9 Intense Moisturizers That Seriously Soothe Dry, Angry Skin

Feb 6, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. ET
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Raise your hand if your skin looks like a commercial for Pillsbury crescent rolls: flaky, crumbly, and falling apart (except, you know, way less delicious). Yeah, we feel you. If you’re in the parts of the country that are being pummeled by snow and arctic air, then there’s a good chance that your skin is currently raw and angry, and your usual arsenal of creams and lotions just aren’t cutting it.

Because when your skin is ticked off, the only thing that will make it angrier is slathering on a cute little indie lotion that smells of roses and promises to delicately moisturize your skin, blah, blah, blah, nope. You need the big guns. The formulas that come in less-than-pretty jars, but actually deliver on their promise to moisturize and soothe the heck out of your destroyed skin with intense hydrators, like ceramides, glycerin, aloe, and hyaluronic acid. Plus, all of the fruit and nut oils your little heart could desire.

Scroll down to find your favorite—or, you know, buy all of them; it can’t hurt!—and get yourself back to happy, hydrated skin.

CeraVe Healing Ointment

CeraVe Healing Ointment
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CeraVe Healing Ointment, $17.89; at Walmart

Eucerin Original Healing Rich Crème

Eucerin Original Healing Rich Crème
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Eucerin Original Healing Rich Creme, $12.46; at Walmart

Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème

Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème
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Derma E Vitamin E 12,000 IU Crème, $14.95; at Derma E

Kiehl’s Creme d’Elegance Respirateur

Kiehl’s Creme d’Elegance Respirateur
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Kiehl’s Creme d’Elegance Respirateur, $29; at Kiehl’s

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer Dry/Sensitive

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer Dry/Sensitive
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Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer Dry/Sensitive, $39.90; at Liz Earle

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream
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Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream, $6.99; at Target

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
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Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance, $66; at Dermalogica

Avene XeraCalm A.D. Lipid-Replenishing Balm

Avene XeraCalm A.D. Lipid-Replenishing Balm
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Avene XeraCalm A.D. Lipid-Replenishing Balm, $32; at Avene

EltaMD Intense Moisturizer

EltaMD Intense Moisturizer
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EltaMD Intense Moisturizer, $11.50; at DermStore

9 Intense Moisturizers That Seriously Soothe Dry, Angry Skin
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