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One of the worst things about winter is how quickly it can take its toll on our skin. Cold air and overheated cars, homes and offices mean feeling tight and dry from head to toe. This year, we’re planning on combating
the elements and getting through the colder months with soft, touchable skin. No flakes here! Read on for our top skin care picks for moisturizers for face, hands and body.
Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream
It's not every day a cream this hand-saving comes along and we've been using this ultra-softening product for years (seriously, we don't leave home without it). It works wonders on winter-ravaged hands and ragged cuticles (blissworld.com, $18).
Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
Kiss dry, chapped hands goodbye. This soothing cream (clarins.com, $30) softens rough skin with sesame oil and Japanese mulberry while reducing signs of aging and creating an invisible protective shield against the elements (read: it's long-lasting).
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
Safflower oil and macadamia nut oil work to rebalance dryness and protect hands from moisture loss in this rich, protective cream (jurlique.com, $25). We love the relaxing scent of rose and staying power of this seriously soothing cream.
Kate Somerville Goat Milk Body Lotion
Combat dry winter skin all over with this potent product (katesomerville.com, $32) made with goat's milk, which contains natural lactic acid to balance pH levels. Other important ingredients include aloe to soothe and coconut and sweet almond oil to condition and hydrate.
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter
Treat your skin to true luxury with this velvety body butter (josiemarancosmetics.com, $35) made from argan oil, prized for its moisturizing properties. The lightweight cream works to restore softness while improving skin texture. Choose from two subtle scents, sweet citrus and vanilla apricot.
Ole Henriksen Body Sleek Lotion
We only recently discovered this daily moisturizer and it's become one of our go-to products (olehenriksen.com, $28). The non-greasy lotion is loaded with vitamins and essential fatty acids to soothe, moisturize and ensure skin looks great all winter.
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream
Finding the perfect face cream is a bit like finding the perfect shade of red lipstick. It might take some trial and error but when you find it, you'll know. If you're still searching for the right product, may we suggest this effective formula (bobbibrowncosmetics.com, $52)? The rich yet lightweight cream plumps and smoothes skin leaving it fresh and soft (never tight) all day.
Alchimie Forever Calming Evening Cream
Even if you don't get your full eight hours of sleep, you can easily fake it with this skin softening and brightening cream (Alchimie-forever.com, $69). The mid-weight cream has a velvety, almost-whipped texture and works to reduce redness, revive dull skin and minimize the signs of aging.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
As the name suggests, this comforting cream provides instant relief for tight, dry skin (clinique.com, $36). The ultra-light formula plumps and softens skin for a full 24 hours, leaving skin supple and refreshed.