Fresh Face: 5 Winter Moisturizers Under $25


By Georgia Hickam


It’s the dead of winter, which means your skin has probably become dry and flaky from those nasty, biting winds.  It’s time to pick a moisturizer that’s strong enough to fight the winds of winter, but won’t clog your pores in the process. Bonus: They’re all under 25 bucks!

Prevent dry, parched skin with these 5 moisturizers:

  1. Sephora Instant Moisturizer $22

This moisturizing cream has a light texture that locks in much-needed moisture for better looking skin. And your skin soaks it right up so that you can apply tinted BB cream or liquid foundation afterwards.

  1. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM $14

This lotion contains broad-spectrum protection and an SPF of 30. So while it’s protecting your skin from the sun, it also helps rebuild and restore the skin’s protective outer layer.  This moisturizer also has niacinamide in it, which helps calm redness from the cold outdoors.

  1. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream $17

Moisturizing is just as important at night as it is during the day.  This cream is loaded with hydrating ceramides and peptides that work to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines.  It works overnight to restore and refresh skin.  

  1. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 $13

This oil-free product is lightweight, but gives your skin enough moisture that it won’t look and feel dry.  It calms and soothes dry, irritated skin and is gentle enough for everyday use.  It also provides UVA and UVB protection with an SPF of 15.

  1. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream $8

This cream boosts skin’s natural defenses so it can hold moisture for 24 hours.  Plus, it’s 100 percent oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores.

Photography by Georgia Hickam