face creams for winter

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for face creams for winter.

A good face cream can help keep your skin looking young and healthy, and a great one can do all that and more. Whether you're looking to prevent wrinkles or just plump up your skin tone, we've got you covered.


This stuff is amazing for winter. I use it once a week as a sleeping mask and I wake up with such soft and plump skin. ...Very thick, suitable for winter (softens skins)

What it is: A rich moisturizing cream-elixir with time-released retinol to visibly firm and plump your skin overnight.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Time-Released Retinol: Visibly smooths, contours, and boosts radiance.
- Winter Daphne Stem Cells Extract: Visibly smooths, tones, and firms.
- Red-Algae Marigel and Castor Seed and Olus Oils: Moisturize and soften skin.


It has a rich creamy consistency that absorbs fully in short period. The eye cream is great for winter and especially, for nighttime, mainly if you have dry skin under eye area. ...The formula itself is very light yet strong enough for winter use. It is very moisturizing and nourishing.

What it is: An eye cream with ingredients like retinol to protect against signs of aging, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and brightening the look of dark circles.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles and Dark Circles

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Time-Released Retinol: Visibly smooths, contours, and boosts radiance.
- Botanical Eye-Contour Complex: Reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
- Winter Daphne Stem Cells Extract: Visibly tightens and firms.


Great moisturizer for winter!...I found my skill to be incredibly hydrated (especially during winter) with little or no breakouts. Definitely recommend it as an add-on to your cleaning routine. ...New formulation great for winter...For my dry and aging skin, this new formulation feels non-greasy and fantastic for winter use day and night. My face and neck look smoother, no more tight/dry patches.

What it is: A rich, oil-free cream-gel that delivers a fast moisture boost and keeps skin continuously hydrated for up 72 hours—even after washing your face.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Rich Cream-Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Holds 1,000 times its weight in water, creating a "moisture reservoir" for ideal hydration.
- Activated Aloe Water: Delivers intense hydration.
- Cica: Soothes dry, delicate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.


This hydrator is great for mens faces! It is not heavy and helps with dry skin and wrinkles....He is a bit picky, hates lotions and creams but wanted to find something for a skincare routine to combat dry skin especially in the winter months.

What it is: A lightweight, oil-free, addictively refreshing gel-cream that instantly boosts hydration and rehydrates for up to 72 hours—even after washing your face.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid Fragments and Activated Aloe Water: Infuse skin with moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.


Kudos to the Sephora rep who brought this to my attention after I told her how disappointed I was with the IT CC cream. There so much I can do with this product. ...Overall I think the shade range is good. For my winter complexion, I combine 4 and 6. If you're on the fence, check it out!

What it is: Lightweight mattifying tinted moisturizer with sheer, next-to-skin coverage. This product is fragrance-free.

Coverage: Light



What Else You Need to Know: Sheer, lightweight coverage dulls redness and evens out a variety of skin tones. Soft-matte finish is undetectable on your skin for a lovely, natural look.

CLINIQUEMoisturizing Lotion

ITEM: 1580794

Size: 3.4 oz/ 100 mL

40 Reviews


I know men don't like oily stuff but this one is a bit too light for winter....I started my husband out slow on Clinique skincare products...he was very hesitant to use anything on his face. He has oily skin and this really helps his face not feel dry and tight in the winter and it won't clog pores.

What it is:
A lightweight, oil-free hydrating lotion for normal to oily skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Step 3 in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System for men, this lightweight lotion delivers oil-free hydration. It improves the overall condition of skin, helps soothe shaving irritation, and leaves skin feeling smooth and comfortable.

What else you need to know:
This product is ideal for all skin types.


When I bought it I was experiencing some facial dryness/dehydration during the winter. This was the perfect product to help resolve my issue. ...I wash my face, apply serum, this hydrating oil then moisturizer & my skin is SO smooth.

What it is: An oil that delivers antioxidants and nurturing hydration to the skin with a lightweight blend of Mediterranean botanical extracts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Oil

What Else You Need to Know: Ideal for normal-to-dry skin, this complexion-supporting oil will leave you visibly radiant and glowing.


I was looking for a day cream that I would withstand windy, chilly NE winters. ...Perfect for Canadian winter and as well as summer. Love the product.

What it is: A high-performance moisturizer that defends skin against signs of premature aging and diminishes the appearance of aging.

Skin Type: Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Cream

What Else You Need to Know: This hydrating moisturizer formula with broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen infuses skin with an intense surge of moisture for 24 hours.

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