5 Drugstore Moisturizers For Soft Winter Skin


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As much as we love pumpkin spiced lattes, the holiday season, and cozy nights in, there’s no denying winter can take a serious toll on our glow game. Ultimately, the dry winter air means drier skin. Pair dry winter air with increased indoor temperatures and you have a solid case of dry, dehydrated, and therefore more sensitized skin. With that said, by simply trading in your lightweight summer staples in favor of rich restorative formulas, you can keep your skin hydrated, plump, and soft all season long. Here are five nourishing drugstore moisturizers your skin will love!

1. For Plump Soft Skin: Versed Skin Soak, $18


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Versed is one of our go-to drugstore brands as they consistently drop bomb formulas that deliver on their promises. This moisturizer is packed with hydrating, anti-aging ingredients including algae extract, vitamin E, and squalane to keep your skin nourished, soft, and supple. It’s also enriched with two variations of hyaluronic acid, which not only hydrates the skin but increases elasticity levels, making it the ultimate plumping moisturizer. We love it as it feels super luxurious and rich on our skin but it’s not greasy. It’s also suitable for all skin types, however, if you have oily skin then we recommend using it at night only.

2. For Sensitive Skin: Frudia Avocado Relief Cream, $28

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It’s no secret that we’re K-Beauty fanatics, so you can only imagine our excitement when we discovered this amazing vegan K-Beauty formula that’s also affordable. This ultra-rich cream is formulated with 62% avocado extract, as well as K- Beauty fave; Jeju green complex that works together to restore and strengthen the skin’s barrier, preventing future moisturize loss while soothing redness and irritation. It’s also infused with anti-bacterial and antimicrobial witch hazel, moisturizing squalane, and glycerin, a humectant that draws moisture into the skin.

3. For Oily Skin: L’Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF 30, $20

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If you’re looking for a do-it-all moisturizer, this is it! Not only does the hydrating cream contain SPF 30 to keep your skin protected from UVA and UVB rays but it’s also enriched with brightening glycolic acid, antioxidant vitamin C, and anti-aging retinol. With continual use, it brightens dull winter skin, corrects uneven tone, and softens fine lines and wrinkles, all the while leaving your skin feeling hella-soft. We’re also in love with the L’Oréal Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum, $29 – they’re the ultimate glow-getting duo.

4. For Mature Skin: The Inkey List Peptide Moisturizer, $15

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Peptides are essential for firm, supple skin, making this moisturizer ideal for keeping skin looking and feeling plump. If you’re thinking “WTF are peptides?’ They’re made up of amino acid chains that support the firming, hydrating proteins your skin needs to build collagen. Formulated with 1% hydrating peptide solution and a combo of other nourishing ingredients, this moisturizer works overtime to increase collagen production while supporting your skin’s moisture barrier for radiant, supple skin. It also helps soften the appearance of existing fine lines.

5. For Brighter Skin: Sweet Chef Superfood + Vitamins Moisture Boost, $19

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As soon as we tried this moisturizer, it quickly became a staple in our daily routine. The rich yet lightweight formula is packed with skin-saving superfoods like chia seeds, spirulina, ginseng, and red algae, all of which are bursting with antioxidants that fight free radical damage, soften the appearance of fine lines, and soothe and calm redness. The formula also boasts pore-refining beetroot extract, brightening ginger extract, and glow-getting vitamins A, B, and C. That’s not all: it’s enriched with mega hydrator hyaluronic acid to keep the skin plump and bouncy. We instantly fell in love with the whipped texture, which feels like velvet on your skin.

What’s your go-to moisturizer? Let us know in the comments below.

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