When your moisturizer is no match for the cold and your skin is left parched, tired, and worse for wear, you call for backup.
Enter protective day creams: ultra-rich, moisture-intensive formulas designed to deeply nourish and help shield skin against harsh weather conditions. These are sumptuous, decadent face creams that replenish depleted complexions and restore bounce to wind-chapped skin.
Sound like you? Here are our most beloved winter face creams, ranked from lightest to richest so you can find your perfect cold-weather skin savior.
An energizing formula that brings back the life to dull, dehydrated skin.
A cold-weather staple. Creamy yet fast-absorbing, this classic formula helps replenish, lock in moisture, and protect against dehydration.
Skin-conditioning oils and moisture-binding humectants revive dry, dull skin—leaving your complexion soft, smooth, and perfectly dewy.
A rejuvenating formula that helps promote a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.
A rich formula designed to help alleviate discomfort from dryness and deeply moisturize parched skin.
Famously known as our “in-flight” face cream. This ultra-nourishing formula deeply moisturizes depleted skin and helps reinforce its protective moisture barrier.
A luxurious, skin-smoothing formula infused with Caviar Extract to revitalize depleted skin.
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