10 Moisturizers Glamour.com Editors Swear By for Dry Skin
December 15, 2017
Not all moisturizers are created equal. Of course, if you have dry skin, you know this firsthand. Certain formulas are made to be as light as possible, while others have added benefits (like extra exfoliation, soothing compounds, or a scent that won't quit) that'll make you a fan for life. If your skin type is prone to dry spots, you'll want a face moisturizer that works overtime with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or moisture-retaining lipids. Still, that's a huge list of options to narrow down. So with winter—and all the havoc it brings our skin—around the corner, we rounded up every Glamour staffer with dry skin to put the best moisturizers to the test. From new discoveries to tried-and-true favorites, consider this our hydration Haul of Fame.
Patchology Restoring Night CloudMasque, $40, nordstrom.com
"My skin is so dry that if I wait 10 minutes or so after getting out of the shower without putting face moisturizer on, my skin—especially around my mouth—will get super tight and start cracking. It's obviously much worse in the winter than the rest of the year, but this moisturizer fights off my dry winter skin. It's somehow the perfect mix of lightweight and really rich. It fully soaks into your skin and doesn't feel like it's sitting on top of it like a mask." —Maggie Burch, web producer