The Best Winter Moisturizers for Every Skin Type
If we’re being candid, winter sucks — especially for our skin. Granted, the season brings the opportunity to enjoy excessive amounts of hot chocolate, too, so it’s not all bad. But, delicious treats aside, the below-zero temperatures certainly don’t do our complexion any favors. Between the lack of humidity in the air and brutal wind, it’s likely time you revamped your skin-care routine for the chilly season to keep flaking and dullness at bay. Because everyone’s skin type is different, you should pick your moisturizer wisely. Below, we’ve rounded up the best winter moisturizers for every skin type.
The Best Winter Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
When you have super sensitive skin, switching to a new product can be a little intimidating. Finding a moisturizer that won’t send you into a downward spiral of irritation or breakouts can be tricky. Thankfully, Lancer The Method: Nourish Sensitive-Dehydrated Moisturizer is specifically designed to soothe and hydrate even the most temperamental skin. Calming ingredients like oat and chamomile work to reduce the appearance of redness and address the effects of environmental aggressors, making it ideal to load up on this luxe cream morning and night.
The Best Winter Moisturizer for Dry Skin
When you take skin that is already dry and add winter air to the mix, things can get pretty uncomfortable — we’re talking flakes and itchiness. But, that misfortune doesn’t have to come to fruition. Biotherm Aquasource is an uber-hydrating, intensive repair moisturizer that works to keep your skin balanced. It’s luxuriously creamy and delivers long-lasting hydration (up to 48 hours!). A no-brainer in our book, we think this rich, radiance-boosting pick is an automatic add to cart.
The Best Winter Moisturizer for Oily Skin
The same way you trade in your bikini for a parka, you have to switch up your moisturizer when the seasons change — even if you have oily skin. In fact, the cold winter air could mean that your skin is actually dehydrated and overproducing oil. Regardless, this Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyalauronic Cloud Cream is a great pick. It certainly doesn’t skimp on hydration, but it also has a lightweight-gel texture that doesn’t suffocate oily skin. With a 30% hyaluronic acid complex, it’ll plump up your skin all season long.
The Best Winter Moisturizer for Combination Skin
Can’t find the right moisturizer to hydrate dry patches and not clog up pores? Enter Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, the answer to your combination-skin woes. It has an airy texture and creates a youthful-looking glow that’s perfect for dull winter skin. Our favorite part about this product is that with continued use, it strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier and fights signs of aging.
The Best Winter Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin
Prone to breakouts? We recommend grabbing the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mattifying Moisture. It targets excess oil and large pores — a winwin in our book. Plus, if you like a matte finish, this moisturizer has you covered. We love this for morning use because it works great under makeup and leaves skin looking smooth and hydrated.
The Best Winter Moisturizer for Mature Skin
If anti-aging is a concern, we suggest using the Lancome Absolue Revitalizing and Brightening Soft Cream this winter. It has some of the prettiest packing we’ve ever seen and lucky for you, it works just as well as it looks. Infused with an exclusive blend of grand rose extracts, this plumping cream certainly gives you your money’s worth. It works to speed up cell turnover and tightens the skin for results that will have you obsessing over its formula way after the season ends.