Best Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin to Use All Winter


Winter is here. With the cold temperatures setting in, you have to switch up your skincare routine. Winter does not favor any skin type, as it tends to naturally dry skin out. The most important thing is to apply the best moisturizer for your skin type. Below are the few moisturizers that are good for your skin during winter;

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

If you already have dry skin, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is the best choice for you. It contains colloidal oatmeal that soothes redness and itching. It also prevents eczema. In addition to that, it contains shear butter that ensures your skin is healthy enough not to dry out. This moisturizer also contains allantoin and ceramide 3.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is free of harsh ingredients like alcohol and sulphates. This makes the moisturizer an excellent choice for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

This is non-toxic, clinically proven, and is one of the best moisturizer brands on the market. It comes with squalane. Squalane is an enzyme in our bodies that balances oil production in our skin and prevents drying out. This moisturizer is ultra-hydrating and keeps your skin’s pH balanced.

Other than keeping your skin hydrated all day long, it also has anti-aging factors. The squalene reduces wrinkles, making you look younger. Biossance is a moisturizer for all skin types and is fit for use during summer and winter.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Oily skin gets greasy throughout the day; you have to be careful about the moisturizer you use. Lotions and creams are oil-based, but gels are water-based. That is why gel is recommended for oily skin.

This gel contains hyaluronic acid that holds 1000 times its weight in water. It works by pulling moisture from the air and binding it to your skin. It is both moisturizing and hydrating. Additional benefits include a non-comedogenic formula that is fragrance-free and can be worn under makeup.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

If your skin has oily parts and dry parts, it means you have combination skin. This crème is light-weight, non-greasy, and rests beautifully under makeup. It gives you a shiny, healthy glow, which is why some people use it to highlight their cheeks. It works for combination skin, but people with sensitive or irritated skin can also use it.

Avene Skin Recovery Cream

Even though the other moisturizers are suitable for sensitive skin, this cream has to be the best one. It has been formulated for hypersensitive and irritable skin and contains paracrine, which soothes irritation, reduces redness, and rebuilds the lipid layer, providing over the bar nourishment.

The crème is incredibly gentle, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. People with eczema are also advised to use this crème.

Proactiv Green Tea Moisturizer

Other than it keeping your skin moisturized, it soothes breakouts and calms inflammation. This moisturizer contains an anti-oxidant, mineral-rich, and non-comedogenic formula. It is formulated to hydrate your skin, soften your pores to allow effortless breathing, and create a shiny glow to your face.

The minerals are supposed to make your skin healthier, kill bacteria that cause inflammations, and also add proteins. The green tea in it is perfect for sensitive skin as it is very soft on the skin, and green tea does not clog pores.

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream is thick, buttery, and very hydrating. It contains sweet almond oil, beeswax, and calendula flower extract that makes it incredibly soothing. It reduces redness and flaky skin and can be worn under makeup.

This cream is perfect for dry skin, though if you have sensitive or oily skin, it still does a good job. Fun fact, Rihanna uses this moisturizer.

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Environmental changes can disrupt the lipid layer in your skin that is responsible for moisture retention and bacteria lockout. This lotion contains ceramides that help to restore the skin by holding cells together. It makes your skin feel moisturized, hydrated, and smoother.

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion also contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. One of the best parts about this moisturizer is that it does not break the bank.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is the legendary cream that was created in 1930. This cream contains vitamin E, petrolatum, lanolin (very good for chapped skin), castor seed oil, and iron oxides. All these ingredients create a beautiful blend that heals your skin and retains moisture.

The cream is fragrance-free, helps soothe and moisturize your skin, and it provides anti-inflammatory benefits. The few things that make this cream legendary are, first of all, it can be applied to both the face and the body. It helps heal chapped lips and hydrates the joints. Some makeup artists also use it to neaten eyebrows before doing makeup.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Charlotte’s cream has anti-aging and hydrating factors. It contains rose-hip and camellia oils, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and peptides that support your skin’s collagen production and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

It is a wonderful primer for makeup. The cream makes your skin plump, moisturised, and dewy, which in turn makes the other products blend in very well.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

Protini Polypeptide Cream is one of my favorites. It works by adding a shot of protein to your daily skin activity. The cream prevents the breakdown of existing collagen, and it is packed with proteins and nutrients like folic acid. Some people use it as a night cream while others apply it in the morning. Both work perfectly.

Dry skin is a significant concern during winter. Many people might think it is not essential to change your skincare routine because it works perfectly during summer. This is not true. Dermatologists recommend a change in skincare routine because skin might get more irritable due to temperature drops.

They recommend using humidifiers, avoid hot showers which can be drying, apply moisturizers to lock in moisture, and using thick, fragrance-free creams.

Resources – The Loop, Byrdie, Allure