5 Hydrating Creams to Help Skin Survive the Winter Chill Klaudia Tirico
Icy winds and low temperatures can leave even the oiliest skin feeling parched in the winter. That’s why it’s essential to switch to a rich face and eye cream that locks in moisture during the frigid months. With so many options out there, we rounded up four of our favorite rich face creams and one glorious hydrating eye cream to keep skin from getting flaky and irritated in the cold. By the time summer comes around, your complexion will be ready for makeup-free days, promise!
Best Natural Formula Klaudia Tirico
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Rich Creme, $40, available at Aveda.com on December 28th
This velvety cream is formulated with 97 percent naturally-derived ingredients like salicornia herbacea, a seashore plant known to help skin absorb moisture faster, and certified organic cupuacu butter for 24 hour hydration. The floral aroma is a real picker upper, too!
Best Budget Buy Klaudia Tirico
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, $20 at Sephora
This whipped, non-greasy cream has got loads of antioxidants, shea butter and soothing eucalyptus oil, which make it perfect for skin that's become dry and scaly due to frigid winter weather, harsh cosmetic treatments and a variety of skin issues like eczema and atomic dermatitis. All that for $20? Score!
Best Lightweight Cream Klaudia Tirico
Fresh Créme Ancienne Soft Cream, $164 at Sephora
If you need intense hydration but hate super thick creams, this guy is for you. Fresh took their original Créme Ancienne and whipped up the formula for the lighter, more weightless texture. With echinacea extract to protect skin from environmental aggressors like icy winds and chamomile wax to hydrate dry spots and soften, you’re looking at 24 hours of soothing hydration and a dewy finish.
Best Eye Cream Klaudia Tirico
Laura Mercier Eyedration Moisture Eye Creme, $45 at Neiman Marcus
With all the pretty eye makeup you’re going to be rocking during the holidays and beyond, you can’t forget to keep your eye area hydrated. This thick, non-greasy formula traps moisture in using mango butter and beet root extract, while protecting the delicate area with vitamins E and C. It even wakes those peepers up after a long night of partying.