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face moisturizers for winter

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

Winter is a time of year when dryness is a common problem. The good news is that there are many ways to deal with dry skin during the winter months. One of the most popular ways is to use a face moisturizer.


I put up a fight to get my boyfriend to start using a moisturizer but as hes in his early 20s i want him to protect his skin from aging and liven up his complexion during winter. ...I got this for my BF since he has enjoyed the face wash, the SPF lotion, and the serum.

What it is:
A lightweight, oil-free, antiaging treatment that improves visible signs of aging.

What it is formulated to do:
Jack Black’s Line Smoother Oil-Free Moisturizer improves texture and helps even out minor skin discolorations, leaving skin smoother and younger-looking. Natural fruit acids—eight percent glycolic acid, a natural acid found in sugar cane—help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by sloughing off the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing softer skin hidden beneath the surface. The quick-absorbing formula provides intense yet lightweight moisturization with no lingering greasy feel.

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested and free of alcohol, fragrance, and colorants.


After using it for while I would honestly pay twice the amount. I am SUPER picky about moisturizers. I want something with top anti aging ingredients but I am also super prone to breakouts. ...great for winter!...I have found myself using this much more in the winter with the cold air being so harsh on my skin and I can't believe I haven't been using this more regularly!

What it is:
A nighttime moisturizer for combination oily to oily skin types that helps visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, firm, brighten, and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier as you sleep.

What it is formulated to do:
This luxurious, oil-free moisturizer delivers targeted nighttime repair to address each person's unique concerns while boosting hydration. As you sleep, the innovative formula helps visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, firm, brighten, and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier. Clinique Smart™ hydration technology helps skin attract and retain moisture so that you wake up to skin that's fresh, firm, and alive with youth.


My skin has typically been very dry and flaky in the past, but ever since I have started using this moisturizer, I have seen a huge improvement, despite how dry it has been this winter. ...Very Nice Winter Moisturizer...I was looking for winter moisturizer for my mature skin to help with indoor dryness and cold weather.

What it is:
A moisturizer for very dry to dry skin types, which helps visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, brighten, and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier.

What it is formulated to do:
Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturizer provides targeted repair as needed, where needed to address each person's unique concerns. It delivers essential defense against UV rays with broad-spectrum protection—a critical first step in preventing against damage. The oil-free formula plumps skin with moisture, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens for a fresh, firm, and radiant complexion.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

GLAMGLOWGLOWSTARTER™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 1826437

Color: Nude Glow

1.7K Reviews


I love this! We have super harsh, dry winters here and this not only makes my skin look and feel amazing, but it smells good too!...If my skin isn't acting up and breaking out, it's perfect to just have on with some concealer, mascara, blush and lipstick for a fresh, glowing look! I live in PA and our winters can get very cold and windy which can be harsh on your skin, especially when you go from outside to inside with the dry heat.

What it is: A daily illuminating moisturizer to give your skin an instant hydrated glow—with hyaluronic acid, green tea, and highlighting pearl particles, your skin will be moisturized, energized, and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

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

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides hydration.
- Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, and Ceramides: Help restore moisture balance.
- Green Tea: Helps energize skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also vegan.


I love love the eye cream of this line, which does not have a scent. Why must they add scents to moisturizers, ugh :(...Not hydrating. Not recommended for winter use. No other effects seen after two weeks use.

What it is: An intensely nurturing, multi-effect night cream infused with tri-peptide complex to reveal a visibly plumped, supple, more resilient look while you sleep.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Cream

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2250629

Color: 3W1 Bisque - medium warm

2.9K Reviews


It smells really fresh and it’s great that it has spf in it. Kept my face dewy and moisturized all day even in the super cold winter. ...I found it to be so gentle and comforting in these cold winters months. It looks like my skin only much clearer and smoother.

What it is: A bestselling tinted moisturizer with a new and improved formula, infused with skincare benefits for up to 24-hour hydration and SPF 30 sunscreen to protect.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils: Help increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.
- Silica Treated Pigment: Helps create a soft-focus effect for a naturally dewy finish.
- Tamarind Seed Extract: Locks in moisture and gives enhanced antioxidant protection.


best moisturizer thus far...This moisturizer feels Soooo nice and hydrating on the skin. ...It's so hard to find a moisturizer without silicones, especially one that hydrates.

What it is: An oil-free moisturizer that helps reduce the appearance of redness and pores, support skin, and deliver up to 100 hours of hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydrating Super Complex: Moisturizes skin.
- Probiotic Technology: Nurtures and supports skin’s moisture barrier.
- Fermented Clary Sage and Winter Rose: Reduce the appearance of redness and smooth skin to prep for makeup.

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

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449395

Color: 5W1 Tan - deep with warm undertones

6.3K Reviews


Really like the tinted moisturizer. Good coverage. Great for winter when your face is drier from the weather!!!...Great for Winter...I goes on great with a beauty blender and looks amazing but 20 minutes in the heat like over 75 degrees and it just comes right off from sweating even just a little bit. But during the winter is perfect because with cold and harsh winds it really helps keep your face moisturized and glowing.

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.


This product came along at the perfect time for this season change from winter into spring! The BHA and LHA in this Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer has sloughed off all of my dead skin cells leaving my skin bright, hydrated and healthy looking. ...Super moisturizing and great for MN winters. I love how hydrated my face feels after using this.

What it is: A lightweight moisturizer, designed specifically for oily and combination skin, that instantly hydrates and diminishes the look of pores.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) and Lipohydroxy Acid (LHA): Lift and loosen pore-clogging dead skin cells.
- Alpine Willowherb Extract: Nourishes and conditions skin with rich antioxidant levels.
- Green Fusion Complex™: A proprietary blend of potent active botanicals including green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp), and Irish moss extracts that absorbs excess oil and refines the look of pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.


I would recommend to someone dry and probably in the winter, as it is a heavier texture....It helped my dry skin through out the winter! I just don’t like how it smells!

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.

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