Save Face With 15 Skincare Essentials

Keep your mug looking right with these face-saving products.

(Photo: Every Man Jack/Baxter of California/Olivina)

(Photo: Every Man Jack/Baxter of California/Olivina)

Cold weather may be tough on your skin, but that doesn’t mean you have to take it lying down. Here’s 15 of the best face washes, creams, balms, and other skincare products to help you face winter head-on.

1. EiR NYC Face Rescue

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Dry, cold winter air is rough on your face, but this restorative oil has ingredients like elderflower and jojoba oil to moisturize and repair damage.

Get it here for $45.

2. Every Man Jack Mint Face Wash

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Coconut-based and minty fresh, this gentle face wash won’t dry out sensitive winter skin.

Get it here for $6.50.

3. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream


This face cream is the number one product at Kiehl’s and for good reason. Formulated with Squalane to replenish skin, Glacial Glycoprotein Extract for deep hydration, and Imperata Cylindrica, it’ll leave your face softer and smoother than ever.

Get it here for $29.50.

4. Clinique for Men Face Scrub

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Slough off dead skin cells, clean pores, and banish dryness with this smoothing scrub.

Get it here for $21.

5. Baxter of California After Shave Balm

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Obviously, a good alcohol-free aftershave is a must, especially in the winter when the cold air makes already sensitive post-shave skin even more sensitive.

Get it here for $19.

6. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

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Chapped lips? No thanks. This handy little balm will keep your kisser in tip-top shape.

Get it here for $7.50.

7. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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Some swear this little bottle is a miracle: essential oils and botanicals combat dryness by actually getting absorbed into your skin instead of just sitting on it.

Get it here for $47.

8. EiR NYC Hydration Hero

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This face cream has vitamin-rich ingredients like shea butter and rosemary extract to rehydrate and diminish spots and scars.

Get it here for $40.

9. Le Labo Beard Oil

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Sunflower, grapeseed, and jojoba oils moisturize, nourish, and tame frizz and flyaways for a smooth and soft beard or mustache.

Get it here for $60.

10. Baxter of California Sulfate-Free Face Wash

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Listen, scrubbing your face with your body wash or shampoo won’t do your mug any good. Instead, use this face wash that won’t dry you out.

Get it here for $22.

11. Olivina Men Bourbon Cedar Moisturizer

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A moisturizer that smells like bourbon and cedar has to be good. This lightweight olive oil-based lotion will hydrate your skin and make you smell damn good.

Get it here for $18.

12. Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream

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As the name implies, this ultra-rich cream protects your face from the elements, with ingredients like Copper PCA (which rebuilds new collagen and elastin), Bisabolol, and Ginger Root.

Get it here for $60.

13. Zirh Restore Herbal Under Eye Cream

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The area around your eyes is thin and sensitive, meaning it can get dry real quick. Lock in moisture with this herbal cream.

Get it here for $19.60.

14. Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm

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Though this CBD balm isn’t technically produced to use on your face, a small dollop on super dry spots offers soothing relief with apricot kernel oil, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and hemp.

Get it here for $39.99.

15. Visine Advanced Redness + Irritation Relief Eye Drops

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Have you ever walked in the freezing cold with the wind blasting in your eyeballs? This drugstore classic clears up any redness from the morning after, and bring your wind-blasted peepers back to life. 

Get it here for $5.19.