Autumn Chill Drying Out Your Skin? Quench It With These Healing Picks

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were wiping sweat from our brows, blotting off the unwanted shine, and trying to stave off breakouts in the midst of a seemingly never-ending heat wave. Now that the temps (and humidity) have officially dropped (and the heat in our apartments has kicked in), our skin is now on the other side of the spectrum, and we’re feeling majorly bummed by our itchy, flaky, tight-feeling visage

Happily, there happen to be a ton of both new and classic products out there at the moment that are just waiting to take our complexions from parched to quenched. Take your pick from these superstarserums, cleansers, moisturizers, and cosmeticsand add some much-needed moisture to your routine, so you can keep glowing straight through to the holidays (and no, we can’t believe that they’re just around the corner, either).

Nude Cellular Renewal Serum

Chock-full of collagen, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, this serum will hydrate dry skin while also preventing signs of aging; a valuable addition to your medicine cabinet. 

Nude Cellular Renewal Serum, $82, available at Sephora.

Yves Saint Laurent Hydra Feel Fresh Hydrating Water Gel

If your skin is more dry-combination, try this weightless hydrating gel. The luxurious formula feels so soothing that your skin will drink it right up, leaving nothing but a velvety, moisturized finish — without all the greasy residue. 

Yves Saint Laurent Hydra Feel Fresh Hydrating Water Gel, $62, available at Barneys.

Lumene Lift Touch Revitalizing Cleansing Oil

We don’t know how they work without sending us to breakout town, but cleansing oils are one of the best ways we’ve found to gently cleanse and remove makeup from dry or sensitive skin. We love this inexpensive pick with Arctic heather extract. 

Lumene Lift Touch Revitalizing Cleansing Oil, $10, available at DermStore.

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation

If you’re too lazy to add another step to your beautifying routine, try a foundation that has moisturizing ingredients built right in. Maracuja oil moisturizes while also cutting down on redness and irritation, making this natural treat a perfect pick for sensitive types. 

Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation, $42, available at Sephora.

Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Serum

If you’re looking for a product to boost the effectiveness of the skin-care products that you’re already using, this high-tech serum would be it. A hydrating complex and java tea extract boost moisture, while light-reflecting pigments add brightness. 

Sephora Collection Ultimate Moisture Serum, $24, available at Sephora.

Dior DiorSkin Nude Concealer

Sick of your concealer caking up? Try this velvety pick from Dior — the luxurious formula contains mineralized water to add an extra layer of moisture to your makeup routine. 

Dior DiorSkin Nude Concealer, $30, available at Bloomingdale’s.

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser

Formulated without any irritating ingredients, this rich cleanser will cleanse your skin without leaving it feeling dried out or tight. 

SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser, $70, available at Nordstrom.

Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

For a bonus layer of moisture under your makeup, try this paraben-free beauty from Sunday Riley. We love how the lightweight formula plumps and smooths our skin without feeling heavy. 

Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer, $48, available at Sephora.

Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer for Very Dry Skin

If your skin is extremely dry and sensitive, you totally need this rich cream. Chock full of Dead Sea minerals and plants, vitamin E, and jojoba oil, this potion will truly keep your complexion hydrated all day long. 

Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer for Very Dry Skin, $44, available at

St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizing Body Wash

If you’ve been searching for the perfect cleansing-but-not-drying body wash, try this budget-friendly pick from St. Ives. We love the fresh scent and the fact that it’s paraben-free. 

St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizing Body Wash, $3, available at

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

Even if you don’t normally use an eye cream, the cooler months are a great time to get into the habit. This high-tech formula (designed to support your skin’s natural repair processes) brightens, moisturizes, and soothes the delicate eye area while you sleep, so you can face the day looking totally refreshed. 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye, $52, available at Nordstrom.

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