If Your Skin Dries Out Every Winter, You Need One of These

best face cream for dry skin in winter

Do you find that every winter your skin becomes parched, irritated, prone to redness and dry patches? Then you need start using a hydrating, nourishing face cream that is going to support your skin during the winter months. And it's not just dry skin types that can suffer. When the central heating is turned up and the outside temperature plummets, our skin's natural barrier and ability to retain moisture can quickly become compromised. The key is to look for creams that will draw moisture into the skin using humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, alongside those that will bolster your barrier such as ceramides (aka the fats naturally found in your skin). Luckily, you don't need to look far. Below are seven of the best face creams your skin will love this winter.

CeraVe Moisturising Cream
CeraVe Moisturising Cream $15

Specially designed for dry to very dry skin, this cream has both ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help you get your complexion back to feeling comfortable again.

Dermaologica Barrier Repair
Dermaologica Barrier Repair $41

Designed to bolster your skin's natural repair barrier, this cream prevents dehydration and protect from environmental factors that can result in inflammation. Skin feels calmer and soothed.

Dr Dennis Gross Aplha Beta Exfoliating Moisturiser
Dr Dennis Gross Aplha Beta Exfoliating Moisturiser $82

For skin that's prone to being oily but gets dehydrated at this time of year, adding in an exfoliating moisturiser is a smart idea. This loosens dulling dead skin cells and sloughs them away revealing a glowing and fresh complexion. Sodium hyaluronate and saccharide isomerate strengthen the moisture barrier whilst squalane and ceramides prevent water loss.

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Face Cream
L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Face Cream $31

For seriously dry skin, this cream is one quarter shea butter to nourish and support without blocking pores (aka it's non-comedogenic). It keeps the skin hydrated for 72 hours, so with daily use, your skin should quickly start to feel soft and supple again.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream $25

With moisturising squalene, this cream also combines plant extracts from the desert and glacial environments. It can be used day and night to hydrate and comfort any skin during any weather condition.

Sunday Riley Tidal
Sunday Riley Tidal $60

Another exfoliating and hydrating powerhouse, this combines papaya enzymes to slough away dead skin and hyaluronic acid to offer a much-needed hit of hydration. It doesn't feel as rich which, makes it a good choice for oilier or spot-prone skin that also deals with dehydration at this time of year.

Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream $48

Suitable for all skin types, this vegan-friendly cream supports the skin in cold and hot temperatures. This is packed with antioxidants, soothing oat extract, hyaluronic acid and aloe to calm stressed-out complexions.

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