8 Winter Moisturizers for Every Budget

December 16, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | skincare.com by L'Oréal
8 Winter Moisturizers for Every Budget

You heard it here first: It’s a good idea to up the hydration ante during the cold, harsh winter months when skin is more susceptible to dryness. We’re no strangers to the fact that the moisturizer options out there are seemingly endless;  there are dozens to choose from at all price points. To make your winter moisturizer search a little easier, we rounded up six creams for every budget (whether you want to splurge or save) that will majorly nourish and hydrate your skin this season.

Lancôme Absolue Revitalizing & Brightening Soft Cream$212 MSRP

If you’re looking to splurge on your winter moisturizer, we recommend this luxurious, revitalizing cream. Infused with essential oils and rose extracts, the formula plumps, brightens and firms the skin to make it appear more youthful and radiant. The texture is thick and creamy, too, which makes it perfect for easing winter dryness.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 — $128 MSRP

For a luxe anti-aging moisturizer, opt for this cult-favorite lipid formula. It combines ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids to help replenish and restore the skin’s barrier for a smoother, more even and radiant appearance.

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream — $68 MSRP


A corrective cream is a great option if you want to even skin tone and texture. Go for this Kiehl’s pick that helps target fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It’s a slight splurge but definitely worth the extra pennies.

TULA Beauty Sleep Overnight Repair Treatment — $64MSRP


This moisturizer is worth the money for its overnight hydration abilities. It also contains vitamin C and probiotics to help brighten and calm skin.


Nudestix Citrus-C Mask & Daily Moisturizer — $38 MSRP

Who says your winter cream has to be a quick step in your routine? This reasonably priced buy also acts as a moisturizing mask with yuzu and turmeric to help de-puff and calm dry, dehydrated skin.


L’Oréal Paris Rosy Tone Night Cooling Moisturizer — $19.99 MSRP

If you’re looking for an affordable night cream with the efficacy of a luxe option, try this cooling moisturizer. It works to improve the look and firmness of dull, mature skin with exfoliating lipo-hydroxy-acid and imperial peony for luminous skin overnight.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream — $18.99 MSRP

You simply can’t go wrong with this affordable drugstore pick from CeraVe. It can be used on the face, body and hands, and it is infused with hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides to help moisturize and protect the skin barrier.

Thayers Blemish Clearing Balm — $14.99 MSRP

If you have acne and suffer from dry and combination skin in the winter, your moisturizer doesn’t need to break the bank. This simple, lightweight moisturizer from Thayers will do the trick with 2% salicylic acid, witch hazel and hydrating aloe vera.

Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn

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