The Best Dry-Skin Moisturizers for Under $40

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Let us start with the cold, hard truth: Winter can be a nightmare for already-dry skin. Dry skin can end up feeling irritated, rough, and have red patches or be prone to breakouts and inflammation. A great dry-skin moisturizer is crucial to survive the seasonal elements, but the best are sometimes rather pricey!

Smooth and hydrated skin doesn’t have to bust our budget, and these are great options that are all under $40!

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Firming DMAE Collagen Moisturizer ($22)

This moisturizer combines a buffet of ingredients like DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C for a formula that moisturizes the skin but also helps with anti-aging benefits like elasticity, lines and wrinkles. The Rosehip Oil is awesome for hydration and also has its own anti-aging benefits that brighten, tone and soften along with Shea Butter that helps to nourish to reduce dryness and irritation and add extra hydration.


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Discover Pure Gardens Skin Serum ($40)

Smooth, hydrated skin doesn’t have to be about layering on the chemicals. This is an all-natural option that blends 11 organic plants and essential oils, including powerful plant stem cells. This Mediterranean serum helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, saggy skin, cellulite and crepey skin.


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Bluelene Night Cream ($40)

Dry skin needs a great night cream as well, and this luxe option is infused with a clinically proven supercharged antioxidant, Methylene Blue, which has been shown to soften wrinkles and reduce the appearance of sunspots, as well as smooth, hydrate, and stimulate collagen production. The Methylene Blue ingredient can be a great alternative for those who are sensitive to retinol. 


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Repêchage Hydra 4 Day Moisturizing Day Cream with Seaweed Extracts For Sensitive Skin ($39)

Sometimes the absolute best ingredients for our body are found in nature and this moisturizer for sensitive skin is packed with powerful ingredients like olive oil extract combined with four seaweed extracts, Laminaria Digitata, Ulva Compressa, Ahnfeltia Plicata, and Ulva Lactuca, which all help to soothe and hydrate skin, and keep that skin infused with daily essential moisture.


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LATHER Sweet Almond Face Moisturizer ($24)

Almonds are loaded with vitamins and this daily moisturizer, made with sweet almond, macadamia nut and avocado oils, help to nourish and protect the skin. This moisturizer also is a powerful ally against free radical damage thanks to its bounty of herbal extracts.


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Avene Skin Recovery Cream ($35)

This recovery cream moisturizes and soothes dry, red and environmentally damaged skin via all natural ingredients like thermal spring water, which is believed to provide healing effects to sensitive skin conditions like rosacea and eczema. There’s also amino acids found in serine to help keep skin soft and moisturized.


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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream Face Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid ($31)

Vichy's Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream enriches and refreshes skin with 48-hour dynamic hydration that will also smooth fine lines. Perfect for those weekends spent with a lot of time out in the wind and cold.


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Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Lotion ($38)

This is a lightweight option that is still super hydrating, with ingredients that include lipids and nutripeptides that help to restore skin’s complexion and lead to a smooth, hydrated finish.