If you’ve been struggling with dry, flaking skin on your face, you’re probably ready to try just about anything.
Luckily, there are a lot of heavy-duty face creams out there at all price points that are up to the task of helping you out. Whether you’re struggling with skin that’s slightly itchy from dryness, or chapped, raw patches, there is a cream out there that will help you take care of your skin. We’ve also chosen some options that will target concerns like anti-aging and breakouts. Shop our selections ahead.
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
Not only is this cream super rich and thick in its texture, but it’s also very moisturizing. I can actually still feel it on my skin when I wake up in the morning. It contains squalane, which hydrates and locks in moisture, as well as hyaluronic acid, which will add moisture back into your skin. It also absorbs super quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy feel on the skin.
This is such a thick cream that I’m only including the travel-sized version. That’s because a little truly does go a long, long way. This should definitely be your go-to if you’re looking for something heavy-duty and healing after the cold winter months. It contains hyaluronic acid, a bionymph peptide complex that works to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, and vitamins C and E to nourish your skin back to life.
I know, I know — this one has a hefty price tag. But trust me when I say that the way your skin feels will justify it. It’s deeply nourishing and very, very thick. A pea-sized amount will more than cover your entire face and have you waking up to supple skin. It has 50 plant-derived active ingredients that work to treat your dry, damaged skin. The actives also deeply moisturize your skin and repair its moisture barrier so that it stays healthier longer.
This cream is not only moisturizing, but it has anti-aging properties that will truly help your skin heal. It contains signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy water lily that works to even out your skin’s texture. While it goes on super light, it really does make your skin feel healthy and moisturized in a way that is lasting.
Just because it’s the winter doesn’t mean you should skimp on your SPF. This moisturizing face lotion contains SPF 30, and it really does pack a moisturizing punch. It has hyaluronic acid to add in moisture, as well as niacinamide, which works to moisturize and calm the skin. This is a great choice for those with sensitive skin who hate the feel of sunscreen because of greasiness.
This is one of those skincare cult favorites, and it’s for a good reason: it’s super moisturizing and amazing. It feels so lightweight on the skin, but still manages to leave your entire face feeling so supple. It’s completely oil-free and clarifying, so it’s great to wear even if you’re prone to breakouts. It’s also great for those concerned about anti-aging, thanks to Japanese superfoods like green tea, rice, and algae.
Glycolic acid can leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized, but it’s often a little too harsh for those with sensitive skin. That said, this cream, which is constantly selling out, is the exception to that rule. In addition to glycolic acid, this cream has vitamin E, squalane, shea butter, and aloe — all of which are moisturizing superheroes.
Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
If you’re concerned about aging, a retinol should be considered a nightly necessity. This cream contains retinol in a gentle formula that won’t leave your skin feeling sensitive. It contains niacinamide and picolinamide to add and hold in moisture.
If you’re looking for a drugstore retinol option, Olay Regenerist is a great one. It feels luxurious and creamy, and contains vitamin B3. You truly can see a reduction in wrinkles and dark spots after using this cream for about one week.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream
Not only is this cream super moisturizing, but it’s also really nourishing to your skin and provides it with a healthy overnight reset. It contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and adenosine—all of which help add and lock in moisture. It has jojoba oil as well, which will help keep all of the good stuff in. It’s very plumping and truly reduces the appearance of small wrinkles and lines.