The Best Winter Moisturizers to Save Your Dry, Flaky Skin

My skin takes on a life of its own during the wintertime—transforming my usually hydrated, bright-looking complexion into one far duller and drier. It's sad, really. But instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I decided to take action. In this case, that action translated into trying just about every rich moisturizer that came across my desk, including those that came up during a frantic Google search of "best winter moisturizers for dry skin" at 3 in the morning. That, and I collected a lot of recommendations from my fellow editors here at Byrdie.

The result? Fifteen perfect-for-winter moisturizers that treat dry skin with a bursting dose of moisture (as well as anti-aging and other protective properties). They brighten, nourish, soothe, plump, and hydrate better than any of the other options on the market, and I have the dewy skin to prove it. Below, find my favorites and explanations for why they work.