Cold Weather Moisturizers


I've already mentioned that the colder weather is already taking its toll on my skin. Even the most moisturizing base products were looking dry and cakey on me whenever I did my makeup, so I knew it was time to switch up my skincare. I've got quite a few winter-perfect moisturizers on rotation this year, and they all work pretty well either day or night.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer RichOf course. The original Priming Moisturizer is my go-to in the spring and summer, but once the temperature drops I start reaching for the Rich version more and more. It feels so thick and luxurious, but it's never heavy or greasy on the skin. It actually is less dewy on my skin than the original. It leaves a beautiful smooth, velvety finish that makes it especially perfect before makeup, and it keeps my skin moisturized all day long.

Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb* | This has been my go-to at night for the past month and a half. It's so incredibly moisturizing (as the name would suggest), but it's still lightweight and non-greasy. While it's not as lightweight as the Aqua Bomb, it still has a slight gel-cream texture. It's perfect for layering with all my other serums and oils at night without clogging up my skin.

CosRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture CreamSpeaking of gel-cream formulas, this is a great one if your skin is more on the normal side and less dry. It leaves the skin feeling ultra hydrated, and as much as I hate the word, moist, in a good way. If used underneath makeup it gives a beautiful dewy finish all day long, and if used at night it keeps my skin from drying out. It's another favorite for sure, and I'm basically scraping the bottom of the jar so I'm going to need to repurchase soon.


Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream* | If you took the consistency of the Belif, added a bit more creaminess, and a whole lot of rose and cucumber, you'd get the Fresh Rose Face Cream. It's a beautiful, luxurious cream that feels like such a treat to apply. It not only deeply moisturizes the skin, but also soothes and is quite cooling. It's a great one to use if your skin is feeling a little hot and irritated from dry heating in the winter. It leaves the skin ultra plump and dewy, and I love it both morning and night.

Dr. Roebuck's FACE Anti-Aging Moisturizer* | This one is super intriguing - it feels super thick straight out of the tub and even when first applied to the skin, but once rubbed in it's so lightweight. It makes a great base for makeup, and it also seals everything in at night. This is one of the most hydrating of the bunch here, despite sinking into the skin almost instantly. It will be a great one for dehydrated skin for sure.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass CreamThis is the most recent addition to my collection, but I can already tell it's going to be one of my most-used this winter. It has almost a medicinal feel to it, like a salve, and it really helps heal the skin. It has a balmy formula that melts into the skin and sticks around all night (I only use this one at night). It soothes redness and irritation so well, and I already know it will be the first one I turn to if my skin is feeling windburned from being out in the cold. You can read my full review on the cream and the rest of the Cicapair line here.

What are your go-to moisturizers for when the weather cools down?

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