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Fight dry winter skin with these skin-saving creams

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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.

For hands

Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream

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

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

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.

For body

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Body Lotion

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

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

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.

For face

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream

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

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

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.

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