Our 6 Favorite Moisturizers for Maximum Hydration This WinterDecember 22, 2020
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your glowing complexion. But the colder weather does mean it’s probably a good idea to trade in your lightweight lotions for thicker creams and moisturizers. It’ll help keep flakes at bay and your makeup looking as radiant and smooth as possible. To help you keep your skin hydrated and dewy — even in negative temperatures — we’re sharing our favorite winter moisturizers below.
If you have mature skin or are looking to correct signs of aging, try this cream from Kiehl’s. It has anti-aging properties that work to smooth skin texture and plump up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your foundation will apply flawlessly over top, too.
Dry and flaky skin can make a concealer, let alone foundation, look thick and cakey — yet another reason to add a good moisturizer into your skin-care routine. This Vichy option, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and Vichy volcanic water, has a velvety texture, is ideal for dry or sensitive skin and provides up to 48 hours of hydration.
You may not be lounging on the beach in the middle of winter (unfortunately), but SPF is still a must. To make sure you're protected year-round, reach for a moisturizer infused with sunscreen, like this option from Lancôme. With SPF 30, this anti-aging moisturizer lifts, firms and corrects dark spots over time.
One of our holy-grail drugstore products is this ceramide-rich moisturizer from CeraVe. Not only does the tub last a long time, but the rich cream leaves skin soothed and soft upon application. The formula absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue and is great for all skin types.
Apply this moisturizer, bronzer and some liquid highlighter and you’ll look like you have summer skin. Packed with hydrating peptides and lipids, this cream reinforces the skin barrier and gives you a glowy, dewy sheen.
If your skin feels tight during the winter months, treat it to this night cream from L’Oréal Paris. Not only will it put a little rosy color back into your complexion, but it provides a cooling sensation to the skin when applied. To really amp up the effects, try storing this in the fridge. At-home spa day, anyone?