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        Best Daytime Moisturizer for Dry Skin 2016

        CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion

        Best Daytime Moisturizer for Dry Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion

        Sure, your skin needs moisture, but you don’t want to start the day feeling basted with grease. This formula skips the mineral oils (as well as the overly thick emollients) in favor of skin-sealing ceramides and water-attracting hyaluronic acid, says Dr. Bank. And while it shouldn’t tick off eczema-plagued users, doctors say any skin type could benefit from its fragrance-free moisture and physical sunscreen.

        $15
        Best Cleanser for Dry Skin 2016

        CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

        Best Cleanser for Dry Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012

        CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

        If your skin demands a gentle touch (and revolts with bouts of redness and irritation if it doesn’t get it), then open your cabinet to this hydrating version of the popular cleanser. The soap-free liquid “is great for compromised skin because it’s very soothing and has ceramides to help repair the skin barrier,” says Dr. Ingleton. The milky, lipid-based formula, says Dr. Bank, also seals cracks without leaving behind a gross, filmy residue.

        $12
        Dry Skin Scrub 2016

        Fresh Sugar Face Polish

        Dry Skin Scrub 2016
        WINNER 2016

        Fresh Sugar Face Polish

        We know your skin is parched—and the last thing you probably want to do right now is scrub it. But underneath that dry surface lies a softer, more supple texture. To unearth it, you need to use an exfoliator with hydrating properties, like this saccharine scrub, says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. The sugar gently dislodges dead cells, while the macadamia oil—and the sugar granules themselves– hydrates the skin. The only problem? It smells like a pâtisserie, so you might find yourself craving a French lace cookie after your shower.

        $62
        Best Night Cream for Dry Skin 2016

        SkinMedica Dermal Repair

        Best Night Cream for Dry Skin 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        SkinMedica Dermal Repair

        This is one aggressive overachiever that won’t irritate your skin. The rich hydrator takes care of flakes and tight patches without feeling oily, and it fights lines and dark spots with brightening vitamin C and collagen-boosting retinol, which helps skin look and feel firmer over time. “At night, the skin goes into increased repair mode, so it’s especially important to apply these ingredients and moisturizers before bed,” says Dr. Chiu.

        $129
        Dry Skin Serum 2016

        SkinMedica TNS Essential

        Dry Skin Serum 2016
        WINNER 2016

        SkinMedica TNS Essential

        “I’ve used this lotion for five years, and I never keep products in rotation for that long,” says Dr. Chiu, who’s just one of the dermatologists we know who call this serum’s timereversing potion of peptides, antioxidants, and growth factors a true must-have for brightening and toning. The nutrient mix also helps replenish the surface of the skin, which is key to blocking out irritating elements. “This is my go-to,” echoes Smithtown, N.Y., dermatologist Marina Peredo. “It’s addictive. My patients say they always notice a difference in just one week.”

        $281
        Best Dry Skin Eye Treatment 2016

        Neocutis Lumière Riche

        Best Dry Skin Eye Treatment 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015

        Neocutis Lumière Riche

        When it comes to preventing crow’s-feet, “you have very little time to spare” since the thin skin around the orbital area has the least firming collagen and the “lowest threshold to damage,” says Dr. Bank. That means if you’re reading this, it’s time to adopt a formula like this emollient balm with its cocktail of circulation-boosting caffeine, hydrating glycerin, and wrinkle-fighting proteins. Not sold yet? “It can also be a base for makeup. Your foundation won’t slide off,” says Dr. Palm.

        $100
        Best Night Cream for Dry Skin 2015

        SkinMedica Dermal Repair

        Best Night Cream for Dry Skin 2015
        WINNER 2015, 2014

        SkinMedica Dermal Repair

        After a long day of exposure to the elements, dry skin deserves a reviving cocktail. This potent mix of skin- plumping hyaluronic acid and free-radical- scavenging antioxidants makes for a refreshing skin soother. “It penetrates well and hydrates without being sticky or greasy,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Jennifer MacGregor. Skinmedica

        $124
        Best Serum 2015

        Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

        Best Serum 2015
        WINNER 2015

        Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

        You’ll feel like a scientist squeezing this potent tincture from its tiny amber bottle. The magic inside? Algae and yeast to repair skin, plus plumping hyaluronic acid and free radical–fighting antioxidants. “It’s groundbreaking,” says Montclair, N.J., dermatologist Jeanine Downie. One drop covers substantial real estate, so be judicious.

        $62
        Best Scrub 2015

        Caudalie Deep Cleansing

        Best Scrub 2015
        WINNER 2015

        Caudalie Deep Cleansing

        Microparticles gently lift dead skin cells without any rips or tears, leaving skin primed for quenching grape pulp. "A lot of scrubs are made for oily skin," says Dr. Chiu. "This one is whipped and creamy, so it moiusturizers as it exfoliates. I don't know of any other like it." 

        $35
        Best 2013 Moisturizer for Dry Skin

        Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50

        Best 2013 Moisturizer for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2013

        Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50

        This lightweight formula won’t play favorites: It hydrates as well as it protects, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Jeffrey Weinberg, who keeps coupons for this go-to moisturizer in his office. Laced with micronized titanium dioxide, the broad-spectrum block is sensitive enough for even rosacea and eczema sufferers.

        $14
        Best 2013 Mask for Dry Skin

        Avène Soothing

        Best 2013 Mask for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2013

        Avène Soothing

        Professional results, minus the sermonizing. This dreamy formula, derived from skin-calming thermal water, instantly soothes and pampers red, dry skin. So much so that N.Y.C. dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton suggests it for post-laser and post-peel patients.

        $26
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2012

        Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2012

        Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder

        Vitamin C is one of the best things you can put on your face to fight free radicals and fade dark spots. This stuff has loads of it. Use it alone, or mix it with your favorite SPF moisturizer for extra sun-fighting protection.

        $35
        Best 2012 Night Cream for Dry Skin

        CeraVe PM

        Best 2012 Night Cream for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2012

        CeraVe PM

        “A huge win,” says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch of this non-fussy, hardworking formula, which boasts hyaluronic acid (the same skin plumper used in Restylane injections) and barrier-building ceramides and niacinamide. And it’s time-released, so skin stays dewy all night.

        $14
        Best 2012 Exfoliator for Dry Skin

        Fresh Sugar Face Polish

        Best 2012 Exfoliator for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2012

        Fresh Sugar Face Polish

        Washington, D.C., dermatologist Noelle Sherber says this all-natural exfoliator gives dry skin just what it’s hungry for: invigorating brown sugar and soothing wild strawberries. Together the duo hydrates while it sloughs. Plus, with its yummy scent, you get some addictive aromatherapy to boot.

        $55
        Best 2011 Face Tool

        Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

        Best 2011 Face Tool
        WINNER 2011

        Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System

        Unlike coarse scrubs, this high-tech tool sloughs away dead skin cells and decongests pores without scratching. In fact, the oscillating bristles are so soft and pliant, they can go to work twice a day, says Karyn Grossman, a dermatologist in Santa Monica, Calif.

        $149
        Best 2011 Mask for Dry Skin

        SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

        Best 2011 Mask for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2011

        SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

        Less drastic (and costly) than line-plumping fillers, this weightless gel sinks right in and delivers a quick shot of hyaluronic acid the same ingredient used in Restylaneto lock in moisture and soften the appearance of wrinkles, says N.Y.C. plastic surgeon Mauro Romita.

        $52
        Best 2011 Eco-Friendly Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin

        Aveda Green Science Perfecting Cleanser

        Best 2011 Eco-Friendly Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2011

        Aveda Green Science Perfecting Cleanser

        This creamy wash offers a range of complexion-correcting ingredients in one tidy package made from 90 percent post-consumer recycled material. Glucosamine gently moisturizes and exfoliates, ceramides restore skin's natural barrier, and cactus extracts help boost collagen production. All this without stripping skin, says New Jersey dermatologist Jeanine B. Downie.

        $35
        Best 2011 Cleanser for Dry Skin

        Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

        Best 2011 Cleanser for Dry Skin
        WINNER 2011

        Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

        A milky formula that's "tough enough to wash away stubborn makeup and dirt," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Virgil Hatcher, but so mild, it doesn't leave skin feeling parched.

        $12/16 fl. oz.
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