I, unfortunately, live in a desert that experiences harsh dry weather 365 days a year. And while this may not seem like a big deal to most (I mean, no humidity is pretty cool), my skin is already dry. I’ve tried my fair share of lotions, creams, moisturizers, and masks, all without any big successes. So when it came time to put together a list of 37 products that send dry winter skin packing, I knew I had to do some serious research.
After scouring the vast world that is Amazon for hours, I have come up with items that have proven results against even the most frigid conditions. From lotions to oils to body scrubs, these 37 skincare products will have your skin feeling baby soft in no time.
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This Sugar Scrub Smells Like A Paradise
I used to avoid sugar scrubs like the plague because I felt like they were too sugary and sweet for my taste. But when I began self-tanning (and I finally came to terms with the fact that my skin is dry AF), I started looking into them again. That’s when I came across this sugar scrub. The shea butter polishes away dead skin, leaving you with silky smooth skin. It helps that it smells like paradise too.
Get Kissable Lips With The Eos Super Soft Lip Balm
I’ve always suffered from dry lips, and no matter how much chapstick I applied, nothing seemed to help. I have yet to try the Eos super soft lip balm, but I’m sold after reading these reviews. With shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba seed oil, it’s specifically designed to hydrate your chapped lips and leave you oh-so-kissable.
I Swear By This CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
CeraVe has taken the skincare world by storm thanks to its affordable price point and results. Their moisturizing cream, made with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and MVE technology, locks in moisture and leaves skin feeling smooth without the greasy, sticky feeling.
This Oil Can Be Used On Your Face, Hands, Hair, And More
With extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, grape-seed oil, vitamin E, and lavender oil, this oil blend visibly hydrates your skin, corrects uneven skin tones, calms skin irritations, and helps smooth fine lines and dark spots. I’d say for a product that moisturizes, that’s the total package!
With 25% Shea Butter, This Body Cream Will Completely Rejuvenate Your Skin
Every single L’Occitane works so unbelievably well, so it’s no surprise that this body cream is the ultimate lifesaver. With an exceptional amount of cocoa butter (25%), it helps nourish your skin at the deepest levels and protects it from future dryness. Use it for your hands, legs, arms, etc., for ultimate moisture.
Get Your Softest Feet Ever With This Foot Peeling Mask
I, unfortunately, have the driest feet in the world. No matter how much lotion I apply, they always seem to be cracked and flakey. So when I saw a lot of influencers and friends using this foot peeling mask, I knew I had to try it out. Although it doesn’t seem like much at first, your feet will begin to peel like crazy after a few days of use. Long gone are the days of dead skin, and in are the days of soft, supple feet. You’re going to want to be barefoot 24/7 when you’re done.
This Coconut Oil Cream is the Perfect Body Lotion and it Smells Amazing
I love this little tub of Coconut Oil Cream. I use it daily to keep dry, itchy skin at bay. It doesn’t have a strong, lingering, perfume-y smell and it will leave your skin baby soft. Bonus: it comes in a pack of two, so you get more bang for your buck!
Dermalogica Made A Name For Itself With This Moisturizer
I had heard of Dermalogica before, but it wasn’t until a few influencers that I follow on Instagram started posting about them recently that I started researching the company. I soon realized it was one of the most popular skincare companies in the world, and I was immediately intrigued. Their moisturizer is one of their most popular, and for a good reason. The lightweight formula helps not only improve dehydration but also helps improve skin texture.
Wake Up With Pillowy Soft Lips With This Overnight Lip Mask
I definitely wasn’t lying when I said that my lips are insanely dry, so of course, I had to include another lip mask on the list. Put a generous amount on before bed and wake up with pillowy-soft lips in the morning thanks to its Muru Muru butter, plum blossom extract, and AHA.
Stay Hydrated Throughout The Day With This Facial Spray
Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up throughout the day. And that’s when Mario Badescu’s Cucumber and Green Tea Facial Spray comes in handy. With green tea, cucumber, and peppermint, it’s made specifically for cooling, hydrating, toning, and re-energizing. The best part is that it’s small enough to bring along with you wherever you go, so you will always be prepared.
There’s No Better Smelling Lotion Than This Hempz Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon Lotion
I’ve used my fair share of lotions in my lifetime, and I don’t think I have ever smelt anything better than the Hempz Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon lotion. It quite literally smells like Hawaii in a bottle, and I can’t recommend it enough. I put it on every time I get out of the shower, and it helps me stay smooth and silky for days.
This Aloe Mask Offers Deep Hydration
I have naturally dry and red skin, so I’ve spent the last year or so researching the best ways to help moisturize and tone my skin. That’s when I came across aloe. It is said to hydrate and help with redness, which seems like a win/win for someone like me. This aloe mask is fun and functional and leaves tired skin looking brand new after one use.
Get Glowing skin With Renewed Hope In A Jar Moisturizer
Do you have combination skin? Dry skin? Maybe oil skin? No matter what skin type you are, the Renewed Hope in a Jar is the moisturizer for you. No matter how finicky your skin, this moisturizer will make your skin feel super hydrated all winter long.
The Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask Is My Grail Product
If there is only ONE item you buy on this entire list, make it the Laneige lip sleeping mask. I’ve been using it for years now, and I can’t imagine my life without it. No matter how much chapstick I put on, my lips seemed to stay dry and chapped. Until I tried this mask, that is. I put it on every night and morning, and my lips are softer than ever. I don’t have to worry about peeling dead skin, and my lipstick finally goes on smoothly.
Bio-Oil Is One Of The Most Popular Hydrating Products On The Market
Bio-Oil is an extremely popular brand due to its ability to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. When I saw that they had a dry skin gel, I was immediately intrigued. With a consistency similar to Vaseline, the gel nails it when it comes to hydration. It protects the skin’s natural moisture barrier and keeps skin soft without an overpowering scent (which can often be irritating).
This Flavon Booster Is Perfect For Sensitive Skin
I’ve done a pretty poor job at exfoliating my face, yet I’ve read that it is one of the most important steps for those who suffer from dry skin. This flavon booster contains PHA and hyaluronic acid, which gently penetrates the skin to reduce dryness, brighten skin, and remove dead skin cells.
Bring Dry Hair Back To Life With This Hair Mask
Let’s not forget about the dry hair that comes with winter. Mine has been horribly static-y lately, and the only thing that helps is this super hydrating hair mask. I just slather it over my hair after shampooing, wait a few minutes, and rinse it off to reveal soft and moisturized locks.
Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Is One Of The Most Popular Hydrating Products On The Market
Even though it is commonly known as a drugstore brand, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost line has taken the skincare world by storm. The gel gives you smooth, supple skin all day long without the clogged pores and the high price tag. Not to mention it acts as a great primer for your make-up.
The Glo Skin Beauty Restorative Cream Is Ideal For Dry Winter Skin
Glo Skin Beauty delivers personalized skincare that pairs with everyday regimens and special treatments flawlessly. The restorative cream is anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and contains shea butter for ultimate hydration.
Say Goodbye To Dark Circles With The Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Cream
Our eyes are one of the most overlooked parts of the body, and yet they are the area that begins to show aging the fastest. Because the skin is so thin, it dries out quickly and is one of the first areas to show signs of wrinkling. The Cetaphil hydrating eye cream helps moisturize this delicate skin and keep you looking youthful.
These Eye Patches Will Become Your Life Savers
Eye patches have quickly become my best friend. My dark circles are on a whole new level, no matter how much sleep I get. These specific eye patches contain cucumber to extract the dark circles, reduce puffiness, and keep skin moist. Keep on for 10-15 minutes, and you will be shocked to see the results.
Start Your Hydrating Routine In The Shower With This Cleansing Oil
Deep hydration starts in the shower. While you there hundreds of body washes on the market, you should focus on using a cleansing oil like this one. Use it to get a closer shave, or just use it as an overall body wash. No matter how you choose to use it, your skin will be thanking you the minute you step out of the shower.
This Body Cream Has Been All Over My Instagram
Life is funny sometimes. Right before I began putting together, I came across Weleda’s body cream on Instagram. A few people I follow posted about it being a holy grail for dry skin. I completely forgot about it until I started making this list again, and I saw that it was a best-seller on Amazon. With an ethical and sustainable production process and natural ingredients, it’s a perfect way to moisturize and be mindful of the environment.
Every Baby Needs This Nourishing Stick
Adults aren’t the only ones who need serious moisturizing during the cold months. Babies and young children need extra moisture during the winter, and this nourishing stick is delicate yet effective enough to work on their entire body. With 96% plant-based ingredients, you’ll feel at ease knowing you’re using only the safest ingredients for your child.
This Coco Cabana Cream Is Proof That Sol De Janeiro Isn’t Just About Bum Cream
Sol De Janeiro became well-known because of their Bum Bum cream, but their Coco Cabana cream is proof that they can do so much more. After one application, you have up to 72 hours of moisture benefits thanks to its antioxidant-rich acai and capuacu butter. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Sol De Janeiro product without smelling absolutely heavenly.
Say Adios To Dry Hands With Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream
While Eucerin may not be known for its bells and whistles, the company has proved that even the simplest ingredients get the job done. This advanced repair hand cream is not only crazy cheap, but it also genuinely works. We often feel that we have to pay more to get results, yet this is a miracle in a bottle.
This Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Is Dermatologist Recommended
After going down a skincare rabbit hole, I became wary of buying drugstore products because many dermatologists hate them/the ingredients they use. However, Aveeno is an exception. This daily moisturizer is not only dermatologist recommended, but it also works for severely dry skin. In fact, it’s so good that many people use it as their last-ditch effort to cure dry skin, and they never go back.
I Won’t Use Anything Other Than First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Moisturizer Now
My obsession with First Aid Beauty started slowly, and now I can’t get enough. The ultra repair moisturizer was one of the first products of theirs that I had my eye on (thanks again, Instagram), and it has since become a staple in my skincare routine. My skin soaked it up like butter, and I woke up the next day with skin smoother than a baby’s bottom. There’s not much more I can ask for in a product.
This Oatmeal Mask Takes Away Redness Immediately
Okay, I lied earlier. If there are at least two products that you get on this list, make it the sleeping lip mask and this oatmeal mask. Because I am pale, my skin tends to be a bit red. It was never something that bothered me until I got older. Now I am extremely self-conscious about it when I don’t wear make-up. This oatmeal mask not only cools your skin the minute you put it on but also takes away the redness in less than 10 minutes, leaving you with skin that’s soft to the touch.
This Hand Peel Leaves Your Hands Soft and Honey-Scented
Remember that satisfying feeling of peeling dried Elmer’s Glue off your hands in school? This moisturizing hand mask is the same idea, except after you peel it off, it leaves your hands baby soft and smelling like honey. Sometimes, adults do have more fun!
This Lip Balm Will Become Your Go-To
Keeping your lips protected from wind, sun, and harmful rays should be easy in theory, and yet it seems to be something that we all struggle with. This lip balm takes the hard work out of it and makes it a piece of cake. Carry it around with you daily and notice just how quickly your lips transforms from dry to hydrated.
Get Tan And Keep Your Skin Hydrated At The Same Time With This Bronzing Face Mist
Because I am so pale, I rely heavily on self-tanning. While I’ve pretty much nailed the body aspect of self-tanning, I am still pretty new to tanning my face. This bronzing face mist gives you a sun-kissed glow while even including antioxidants to help with reviving your skin.
Scrub The Dirt Away This Scrubbing Soap
Sometimes all you need is a handy dandy bar of soap to get a deep clean. We tend to think we need expensive products with long lists of ingredients, yet scrubbing bars like this are super effective. They get up close and exfoliate your skin in a way that gels can’t.
These Cleaning Pads Are A Triple Threat
These cleansing pads really do it all. With three different layers, they remove dirt and impurities, prevent uncomfortable skin irritation, and make the skin softer while delivering the ingredient benefits to the skin. Oh, and did I mention that they smell like candy?
This Cucumber Gel Mask Is Cool To The Touch
Of course, I mentioned Peter Thomas Roth’s eye patches earlier, so it’s only fitting that I also include their cucumber gel mask. With cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, and more, its ingredients are specifically combined to detox your skin and soothe any irritation that you may have from frigid conditions.
My Skincare Routine Will Always Include This Sunday Riley Face Oil
Sunday Riley, though pricey, has become a staple in many medicine cabinets. After finally pulling the trigger and splurging on this face oil, I will never go back. With nine different super seed oils, it gives an instant glow to dehydrated skin. And although it is an oil, it doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy or slick. In fact, my skin soaks it up instantly.
Soak In Dead Sea Mud For Insane Results
Last but not least–dead sea mud. Sounds exotic, right? This mask provides detoxing and soothing relief while absorbing dirt and build-up and removing toxins. It not only makes your skin incredibly soft, but it also helps resort radiance and is even know to relieve pain from stressed muscles.