Table of Contents
- 1 Here are 12 Best Face Moisturizers For Winter You Can Easily Get.
- 1.1 La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP + M
- 1.2 La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
- 1.3 Weleda Skin Food
- 1.4 Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume
- 1.5 Avene Skin Recovery Cream Rich
- 1.6 First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
- 1.7 Elf Holy Hydration Face Cream
- 1.8 Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream
- 1.9 Cerave Moisturizing Cream
- 1.10 Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
- 1.11 Uriage Xemose Lipid Replenishing Anti – Irritation Cream
- 1.12 Derma E Hydrating Night Cream
- 1.13 Share this:
This post will be sharing 12 best face moisturizers for winter from the drugstores.
When it comes to Winter Skincare, it’s almost like the quest for a great moisturizer never ends. You’re constantly looking for a moisturizer that will keep your dry winter skin moisturized for the whole day. Or until your next skincare routine at least. I know I am. Before now, I used to use The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors as my winter moisturizer. But after a few weeks, I realized that it simply wasn’t enough for my dry dehydrated skin. So, I went in search of other heavy-duty moisturizers. In the meantime, I made sure I finished my routine with occlusive moisturizers or simply Rosehip Oil.
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve gone through the streets of Reddit to find out the best face moisturizers for winter that people swear by. Obviously, I couldn’t use all the products but the ones I tried did not dissapoint at all. So, i’m here with a list of fool-proof moisturizers that will moisturize even the most dehydrated skin.
Here are 12 Best Face Moisturizers For Winter You Can Easily Get.
Quick tip: Body moisturizers are usually more moisturing than face moisturizers. So, even if they are marketed as body products, they can as well be used on the face especially if you have dry winter skin.
La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP + M
I honestly don’t know what I’ve been doing all these years without this product. I initially bought it for my body which is actually what it is formulated for. Then I decided to try it on my face. OMG! You know some people run away from thick moisturizers because they find it too greasy? I embrace them with my hands and my legs. Literally. I love how thick, soothing and hydrating it is. Upon application, you can immediately feel your skin calm down especially if you are experiencing any kind of irritation or redness. With Shea Butter, Niacinamide and Glycerin, this is the perfect winter moisturizer you can use for head to toe.
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5
Yes, I know LRP is getting all the love. While this product is technically not a moisturizer, you can definitely use it as one. If you have occasional dry flakes or dry patches during the winter, this is a perfect product for it. It has soothing ingredients like Madecassoide, Panthenol and Zinc. Even though I have used it a few times, I haven’t quite found the right place for it in your routine since I layer a lot of products. Again, if your skin is easily irritated, you need to jump on this Cicaplast Baume.
Weleda Skin Food
If you can get past the alcohol, fragrance and essential oils, this is such a rich moisturizer. Like even a pea size takes forever to rub in and absorb into your skin. If you suffer from dry winter skin, this is exactly what you need. With Lanolin and Beeswax, this doubles as moisturizer and occlusive. So, if you can’t be bothered to use Aquaphor Healing Ointment, this is a better alternative.
Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume
Yes, I have a thing for baumes because I’ve realized that they’re some of the best moisturizers in the market specifically for dry skin. Compared to the La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume, this has Mineral Oil, Zinc and Ceramides. If you feel like the Lipikar Baume is too heavy for your face, this is a lighter alternative. It’s also soothing, moisturizing and absorbs very fast into the skin. Other Baumes you can try are; Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume, SVR Sensifine Nutri-Baume and SVR Topialyse Baume Intensif.
Avene Skin Recovery Cream Rich
Here’s another rich moisturizer you can try during the winter. It is formulated with Avene Thermal Spring Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Squalane and Shea Butter. Minimal ingredient list without any fragrance and essential oil. Try not to judge an entire product based on its ingredient list. You might be pleasantly surprised at how well it works for your skin.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
This one product I was tempted to buy because of social media pressure because I kept seeing it everywhere. Then. I tried it and was surprised by how lightweight it actually is. Then again, not everyone loves thick greasy moisturizers even in the winter. So, I figured I should add it to the list. It is formulated with really nice ingredients like Collodial Oatmeal, Green Tea, Licorice Root Extract, Squalane, Glycerin, Shea Butter, Allantoin and Ceramide. So much good stuff! Despite its consistency, it is actually quite nourishing as you can still feel the effects of the product even after it has been absorbed into your skin. You really have to try this out.
Elf Holy Hydration Face Cream
When it comes to moisturizers, American brands aren’t all that. As you can see from this list, French moisturizers are some of the best if not the best. But once in a while, I see products that are hyped which encourages me to try especially if I see them on sale. This moisturizer is one of them. This is such an interesting formula because it is lightweight and still manages to be rich and nourishing which I think it’s because of the presence of Squalane. Regardless, I love it as a daytime moisturizer for winter. Did I mention that it also has Niacinamide, Panthenol and Peptides? Yep! Also, look out for both the fragranced and the fragrance-free versions.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream
The first thing that jumps at me with this moisturizer is the Alcohol. But then I know better than to judge a product by its ingredient list. Plus, I’m also here for rich creams because they’re usually more suited to drier skin types. Regardless, this also has Glycerin, Shea Butter and Sodium Hyaluronate. Just make you’re layering hydrating serums under this moisturizer.
Cerave Moisturizing Cream
Will this list be complete without sprinkling Cerave? I don’t think so. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of the product, there is no doubt that it works, it is affordable and accessible. Formulated with three essential Cermiades and Hyaluronic Acid, there is really no doubt that this product will come through for your dry winter skin. Plus, you can use it from head to toe.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
This is another lightweight non-greasy moisturizer that claims to keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours (which is obviously a scam) without other hydrating products. But then it is formulated with a bunch of oils including Squalane, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Olive Fruit Oil. As well as Ceramides, Glycerin and surprisingly Salicylic Acid. I personally don’t like moisturizers with active ingredients because they tend to conflict with my serums. But then, the Salicylic Acid is at the bottom of the ingredient list which means the percentage is super low and will cause little to no harm.
Uriage Xemose Lipid Replenishing Anti – Irritation Cream
Back to my French Pharmacy moisturizers because they are simply the bomb for dry skin. Similar to Bioderma, this product is also formulated with Mineral Oil, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Squalane and Asiatiocide for soothing and nourishing properties. If you haven’t gotten results from regular drugstore products, I implore you to give French products a try.
Derma E Hydrating Night Cream
To wrap up the list is this night cream that is best suited for oily to combination skin. It has hydrating ingredients like Aloe Leaf Juice and Hyaluronic Acid. As well as Vitamin E, Panthenol, Allantoin, and Green Tea. It has a nice Vitamin C derivative that would probably not make that much difference. Anyway, some people swear by it so it is worth checking out.
I hope you have found this list of the best face moisturizers for winter very useful. Regardless of whatever skin type you have, you’ll always be prone to dryness during the winter. So, it’s important to get your holy grail moisturizers sorted so you don’t have to struggle during the next winter. If you are like me, you’ll grab three different moisturizers so I’m not limited in my options.
What are your holygrail moisturizers for winter? Share your thoughts in the comments!