It’s important to keep our skin hydrated year-round, but it becomes especially significant as the weather gets colder and dryer. For this list, I’ve chosen five of my most favorite moisturizers and serums that do the best job at fighting dry winter skin.
- Belif- The True Cream Aqua Bomb (.84 fl oz/$22.00)
My heart, my soul, my Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb. This cream has been my go-to for seven years now. Not only is it extremely lightweight and pleasantly scented, but it has never bothered my sensitive-oily skin. I use this cream in the morning before applying my makeup, and at the end of my nightly skincare routine. It never fails to make my skin feel plump and hydrated, even after a day in the dry winter chill.
- BLISS Drench and Quench Moisturizer (1.7 fl oz/$17.99)
My friend gifted me the BLISS Drench and Quench moisturizer for my birthday this year and I have to say, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite skincare products. It’s similar in consistency to the Belif Aqua Bomb, but with a slightly stronger (but still unbothersome) scent. I always make sure to start my day off with this cream, as it has a slight cooling effect that brings some life to my face. Protip: ALWAYS apply moisturizer to your neck as well. We often forget to nourish the skin there. Moisturizing that area early on will prevent excessive sagging and wrinkles in the future.
- NIVEA Crème Body, Face & Hand Moisturizing Cream (1fl oz/$0.99)
My grandma is in her 80s and has skin smoother than mine. She’s always said that the only product she trusted on her skin was Nivea Face cream. This 90cent treasure can be found at any drugstore, but I will put a fair warning: it’s a heavier cream. It’s best applied lightly and with delicate patting motions. I used to get the worst dry patches on my chin and around my nose during the winter, but I haven’t had that problem since I started using Nivea Cream. However, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for summer or spring because this product is so heavy, but it’s definitely one to have on hand for the winter months.
- Mary Kay Natural Nourishing Oil (1fl oz/$45.00)
This one came as a surprise to me. I never trust oil on my face, as they tend to break me out no matter how luxurious the product. But, since Her Campus sent us full-size products from Mary Kay’s line, I thought I’d give the nourishing oil a fair shot. I can safely say that this is one of the only oils that not only works on my skin, but it makes my face feel incredibly soft and moisturized. I apply a few drops to my fingertips and massage it onto my skin after cleansing. It’s the perfect product to introduce moisture to your skin without oversaturating.
- Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free Moisturizer (.8 fl oz/$21.00)
I find that water-based/jelly moisturizers work best with my oily skin type, and this moisturizer is another perfect example. It smells like the sweetest watermelon you could think of, and absorbs so quickly into a freshly-washed face. Here’s the kicker: there’s actual watermelon extract in it! The extract is said to hydrate, provide exposure to vitamins, as well as soothes irritated and inflamed skin.
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