The Best Face Moisturizers for Dry Winter Skin

Product photos courtesy of each manufacturer.

I think we can all agree — WINTER. IS. HERE. Which means you’ve probably begun the skincare battle that is combatting dry, itchy, flaky winter skin. Nowhere is this struggle more apparent than on your face (Is it just us or do those fine lines look a whole lot more obvious come winter?). Luckily, we’ve found six facial moisturizers that deliver some serious moisture, giving you that dewy summer glow we’re all missing so desperately right about now. The best part? These winter moisture powerhouses are made by brands that prioritize sustainable production practices and giving back, so they’re helping the world while they’re saving your skin.

Brandless Daily Facial Moisturizer

face moisturizers: Brandless Daily Facial Moisturizer

This new brand was only just born in July 2017 and has partnered with Feeding America to donate a meal when you make a purchase. This winter, try Brandless’ Daily Facial Moisturizer to give your skin a refreshing start and end to the day. Made with aloe and anti-oxidizing safflower oil, Brandless ensures that you’ll glow a little more with every application.

HydroPeptide Hydrating Heroes

face moisturizers: HydroPeptide Hydrating Heroes

“Beautiful skin, beautiful cause.” This lightweight, oil-free formula (free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, and sulfates, and cruelty-free) will hydrate your skin, clear your complexion, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, all while soothing angry winter skin. Plus, $3 from every purchase goes to the nonprofit Charity: Water, an organization that provides clean, safe, drinkable water to developing countries.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

face moisturizers: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

Rarely does one start using a Kiehl’s product and not become instantly addicted. It doesn’t hurt that this skin savior brand does some serious good for the world, too. Kiehl’s is committed to supporting four causes in particular: children’s wellness, the environment, women, and HIV/AIDS awareness. Their mission is “to help customers look good while doing good.” This winter, give your skin and the world a little TLC with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, a 24-hour moisturizer that leaves parched skin looking and feeling replenished.

Odylique Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream

face moisturizers: Odylique Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream

This 100 percent natural and 94.1 percent organic cream is designed to keep your skin moist and looking fresh all day long. It’s also lightweight, so you won’t feel greasy. What’s even better — when you purchase Odylique by Essential Care products, you aid their support of organizations such as PETA, Naturewatch Foundation, and Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Origins GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer

face moisturizers: Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer is an oil-free blend of ingredients like panax ginseng and coffee beans, which help kick your skin’s hydration levels into high gear. Origins is not only committed to creating the most natural products for your skin, the brand continues to be a trailblazer in the cosmetics industry in their use of recycled materials and their amazing recycling program Return to Origins, which accepts cosmetic products and packaging from all brands.

Purepotions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturizer

face moisturizers: Purepotions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturizer

When you suffer from skin irritations such as eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis, it can be really difficult to find a good moisturizer that fits all your skin’s unique needs. Purepotions’ Skin Salvation Daily Moisturizing Cream is specifically made for those who deal with such skin irritations. This cruelty-free, organic/natural, and vegan formula is both sustainable and effective.

 

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Alexis-Miller

Alexis Miller recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned a degree in Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, and Media Studies. In her free time, she does Pilates, floral arrangements, and some freelance event planning. As an alumna member of Alpha Omicron Pi, Alexis is an enthusiastic fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation.