17 Best Winter Moisturizers for Healthy, Protected & Glowy Skin
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When it’s winter, you know it’s time to switch out your lightweight lotions for rich, buttery smooth, and whipped textured moisturizers! To share the love, we compiled the best winter moisturizers we think will be perfect for protecting your skin this season – regardless of skin type! For your convenience, we also categorized the moisturizers by price!

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Best Winter Moisturizers Under $50

1I’m From Mushroom Collagen Cream

I’m From Mushroom Collagen Cream

Price: $26.25

This cream may be a newcomer, but it quickly made it to the list of best winter moisturizers! This vegan cream uses the hydrating power of snow fungus mushrooms to improve elasticity, deeply nourish, and deliver firm and plumper-looking skin! The stretchy texture might remind most of snail mucin skincare, but this cream smoothes easily across the skin without leaving behind a sticky residue! And for those with fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes, you can double as an eye cream!

2Kopari Moisture Whipped Ceramide Cream

Kopari Moisture Whipped Ceramide Cream

Price: $42

This ultra-nourishing moisturizer looks like whipped coconut cream in a jar, and we’re living for it! The beautiful fragrance-free cream infuses ceramides, hyaluronic acid, vegan desert milk, and whipped coconut milk to lock in all the moisture! Best of all, it’s lightweight and non-comedogenic so all skin types can benefit from the dewy glow! 

3Peach & Lily Peptide Pro Firming Moisturizer

Peach & Lily Peptide Pro Firming Moisturizer

Price: $43

When this baby dropped in September, it quickly became one of the best winter moisturizers this year! This lightweight moisturizer hydrates and nourishes the skin and contains unique ingredients like peptides, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and tremella mushroom to plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a protected and healthy complexion!

4Ole Henriksen Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer

OLEHENRIKSEN Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer

Price: $48 | Mini size: $19

This moisturizer is a workout for your face! The buttery soft, whipped cream – infused with peptides, amino acids, ceramides, and collagen – glides onto the skin, leaving behind a protected skin barrier and visibly firmer skin after every application! Your complexion will look and feel healthier all winter long!

5Klavuu Vegan Collagen Cream

Klavuu Vegan Collagen Cream

Price: $21.36

If you prefer a cream that boosts elasticity and firms without sensitizing the skin, this vegan collagen cream does the job! With carrot collagen and pea-derived peptides to help plump the skin, you can be sure it’ll leave the complexion feeling nourished, protected, and visibly bouncier!

6Pure’Am Authentic Barrier Cream Balm

Pure am authentic barrier balm size

Price: $37

Don’t feel intimidated by the thick balm texture, because this cream’s about to save your skin! The hypoallergenic formula makes it very easy for all skin types – oily, acne, and sensitive skin – and does a beautiful job of nourishing your skin! It’s rich in vegan ceramides, glycerin, shea butter, jojoba oil, and vegan squalane, so your skin will be comfortable, smooth, and protected!

7Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer

Price: $48 – $74 | Mini size: $25

If honey suits your fancy, this ceramide moisturizer is chock-full of all the honey goodness! It’s infused with buckwheat honey, propolis, royal jelly, fig fruit, and a ceramide blend to give your skin a luxurious experience and a glowing complexion. When applied, the rich cream settles into the skin quickly, unveiling a protected moisture barrier and hydration lasting all winter long.

8Goodal Apricot Collagen Youth Firming Cream

Goodal Apricot Collagen Youth Firming Cream

Price: $33

The lightweight, buttery moisturizer is a bestseller for a reason! Not only does it glide effortlessly across the skin, but the apricot collagen, vegan amino acids, and liposomes help to protect the skin barrier from environmental stressors throughout the day. Your skin will look plump and glowing from the inside out!

9Paula’s Choice Omega + Complex Moisturizer

Paula's Choice Omega + Complex Moisturizer

Price: $37 | Mini size: $11.20

This moisturizer may be around for a while, but it’s still a goodie! This luscious cream may look thick and heavy, but it’s cloud-like, lightweight, and sinks delightfully into the skin! It’s jam-packed with supergood omega fatty acids, ceramides, and antioxidants like guava, passion fruit, flax seeds, and chia seeds, so your skin can feel at its best all winter long! 

10Covey Last But Not Least Moisturizer

Covey Last But Not Least Moisturizer

Price: $49

Don’t let this cream’s lightweight texture fool you! This moisturizer is about melting into your skin and perfectly balancing water and oil. What’s the magic? The inclusion of sodium hyaluronate, squalane, and glycerin, among antioxidant-rich green tea leaf extract and calming aloe leaf juice. You’ll be left with a hydrated and glowing complexion during the winter!

11Sioris Enriched By Nature Cream

Price: $36

This rich buttery formula will be your go-to for the perpetually dry and dehydrated skin types for the winter season! It applies like a dream and works quickly to bring much-needed relief to dry and tight skin! The nourishing cream includes Phytosphingosine and ceramides, organic shea butter, green tea water, and rosa multiflora extract to revive tired and stressed skin for a protected complexion.

Best Winter Moisturizers Over $50

12Whind Marrakech Rich Moisturizing Face Cream

Whind Marrakech Rich Ultimate Cream

**Use code “BEAUTYWITHIN25” for 25% off your order!

Price: $65

This face cream is a total experience in a jar inspired by traditional Moroccan beauty rituals! The light-as-air whipped cream infuses nine potent antioxidant-rich plant oils with skin barrier-strengthening ceramides and fatty acids. And to add to the luxurious experience, the delightful “golden hour in a jar” intensely moisturizes skin for a glowing complexion and leaves an irresistible subtle warm Amber scent.

13Allies of Skin Molecular Barrier Recovery Cream Balm

Allies of Skin The Bandage Balm

Price: $94

This balm comes at a steeper price than most moisturizers, but if you’re constantly experiencing compromised skin, this balm might be worth the investment! The thick balm-to-cream texture acts as a bandage for damaged skin. At the same time, ingredients like Panthenol, Tripeptides, Ceramides, Oat Protein, Niacinamide, and MossCellTex Adaptogen work to replenish your skin back to health!

14Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream

Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid Peptide Face Cream

Price: $52 – $78 | Mini Size: $20

When looking for the perfect winter moisturizer, this Skinfix cream has many people saying, “I FOUND IT”! This cream is ultra-whipped, sinks beautifully without leaving a residue, and leaves skin looking plumper, hydrated, and glowing! And instead of ceramides, this cream focuses on filling the skin with a triple lipid complex, peptides, shea butter, and a seaweed hyaluronic acid blend to help restore essential nutrients within the skin, bring relief, and leave your complexion looking dewy!

15Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Classic

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Classic_

Price: $260

This cream is the most expensive option on the list, but it’s one of the best winter moisturizers to invest in! From the rich creamy texture to the potent anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits from Sulwhasoo’s signature Ginsenomics, this moisturizer is perfect for deeply nourishing your skin inside and out!

16Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Enriched Cream

** Use code “SHOPBW” for 10% off your order!

Price: $25.09

This beautiful, decadent cream is perfect for dry, mature, and sensitive skin! The texture is a buttery smooth delight, and the fermented black tea, niacinamide, and adenosine work together to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while evening out skin tone. And let’s not forget to appreciate the gorgeous black packaging, which brings a nod to Traditional Korean handicrafts.

17AXIS-Y Biome Ultimate Indulging Cream

AXIS Y Biome Ultimate Indulging Cream

Price: $29.40

This cream is the answer to all the worries you may have over your moisturizer step! As part of the AY&ME line (created in collaboration with the brand’s community), this luxurious cream has a satin finish that acts as a moisture barrier on the skin to improve texture and provide all the nutrients your skin needs to stay strong. And for those with wrinkles – no problem! This cream can add additional care with Adenosine, Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Fatty acids. 

18La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

la roche posay cicaplast baume b5

Here’s the creme de la creme product for the list of best winter moisturizers! The Cicaplast Baume may resemble Vaseline or other occlusive products, but this soothing balm is perfect for intensely smoothing dry patches and calming sensitized and irritated skin. With cica, shea butter, panthenol, and glycerin, it’s no wonder this product continues to sell out, especially when it’s the ideal product for anyone’s slugging needs.

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