Winter Beauty: The Best Lotions & Potions For Severely Dry Skin

Winter Beauty, Best Beauty products for dry skin

#DrySkinSOS. Save our dry and stressed out skin! We are bracing for more snow in New York and Chicago has endured freezing cold temperatures already this winter. Enough is enough, our skin can’t take it any longer…and it doesn’t have to. Here are some new and tried-and-true moisturizing favorites to save you from the elements.


1. Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-aging Mask, $68

Repair dry skin while you sleep. Cold air and the winter elements wreak havoc on your face. This intensive overnight treatment replenishes moisture, soothes and calms skin, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Nourishing Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe help moisturize and repair the look of dry, damaged skin while Sepi-Calm™ S* helps reduce irritation for all skin types – even sensitive skin.

2. By Terry Cellularose Baume d’eau, $99

This luxurious balm is needed relief for abused winter skin. Lightly rose scented, the hydra-quenching gel energizes even the thirstiest skin, and it’s active ingredients ensure continuous three-layer hydration.

3. StriVectinLABS Extreme Cream, $89

Try this deeply nourishing hydration cream formulated with patented NIA-114 technology and moisture seeking molecules to breathe new life into parched skin. Energizing Oxygen Complex breathes new life into skin to activate cell renewal and stimulate collagen formation, diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also protects skin from future dehydration.

4. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nighttime, $39

Give your skin some extra TLC while you sleep with this restorative moisturizer. It’s an enhanced version of the original coveted Eight Hour Cream that rebalances, renews and restores skin during its nightly restorative process. After 1 use, 89% of women felt their skin was deeply moisturized overnight, and after just 2 weeks, 9 out of 10 women agreed that it soothes and relieves their tired and dry skin.

5. Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift™ Advanced Wrinkle Treatment, $114

I can’t believe I had to be re-introduced to this miracle worker by Kate Somerille. I try so many products that I sometimes loose my way. This at-home version of Kate Somerville’s most sought-after facial treatment produces results so amazing, you will see and feel the difference after one use. DermalQuench Liquid Lift infuses the skin with three powerful ingredients in the advanced hydrafill complex. Wrinkle-relaxing PFC-oxygen carriers draw and lock in oxygen with an oxygen magnet and relax facial muscles to dramatically smooth and soften. Deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid provides fast-penetrating, long-lasting moisture to improve the look of elasticity, firmness and texture of skin. My winter skin has never looked or felt better. A must-have under your daily serum and SPF.


6. Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil, $49

I loved it then, and I still love it now! In fact, I don’t go to sleep without applying this lip treatment oil which is an advanced anti-aging treatment for lips that combines botanicals, vitamins and three powerful active ingredients. Even more luxurious is the anti-bacterial 24-karat gold-plated tip! Hourglass claims moisture levels in the skin increase by 6000% after applying it twice a day for 28 days. No wonder it remains on my nightstand.


7. Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, $7.64

One of the best body lotions I have ever used can be found at any drugstore. Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion has clinically shown it provides relief for extra dry skin. It’s formulated with vitaminsB5 and E and nutrients to provide immediate and long-lasting relief for severely dry skin, leaving it ultra soft, smooth, comfortable and healthy looking.

8. OGX Hydrate + Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Miracle In-Shower Oil, $8.99

I normally douse myself in baby oil in the shower, but thankfully I recently discovered this amazing oil enriched with Argan Oil of Morocco and Silk Proteins. I rub some all over my skin just prior to getting out of the shower and add a drop to my conditioner to give it an extra boost of hydration. I have also been using it to shave my legs for a super-smooth, close shave. Basically I am addicted and wish it came in a larger bottle!

9. JASON Smoothing Coconut Oil – USDA Organic, $10.25

I used to keep a jar of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter on hand, but I have now switched to this melt-at-first-touch antioxidant smoothing oil. It’s the perfect, all-purpose moisturizer (rich in nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants) that smells heavenly. It nourishes extremely dry, chapped skin, tames frizz and fly-aways, minimizes hair breakage and split ends and smooths chapped lips. In fact my kids love it too(probably because of the fresh coconut aroma), so now it’s the only cream they allow me to use after their baths.


10. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $12

It’s for good reason this hand cream is L’Occitane’s #1 best-selling item. It’s comprised of  Shea butter, honey, sweet almond extract and Vitamin E, and absorbs into your chapped hands immediately. It instantly helps heal and protect dry skin and cuticles. I have been known to give tubes as gifts and you can always find one in my handbag. I really can’t live without it every winter.

11. Skinfix Hand Repair Cream, $17.99

Skinfix Hand Repair Cream is clinically proven to treat dry cracked skin and eczema. No more itching. No more irritation. This specially formulated medicinal hand cream contains 1% colloidal oatmeal to target eczema, dermatitis and extreme dryness. Relief is realized upon the very first application, even through hand washing. This highly effective, natural formula is free of steroids, fragrance, soy parabens and phthalates. It packs a powerful punch.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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