With the winter season coming, it’s time to get prepared. By “prepared,” we mean thinking of your skin and the extra attention it needs once the weather turns. It all starts with moisturizer, and there are so many out there that it gets pretty hard to choose the one that’ll do the trick for you. That’s why we decided to make it easier for you – by making a short list that you can easily go through and see which product will fit you best. Depending on your skin type, your needs, and even your plans for this winter, you can find the right fit just by going through our twelve suggestions. We hope you’ll be able to find just the product you need. Actually, we’re sure – because these here are the best of the best.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
This lightweight moisturizing gel was created specifically for oily skin – it is fast-absorbing and oil-free. Its formula is designed to provide all-day hydration and features skin-strengthening ingredients that will make your skin look rejuvenated and fresh. It’s actually the third step of Clinique’s 3-Step Skin Care System, which is a great way to keep your skin well moisturized and healthy all winter long. If you have dry skin, you may want to try Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.
BUY | $14.50
Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer
If you’re looking for great-looking skin even without makeup, this is the best choice you can make. During the cold winter days, this light, the non-greasy cream will moisturize and hydrate it all day long. It’s perfect if you have dry or sensitive skin, too. While smoothing and nourishing your skin, it also prevents the first signs of aging – and its antioxidants will prevent the environmental aggressors from hurting your skin. It will illuminate it, even your skin tone and refine its texture.
BUY | $22
Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15
Clinically proven to reduce redness in just a week, this moisturizer is a perfect choice for keeping your sensitive skin healthy and nourished during the cold season. One of its ingredients, feverfew, is related to chamomile and this one helps keep skin moisturized and balanced – so its natural beauty is visible. It’s also great for soothing irritated skin, which is another reason to choose it this winter. It also features SPF 15, which is important even in winter, and is hypoallergenic.
BUY | $11
Olay Age Defying Instant Hydration Day Cream
The vitamin complex featured in this cream is all you need to survive this winter with your skin as radiant as ever. It will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, making sure it doesn’t get dry or irritated. It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles from your face – both for normal and dry skin types. Apply it daily for instant hydration and enjoy the winter.
BUY | $15
L’Oréal Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer
This lightweight, luxurious cream is worth every penny you pay for it. Why? Because it will nourish your skin by working both on its outside and penetrating its inside for wrinkle reducing and moisturizing effects. The moisturizer will even out your skin tone, soothe irritations and leave you with a great, light feeling. It is non-greasy, easy to use and even smells great – and you’ll see your skin in its best shape sooner than you thought.
BUY | $25
Eos Berry Moisturizing Lotion
Use this lotion on your whole body to protect it from the effects of cold winter air and wind. Apply it once a day and you can expect 24-hour moisturization. With ingredients such as Shea butter, avocado oil, and vitamin E, how can you go wrong? Your skin will be smooth, shiny, and still feel light and fresh. And it smells great. It’s a perfect combo, don’t you think? Apply after showering and always feel awesome.
BUY | $4
Ellis Brooklyn Verb Body Milk
New York Times Styles columnist Bee Shapiro created this new body milk that’s pretty much all you’re going to need this winter. It’s natural, sustainable and luxurious. It contains ingredients such as aloe, sunflower and coconut oil, while it prides itself on not featuring any parabens or phthalates. In addition, its bottle is recycled – you can be sure you’re doing the right thing by buying it. It comes in two fragrances – so feel free to choose one that fits you best.
BUY | $55
Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
If you need a product to replenish essential nutrients of your skin and nourish it throughout the day, try this one and you won’t be disappointed. There’s no wonder it’s so effective when you look at its ingredients: vitamins B, C, E and antioxidant omega bionutrients. Clinical tests showed that it’s great at boosting skin’s defense against roughness – in other words, it’s a perfect moisturizer for winter. It will leave your skin looking and feeling young and radiant all day long.
BUY | $11
Yes to Carrots Nourishing Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, Fragrance-Free
This moisturizer is everything you could wish for in a facial moisturizer. It will nourish your skin and protect it from both the cold winds and UVA and UVB rays as it contains SPF 15. Your face is in good hands, so to speak. The main ingredient is obviously carrots, and we all know how beneficial carrots can be. So, feel free to try it out. You won’t regret it!
BUY | $24
Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care
When taking care of our skin, regardless of the season, we often tend to forget our feet. But, they do need protection too, and this product is the right one for the task. Cupuaçu butter, the Brazilian superfruit fave, will make you feel so good you’ll apply it even more than needed. All of you with foot fetishes are going to love it – it is an easy-on, no-slip formula that will keep your feet hydrated and ready to take on new winter adventures.
BUY | $27
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream with Cotton Extract
Burt’s Bees has a proven quality when it comes to skin nurturing, and today we are bringing you their cream with cotton extract – it’s a great softener that also helps with irritated and red skin. They say the moisturizer is 99% natural, and it contains no parabens, phthalates, or petrochemicals. In addition, it’ll soften your skin, thanks to the aloe it contains, while rice is great at moisturizing. It is also fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and friendly for day use – so go for it.
BUY | $15
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
If you didn’t pay much attention to your skin and you let it get a bit… dry and dehydrated, here is a solution for your problems. It will be a real first aid kit for your face – its nourishing botanicals such as Shea butter, avocado and meadow foam seed oil and many more will make you feel like the whole dry, irritated moment never happened in the first place. And, moving on, it will keep protecting your skin from all kinds of atmospheric aggressors. Perfect combo.
BUY | $24
What we should look for when buying winter skin protection
The first thing you need to think of when choosing any kind of skin product, regardless of whether it is for winter or for summer is your skin type. If your skin is, for example, dry, and you use a cream for oily skin, don’t be surprised if it just doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. So, if you’re not sure what skin type you have, maybe it’s best you first schedule a visit to a dermatologist.
The next thing you should keep in mind is that some ingredients are just proven to help your skin, nourish it and make it look beautiful, young and radiant. So, seeing names like Shea butter, Aloe Vera, vitamin E etc. can be a sign you are going in the right direction. Ingredients you should stay away from, on the other hand, are parabens, petrochemicals and phthalates. Also, if you’re allergic to some of the ingredients, it goes without saying that you should pick a different product.
Finally, no matter what they advertise, the best way to test a product and see how it works for you is to try it out. In the beginning, you may spend some extra cash changing different products and throwing them in the trash when they fail you, but once you find the right one, you won’t have to spend any more money looking ever again; usually what works now will work forever. But, of course, that doesn’t mean that if you notice that it doesn’t work like it used to you should stick with it just because once it was perfect. This is one of the cases where our list may come in handy.
So, good luck and happy shopping!