moisturizers for winter skin

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

The winter months are a time of year when skin can get dry and itchy. It's important to protect your skin from the elements by using a good moisturizer. Here are some of the best moisturizers for dry winter skin.

tarteMaracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL ·ITEM: 2343556

Color: 46N tan-deep neutral - tan to deep skin with neutral undertones

341 Reviews

$34.00

This moisturizer goes a LONG way and I have been using it all winter as normal heavier foundation often cakes on my skin during the winter and leaves dry patches that often end up looking crusty and irritate my skin but this tinted moisturizer did the trick all winter. ...I mix this with my Origins Tinted Moisturizer in the winter for a little more sheer color in the winter when I'm pale. ...My dry skin's fav tinted moisturizer!

What it is: A vegan, ultralightweight tinted moisturizer that delivers sheer coverage while infusing skin with maracuja super fruit for up to 12 hours of hydration and wear.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers moisture, visible firmness, and suppleness.
- Maracuja Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer-, brighter-, smoother-looking, more hydrated skin.
- Turmeric Root Extract: A soothing ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of redness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Laura MercierMini Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.85 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 2306397

Color: 0W1 Pearl - very fair warm

511 Reviews

$29.00

This is my go to tinted moisturizer during the winter when I tend not to get so oily. ...I used to use Nars and still will but I feel like their tinted moisturizer is a little heavier and will use during winter.

What it is: A mini tinted moisturizer for a sheer hint of coverage for an effortless no-makeup makeup dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This perfect blend of skincare and makeup improves your skin over time with a hydrating complex made up of macadamia and kukui seed oils. This helps increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.

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

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449478

Color: 0N1 Petal - very fair with neutral undertones

6.4K Reviews

$54.00

Perfect for my combination skin...I live in an area where the weather is back and forth from dry winter cold to extreme humidity, which highlights different issues of my combination skin. ...I also love the moisturizing properties in the winter cold! I can't say enough good things about this product!

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

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

SPF: SPF 20

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.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2250710

Color: 1W1 Porcelain - fair warm

3K Reviews

$54.00

Kept my face dewy and moisturized all day even in the super cold winter. Very easy to blend with my fingers and it doesn’t leave any streaky marks on my face. ...The lightest color is a true match my pale skin. I found it to be so gentle and comforting in these cold winters months.

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

SPF: SPF 30

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.

$6.70

This has been my staple moisturizer for the past 2 years and having the mini version for when I go on trips is amazing since it can be used for a whole 2 weeks or more, plus it fits in purses for those cold winter days and when you need an extra boost without carrying the large bottle....Perfect moisturizer!...This is perfect for my skin, I’ll never use another moisturizer on my face!

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating formula with amino acids, dermal lipids, and hyaluronic acid.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This formula offers non-greasy hydration that acts as a direct topical supplement of natural moisturizing factor components. It contains 11 amino acids, phospholipids, alpha/beta/gamma fatty acids, triglycerides, sterols and sterol esters, glycerin, ceramide precursors, urea, saccharides, sodium PCA, and hyaluronic acid, offering immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use.

$94.00

Super moisturizer!...I think it will be a godsend during the upcoming cold winter months when my skin becomes parched and dull. ...Perfect fall/winter moisturizer...This moisturizer is perfect for fall/winter time. It is not lightweight, it’s on heavier side.

What it is: A rich, intensely nourishing moisturizer—fortified with shea butter and peptides—to soothe dry, dehydrated skin.

Skin Type: Dry

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Shea Butter and Evening Primrose Oil: Replenish skin's moisture barrier.
- Jojoba and Borage Seed Oils: Soothe, moisturize, and condition skin.
- Polypeptide Blend: Improves the appearance of aging skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban.

$51.00

The brightest skin I have ever had!...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. ...Inspired by the “cold plunge” step of the Scandinavian sauna cycle, this lightly cooling moisturizer gives skin a refreshing splash of hydration.

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.

$130.00

Saves dry winter skin...This is saving my skin right now. Between the dry, cold air outside and the heated air inside, my skin would normally be very irritated and flaky this time of year. ...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.

$58.00

I have dryvskin so I live to use this underneath my Moisturizer to give my skin that extra boost it needs, especially in the cold weather. ...However, I felt that it wasn't moisturizing enough for my dry skin during the winter months, requiring me to layer it with a heavier moisturizer.

What it is: An essence-moisturizer hybrid that’s clinically proven to hydrate, reduce visible redness, smooth texture, and strengthen the skin barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Four molecule sizes draw moisture deep into skin for long-lasting hydration.
- Barrier Renewal Complex: Lipids, fatty acids, and sterols replenish skin’s protective barrier.
- Microalgae and Prickly Pear Flower: Plant-based powerhouses nourish, smooth, and support skin health.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates,

ROSE INCSolar Infusion Moisturizing Cream Bronzer

Size: 0.52 oz / 15 g·ITEM: 2529493

Color: Capri - deep

203 Reviews

$36.00

I live in high humidity so I was using a powder bronzer, but with the winter months coming, I wanted a cream bronzer. This one gives a subtle but sufficient glow. ...was waiting for this sculptor for a long time coz I like Rose Inc cosmetic and wanna explore every new product. so close to the bronzer - I'd say its slightly toward warms ( I have cold appearance) but for the summer time is exactly what I need. great blending ( brush or sponge) gives great warm shade.

What it is: A smoothing cream bronzer that instantly warms the complexion with a soft-focus, sun-kissed glow while reviving skin radiance.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tourmaline and Quartz: Illuminate without shimmer.
- Rose Oil: Revitalizes dull skin for increased radiance.
- Squalane: Pure, sustainable, plant-derived moisturizer for weightless hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: For a no-makeup look with sunkissed cheeks or a bronzed soft-glam makeup look, this mistake-proof cream-to-powder formula blurs pores and texture while vitamins C and E provide powerful antioxidant protection.

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