These Moisturizers Will Save Your Skin This Winter

Emollient-rich formulas for the colder months

Updated 01/18/19
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Struggling with dryness and flakiness? Join the club. The truth is that seasonal changes impact your complexion, for better or worse. Sure, winter weddings are undeniably charming, what with all the freshly fallen snow and faux fur wraps. But flaky, dry skin is a definite downside to cold-weather nuptials. Luckily, we found the best moisturizes that will save your skin this winter.

To help combat the perils of winter—namely frigid temps and heating systems that suck the life, err moisture, out of your skin—we’ve rounded up seven emollient-rich products to slather on STAT.

01 of 07

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream

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As the temperatures dip, skin needs extra love. Swipe on this hyaluronic acid-laced miracle worker. It promises to lock in hydration for a whopping 72 hours, while ceramides, silk proteins, and elderberry extract strengthen barrier function.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $52

02 of 07

Garnier Skin Active 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Aloe

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On a budget? Look for multitasking products. This 3-in-1 formula from Garnier does triple duty as a moisturizer, night cream, and facial mask. Bonus: At $9.19, it won’t deal a blow to your bank account.

SHOP NOW: Target, $9.19

03 of 07

Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream

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This cream is basically hygge in a jar. Just hear us out. The texture feels like a cozy, cashmere blanket. It also packs a punch of homeostasis-balancing adaptogens—ashwagandha, rhodiola, reishi, and holy basil—plus calming peptides.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $58

04 of 07

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

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Even the most brutally winter-beaten skin—we’re talking hard-core skiers and snowboarders—is no match for this ultra-healing recipe of oatmeal, allantoin, and eucalyptus oil. The name doesn’t lie, it’s legit first aid for your face (and body).

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $30

05 of 07

Avène Extremely Rich Compensating Cream

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Cold weather calls for heavier formulas. Sadly, greasiness is a common drawback. But not with this fairy-tale elixir! It envelops depleted skin in a sumptuous cocoon of nourishing lipids, thermal spring water, and softening vitamin E.

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $35

06 of 07

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream

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A godsend for stressed out complexions, this velvety lotion counteracts dryness and irritation—whether caused by seasonality or sensitivity. For that, you can thank a soothing blend of calendula, aloe vera, borage seed oil, and rosa damascena.

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $59

07 of 07

Skin Medica Rejuvenative Moisturizer

Courtesy of SkinMedica

Craving some serious TLC? Douse your dermis in this intensely comforting combo of sodium hyaluronate, shea butter, squalene, and algae extract. Meanwhile, vitamins C and E offer antioxidant protection against damaging environmental aggressors.

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $58

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