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Best Face Forward

Jan/08/2023 / by Habibur Shohon

With its dry air and colder temps, winter can bring with it a fair share of skin woes. From scaly patches, to increased redness, to tiresome tightness, the season’s side effects mean we all could give our faces an extra dose of TLC this time of year. We’ve rounded up some of the best ultra-hydrating moisturizers to get through the toughest months, no matter your skin type.

Banyan Botanicals Beauty Balm. This versatile and affordable balm combines the moisturizing powers of ghee with healing herbs shatavari and ashwagandha. Smooth onto the face, lips, elbows, or anywhere that might need a serious hydration boost. $22,

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream. Give your skin its daily vitamins with this antioxidant-rich moisturizer that brightens dull skin and shields it from daily pollution. Plus, the citrusy scent and colorful packaging help brighten the winter blues. $65,

Tula 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream. As apracticing gastroenterologist, Tula founder Dr. Roshini Raj wanted to bring the healing power of probiotics straight to the skin, and this crowd-favorite moisturizer comes packed with the irritation-fighting ingredient. This lightweight cream also includes prebiotics from chicory root to keep skin in balance. $54,

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. Perfect for those with oily skin, this non-greasy formula slides on with ease and creates a protective moisture barrier all day long. Boosted with hyaluronic acid, the gel absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave behind a shine. $23, Botanicals Chebula Extreme Cream. Safe for all skin types, this pink dream cream has quickly become a celeb-fave for its plumping properties and wax-free formulation. Its star ingredients include Chebula, long used in Ayurvedic medicine, but only recently extracted for skincare. Heaping with antioxidants, the ingredient helps maintain hydration, strengthens the skin at all layers, and heals UV damage. $110,