Fight Winter Head On With These 10 Skincare Essentials

Arm yourself against the cold.


Unless you’re among the sensible Americans who live in Florida, California, Hawaii or anywhere balmy and perfect, chances are that winter is wreaking havoc on your face.

We got your back. Thanks to the miracles of skincare science, there are myriad lotions and potions to fight off red, dry and flaky skin that has become as much a part of winter as Santa and down parkas.

Here, 10 of our favorite products to last you through winter:

Royal Fern: Phytoactive Anti-Aging Eye Cream — $190

Want to immediately camouflage a night out? Be easy on the eyes with this rich eye cream, which reduces the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic aging of the skin.

(Photo: Royal Fern/Bergdorf Goodman)

Bag Balm — $9.99

Behold the answer to every winter ailment you may have. This salve has been a proven savior for over 116 years, moisturizing every callus, cut, cracked lip and patches of dry winter skin. 

(Photo: Bag Balm/ShopHABA)

Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Soap — $4.49

Pretend its summer time by adding this coconut oil soap to your shower routine which gives you the ultimate creamy lather without drying out your skin.

(Photo: Mountain Ocean/Vitacost)

Vinter’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum — $185

Swipe this on your face before you hit the sheets and you’ll wake up with a glowing complexion, guaranteed. 

(Photo: Vinter’s Daughter)

Christophe Robin: Cleaning Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt — $53

Get the same massage effect that you get at a swanky hair salon with this soothing scrub, leaving your scalp free of any product buildup or dandruff.

(Photo: Christophe Robin/Sephora)

COLBERT MD: illumino Anti-Aging Brightening Mask — $110

You may look like Helter-Skelter at first, but peel this illuminating mask off to reveal baby-soft skin. Perfect for after shaving!

(Photo: COLBERT MD/Space NK)

REN: Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel — $28

Trying this innovative cleansing gel, which relieves winter skin of any irritation. 

(Photo: REN/Space NK)

Alba: Moisturizing Cream Shave — $5.65

Say goodbye to any razor burn with this hydro-active cream, which provides ideal protection against drying and chaffing. 

(Photo: Alba Botanica/Jet)

Every Man Jack: Face Shield Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 — $16

Avoid looking like an old leather boot with this water-resistant SPF 50 face lotion that absorbs quickly and leaves skin looking hydrated all winter long. 

(Photo: Every Man Jack)

GLO: Brilliant Teeth Whitening Device — $220

Distract anyone from noticing your parched winter skin with a mega-watt smile using this teeth whitening device for only 8-minutes a day.

(Photo: GLO)