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).
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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).