Cold Cream

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid and Cream

A luxe moisturizer is a must to protect your complexion from winter temps and bitter winds. Here, W editors share their weapons of defense.


“My skin always gets super dry and dull in the winter, so I have been using Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream and Liquid together every morning and night. The two products work together to seal all the moisture into my skin and give it a gorgeous fresh glow.” – Sarah Leon, Senior Web Editor

Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid, $39, and Cream, $48,


“This face, neck and eye cream, which is packed with 37 active ingredients, is a miracle hydrator for dry winter skin.” – Christina Caldwell, Digital Director

Dr. Macrene High Performance Anti-Aging Cream, $195,


“I was instantly attracted to Cremorlab’s stylish packaging, and, after using their very hydrating Hydro Plus Snow Falls Melting Cream moisturizer, I am all set for the dry winter air.” – Ryann Foulke, Assistant Fashion Editor

Cremorlab Hydro Plus Snow Falls Melting Cream, $42,


“Recommended by my current facialist of choice, Britta Plug, this hydrator gives me a healthy, resilient glow. Plus, my SPF30 applies nicely on top of it—a year-round must!” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Evan Healy Argan Intensive Facial Serum, $29,


“L’Occitane Comfort Cream is rich and super hydrating, but it’s also full of anti-inflammatory ingredients my sensitive skin appreciates. If I’m heading out to ski or hike, I slather Aquaphor on my cheeks, nose and chin (the hat covers the forehead). I once complained to a makeup artist about my skin blotching out from a hike and she said she always uses Acquaphor in extreme cold, so now it’s my go-to!” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

L’Occitane Shea Comforting Cream, $28, available in January at, and Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $5,


“My friend with perfect skin swears by this cream. With rose hip oil, camellia oil, and vitamins A, C, and E, it combines just about every ingredient winter skin craves.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, $95,


“This cream is the perfect solution for my combination skin, which needs extra moisture in the winter: it feels rich and hydrating, but is still light enough that it won’t clog my pores. It’s great at night or layered over SPF in the morning.” – Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

Dior Hydra Life Sorbet Crème, $56,


“The name of this ‘Rescue Cream’ really says it all.” – Karla Martinez de Salas, Fashion Market and Accessories Director

Omoroviscza Gold Rescue Cream, $300,


“This lotion has a pre- and pro-biotic complex to protect the skin from harmful bacteria, and the wild pansy extract maintains hydration in the arctic cold. I notice the difference every time I use it.” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cream, $210,


“Thanks to an ultra-specific formula, this cream has replaced my extensive skincare layering regime. And that makes me feel all kinds of calm and cool.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

DERMAdoctor Calm Cool & Corrected Anti-Redness Tranquility Cream, $85,


“This organic face oil helps to soothe my winter skin woes while the lavender scent calms my senses.” – Kristin Auble, Research Editor

Bottega Organica Nourishing Face Oil in Lavender, $68,


“Infused with 24 carat flakes, this super moisturizing formula gives my face a subtle golden glow regardless of the weather. ” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assisant

Tatcha Camellia Beauty Oil, $95,