Subzero temperatures, heavy snowfall and high winds are the hallmarks of a classic winter. And unfortunately, all three factor into our seasonal skin care struggles, too. Braving a cold and airy day usually results in redness, irritation and dryness, even if you don’t have overly problematic skin.
We’ve all had those annoying flaky spots on the corner of our nose! So, whether we like it or not, now is the time to up our moisture intake with a formula that feels like a warm and hydrating blanket for the skin. Ahead are the thickest and creamiest moisturizers for every budget. Your skin will thank you.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Dewy skin goals are instantly achieved with this luxurious secret concoction, created by Tillbury and inspired by her work behind the runway.
$100, at Charlotte Tilbury
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Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
Comfrey leaf, a natural detoxifier and moisturizing, make this cream a must for leaving skin more supple and hydrated.
$38, at Sephora
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
This drugstore treatment lays it on thick and works best when applied on damp skin right after a shower or bath.
$15.99, at Ulta
Clinique Moisture Surge Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
This fragrance-free gel-cream is enhanced by the brand’s exclusive Auto-Replenishing technology, that encourages the skin to create its own internal water source.
$12-$52.50, at Clinique
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
This whip is made with six different rare African oils that lock in moisture and keep it there for hours after application.
$60, at Drunk Elephant
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IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
This quick-absorbing cream was developed with plastic surgeons and combines a mix of ingredients that plump skin (hyaluronic acid) and diminish fine lines (collagen).
$48, at IT Cosmetics
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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
This squalane-infused every hydrator has been tested and proven to withstand all of your outdoor winter adventures.
$27.50, at Kiehl’s
La Mer Moisturizing Cream
Countless celebs swear by this pricey French classic, thanks its ultra-rich “Miracle Broth” formula, chock full of moisturizing ingredients.
$170, at La Mer
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Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer
Honey is the ultimate emollient for delivering intense moisture to the skin, making this product a must for curing severely dry skin.
$25, at Mario Badescu
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Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Moisturizer
Not only is this an intense moisturizer; it also contains exfoliating properties that’ll help regenerate fresh skin cells without leaving a greasy residue behind.
$16.29, at Target
Pond's Dry Skin Cream
A drugstore classic with a signature smell we still can’t get enough of.
$8.49, at Walgreens
Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Cream
This new moisturizer is made with a ReNeura Technology that reawakens the skin’s sensors, making them more receptive to absorption.
$48, at Shiseido