a greasy feel." —Elizabeth G. Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $9.62+ (available in two sizes and in a cream).

    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.


    Our bodies (specifically our sebaceous gland) naturally produce squalene to help keep our skin stay super hydrated and protected, but as we get older we make less. Back in the day, cosmetic companies would pull squalene from shark livers (which is terrible tbqh).

    Promising review: "I think this moisturizer is really good. My skin feels smooth and bright. I'm on my second jar of it." —Jane

    Get it from Amazon for $64.98. Cruelty-free.

    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.

    Promising review: "We are in the middle of an intense Minnesota winter and my face looks dewy and bright like it is spring! I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin as well as fragrance sensitivities. This product has not aggravated either. Very happy with this product!" —SarahAlthea

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99. Cruelty-free.

    10. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Face Moisturizer has a gel-cream consistency that's great for normal to combo skin types and will make your skin feel fresh while it gives you some serious hydration the moment you put it on.

    Promising review: "I've been using this for three weeks now and I can honestly say I'm highly impressed. I have very dry skin and wearing makeup in the winter in PA is a nightmare for me. About a week into using this, my skin appeared softer and less dry. After three weeks in, it is super soft and smooth and there is barely any dryness throughout the entire day. My makeup finally looks good in the winter! I've tried so many different products over the years and this has been the best so far. I even used Clinique's Moisture Surge, which is comparable to look and feel, but so expensive for a tiny amount of product, but didn't work as good as this did. I'm a huge fan!" —Tamara Ramer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59 (also available for dry skin).

    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.

    Promising review: "There's a sucker born every minute, and I am one of them. La Mer? Yep, I bought that. Chanticaille? Yep, guilty. Philosophy? Yep, there's hope in my jar. Skinceuticals? Yep, that too. Expensive salon facials? Yep, I did those. The end results of all my expensive facial product experiments? Nothing earth-shattering. If I'm being honest, I liked the La Mer, but I like the Olay Regenerist just as much, and it's waaaaay cheaper. This is a really good moisturizer, and the best I've ever found at this price point. It won't perform miracles, but then again, what does? I will continue to buy this. It's my go-to in the winter months when my skin is drier. I'm done wasting money on expensive gimmick facial creams." —Amy92010

    Get it from Amazon for $20.83.

    12. St. Ives Renewing Collagen and Elastin Moisturizer uses safflower seed oil to help calm your skin and protect it from those cruel winter temps. Its dermatologist-tested formula is also gentle for anyone with sensitive skin.


    Promising review: "I got this on a whim when I saw other great reviews. I’m only 22 so I’m not trying to ~remove wrinkles~ or anything, I just want a good moisturizer because it’s winter in west MI and I’m hella dry. I've used it twice a day since getting it (in the morning after my shower, after work when I wash off makeup, and once more before bed. Before this, I used a general moisturizer with salicylic acid to ward off my T-zone acne but I always had some kind of blemish anyway. Since I started this I have not had a single blemish and my skin has been SO soft and clear. I was afraid to try this because it’s a huge tub and I didn’t want to waste it. Honestly, I will never use ANY OTHER moisturizer again. A little goes a long way and it has a clean, subtle scent." —Kitty G

    Get it from Amazon for $4.33.

    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.


    Promising review: "I got this stuff as a sample and I knew immediately as I ran out of the packets I needed a full size. I suffer from acne-prone skin and I'm so hesitant to put on anything (i.e. moisturizers, makeup, etc). I try to stay away from putting on foundation and my skin has been so good since using this. It keeps my skin insanely hydrated all day and gives me a glow without using any type of foundation or tinted moisturizer. Also a little goes a LONG way, a few tiny dots and your face is covered. It was perfect in the winter and kept my face balanced and hydrated." —ChicAthlete95

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    Check out our full review of Belif The True Cream — Aqua Bomb here (#6).

    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.


    Promising review: "I live in the Northeast US and during the long winters, my skin tends to get very dry. In the past, I'd used Neutrogena or other pharmacy brand lotions, but I'd always been put off by the cologne-heavy scents and the filmy, oily residue that they seemed to leave behind. I reluctantly picked up this Jack Black Double-Duty moisturizer after reading about it on a men's style blog, a bit skeptical about whether it would be worth the substantially higher cost than I was used to paying. It was worth every cent. This lotion has a really light scent, but it's masculine, natural, and very relaxing, actually. The lotion itself is incredible: it doesn't leave my face feeling like it's covered in a moisturizer — it just leaves my faces feeling moisturized. It's the way it usually feels in the summer months, healthy and soft to the touch, but not oily. I only need to use three tiny squirts of it to cover my entire face and it lasts all day. A tiny 3.3 oz bottle of this stuff usually lasts me three to four months, even though I use it on a daily basis. I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good lotion that won't leave them with an oily face or smelling like they rolled around in the storeroom of a Sephora. Most importantly, your significant other with definitely thank you." —kinojay33

    Get it from Amazon for $28. Cruelty-free.

    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.

    Promising review: "I love this lotion so much! It was recommended by my dermatologist since I have oily and acne-prone skin. This lotion doesn’t clog pores and it moisturizes well, even in the middle of winter. You can really smell the sunscreen element but the scent only lingers for about 15-20 minutes after application. The lotion is great for under makeup as well. There are no issues with wear time at all." —StacyT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    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.

    Promising review: "Quite thick, but I have very dry skin and extra help is needed, especially in the winter. It has a very strong herbal smell, but that dissipates soon enough. Some residue seems to remain after hand washing, but that's not necessarily a bad thing (I use this mainly as a hand lotion). I wash my hands frequently so I really need a very emollient hand cream and this really fits the bill. The tube is metal, and for whatever reason, I like that. Small enough to fit in my purse, but still a quantity that will last a long time. You only need a small amount." —Stella Burton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49. Cruelty-free.

    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).


    Promising review: "I have rosacea and very reactive skin and this cream soothes and moisturizes without breaking me out or making me red. It’s very difficult to find a good moisturizer without parabens, harsh acids — like glycolic, fragrance, BHT, and other unnecessary additives and preservatives. It’s pricey but its efficacy is in its simplicity." —courteney

    Get it from Nordstrom for $230.

    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.

    Promising review: "Love this moisturizer! It’s lightweight but great in the winter weather as well. I’ve switched to natural products and had tried quite a few options prior to finding Instnatural. I'm hooked! I’m also impressed that this bottled has lasted three months and I still have plenty left." —Carrie Conway

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95. Cruelty-free.

    19. Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion provides lightweight coverage with SPF 18 and nourishing antioxidants. When used daily it can help avoid winter dryness all together.

    Promising review: "I love it. And my overly sensitive and dry skin does too. My go-to in the nasty Wisconsin winters. I have very dry and sensitive skin and it did not break me out. I was so very skeptical to purchase this as I haven't been able to find a product with sunscreen in it that was actually good to my face. I did not have to lather this up as I have done with previous products from the drug store. I knew I liked it a lot but have recently run out and THEN I knew just how much I really like it. I was in a panic that I had run out." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.86. Cruelty-free and vegan.

    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.

    Promising review: "This product works wonders on dry skin!! I've been having a horrible time coping with this cold winter but this cream realllly helps my skin lose that dry flaky feel I get this time of year. I also have a mild case of eczema — typically I get flare-ups with the change of weather — and sure enough, comes the first cold blast my skin is itching and getting the patches like crazy. I didn't think this would work on it but sure enough, I put it on a small patch on my arm and it instantly helped the itch! I will try it again come summer when round two of eczema hits with the change to hot weather!" —Parz

    Get it from Amazon for $17.45. Cruelty-free.

    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.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is EXCELLENT. I am very happy with the moisturizer, and I think the C serum underneath it also really helps. This is the first winter in many years that my skin hasn't started to peel off in the cold, and amazingly dry, Santa Fe winter weather (50% humidity is high here, even right after it snows). — It's a month and a half, and this moisturizer is really great. It keeps my skin breathing and flexible over the C serum and somehow works with the serum to really protect against the freeze-dry peeling effect I used to get here in the winters. The price is more than reasonable and the ingredients are a lot nicer than moisturizers I used to pay twice as much for. I'm totally sticking with this stuff!" —Rebekah M. Levy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    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.


    Promising review: "Clinique Moisture Surge is gentle for sensitive skin and feels like it soaks into parched skin immediately and evens out the texture with a barrier against dry winter air. I love it for when my skin is irritated and dry. I put it on under makeup or when I go to bed." —Coolmum48

    Get it from Nordstrom for $12+ (available in five sizes).

    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.

    Promising review: "I've been using this for the past few weeks and I must say: I love this gel-cream. It says for extra dry skin and trust when I say I have extra dry skin, especially during the winter. Suffice it to say that my whole face, pretty much, gets dry and crusty, especially the forehead and chin areas. My skin gets so dry that in some parts, particularly the corners of my nose, that it peels, itches, and burns; ever since I started using this gel-cream I've noticed a huge difference, even from the first time I used it. It keeps my face soft and moisturized the entire day. It even takes away the shine my forehead tends to get after I wash it. Every. Time. It's also very gentle on my sensitive skin; not one breakout from using it. I highly recommend it." —Amanda Rubio

    Get it from Amazon for $16.44.

    Check out our full review of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream here!

    24. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré face and body moisturizer is a French pharmacy favorite and has a soft, rich formula. It's a thicker consistency (so maybe not great for acne-prone skin) and won't only moisturize your skin but can work as a primer and makeup remover.


    Promising review: "Makes my face happy and soothed. Thick (but not gooey thick) and emollient; perfect for face care in harsh winter weather that tries to beat your skin up. Would not recommend for oily skin nor acne-prone skin unless you have acne medication that dries up your skin, then the face cream and meds seem to balance each other out. Without the meds though, I'm pretty sure it would break me out. Smells nice." —CombatMarshmallow

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in two sizes).

    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.


    Promising review: "I have been using this cream for almost a year and I love it! I have really sensitive skin and this does not irritate it. It’s very moisturizing without feeling oily or clogging pores. I would definitely recommend this gem." —KMCarter7

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29+ (available in three sizes).

    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.

    It was selected Best Day Cream for Dry Skin by O, Oprah Magazine Beauty Awards 2017.

    Promising review: "Best face care product I have ever used! I tried this on a whim because my dry sensitive skin (prone to oily patches and large pores) was even drier than usual and nothing I had was helping. I didn't want to get into winter and have the dreaded flaky skin, especially on the rare days I wear makeup. Anyways, this lotion exceeds all my wants in every way. It is lightweight, non-greasy, absorbs very quickly, and lasts all day. It has never caused the hair around my face to get greasy, a frequent issue of mine, nor caused my glasses to slide up and down my nose on an oil slick. I do not leave face prints on my cell phone either. My skin has improved so dramatically in the last few weeks of using this that I am tempted to believe it's a bit magical. My pores have visibly shrunk around my nose and cheeks — always the worst area for me. My skin color has dramatically evened out and improved with much less redness. And, most importantly, I always feel hydrated now and don't have any dry skin on my face. I have had zero issues wearing this under my makeup or applying liberally around the eye area. I wish this product was available by the bucket so I could slather it everywhere!! (Although a couple of tiny drops do the trick, don't slather it on.)" —supersjh

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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.

    Promising review: "I love this cream so much! It’s probably one of the best creams to use on my face in the winter, but I like to use it as a night cream in the summer too! It’s extremely thick so if thick is not your thing then don’t buy this! I, however, love the thick and rich texture and find it leaves my face extremely soft and hydrated!" —Kyanna Lenz

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99. Cruelty-free.

    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!


    Promising review: "Great winter cream. You only use a bit for the whole face. It is white at first but absorbs fast. My dry skin stopped being flaky. Great heavy but not oily/shiny moisturizer. I like the herbal scent as well." —john burzenski

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    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.


    Promising review: "Works WONDERS for hydrating my face. I use a benzoyl peroxide face wash in the shower and in the winter sometimes I get out and my face feels like it's superglued together and can't move it's so dry, lol. This stuff literally takes all flakes and dryness away and hydrates it again, smells EXTREMELY clean, AND does not break me out whatsoever which is good because I have very acne-prone skin. I have never once noticed it causing pimples. Third time ordering it. Will keep doing so!" —Gary West

    Get it from Amazon for $40.

    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.

    Promising review: "I live in Minnesota where the winter has begun and with it, dry air outside and super dry air inside. My skin was starting to get dry patches even with my expensive face cream from Sephora. I didn't want to spend another $55 so I searched on Amazon under organic face cream. So glad I did. My skin feels so soft since I've been using Era Organics yet not greasy at all. I'm 53-years-old and I take good care of my skin. I highly recommend this product. I did not receive a discount or incentive for my review, I just like the product and feel it's worth letting others know." —Lisame

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in two sizes).

    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.


    Promising review: "Last winter, with the intense cold and dry air, my skin became severely sensitized! Once my skin became that severely damaged, nothing that I tried would help! My skin was itching and burning so bad, I thought I’d lose my mind. I had developed patches of eczema in different areas of my body, which had never happened to me. It was interfering with my quality of life. After trying many things, I went online and came across this wonderful product! I read great reviews from people like myself who had tried so many products to no avail, but this worked for them. I immediately ordered it through Amazon and applied it as soon as it arrived! I just can’t tell you the relief I felt! I have been using this product for about six months and I would never be without it! It’s the best!" —Judy Kostoulakos

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95. Cruelty-free.

    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.


    Promising review: "The product is worth the money. I live in New York where the winter has been brutal, my face usually is always very dry. Using the Tatcha Water Cream had made a huge difference. My African-American skin is supple, tight, and glorious. Love it!" —Prisca Raymond

    Get it from Amazon for $68.

    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.


    Promising review: "There is literally nothing I don't like about this moisturizer. It is pricey, but very much worth the price. I was having severely dry skin this past winter and no matter how much I moisturized, I was waking up with dry patches of skin, especially around my nose. After using this for a week, I noticed that my skin was much more hydrated and supple-looking and the dry patched were greatly diminished. After four months, my dry patches are completely gone and the skin under my eyes is less wrinkled and dry. For me, this is now a holy grail moisturizer, I love it." —Charles and Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $60.

    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.,

    Promising review: "I've struggled with dry winter skin and acne for years. I hate a lot of skin maintenance so it was always frustrating to me that I actually needed to use a PRODUCT in the wintertime to keep from breaking out in large, flaky patches. I was looking for something light, something that would plump up the little fine lines that come with being middle-aged, and something that wouldn't break me out. And we have five children so I'm a fan of cheap. I shop based on reviews, and reviewer after reviewer convinced me to try it. I'm so glad I did. I'm on my second purchase of it and I truly love it. It isn't greasy or gloppy and I can put my makeup on over it minutes after applying. My skin is clearer than it has been in years. And I've still got a few lines but I get comments on my clear skin often. A little goes a long way. Love this product!!" —Jennifer K Thorpe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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.,

    Promising review: "I had never heard of this product until a friend recommended it recently. My skin this winter has been dry and cracked and peeling. It has been so dry that it has been painful, and no amount of lotion has made any difference. Aquaphor changed everything. I used the product consistently for only three days and began seeing results. My skin stopped peeling and began to heal. At the end of a week, the skin that had cracked open had healed closed again. It was no longer painful, and of course, it looks better too! I don't really use lotion anymore; I just use Aquaphor." —actorlynx

    Get it from Amazon for $13.74.

    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.


    Promising review: "I suffer from dry skin and when the temperature dropped in NJ recently my skin was already peeling with eczema. I brought this cream after searching 'what is the best cream for dry skin in the winter' and guess what: it is SO RIGHT! The cream has a thick texture but it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on the skin. It literally hydrates the skin in 24 hours. I’m very impressed by the results and would buy again for sure." —Teresa

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    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.


    Promising review: "Love, love La Mer. This Créme is pure goodness for your face. It is best moisturizer on the market, a bit pricey but worth every penny." —DonyaM

    Get it from Nordstrom for $90+ (available in five sizes).

    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!

    Promising review: "I've used hyaluronic acid before and loved it, but never have I noticed such an immediate difference in the moisture of my skin. It's a nice creamy texture in the canister which makes it easy to apply and isn't wasteful. I'm 43-years-old with dry-ish skin, and it's winter in the midwest. This product makes me feel super fresh and my skin is nice and springy. The price is great, and so far it looks like I'll probably refill this little .67 oz once every couple of months. Not bad!" —twig1gy

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in two sizes).

    Me when I'm sad from having such dry winter skin.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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