You know you've mastered this whole "adulting" thing when you have a proper savings plan and budget, set goals and actually meet them, get an adequate amount of sleep each night, and have a go-to moisturizer that meets all your current skin needs. NYC-based board certified dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad explains that a moisturizer is only as good as the ingredients it contains. Those with dry complexions "should specifically look for facial moisturizers that contain emollients, humectants, ceramides, niacinamide and growth factors, as these ingredients create a proper barrier to seal in moisture." All of us (greasy, combination, acne-prone, undecided) should avoid "ingredients that could block pores or cause a reaction, such as preservatives and chemicals."
Whether you get your moisture fix from a splurge-worthy cult-favorite or timeless drugstore formula, below, shop 11 ELLE editor-approved face moisturizers to keep you moist all winter long.
Give your face the hydration it needs with a face moisturizer formulated with active ingredients to restore healthy skin. Fight the signs of aging with an anti-wrinkle day and night cream, restore plump skin with formulas that feature Hyaluronic Acid, and get your rosy tone back for those with maturing skin. Find a face cream formulated for your skin concerns and incorporate it into your skincare routine to keep your skin radiant, healthy and hydrated.