Winter is tough on skin—moisture-zapping windchill and cold, dry weather are taxing on even the most resilient of complexions.
There’s only one way to steel yourself against the season’s gnarlier effects, and that’s with plenty of moisture. And if you’re going to invest in an entirely new skin care routine, you should probably make it something worth getting excited about. These 10 products are prime for keeping your face from freezing off this winter—and they’re also new, which gives you every reason to make them your latest must-haves right now.
Eve Lom Radiance Lift Cream ($72)
A rich, buttery cream with a subtle rose scent, this radiance-enhancing, skin-firming formula is an antiaging fanatic’s winter dream. Packed with brightening vitamin C, intensely hydrating fatty acids, and naturally soothing oat kernel, it will leave you with soft, glowing skin that’s carefully safeguarded against the season’s worst aggressors.
Chanel Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême ($390)
If you feel a lack of luxury in your life, remedy that situation—and your parched winter skin—all in one go with this thick, easily absorbed moisturizer that addresses all key signs of aging, like wrinkles; loss of firmness, radiance, and moisture; and uneven skin tone.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum ($36)
Scarily sensitive skin types are in for a treat with the soothing, hydrating, line-smoothing formula of this incredibly gentle serum. Ideal for all skin types, it works wonderfully under any and all day or night moisturizers for an extra boost of care without heaviness.
Arcona Eye Dew Plus ($95)
The sensitive eye area in particular takes a beating in cold, windy weather, so a good protective eye cream is key. This antiaging formula helps to plump fine under-eye lines as well as to brighten and impart a softer, better-hydrated feel—and because it’s so concentrated, just a tiny dab is enough to get you through the day unscathed. (And, strangely enough, it works magic on chapped lips too.)
L’Occitane Shea Face Soothing Fluid ($49)
It’s called a fluid for a reason: This not-quite-serum is incredibly lightweight, so it’s perfect if you hate loading up on thick, creamy formulas. The healing, hydrating shea butter works in combination with protective ingredients like rose hip and calendula to tackle everything from general skin stress to external pollution.
Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Crème Universal Texture ($165, in stores January 2016)
This revolutionary new cream has a soft, silky texture that works for all skin types to encourage collagen production, increase firmness, and brighten the skin overall. After a single application, you’ll feel a noticeably plumper difference, and the “new generation of powders” allow it to absorb easily and create a comfortable semimatte finish perfect for wearing under makeup.
Nourish Organic Rejuvenating Argan Butter ($14.99)
Argan oil, coconut, shea butter, vitamin E—this thick, creamy balm is all but necessary for your driest areas. Despite the rich texture, it absorbs easily into the skin for an instantly smoother feel, and it smells pretty great too. It’s just as good for quelling dry elbows and knees as it is for banishing flaky skin on the face.
Rodial Bee Venom Night ($110)
Bee venom is pretty much the new must-have ingredient, and though the name is intimidating, we can attest to its smoothing, plumping, pore-shrinking properties. This gel-cream contains retinol to treat most visible signs of aging and to clear up any acne scarring, but the glycerin-based formula makes it truly hydrating too.
Filorga Meso-Mask Anti-Wrinkle Lightening Mask ($59)
This wrinkle-fighting brightening mask is so gentle, you can even use it in the eye area to reduce any and all traces of it-gets-dark-at-4-p.m. fatigue. Packed with amino acids and an antiaging complex that’s been used in nonsurgical antiaging procedures, it feels great going onto skin, and the warm-cloth removal process feels like a spa treatment too.
Orlane Crème Royale Eye ($315)
Because a youthful-looking eye area is the key to, well, looking youthful, this luxurious royal jelly–based balm is worth every penny. The infusion of 24 carat gold and the firm, bright look and feel it imparts make the price that much more justifiable too.