10 Moisturisers That Will Revive Dry Winter Skin
When I think of winter, sparkling snowflakes, warm hot chocolate, and fuzzy scarves come to mind. But so does dry skin. When the temperature drops and the wind kicks up, it's great for my Netflix queue, but it wreaks havoc on my face. I'm sure you've suffered from the same issues, right? Right.
To help myself (and now you), I polled our secret beauty Facebook group, my co-workers, friends, and anyone who would listen to find a list of the best winter moisturisers and facial oils. Boy, did they deliver. Below, find your new cold-weather skin secret. Read the descriptions, consider the prices (a few have hefty price tags, I'll admit), and land on the best one for you. Then, let me know in the comments which one made the cut and why (I love hearing from you!).
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense ($60)
An OG moisturiser, Clinique's Moisture Surge is made specifically for very dry to dry combination skin—and it works. It's super rich but oil-free, and feels like a plumped up cream-gel hybrid. It repairs your skin's moisture barrier to keep moisture in and all the bad, irritating stuff out.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($88)
The best part about this offering is the texture—it's thick and creamy but never heavy or greasy. It really does feel like whipped cream—but don't try eating it. Rather, apply it to your parched face daily for more balanced, hydrated, and healthy-looking skin.
May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon ($264)
Blue tansy, the main ingredient in this cult all-natural balm, is a plant that is useful for treating inflamed, irritated, and damaged skin. The ultra-luxurious, blue-tinged balm that melts into a serum when massaged into your skin and will keep you supple all winter long.
La Mer The Perfecting Treatment ($325)
The fact that it's a favourite of Kim Kardashian's is enough for me, but if you're looking for more facts to sway your opinion—here they are: It blurs and softens flaws while also actually improving your skin—so it's very literally skincare as makeup. Plus, it reduces redness and gives you the soft glow you've always wanted.
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream ($180)
Looking to save itchy, red, sensitive skin? We found the formula for you. Made with indigo, a powerful anti-inflammatory, this product calms irritation while also targeting skin sagging. The light, natural scent is non-irritating, making it perfect for those with eczema or psoriasis.
Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil ($132)
Mixed with cold-pressed superfood seed oils, vitamins, botanicals, soothing agents, and so many more intriguing ingredients, this facial oil brightens, fortifies, protects, softens—the works. It's absolutely one of the best products out there. Plus, it clears acne scars and breakouts in the process.
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