BEAUTY

Online Exclusive: 8 Best Winter Moisturizers


When the cold weather strikes we don’t mess around lightweight face potions. The best winter moisturizers are rich and occlusive, able to stand up to icy winds and overly parched apartments.

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Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Intensive 3-in-1 Day Cream: Although it’s marketed primarily as an anti-aging formula, we like the intense moisture and SPF 30 protection offered by this one. $42.50, at [Bath and Body Works](http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3202334&cp= 2073258.3253691&cmre=Shop+by+Brand--Slot+2-_-Patricia+Wexler+M.D.+ Dermatology(3253691)&parentPage=category).

2

Cosmedicine Hydra Healer: It has a clean, nurturing texture and a great outdoorsy smell. The anti-inflammatory ingredients help soothe windburn, sunburn and general redness. $75, at Sephora and cosmedicine.com

3

Erno Lazslo pHormula No. 3-9: Serious skiers swear by this stuff. Its nearly balm-like texture imparts an evident layer, but it’s not greasy or suffocating. $195, at [Nordstrom](http://www.http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3014448/0~2376780~6009391~6017135~6017140? mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6017140&P=1).

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Nivea Crème: The tried-and-true cream in the royal blue tin dates to 1911. Though most folks would only think to use it on the body, it works wonders as a dry patch spot treatment on the face. The price is almost beside the point. $.99 for one ounce; at drugstores.

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Olay ProX Hydra Firming Cream: We’ve always had a soft spot for mom’s Olay, and this cream is like a thicker, more muscular incarnation of that classic. It leaves skin feeling fortified and totally protected. $42; at drugstores.

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Skinceuticals Emollience: Those who don’t like a heavy-feeling cream but still want intense moisture relief will find this fits the bill. Plus, it makes for a remarkably good makeup primer. $52; skinceuticals.com

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Korner Dazzle Super Moisturizer: This one has a whipped, almost pudding-like texture and has a light floral scent. Within minutes after application, the pudding vanishes, leaving pure softness. $170, at eluxury.com

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Armani Crema Nera: The sable fur of skin creams. The price makes it a total indulgence, of course, but we love how luxuriously rich it feels on our skin. $230, at [Saks Fifth Avenue](http://www.http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C% 3Efolder_id=282574492708486&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446176013&R= 3360375006999&P_name=Giorgio+Armani&sid=11EE10D5EF22&ASSORTMENT%3C% 3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1232136406288) and [Nordstrom](http://www.http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3008327/0~2376780~6009391~6020292~6021080? mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6021080&P=1).