7 Lotions That Soothe Even the Driest Winter Skin

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As the temperature drops, your skin’s hydration follows—but not for long. These lotions and moisturizers are sure to give you the upper hand when it comes to battling flaky, itchy winter skin. 

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Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter SPF 40 ($34)

Why it works: Rich with sea buckthorn, SPF and omega-7 fatty acids, this “whip” helps reduce the appearance of age spots while restoring dry skin and improving its texture while also preventing signs of UV aging on the body.  

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Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter ($48)

Why it works: Specifically formulated to calm easily irritated skin, this nourishing cream features anti-aging ingredients like green tea and read algae, as well as the calming properties of tryptanthrin and indirubin actives to cover all of your skin care bases. 

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Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray ($9)

Why it works: This spray-on moisturizer instantly cools and soothes dry, itchy skin on contact, and the easy-to-absorb formula makes it a no-brainer to reach for once winter strikes your skin. Even better, it’s accepted by the National Eczema Association, making it safe to use on even the most delicate skin.  

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Natura Bissé Hand Silk Cream ($37)

Why it works: Complete with silk amino acids, sericin and fibroin, this rich formula delivers a velvety layer of moisture to your hands while also protecting skin from environmental damage. Plus, with a subtle scent of magnolia, it’s a win-win. 

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Rituals Oriental Cream ($29)

The delicious aroma of cocoa embodies winter in this rich body cream while the moisturizing properties of almond milk hydrate skin, leaving behind a subtle shimmering effect that’s perfect for the holidays. 

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Pixi H20 Skin Drink ($22; Available December 10)

While not a lotion, per se, this gel harnesses the hydrating power of a heavy moisturizer in an ultra-lightweight form. It uses encapsulated water and aloe vera to deliver a surge of refreshing hydration the second you it apply to your skin, soothing any type of winter skin. 

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Molton Brown Vintage 2015 with Elderflower Body Lotion ($44)

In addition to its sweet-meets-musky scent, this creamy body lotion contains elderflower extract and grapefruit, leaving your skin hydrated and silky smooth all season long.

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