Winter is officially here and while the cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to blister, dry up or get itchy, there are ways to keep it moist all season long without that much effort.
Sure, turning down the heat a bit can help and drinking plenty of water is effective, but why compromise comfort and take unnecessary bathroom breaks when there are dermatologist-tested and approved creams out there to help retain the moisture in your skin, no matter your type.
To help you make a decision this season, we share a list of the best moisturizers to help get your skin back on track this winter, with a few beloved by some of your favorite stars.
La Mer Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream
Fueled by a nutrient-rich “Miracle Broth,” this luxe moisturizing cream available in three sizes, quickly improves firmness and decreases the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and pores to leave skin looking virtually ageless. Plus, the Chrissy Teigen-favorite is the perfect cream to wear on a casual day as it gives an ultra-rich, dewy finish.
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Creme Riche
This sumptuously textured cream is a winter beauty essential, used by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Reese Witherspoon. Delivering intense moisture while wrapping your skin in softness, the deeply hydrating formula features the moisturizing powers of Camellia Alba PFA, the anti-oxidant properties of Blue Ginger PFA and the nutritive benefits of precious Camellia oil, which combine to strengthen skin while restoring its natural suppleness and radiance.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer
Touted a fan favorite, this superb, non-greasy, all-over body moisturizer used by Priyanka Chopra is enriched with the finest skin-nurturing ingredients for a rich, elegant skin texture that leaves you looking smooth and fabulous.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy
For the driest of winter skin, this top dermatologist pick for dry, cracked skin is a favorite among stars like Drew Barrymore and Nicole Kidman. This preservative and fragrance-free healing ointment is a deep, moisturizing treatment that instantly replenishes skin’s natural moisture and brings vitality back to your complexion. Not to mention, it is perfect for chapped lips, cracked cuticles and even dry feet and heels.
Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
Despite this gel cream being on the bit thick side, it’s one of the best lightweight moisturizers for its ability to absorb into dry skin quickly, and keep your face looking bright and radiant for hours on end. With an instant cooling effect to relieve fatigued skin, this rich cream is infused with six ionized minerals that play a role in regulating skin moisture and locking it in. For best results, use twice a day for a deep, replenished hydration and soothe your tired complexion.
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream
Growing exclusively through word of mouth as a beauty secret among celebrities from the likes of Eva Mendes to Kate Hudson, this amazing multi-purpose cream provides unparalleled moisture thanks to its nourishing properties and all-natural ingredients derived from living plants and organisms. Made with olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly extract, and propolis, this is perfect to use for both your body and hair. Not to mention, it helps with eczema, scars, burns and rashes.
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