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Winter is Coming – Prepare Your Skin With the Top 5 Best Moisturizers for This Season

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Suffolk chapter.


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1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel:

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I have used this moisturizer for years, so of course, it’s number one on my list.  The gel formula is lightweight and won’t clog your pores so it’s perfect for people with acne-prone skin.  The best part about this product for me though is that since it’s water-based, it won’t result in greasy skin, so my makeup stays on all day no problem.  It’s perfect for rushed mornings when you don’t have time to wait for a moisturizer to soak in. I use this product year-round but they also have a version for extra dry skin, which I take full advantage of during the colder months.  The product is also relatively affordable, retailing for around $17.


2. Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture Facial Cream:

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I have been a fan of Benefit’s skincare line for years and have always been impressed by this product in particular.  It is a bit on the heavier side so it definitely qualifies as a nighttime moisturizer. I’m a girl with super dry skin in the winter, so I absolutely swear by this.  It glides on to the skin effortlessly and leaves what was dry, cracked skin, feeling soft and hydrated. It retails for $42. 


3. Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream:

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I have raved about this amazing product for years!  It does absolutely everything that a moisturizer should.  It leaves your skin feeling soft and supple, doesn’t clog pores, is fairly lightweight, and doesn’t result in greasy skin.  Its unique formula is perfect for all skin types and it has the science to prove it! It is infused with quinoa extract to aid in nourishing the skin, tillandsia extract to retain moisture, and olive squalane to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier.  The only downside is the price, retailing for around $42.


4. Bliss Drench & Quench:

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This moisturizer, which transforms to gel on contact, is a winter staple for me.  It is fairly similar to the Hydro Boost, yet I find that it is a bit heavier on the skin, so I would definitely argue that this is more of a night time product.  It retails for around $18.

5. Olehenriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer:


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Another oil-free moisturizer!  This one is definitely on the more luxurious side, as it is enriched with antioxidants that help to even skin tone and create smoother skin.  If you’re looking to get more out of a moisturizer than just hydration, then this is definitely the product for you, as it combats dark spots and leaves your skin glowing. It retails for $40.


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Julia Demopoulos is a senior at Suffolk University majoring in print/web journalism and minoring in public relations. She is originally from Dracut, MA but currently resides in East Boston. In addition to being a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Suffolk, Julia is also the Vice President for Program Council, Suffolk's programming board on campus. She is also an active member of Suffolk's Journey Leadership Program. Julia works in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a Trustee Ambassador (tour guide), and was an Orientation leader for Summer 2019.