Beauty Buff Confessions: Winter Skin Essentials


The big chill cooling off the Big Apple was not a joke.

Between the polar vortex and the dry heat keeping us nice and toasty, our skin is screaming for moisture! From the shower to my vanity, I’ve spent the season playing with a swarm of rich moisturizers to keep my skin happy and hydrated. A pro tip I’ve learned along the way: layer a water-based moisturizer under an oil-based formula to seal it all in. Before slipping into something warm, snag some of my favorite magnificent moisturizers for soft skin through the thaw.

  1. Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Treatment, available at for $27
  2. Artistry Youth Xtend Protecting Cream, available at for $92
  3. Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter Body Wash, available at for $8.99
  4. Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil, available at for $32
  5. Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla Macadamia Kiss, available at for $3.99
  6. Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser, available at for $11.99
  7. Cetaphil Intensive Moisturizing Cream, available at for $7.99
  8. Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream, available at Target for $10.49
  9. Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, available at for $42