The Richest Face Cream Your Money Can Buy

It’s the season of scaly skin…….. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even in the cold winter months, it’s the maintenance of nourishing, brightening, soothing, protecting and hydrating products that will make your skin beautiful. Perhaps most importantly, the last step in your routine should be to lock in all the beauty-loving ingredients with a rich, moisturizing face cream, and we’ve got you (and your face) covered with recommendations for these products.

Sunday Riley Ice Creatine Moisturizing Face Cream, $65
Launched in late 2019, Sunday Riley’s “Ice Muscle” cream (get it?) Ceramides – essentially binders between our cells that help improve elasticity, firmness, and overall texture to improve the barrier – are the stars of the show. This cream also contains squalane, sunflower seed wax, red seaweed, coconut extract, hyaluronic acid and many other botanicals.

Burt’s Bees Intensive Hydrating Night Cream, $14.89.
You can’t go wrong with a little Burt’s Bees in your regimen. This night cream targets dry, dehydrated skin, while plumping up fine lines for younger, more hydrated, glowing skin. It has a 99% natural formula that includes olive oil, castor seed oil, beeswax and jojoba seed oil. The lead ingredient here is sage, which helps your skin attract and retain moisture.

Priori TTC fx341 Luxuriant Face Cream, $79.
If you’re not familiar with Priori, this brand focuses on adaptive skincare, which means adapting products to your specific biological and environmental needs. This particular silky and rich moisturizer is made with moisturizing argan oil and sunflower seeds, antioxidant botanicals and turmeric root. In addition to repairing, moisturizing and protecting, it will help brighten your complexion.

Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisturizer, $17.99
Keep your wallet happy (and your skin even happier) with this gem. It is a particularly rich cream that combines squalane, hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate, vitamin E and red seaweed extract. Together, these ingredients nourish, hydrate, and moisturize, protecting the skin from free radicals.

Agustin Bede Volumizing Face Cream, $265.
If you can’t get caught up in multiple skincare steps, then this minimalist product might be the answer to your prayers. It cost nearly $300, but beauty editors, celebrities, and skincare editors were crazy about Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream. It’s formulated to be intensely hydrating, while also stimulating your skin’s ability to regenerate, and can be used morning and night without other products.

Naturopathica Calendula Serum Moisturizing Face Cream, $59.
Cold, windy winters tend to cause the skin to not only dry out, but also to become more sensitive. Therefore, finding ingredients that have healing and soothing properties is all the more important. This face cream from Naturopathica doesn’t hold back on the above. It is made from calendula, aloe vera juice, borage seed oil, damask essential oil and other plant extracts. It’s meant to be slathered on at will, so don’t hold back.

Kate Somerville Dry Skin Protector, $48.
Although lightly formulated, this ultra-moisturizing face cream from Kate Somerville is a boon for severely dry skin, including scaly or rough patches and uncomfortably firm skin. The unique formula contains nourishing oat kernel powder, a blend of blackcurrant seed oil and balloon vine extract to soothe and improve barrier function, Japanese seaweed to nourish and firm, a lipid complex to significantly improve hydration, and Australian native plant extracts to soothe and calm.

Glow Recipe Banana Souffle Moisturizer, $39.
For a light cream that still provides plenty of hydration, try this new product from Glow Recipe – Banana Extract. This is a water-based moisturizer that also contains coconut alkanes, which can be considered a natural alternative to silicones, and botanicals such as banana water, hyaluronic acid, magnesium CICA extract and jojoba seed oil. Together, these ingredients plump, soothe, hydrate and restore balance to the skin.