Winter Moisturizers for Every Budget
There’s no shortage of skin care products out there, and it’s fair to say that not all of them are among the essentials. All skin types—even oily and acne-prone!—require daily moisture year-round to look and feel their best. It’s a good idea to up the hydration ante during the cold, harsh winter months when skin is more susceptible to dryness. Don’t know which skin-nourishing product to pick? Don’t fret. Whether you’re looking to splurge or spend a little less, we found four all-star moisturizers that can hydrate your skin at every price point.
Looking for a luxe skin treat? This replenishing day cream by Lancôme will set you back a pretty penny—a suggested retail price of $198, to be exact—but is well worth the splurge. The day cream can be worn alone or under makeup without fear of a sticky, slimy residue being left behind. Plus, it’s formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 15 to help protect skin against harmful UV rays. Two (very) big thumbs up.
Got $60? That’s the suggested retail price of this nourishing moisturizer for normal, dry, or sensitive skin. The formula—with an exclusive combination of lipids and marine extracts—hydrates and nourishes the skin. It’s rich texture makes it perfect for use in high altitudes or the cold and dry climates that are typical during winter.
If your budget allows, scoop up a jar of this 24-hour, everyday hydrating formula—formulated with extracts of glacial glycoprotein and fountain plant—for $27.50 MSRP. Inspired by the brand’s beloved Ultra Facial Cream, this daily, light-textured moisturizer leaves skin feeling balanced—aka comfortable and hydrated—and helps protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays with broad-spectrum SPF 30.
At a little over $12 MSRP, this ultra-hydrating moisturizer is a budget-friendly drugstore option that all skin types can enjoy. The lightweight, oil-free formula—infused with glycerin and broad-spectrum SPF 15—helps keep skin actively hydrated throughout the day and helps strengthen skin’s barrier to protect against moisture loss. In just one use, expect skin that feels fresh, softer, and smoother. In one week, notice skin that feels strengthened, looks healthier, and boasts an overall improved appearance. Can your current moisturizer do all that for under $13?