'Tis the season for scaly skin... but it doesn't have to be that way. The key to gorgeous skin even in the dead of winter is to maintain a regimen that nourishes, brightens, soothes, protects, and seriously hydrates. Perhaps most importantly of all, the final step of your routine should always be to lock in all the skin-loving ingredients you've applied with a rich and emollient face cream — and we've got you (and your face) covered with these product recs.
Launched late 2019, Sunday Riley's "Ice" cream (get it...?) is packed with a bevy of skin-bolstering ingredients. Ceramides — which essentially act as the glue between our cells to help improve elasticity, firmness, and overall texture for an improved barrier — are the star of this show. The cream also contains squalane, sunflower seed wax, red algae, coconut fruit extract, hyaluronic acid, and numerous other botanicals.
There's no going wrong with a little Burt's Bees in your regimen. This night cream targets dry, lackluster skin while also plumping up fine lines for a more youthful, hydrated, and glowing appearance. It boasts a 99 percent natural formulation that includes olive oil, castor seed oil, beeswax, and jojoba seed oil. The hero ingredient here is clary sage, which helps your skin attract and retain moisture.
If you're not familiar with Priori, the brand specializes in adaptive skin care — aka products that are formulated to adjust according to your specific biological and environmental needs. This particular silky and rich moisturizer is made with hydrating argan oil and sunflower seed, antioxidant-laden botanicals, and turmeric root. And in addition to healing, hydrating, and protecting, it'll also help brighten your complexion.
Keep your wallet happy (and your skin happier) with this gem. It's an especially rich cream that combines squalane, hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate, vitamin E, and red algae extract. Together, these ingredients work to nourish, replenish, hydrate, and protect skin against free radicals.