10 Best Moisturizers for Dry Winter Skin

Winter in Boston can bring us college girls wonderful gifts: frostbite, windburn, hair static, skin pale-ness, salt-stained Uggs, and slushy boots. Arguably, the worst gift of all is that dry and scaly winter skin we all succumb to by this point in the season. The colder we get, the hotter the showers and the drier the skin. Plus, when the wind is whipping down Comm Ave., our poor noses never have a chance. Luckily, here’s a list of the top 10 moisturizers to help heal your dry wintry skin! 

For Your Whole Body

1. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter

Description: “This reformulation of the über-rich original has an airier, mousse-like texture, so it’s absorbed more easily. Soy milk and honey proteins have been added to increase hydration.” www.kiehls.com

Price: (worth the splurge) - $38


2. Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Lotion

Description: “With anti-inflammatory chamomile and soothing lavender, this dermatologist-recommended salve won’t sting cracked skin.” www.aveeno.com

Price: $6


3. Neutrogena Body Oil

Description: “this emollient sesame formula still earns rave reviews: Testers loved its slightly sweet scent and its versatility. Apply to dry skin, splash on while showering, or pour in the bath for mega moisture.” www.neutrogena.com

Price: $10


4.  TokyoMilk Dark Body Soufflé

Description: “A trio of ginger, honeysuckle, and jasmine gives the cream an aroma so heady, you don’t need perfume. And the luxurious texture adds decadence to the experience” www.tokyo-milk.com

Price: (worth the splurge) - $40


5. Vaseline Intensive Care Rich Cocoa Butter Lotion

Description: “With pure cocoa butter, moisturizes to help heal dry skin to reveal its natural glow. Moisturizes to help heal dry and dull-looking skin and absorbs fast for a non-greasy feel.” www.vaseline.us

Price: $8

For Your Face

6. Mary Kay Intense Moisturizing Cream

Description: “all you need is a dab of this every day to keep your skin soft all day long. It never breaks you out, and also has mica, which gives your face a slight shimmer” www.marykay.com

Price: $30


7.  Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Description: “this moisture "drink" developed by Clinique's dermatologists maintains optimal moisture balance for very dry skin or comfortable to oily skin. It delivers twice the hydration all day, leaving skin silky-soft, springy, and absolutely radiant” www.sephora.com

Price: $26


8. bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Cream  

Description: “The 100 percent pure RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex powers this product and includes a unique electrolyte delivery system to convey the perfect amount of hydration to dry skin. Plus, potent antioxidants provide protection from environmental stressors” www.sephora.com www.bareminerals.com

Price: $28


9. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream

Description: Even if your skin is pretty tough most of the time, it can get sensitive in winter. If you've noticed it getting red and irritated easily, switch to this special moisturizer, which contains softening cotton extract.” www.burtsbees.com

Price: $18


10. Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Soothing Lotion with SPF 15

Description: “UVA rays (the ones that cause wrinkles) can be even stronger in winter. Don't forget to wear sunscreen. Every. Single. Day. This one is extra-gentle with SPF ingredients that won't bother your skin” www.neutrogena.com

Price: $16