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Top 10 Best Face Moisturisers for Winter in India| Updated February 2021

best face moisturizer in india

91%

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Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
  • Long wearing moisturizing
  • Auto replenish skin
  • Glowing skin

80%

Our Score

ST. D'VENCE Winter Edition Body Lotion
  • Repairs damaged skin
  • Baby soft skin
  • Prevents dryness

91%

Our Score

DERMA E Hydrating Day Hyaluronic Acid Cream
  • Good conditioning
  • Salon-tested
  • Lasting scent
79
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Winter is a time to snuggle up with your cosy blankets, fuzzy socks, a hot cup of chocolate and marshmallows with a good book, though all this sounds beautiful that is one factor that isn’t very pleasant about winters, it is the dryness that it brings to the skin. 

Dehydrated, stretchy skin on a cold day just isn’t something that I can make my peace with, hence I dived into the cold cream market to bring to you the top 10 best face moisturisers that would pamper your skin on a cold day. Read through to know more.

Top 10 Best Face Moisturisers for a Dry Cold Day

  1. Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Critik Overall Rating
91%

Our Review

Clinique brings a landmark hydrator cream that would be apt to your skin on a dry wintery day, it will give your skin its best possible feel every single day.

  • Quantity: 30 ml
  • Best long lasting hydration
  • Auto-replenish technology

FINISH

96%

CONSISTENCY

96%

CHEMICAL FREE

95%

LONG STAY

97%

BRAND TRUST

95%

VALUE FOR MONEY

92%

USER RATING

68%

Product Features :

  • The transparent jar comes with 30 ml of a salmon coloured product which has a gel cream consistency and it promises a 72 hour lasting hydration
  • Formulated with auto replenish technology this cream contains caffeine, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and a variety of other ingredients that holds the moisture in place
  • The cream promises you prolonged moisturising and a soft, plump, glowing skin
Pros : Cons :
Non greasy, lightweight Expensive
Gives deep hydration Chemical scent
Product lasts for long time
Soft, supple skin
Good on all skin types

  1. DERMA E Hydrating Day Hyaluronic Acid Cream

Critik Overall Rating
91%

Our Review

This cream is made with the best interests of your skin at heart, it is not just for moisturising, it also helps combat all signs of ageing and improves your look.
  • Quantity: 56 grams
  • Best antioxidant rich cream
  • Anti ageing properties

FINISH

92%

CONSISTENCY

93%

CHEMICAL FREE

95%

LONG STAY

95%

BRAND TRUST

85%

VALUE FOR MONEY

90%

USER RATING

90%

Product Features :

  • The glass jar comes with 56 grams of this rich and decadent cream, it is designed to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin
  • The bombshell ingredients in the product includes vitamin A, B5, E, hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, jojoba oil, aloe vera and more
  • This gluten free, paraben free cream claims to hydrate your dry skin given a smooth younger looking skin
Pros : Cons :
Doesn’t breakout skin High priced
Soothing fragrance Careful with the glass jar
Thorough hydration
Clean ingredients
Reduces fine lines, wrinkles

  1. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

Critik Overall Rating
85%

Our Review

Do you have days when you feel like your skin is begging for some moisture, it’s stretchy and dry making you quite unhappy? On these days, Kiehl’s face cream will be your best buddy.

  • Quantity: 50 ml
  • Best for dry skin types
  • Soothing to skin

FINISH

88%

CONSISTENCY

87%

CHEMICAL FREE

81%

LONG STAY

87%

BRAND TRUST

85%

VALUE FOR MONEY

85%

USER RATING

88%

Product Features :

  • The white jar comes with 50 ml of the product, the consistency of the cream is in between gel and creamy and is extremely lightweight
  • Ingredients of note include avocado oil, olive fruit oil, rice bran oil soya bean oil and more, all of the ingredients point to improving hydration
  • The cream claims to provide 24 hour hydration and give a soft, comfortable skin that can deal with harsh weather conditions
Pros : Cons :
Repairs the skin Not best for oily skin
Soft moisturised skin Contains paraben
Soothes and calms the skin
Fragrance free
Quick absorbing

  1. Olay Night Cream: Regenerist Retinol 24 Moisturiser

Critik Overall Rating
83%

Our Review

Olay, our in-house trustworthy brand has come up with a range of retinol creams that are proving to be an absolute boon to our skincare routine.

  • Quantity: 50 grams
  • Best winter night cream
  • Better skin texture

FINISH

84%

CONSISTENCY

85%

CHEMICAL FREE

83%

LONG STAY

85%

BRAND TRUST

90%

VALUE FOR MONEY

84%

USER RATING

74%

Product Features :

  • The jar comes with 50 grams of the retinol moisturising cream, the thing of note here is, this is night cream and absorbs quickly on the skin
  • It is formulated with retinyl propionate, retinol and niacinamide, all these beauties come together to improve the integrity of the skin
  • It claims to renew, moisturise and repair your skin while you are asleep
Pros : Cons :
Reasonable price for the results Unhygienic jar packaging
Brightens skin tone Might cause some tingling
Long lasting moisturising
Fills in fine lines
Improves skin texture

  1. Kama Ayurveda Eladi Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream

Critik Overall Rating
83%

Our Review

Kama’s face cream is the pixie dust wonder your skin is waiting for, it will keep your skin magically hydrated and equipped to endure the day.

  • Quantity: 50 grams
  • Best ayurvedic cream
  • Soothing aroma

FINISH

81%

CONSISTENCY

82%

CHEMICAL FREE

87%

LONG STAY

81%

BRAND TRUST

95%

VALUE FOR MONEY

80%

USER RATING

80%

Product Features :

  • The ethinic looking jar comes with 50 grams of the cream, it has a pleasant soothing scent and is a little heavy on the skin 
  • The natural and active ingredients used in the cream include rose, jasmine essential oil, vetiver, sesame oil, nutmeg, chestnut, cedar wood powder, cardamom powder and more
  • This claims to nourish and soften skin as well as minimise the signs of ageing
Pros : Cons :
Wonderful natural ingredients Might make the skin greasy
Supple, nourished skin Not for acne prone skin
No irritation or breakouts
Works on extremely dry skin
Brighter complexion

  1. ST. D'VENCE Winter Edition Body Lotion

Critik Overall Rating
80%

Our Review

The brilliant results this lotion portrays along with their affordable price tag is something right out of a fairy tale. There is no way this product should be missed on a dry winter day.

  • Quantity: 300 ml
  • Best budget buy
  • Repairs damaged skin

FINISH

81%

CONSISTENCY

82%

CHEMICAL FREE

80%

LONG STAY

81%

BRAND TRUST

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

86%

USER RATING

86%

Product Features :

  • The white bottle comes with a pump dispenser containing 300 ml of the product which is milky and creamy in consistency and lightweight on skin
  • Made exclusively for a dry skin on a winter day, this cream contains tea tree oil, shea butter, olive oil, almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, jojoba oil and more
  • The cream promises to treat your damaged skin and gives your skin all rounded nourishment
Pros : Cons :
Baby soft, satiny skin Bulky packaging
Stays put for long time
Healthy radiant glow
Reduces appearance of dry skin
Pocket friendly

  1. Bioderma Atoderm Creme Ultra-Nourishing Cream

Critik Overall Rating
75%

Our Review

Bioderma’s nourishing cream is a must buy for all the dry and sensitive skin beauties out there, it brings moisture and elegance back to your skin in one swift application.

  • Quantity: 200 ml
  • Skin protection complex
  • Strengthen skin barrier

FINISH

75%

CONSISTENCY

73%

CHEMICAL FREE

74%

LONG STAY

75%

BRAND TRUST

71%

VALUE FOR MONEY

79%

USER RATING

88%

Product Features :

  • Comes in a convenient tube with 200 ml of the cream, it is thick in consistency yet quite light on the skin
  • Designed with a skin protect complex, this cream includes some brilliant ingredients such as niacinamide, mineral oil, fructooligosaccharides, laminaria extracts and more
  • The cream claims to restore, nourish and strengthen the skin barrier
Pros : Cons :
Affordable, travel friendly Might leave residue behind
Intense moisturising Takes time to absorb
Pea sized amount is enough
Doesn’t irritate or breakout
Good on dry sensitive skin

  1. POND'S Moisturising Cold Cream

Critik Overall Rating
76%

Our Review

Pond’s cold cream is a staple we can all rely on with closed eyes, they are very keen on their plan to keep your skin protected and nourished throughout this winter.

  • Quantity: 200 ml
  • Decent hydration
  • Soft smooth skin

FINISH

71%

CONSISTENCY

71%

CHEMICAL FREE

70%

LONG STAY

69%

BRAND TRUST

90%

VALUE FOR MONEY

75%

USER RATING

86%

Product Features :

  • The cute jar tub comes with 200 ml of the cream which is very creamy on fell and too light on the skin
  • It is made of a simple and graceful formulation including mineral oil, glycerin, sunflower seed oil, soy protein and more
  • The product claims to give you a soft, glowing and nourished skin
Pros : Cons :
Affordable, travel friendly Poor lasting power
Adorable fragrance Contains paraben
Very light on the skin
Doesn’t leave behind residue
Really good moisturising

  1. Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream

Critik Overall Rating
73%

Our Review

Himalaya’s decadent lush cocoa butter cream lay on your skin like a dream and makes you feel like you are in a land covered with chocolates.

  • Quantity: 200 ml
  • Rich decadent scent
  • Supple skin

FINISH

68%

CONSISTENCY

69%

CHEMICAL FREE

68%

LONG STAY

67%

BRAND TRUST

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

73%

USER RATING

86%

Product Features :

  • The big heavy tub comes with 200 ml of the product which is luscious and creamy in texture, it glides on the skin with ease and gets absorbed quickly
  • Made with the richness of cocoa butter and vitamin E extracts, this cream has an exotic fragrance too
  • The cream promises to retain moisture and leave you with a plump, soft, juicy skin
Pros : Cons :
Droolworthy smell Heavy jar packaging
Absorbs quickly into skin Doesn’t stay put for long
Makes the skin super soft
Prevents rough textures
Intense, healthy hydration

  1. NIVEA Crème, All Season Multi-Purpose Cream

Critik Overall Rating
70%

Our Review

Nivea’s blue tub is not a stranger to us, even while thinking about it, you can almost smell the cream, it gained its unending customer following because of its excelling performance.

  • Quantity: 200 ml
  • Best for all seasons
  • Reduces dryness

FINISH

67%

CONSISTENCY

67%

CHEMICAL FREE

65%

LONG STAY

64%

BRAND TRUST

70%

VALUE FOR MONEY

71%

USER RATING

86%

Product Features :

  • A brand we are umpteenly familiarised with, their classic dark blue tub comes with 200 ml of the cream
  • This multipurpose cream is made with provitamin B5, glycerin, citric acid and more
  • The cream works to give you a soft, supple skin and give gentle moisturising throughout all seasons
Pros : Cons :
Economical Greasy consistency
Mild and gentle formula Might make skin sticky and oily
Sits in your pouch well
Curbs dry patches
Good hydration

FAQs: Common concerns regarding winter creams

1 .What is the need for a moisturiser in winter?

As winter approaches, the humidity in the air reduces meaning the moisture in the air is less leading to less moisture in your skin as well.

2.Can I leave winter creams overnight?

If you feel your skin is too dry then you can definitely use a pea sized amount of cream on your skin and leave it overnight for a plump looking skin in the morning.

3.Would these creams clog the pores?

Invest in a product that isn’t too greasy and sticky, this will keep you safe from clogging. Using an alcohol free toner to help further.

4.Is there a difference between cold creams and moisturisers?

Cold creams serve the same purpose of that of a moisturiser, it is made with a formula that promotes hydrating during the testing times of winter.

5.Are there any natural remedies to prevent dry skin during winters?

Coconut oil, olive oil and aloe vera are some of the most potent ingredients that might help prevent dryness but if it breaks you out please find a cream that would suit you best.

Conclusion

I hope this read has been enlightening and exciting for you because honestly I loved piling up these products for you. Getting the right moisturiser and applying it religiously is the only thing that will keep you away from a dry, chapped, itchy skin on a cold winter day, so invest wisely and keep pampering your skin throughout this winter. I wish upon you a healthy, happy and hydrated skin throughout all seasons in the year. Happy Shopping Beauties!