Kerstin Florian Rejuvenating Moisture Balm ($50, kerstinflorian.com) Loaded with the calming powers of St. John’s Wort, arnica Montana flower extract and grape leaf extract, this fragrance-free cream might feel rich, but it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Radice Soothing Ointment ($75, radicdeapothecary.com) Calendula and the shea butter protect, while blue chamomile soothes rosacea (which loves cold weather because the outside cold and inside warmth confuse blood vessels) in this calming salve.
Dr. Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask ($46 for four packs, drdennisgross.com) Chemistry class fans will love mixing the hyaluronic cushion gel with its activating powder to create this bright blue mask, but even chemistry drop-outs will marvel at how soft, dewy and plump their skin feels afterwards.
Mother Dirt Moisturizer ($34, motherdirt.com) This squalane-rich clear formula was formulated to protect skin’s microbiome (a word we hear more and more when it comes to our exteriors) and be used only where skin feels dry instead of slathered all over. Interesting…
Uma Deep Nourish Extreme Dryness Treatment (out October 15th, $45, umaoils.com) Based on Ayurvedic principles, Uma’s newest creation calms with lavender and chamomile essential oils and hydrates with jojoba, avocado, hempseed and sesame oils. Fill ‘er up.
Sapelo Rejuvenating Cream ($240, sapeloskincare.com) Peptides are the name of the game in this new line, which is focused on skin healing (take note, procedure zealots!). Five peptides work with extracts of oyster shell, magnolia oil, green tea leaf and vitamin C to protect, diminish dark spots and speed up collagen production.
Guerlain Orchidee Imperale Black the Cream ($1115, saks.com) The innate powers of this plant are used in this super luxurious cream, which helps skin better protect itself against environmental elements, like pollution, the ozone and—yes—dropping temps.
ZO Skin Health by Zein Obagi Ommerse Renewal Crème ($102, zoskinhealth.com) Hyaluronic acid and a jojoba ester keep skin hydrated, oat and willow herb extracts soothe irritation and the antioxidant powers of vitamins C and E and Coenzyme Q10 protect skin’s moisture barrier in this light cream.
V Beauty Soft Core Rejuvenating Glacial Oil ($50, vbeaute.com) The cheeky name might elicit a smile, but it clearly explains its purpose: Swiss alpine rose and plant-derived squalene work together to help build a formidable barrier to keep skin soft and protected.
Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renwal Oil Booster ($36, paulaschoice.com) Does your favorite moisturizer fall short of serious, winter-worthy hydration? Add a few drops of this oil concoction (jojoba, sunflower, apricot, to name a few) and—boom! Your skin is ready for the first snowfall!