Save Face With 15 Cold Weather Skincare Essentials
From a Special Forces-approved moisturizer to bourbon lip balm, we’ve got you covered.
Cold weather is tough on your skin, but luckily there are some great grooming products out there that will hydrate, moisturize, and protect your mug on even the coldest and harshest of days. Check out 15 of the best face creams, scrubs, and other skincare essentials to help you save face this winter.
Bravo Sierra Face Moisturizer
This fast-absorbing, non-oily gel-lotion is made for all-day skin hydration, and also works great as an after-shave lotion. It’s specially-developed, fast-absorbing gel lotion free of parabens, PEGs, mineral oil and phenoxyethanol that uses apple fruit extract to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier without the need for silicone. Plus, the Army-issued look is no fluke–the new brand bills itself as “the first military-native wellness company” whose products have been field tested by BRAVO SIERRA’s community of more than 1,000 U.S. Special Operations forces.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This famed facial oil has a cult following for a reason. Gently dab four or five drops over your face at night and you’ll wake up feeling smooth and refreshed thanks to the restorative blend of lavender oil, evening primrose, and squalane.
Bearsville Spiced Charcoal Bar Soap
Harsh arctic air dries skin out, which can lead to all sorts of uncomfortable problems. Detoxifying charcoal clears all of those away as it draws out impurities and toxins.
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
This face cleanser contains refreshing mint that purifies, removes excess oil, and washes away dirt and grime without drying out your face.
Every Man Jack Signature Mint Face Scrub
Slough off dead skin, clean out your pores, and say goodbye to dryness with this smoothing scrub that readily available at any drugstore.
Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra-Calming Face Cream
The name is pretty self-explanatory, but Jack Black’s Dry Erase face cream soothes irritation, moisturizes dry skin, and reduces redness with a powerful blend of botanical oils and extracts.
Oars + Alps Cedarwood Forest Beard Oil
Made with natural ingredients like alpine caribou moss, jojoba, and Argan oils, just two to three drops of this hydrating beard oil will give you smoother, healthier looking scruff and moisturized skin underneath.
Olivina Men Olive Oil Lip Balm
Banish chapped lips this winter with this lip balm that has softening cocoa butter, olive oil, and the delicious taste of bourbon.
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
For a lighter face cream that still gets the job done, Dr. Jart’s Ceramidin Cream has microcapsule ceramides that time-release moisture and absorb deep into the skin to hydrate from within.
Grown Alchemist Body Cream
It’s not just your face that’s in need of hydration. Show the rest of your skin some TLC with this rich body cream that has mandarin, rosemary, and potent bioactive ingredients.
Weleda Skin Food
Formulated with soothing calendula, chamomile, rich oils, and thick beeswax, this ultra-nourishing cream protects as it nourishes. Just slather some of this on before heading out into the cold or before bed, and your skin will thank you.
Farmacy Honey Savior Repair Salve
This all-purpose repair salve contains honey, propolis, and royal jelly, which heals and renews dry and cracked skin thanks to its high levels of amino acids.
Baxter of California After Shave Balm
Sensitive skin? No problem. This alcohol-free balm soothes irritated skin with tee tree oil and menthol, making it a great medicine cabinet staple for winter.
EiR NYC Tough Love Cuticle Balm
Keep your nails and the skin around them looking and feeling smooth and soft with antifungal and antiseptic neem oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.
Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream
“Suited to: Dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin, winter, cold and harsh conditions,” the description reads. Need we say more?