Ultimate winter skin hydrators

Winter weather is coming and with it comes drier skin. Here are some of the best moisturizers to help keep your skin happy and ultra-hydrated all season.

Woman with beautiful skin in winter

Most skin needs a little extra moisture in winter, and drier skin needs even more. There are a lot of choices out there, and we’ve picked some of the best in hydrating skin care to get you through December, January and beyond. Through blizzards, gusting winds or icy nights, you will never go dry again.

Prevage Night Anti-aging Restorative Cream ($132): A new addition to Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage line, this ultra-hydrating night cream has shea and cocoa butters as well as glycerin. It also packs plenty of anti-aging power in Idebenone and Mega Complex A, which includes a retinol derivative, vitamin E, lemon peel extract and carotenoids.

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica ($60): A little goes a long way with this thick cream that harnesses the power of the resurrection flower. Known to survive long periods of time in harsh , dry conditions in its native Bulgaria,  this ingredient helps skin increase smoothness, elasticity and fight future damage. Then cocoa butter, shea butter, fatty acids, squalene and glycerin are added to help skin stay supple, soft and comforted day and night.

Liz Earle Superskin Cream ($60): Chock full of moisturizers like shea butter, cranberry seed, borage and rosehip oils, Superskin hydrates like crazy and feels like body butter for your face. Pomegranate extract and naturally sourced vitamin E add antioxidants to fight free radicals.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Golden Balm ($20): Golden in color and rich in moisture, this balm is ready to whip the weariest winter skin into shape. L’Oreal says it provides 24 hours of moisturization, and while it’s geared more towards mature skin, anyone can benefit from the deep moisture coming from 10 “precious oils” including apricot seed and orange peel oils. The signature ingredient of calcium is there for skin’s anti-aging needs.

Clarins Vital Light Night ($90): The richest of the Vital Light line, this brightens, firms and keeps skin feeling and looking good using Clarins’ patent pending pioneer plants, Cochlearia officinalis and Waltheria to build collagen and add luminosity. All of that comes in a cream that feels light on skin but is a power hydrator.

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