6 Body Hydrators That Will Win Winter

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to every bit of your body as well. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They’re skin becomes so dry there is flaking, cracking and miserable itchiness.

These six creams and serums will save the day and ready your parched bits for the golden days of summer.

Arbonne Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream ($40)

Wonderfully thick and moisturizing without leaving heavy or greasy feel, this cream can be used as an all-over body cream, or just applied to especially dry areas like heels and elbows. This gorgeously scented emollient feels luxurious while it deeply moisturizes, soothes and softens every part of you with botanical emollients.

Arbonne Intelligence Genius Booster Serum for Body ($68)

For those who need a little more during the winter months, this serum serves up a lightweight, yet concentrated jolt to your everyday moisturizer, especially the Rejuvenating Cream, listed above. This serum absorbs incredibly fast and hydrates, soothes and improves the look of skin firmness. According to the folks at Arbonne, in as little as two hours, test participants saw significantly smoother skin texture (90%), more radiant skin (90%) and a significant improvement in skin clarity (80%). After two weeks, the last two numbers leaped to 94% and 96% respectively.

Karin Herzog Oxygen Body 3% ($55)

This cream not only moisturizes, but also improves the texture of skin as well. The oxygen creates a micro-massage in the dermis (as the oxygen is pushed into the skin it stimulates the circulation). Prepare for light scent and hydrating and softening that will help even the most parched skin.

Due to the antiseptic properties of the oxygen, the product can also be used as a hand sanitizer and as a spot treatment to prevent breakouts in areas of the body prone to impurities. For best results, apply with a brush in order to avoid absorption of active ingredients through the fingertips.

Lancer Body Nourish ($65)

This dynamo is more than a moisturizer, it’s an advanced anti-aging treatment that blends clinical-grade glycolic acid and Hylaplex (Dr. Lancer’s proprietary hyaluronic acid-based miniaturization compound) in a formula that speeds skin cell turnover, repairs and improves barrier function of skin, and lessens visible signs of aging. With continued use, age spots and discolorations lighten and skin becomes firmer. Expect a pretty substantial tingling when applied, that’s from the Sichuan pepper doing its job.

HydroPeptide Stimulating Relief Balm ($48)

Coconut oil, caffeine and curcumin combine to create the perfect foil for a hard day on the slopes. This cream works to relieve muscular tension and comfort the stiffness in your skin that comes from a hard workout.

The micro-circulating antioxidant peptides deeply penetrate the skin’s surface and re-awaken its natural defenses, providing your skin with a boost of energy and hydration.

Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body ($65)

To top off all your hard work keeping your skin healthy, hit that end-of-winter party with some skin showing in the best way possible.

Supermodel Body is part of Charlotte’s signature range of Treat & Transform make-up products with skincare results. Legs, arms and abs look leaner, glossier and shine with the healthy look of summer, while the quality of the skin over time feels supple, bouncy and is visibly more youthful. It disguises skin surface imperfections and unevenness, giving you the body confidence to step out into the summer with photo-shopped silky skin.