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Each year, as the temperature gets colder, the battle to achieve soft, moisturized skin begins. This struggle stems from the dry winter air that removes the thin layer of oil which allows moisture to seep into the skin, inevitably leading to dull skin. Luckily, there are a number of products that can help to reduce and combat that feeling of dry, cracked skin that is so common during these colder months. Here are our top picks for products that just may keep your skin feeling soft and moisturized this winter.
Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $29:
Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream claims to be a “miracle product” which can be used on the hands, face, lips, and feet to soothe, moisturize and protect dry skin. The protectant is said to include a combination of petrolatum and vitamin E.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, $39: The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is said to reduce moisture loss and draw in moisture from the air. A key ingredient is Anatarctine, which claims to hydrate the skin while shielding it from the effects of free radicals. Though the product is ultra-hydrating, it claims to be light enough to use as a daily face cream.
Sephora Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser, $44: Using a harsh cleanser in the winter can be particularly drying. For optimum moisture, the Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser is said to be a gentle cleanser. This product claims to gently remove impurities and makeup without stripping the skin of its much needed moisture. Instead, this cleanser promises to hydrate while cleansing, leaving the look of smooth, soft skin.
Fresh ‘Rose’ Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, $58: Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Cream claims to offer a burst of hydration, which can brighten your visage and illuminate the look of dead wintertime eyes. The key ingredients are rosewater, which is said to smooth the skin, and rose oil, which nourishes. This cream claims to offer 30 hours of moisture after one application.