16 Must-Have Moisturizing Beauty Products

These creams, serums and cosmetics outperform winter dry spells.


With temps dipping and heaters cranking up, your skin can feel drier than a medical journal. These products — for your face, body, lips and more — are backed by our editors and Beauty Lab testers ... and some even earned the GolfHr Seal! Bottom line: They promise to treat your skin right.

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Body: Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Crème


This GH Seal star was one of only two to get a perfect score for moisturizing in our chemists' tests. Testers loved the lotion's "rich" and creamy feel and commented on how quickly it absorbed into their skin.

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aveeno positively ageless skin strengthening body cream
Body: Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Body Cream


A favorite since it won in our 2013 Anti-Aging Awards, Lab testers raved about the moisturizing powerhouse's soft scent and non-greasy feel.

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olay regenerist micro-sculpting cream
Face: Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream


This cream outperformed 10 competitors — even one priced at $440! — in our Beauty Lab's studiesOur chemists were blown away by how well the GH Seal pick kept skin moisturized over a 24-hour period, with moisture increasing by 50% on average.

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Face: Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Night Infusion Cream


Our pros found this cream packed serious results — boosting hydration by over 40% in just six hours. Testers raved, "I liked that a little of this cream went a long way, so I didn't need to use a lot and it didn't leave my face feeling greasy."

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roc retinol correxion sensitive night cream
Face: RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream


Looking to try a retinol, but worried about sensitive skin? This Anti-Aging Award Silver Winner packs all the punch while still being gentle (and affordable!). It wowed in our Lab tests when it came to moisturizing and firming. 

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no7 lift & luminate night cream
Face: No7 Lift & Luminate Night Cream


For a moisturizing and firming option sans retinol, try this GH Seal Star and Anti-Aging Gold Winner! Backed by our Lab tests and Seal promise, it will help you get the most out of your beauty sleep.

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neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair moisturizer spf 30
Face: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer SPF 30


It's easy to forget SPF when you're not heading to the beach, so reach for a moisturizer that already includes it. This Anti-Aging Award winner and GH Seal star hydrated skin well in Lab tests and earned rave reviews from testers for improving skin tone and softening fine lines.

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it cosmetics confidence in a cream moisturizing super cream
IT Cosmetics
Face: IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream


With over 1,700 reviews on Ulta (and virtually zero cons reported!), this super-rich cream is a lifesaver for anyone with dry skin. One reviewer raved, "I love everything about this cream! I use it at night and under my makeup."

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farsáli rose gold elixir
Face: Farsáli Rose Gold Elixir


You've probably seen this pick popping up in beauty tutorials on your Instagram feed. Packed with 24-carat gold flakes, this lightweight face oil is the perfect base for everything from a heavy contour to a no-makeup look. 

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yes to coconut ultra hydrating melting cleanser
Yes To
Face: Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser


More like a nourishing balm than a traditional face wash, this cleanses skin and dissolves makeup with a high concentration of natural oils like coconut, sunflower seed and olive, so your face feels soft and hydrated, not stripped or irritated.

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bareminerals complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream
Extras: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream


This rich, cushiony formula softens parched spots and makes skin feel hydrated like a true moisturizer, yet provides enough natural-looking coverage to hide imperfections and even out skin tone.

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avon anew age-transforming foundation spf 15
Extras: Avon Anew Age-Transforming Foundation SPF 15


For a moisturizing foundation that won't break the bank, try this Anti-Aging Award Silver Winner. The sheer to medium coverage formula earned high moisturizing and firming scores in Beauty Lab tests and comes in a wide range of shades

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer
Extras: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer


We were shocked to find that many concealers in our tests were drying, so it's extra notable that this one got high marks for moisturization. It excelled at hiding under-eye circles, while going on smoothly and providing lasting coverage.

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fresh sugar tinted lip treatments
Extras: Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments


Traditional lipsticks can be drying, but these tints make lips feel as moisturized as regular balm, while also imparting dewy color that's not so sheer that it disappears. GH beauty director, April, loves Sugar Nude as an everyday neutral, and Sugar Ruby for a pretty pop.

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chanel rouge double intensite lip color
Extras: Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Lip Color


When it comes to long-lasting lip color, sometimes the best you can hope for is that it doesn't leave your lips more chapped than before you applied it. However, this formula comes with a built-in gloss for extra moisture and packed serious stay-put color in our Lab tests.

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clinique high impact lip colour
Extras: Clinique High Impact Lip Colour


Not a fan of long-wear liquid lipsticks? Our Lab testers loved this easy lipstick from Clinque — giving it the highest score for moisturization in our tests.

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