When the temperature drops, we reach for thicker sweaters and coats. Since we do this with our clothes, why not do the same with our skin care?
It’s important to have dedicated moisturizers for different seasons because of the vastly different temperatures that your skin is exposed to. When it’s below freezing outside, you should be using a much heavier moisturizer than you use during the summer. Since your skin is more prone to dryness, cracking and flaking during the winter, it’s important to have a suitable moisturizer that maximizes hydration and protects your skin from the harsh weather.
Cold winds and low humidity can have adverse effects on your skin, so it’s best to protect it with a highly nourishing moisturizer before you even step outside. Hyaluronic acid and oils are great ingredients to look for in your moisturizers since these are known to help retain moisture, promote increased hydration, and deeply nourish your skin throughout the day.
Here are our eight top product picks for winter-appropriate moisturizers available at Vitacost:
1. MyChelle Dermaceuticals Deep Repair Cream
The MyChelle Dermaceuticals Deep Repair Cream is intended to thoroughly hydrate and nourish your skin while also addressing visible signs of aging. Formulated with antioxidants such as rosehip and black currant oils, Kombucha tea and vitamin B, this moisturizer is especially good for those with dry skin. It’s also vegan, cruelty free and made without artificial fragrances and colors.
2. Vitacost Glonaturals Vitamin C Renewal Cream with Hyaluronic Acid & Organic Green Tea
This cream provides deep hydration without feeling heavy on your skin. Made with hyaluronic acid, organic green tea, vitamin c and milk thistle, this moisturizer is packed with nutrients that help protect your skin from damage that is commonly triggered by sun exposure and pollution. Since this feels lightweight on your skin but has all of the properties of a heavy-duty moisturizer, this is the perfect product for your morning skincare routine and can instill all-day hydration.
3. CSI Super Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream
CSI’s Super Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cream is hypo-allergenic, paraben-free, and intensely nourishing. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and squalane, this moisturizer helps improve skin’s elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote collagen production.
4. Jason Revitalizing Vitamin E Moisturizing Creme
This cruelty-free moisturizer not only provides long-lasting hydration, but it also helps revive dull, dehydrated skin. Vitamin E and avocado oils are deeply nourishing ingredients that help penetrate your skin’s moisture barrier to ensure that your skin is left feeling soft, healthy and hydrated.
5. Yeouth Day-Night Moisturizer with Snail Extract Hyaluronic Acid Green Tea & Peptides
Made with snail extract, hyaluronic acid, green tea and peptides, this moisturizer is packed with nourishing ingredients that will ensure your skin is as hydrated as it can be! Snail extract restores hydration, hyaluronic acid plumps your skin, and peptides stimulate collagen production. This moisturizer feels lightweight enough for daytime use but has all the properties of an intensely hydrating overnight cream.
6. Alaffia Everyday Coconut Nighttime Face Cream
The Alaffia Everyday Coconut Nighttime Face Cream is paraben-free, vegan and biodegradable. Made with certified fair-trade virgin coconut oil, papaya and kpangnan butter, this face cream works to replenish your skin’s moisture barrier and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.
7. Mineral Fusion Overnight Renewal Nighttime Recovery Face Cream
This 100-percent vegan, fragrance-free face cream by Mineral Fusion is formulated with rejuvenating evening primrose and glycolic acid to deeply hydrate your skin overnight. Rosehip oil, shea butter, and glycolic acid all work together to reveal and resurface softer, more hydrated skin.
8. Glonaturals Argan Collection Face Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
Lastly, this face cream is made with both hyaluronic acid and oils, both of which were mentioned earlier in this article as ingredients you definitely want in your winter moisturizer! It’s suitable for all skin types, absorbs quickly, and contains antioxidants that help protect skin from environmental stressors.