Skip To Content

    25 Holy Grail Moisturizers For Anyone With Dry Skin

    With a mix of oils, moisturizers, and body butters, you can literally kiss ashiness goodbye! You don't know her anymore.

    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 Moisturizer renews and saves your skin from dryness, dullness, and uneven texture with a triple blend of hydroxy acids and fruit exracts.

    Promising review: "I use this product habitually after I wash the day's makeup off and cleanse before I go to bed. My skin is so incredibly soft when I wake up! I generally have sensitive/oily skin and many other high-end moisturizers either made me break out or I felt like a grease-ball when I woke up. This product is definitely not like its competitors." —PNPBeauty

    Get it from Sephora for $39 or Amazon for $31.63.

    2. Liz Earle Superskin Moisturizer contains pomegranate extract and borage oil to lock in moisture so you can live out your fresh-faced dreams.

    Promising review: "This moisturizer is super thick! I use this before bed, and even after a night of sleep, my skin is still soft and moist. I live in a arid place, so a thick moisturizer is needed at certain times of the year." —Anonymous

    Get it from Birchbox for $64.

    3. Too Cool For School All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream Firming Moisturizer is infused with bouncy collagen and egg yolk extracts that moisturizes and plumps your face in a really satisfying way.

    Promising review: "As soon as I opened the package, the smell made me want to smell it for the rest of my life. It's really thick, but spreads easily and a little goes a long way. Absorbs pretty quick and kept my face feeling like a baby's butt from when I put it on before bed, all through the night, and even all the way till the morning. Love, love, love!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Birchbox for $36 or Amazon for $31.88.

    4. Fresh Sugar Lemon Body Lotion uses lemon and brown sugar to refresh and rejuvenate tired skin that honestly needs a boost.

    Promising review: "
This is the best body lotion I've ever used. Many times with products you need weeks to see results, or notice that skin has softened. This product is immediate and with continued use your skin will be flawless. Smooth, supple, luxurious. The smell is also intoxicating." —debbiex3

    Get it from Sephora for $23.

    5. Neutrogena Body Oil locks in your skin's natural moisture with the help of sesame oils, leaving it soft and silky! / Via @neutrogena

    Pro tip: applying the oil as soon as you step out the shower leaves you all soft and supple the whole day, trust me I know!

    Promising review: "
I’ve been using this product for a long time. It stops me from drying up in the winter and keeps you smooth in the summer. It’s not sticky or oily, it won’t mess with your clothes, and I like the smell. For the record, I hate moisturizer so thank goodness for this." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    6. Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion revitalizes dry skin with olive and macadamia oils to firm and even out skin tone. / Via @lovephilosophy

    Promising review: "
I have very dry skin on my legs, stomach, and arms. I am very happy with how moisturizing this lotion is, it quenches my skins thirst and helps it stay healthy. A little bit goes a long way and it completely melts into the skin. There is no residue or oily slick left over on my hands from using this." —lovelivelaugh

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    7. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion uses oatmeal to soothe irritated skin and even has a skin protectant to help those who struggle with eczema. / Via @aveenous

    Promising review: "
I have eczema and it gets so severe that I bleed everywhere because of how dry and cracked my skin gets. This is the only product I can use that doesn't burn when I apply it to my affected areas. I love it and will be a life-long customer." —Alyssia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    8. Ultimate Organic Honey Skin Body Cream contains medical-grade manuka honey as well as shea butter and coconut oil to penetrate your dry-ass skin and gift it the moisture it was begging for.

    Promising review: "I suffer with psoriasis and have only been able to get relief from medicines prescribed by a dermatologist. After only one week of use my skin looks and feels awesome. I have not experienced any itching or dry skin. I love this product." —Rotty1210

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    9. Marcelle Hydra-C Energizing Hydrating Gel has green tea and cucumber extracts to hydrate and protect your skin against nasty-ass pollutants that just don't want you to win. / Via @marcellecosmetics

    Promising review: "I love the way it feels going on! It doesn't feel like I'm clogging my freshly cleaned pores with think, lotion-like moisturizer. It works great for keeping my skin moisturized and looking even except for in the really cold winter months. A little bit goes a long way!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Birchbox for $27.

    10. Cetaphil Restoraderm Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer specifically targets the babes with eczema — it's free of fragrance and anything else that might irritate your sensitive skin, and has ceramide technology to rebuild your precious skin barrier!

    Promising review: "
This eases my dry skin and the only product I trust for the upcoming cold weather. Its non-greasy and moisturizes my skin longer. It doesn't give me that heavy feeling and matches my sensitive skin. I tried more expensive lotion but i always go back to Cetaphil." —Zac

    Get it from Amazon for $15.59.

    11. St. Ives Soothing Body Lotion nourishes dry skin with shea butter and oatmeal to combat itchiness. Sweet relief!

    Promising review: "
This is a great moisturizer. I live in a very cold, dry place in the winter and was in need of some serious hydration for my face. This tub is huge and will definitely last me a long time. It goes on extremely smooth, isn't greasy, and a little goes a long way. It also has a slight fresh smell that I like, but nothing that really stands out as fragrant. I've been using it morning and night for about a month now and have definitely noticed my face is much softer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.78.

    12. Jergens Wet Skin Body Moisturizer can be applied straight after a shower to lock in hydration throughout the day.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this product! I have very dry skin on my legs, feet, and arms. I used this one time and saw and felt a difference. By the second time, I was convinced. It's not too greasy so it doesn't leave a bad residue in the shower stall. It has a pleasant smell that does not linger on the towel after toweling off. I would recommend this to anyone with dry skin issues." —Jeanus Loves CadesCorner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    13. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter is enriched with soy milk and honey to help restore your body's natural moisture balance.

    Promising review: "
Tried this at the suggestion of a friend, and now my search for the perfect body moisturizer is over! This body cream is exceptionally moisturizing without being greasy. The whipped consistency makes it very easy to apply and it soaks right in while leaving your skin feeling smooth and silky. As an added bonus it really keeps your skin moisturized all day and smells yummy, but definitely not too strong." —ncgal2

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38+ or Sephora for $38.

    14. AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion gently exfoliates rough, dry skin and even can aid in removing keratosis pilaris!,

    Promising review: "I've searched for years, and this is the best product I've found for keratosis pilaris. When used as directed, I noticed a big improvement, especially during the dry winter months." —LShrader87

    Get it from Amazon for $22.03.

    Learn more here!

    15. Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Body Butter delivers a shit ton of hydration with egg yolk extract, jojoba oil, and shea butter to keep your whole body slick as hell! / Via

    Say goodbye to ashiness!

    Promising review: "I have severely dry skin on my legs and shaving can be a problem for the drier months of the year, but this has solved my problems! It gives me enough moisture to make my skin look and feel healthy without any irritation." —MarissaReview

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    16. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion restores your protective skin barrier with ceramides and hyaluronic acid to retain moisture.,

    Promising review: "I love this lotion! I have dry skin and live in the desert, and this has been such a help to me. I get skin cracks on my fingers every winter, but I kid you not, after using this lotion for a few days, they healed and have not come back. This is the first winter I've been using it, and I am so hopeful. It is very thick and creamy. I've even used it on my face at night, and notice a difference." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.27.

    17. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream shields skin from environmental damage with glacial glycoproteins, while squalane prevents dry flakes and rough patches. / Via @kiehls

    Promising review: "This cream is great for a winter moisturizer. I suffer from adult cystic acne and this has not caused any new breakouts. I find I need a lighter moisturizer in the summer, but for winter this really delivers the extra moisture necessary to overcome dry months." —Belle1981

    Get it from Birchbox for $29.50 or a similar version from Nordstrom for $27.50+.

    18. Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer calms and soothes skin with natural hemp seed oil along with shea butter and ginseng. / Via @hempzofficial

    Promising review: "
This stuff absorbs into my skin like a sponge. The shea butter, ginseng, and natural extracts help calm and soothe without the red irritation that I used to get with other lotions. It doesn't just moisturize either, it's good for my skin with vitamins A, C and E." —Nico

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    19. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer has a total soy complex to help even out your skin tone, as well as SPF 15 for protection from the sun!

    Promising review: "I've used the product for several years and it definitely brightens skin and reduces the appearance of pigment spots. It's my daytime moisturizer and feels light, not ever too heavy or greasy, but is plenty moisturizing even in harsh winter weather." —Foxchaser

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80.

    20. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré helps rebuild your hydrolipidic layer (aka your skin's protection against the cold, cold, world) while also doubling as a handy makeup primer. Ah, the duality of man. / Via @embryolisseusa

    Promising review: "My daughter went to school to be a makeup artist. They said this is the best thing for all skin types. Great as a base for makeup. Great on its own. I love it on my cheeks and neck for all day moisturizing. No joke, it lasts all day, even on the coldest windiest days, and in the driest heat indoors. I also like the covienant, more sanitary tube than sticking my finger in a jar of product." —Not4Nothin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.90.

    21. It's Skin Cookie and Body Ice Cream softens your rough hands and body with mineral oils and stearic acid to relieve dullness and uneven texture.

    Promising review: "
Out of all the body creams I've ever used, I have to say this is my favorite because the smell is just the best. It looks like ice cream, it's cold when applying, and the 'mint chocolate chips' melt into the skin leaving my skin smelling like ice cream and super soft. For me, I like a light fragrance with body creams, and this gives me an amazing amount of chocolate chip smell without being so overpowering. My skin feels so soft and moisturized especially during this crazy winter with the extremes of hot and cold." —SisiMakeupQuen

    Get it from Sephora for $10. Also available in mint.

    22. Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream uses a tri-radiance complex that includes super moisturizing mango butter to stop dryness even when you're out in the unforgiving winter weather.

    Promising review: "I buy this stuff regularly and love it. It's definitely my go to in winter and usually every night. It smells great without being overwhelming and the dryness around my eyes and mouth disappears. Also, I have combination skin. As thick is this is, I don't get excessively oily in the T zone." —Gurrrs

    Get it from Birchbox for $42 or Benefit Cosmetics for $31.50.

    23. O'Keeffe's Skin Repair Body Lotion quickly absorbs into your dry skin and helps prevents flare ups that usually happen when you suffer from continuous dry skin.

    Promising review: "
This is one of the best products I have ever found to help me with my dreadful winter skin. Now when I wash my hand I just use this wonderful body lotion and my hands stay nice and moisturized, plus my skin feels smooth and healthy." —Susan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    24. The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter drenches your skin in absolutely moisture-inducing ingredients that include good ol' coconut oil and cocoa butter! / Via @thebodyshop

    Promising review: "
Not greasy, feels like butter going on, and it is great to apply after a shower. My skin is pretty dry, so I use it on arms, legs and back especially. It absorbs fairly quickly and keeps my skin feeling soft. I have used this body butter for over 13 years now." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    25. Majestic Pure Coconut Oil and Now Sweet Almond Oil both lock in moisture to super dry skin so it could be smooth to the touch.,

    They can also double as a hair moisturizer for all of my natural babies!

    Promising review: "
I use this oil only to moisturize my body; I switched from using lotions because the lotions started to break my skin out and left me feeling like something was sitting on top of my skin and not penetrating. I learned about this oil from searching online, trying to find something that would moisturize with breaking me out. This sweet almond oil is does just that, its perfect for my skin. I do not breakout and my skin is incredibly soft. The oil is lightweight, easily absorbs into my skin, and I feel that actually penetrates my skin and doesn't just sit on top of it like lotions typically do." —Eittocs

    Get them from Amazon: the coconut oil for $13.95 and the almond oil for $11.53.

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    May you never be like Ashy Larry ever again! It's time for a winter glow up!

    Comedy Central

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides here!

    Ryan Pattie/BuzzFeed