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With the way this cold weather is set up, your skin needs it.

By Kayla Greaves
Jan 29, 2021 @ 2:35 pm
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Not that I've been outside or anything as of late, but when it's winter, my skin be knowing.

Aside from the frigid temperatures outside, the heat constantly blasting in my apartment has my skin parched and often flakier than a pie crust by morning.

Since I'm not someone who enjoys the ashy look (I'm much more of a dewy glow kinda gal), I'm always on the hunt for moisturizers that have nourishing formulas and can get the job done.

Thankfully, if you're more inclined to use clean products, there are a ton of options to choose from, and I've rounded up a few of my faves to share with you.

The eight best clean moisturizers for dry winter skin, ahead.

nyakio Baobab Youth-Infused Daily Defense Crème

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I am obsessed with nyakio products because, quite honestly, they're just so good. This ultra-rich, ultra-thicc moisturizer is formulated with baobab oil straight from Ghana to leave your skin hydrated and blessed (amen) — even after a night of having the heat on full blast.

To shop: $35; target.com.

Humanrace Humidifying Cream

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Pharrell's Humanrace line made waves when it launched fall, not just because he's a musical icon, but because he had the good sense to work with the brilliant Dr. Elena Jones to create products that work. The Humidifying Cream, which boasts squalane and snow mushroom, quickly became a fan favorite for its ability to instantly lock in moisture and keep skin dewy for hours.

To shop: $48; humanrace.com.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream Rich

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If you're looking to splurge on skincare, go the Dr. Barbara Sturm route. This face cream, which is adored by celebrities and beauty editors alike, not only deeply moisturizes skin, but also features skullcap to reduce the look of fine lines and support cell renewal function, as well as antioxidants like vitamin E to help keep skin smooth.

To shop: $230; sephora.com.

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SkinFix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Face Cream

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If there's one thing this cream is going to do, it's pack a punch. Filled with a triple lipid complex, peptide protein blend, and lily root extract, this moisturizer restores the skin's natural lipids and fatty acids, protects skin from free radical damage, and helps reduce water loss, so you can wake up with a morning glow.

To shop: $50; sephora.com.

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides

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When your skin is in need of a little extra TLC, Drunk Elephant's Lala Retro Whipped Cream is here to rescue you — literally. Formulated with a blend of oils and ceramides, this cream improves moisturize balance and helps to curb skin's water loss.

To shop: $60; sephora.com.

fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer

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While this cream may be lightweight, don't think it's going to go easy on moisture. With its antioxidant-rich formula, it not only nourishes skin, but also helps to protect against free radical damage.

To shop: $52; sephora.com.

Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer

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Farmacy is not lying when they its Honey Halo moisturizer is ultra-hydrating. Using buckwheat honey as the product's humectant, this cream seals in hydration, while also using fig fruit extract to plump the skin. By morning, you're left with the supple face of your dreams.

To shop: $45; sephora.com.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Night Concentrate

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This concentrated moisturizer melts into skin at night, helping to resolve dryness and stay true to giving you its namesake by morning: dewy skin.

To shop: $110; sephora.com.

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