End the year feeling hydrated.

By Kaitlin Clark
Dec 07, 2020 @ 6:00 am
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With so many of us spending more time inside than ever, coupled with the fact that harsh winter weather is well on its way, now's the time to start stocking up on moisturizers. But with cold temperatures and drier air settling in, this isn't the time to just be using any old lotion.

Instead, try to opt for something that's specially formulated to tackle dry skin, and will leave you feeling smooth and hydrated.

So if you're in the market for winter moisturizer, we've got you covered — and you won't need to spend an arm and a leg either.

The 10 best drugstore lotions for dry skin, ahead.

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen

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Combat dry skin and sun damage with this multi-purpose lotion. The formula is enriched with vitamin B5 and other essentials moisturizers to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours, without leaving behind any greasy residue.

To shop: $7; walmart.com

Eucerin Original Healing Rich Cream

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This non-comedogenic emollient-rich cream is perfect for those with dry, sensitive skin. The dermatologist-developed formula helps to bind water to the skin to lock in hydration, and also prevents moisture loss by healing the skin's moisture barrier. Plus, it's dye and fragrance-free.

To shop: $12; walmart.com

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion

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This is the perfect lotion for anyone with dry, sensitive skin, who also prefers a virtually clean formula at an affordable price. The 100% vegetarian formula includes natural emollients such as shea butter, avocado oil, and jojoba seed oil, as well as aloe, cucumber extract, and chamomile to help soothe and calm irritated, flaky skin. This lotion is also hypo-allergenic and free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances.

To shop: $13; walmart.com

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Curel HydraTherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer

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Use this cermaide-rich lotion immediately after you step out of the shower to help lock in moisture as the skin is still wet. Shea butter, pro-vitamin B5, and eucalyptus leaf extract help to round out the formula and leave you with soft, hydrated skin.

To shop: $11; walmart.com

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

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When in doubt, you truly cannot go wrong with tried-and-true Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. The sweet almond oil and vitamin E in the formula help to provide long-lasting moisture, which can help to repair the skin barrier in just one week.

To shop: $11; walmart.com

Love Beauty & Planet Coconut & Mimosa Hydrogel

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If you prefer the feel of a lightweight lotion, but still need to cure your dry skin, give Love Beauty & Planet's Body Hydro Gel a try. Another plus, the warm floral scent will take you back to your last Caribbean vacation — pure bliss.

To shop: $9; target.com

Avène Moisturizing Melt-in Balm

This rich balm uses key ingredients like vitamin E, squalane oil, and shea butter to help soothe and heal dry skin. Plus, the formula is paraben-free, non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic.

To shop: $30; dermstore.com

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

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This rich cream works to provide all-day moisture and works to repair the skin barrier with the help of ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. It's also been given the thumbs up by the National Eczema Association.

To shop: $17; dermstore.com

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion

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Just because this formula contains Vaseline jelly, doesn't mean it's going to give you a greasy feel. Instead, the microdroplets work to lock in moisture to help heal dry skin in just five days.

To shop: $8; target.com

Jergens Ultra Healing Body Balm

The Jergens you know and love takes skin nourishment to the next level with this healing body balm. The vitamin C, E, and B5-rich formula works to hydrate and correct dry skin with the help of added ingredients like hydrolyzed collagen and glycerin.

To shop: $6; target.com