Fight the moisture-sucking cold and harsh temperatures this winter with our top drugstore picks for the ultimate skin hydration for your face and body.

With the winter season in full effect, finding the best moisturizer for your skin is, without a doubt, at the top of your list, especially if you suffer from flakey, dry or irritated skin.

If your skin becomes extra dry during the winter months, like most people who live in cold regions, there are many products on the market that can help you address your concerns. So, which one is best for you?

In order to buy the most effective products, you need to find out what’s really going on with your skin. By getting a free skin assessment from a Beauty Expert at Shoppers Drug Mart, you can find out your skin type and what your skin is lacking. Using the beautyRx tool, Beauty Experts will assess your skin in two easy steps.

  1. Moisture Checker- Measures your skin’s hydration levels.
  1. Video Microscope - Magnifies your skin’s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type.

Based on your readings, the Beauty Expert will recommend skin care products that best suit your needs. And, when it comes to finding all of your winter skincare needs,  Shoppers Drug Mart is your one-stop shop.

As avid customers (and Shoppers Optimum Points Collectors!), we’ve compiled a list of top moisturizing products for face and body (that we’ve tried and tested) to help get you started towards finding the best products that will get your skin healthy and revitalized in no time.


Biotherm Aquasource Cocoon

Biotherm Aquasource is a seasonal dry skin cream that nourishes like a balm but with a texture that’s light as a gel. It wraps your skin in moisture, which acts as a shield against the harsh cold winds and temps.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream offers soothing comfort for extra dry or sensitive skin. It also offers 48-hours of moisturization, which leaves skin feeling soft and luminous.

La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+

La Roche Posay LIPIKAR BAUME AP+ is an excellent choice if you suffer from more severe dehydration or irritated skin such as flakiness, itching or flare-ups. Its patented formula stabilizes the skin’s balance and is suitable for all skin-types and can be used on adults, children and babies.



Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Lotion

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion (a Jennifer Aniston fave) is gentle for all skin types. It quickly works to restore the skin’s moisture balance, while also relieving itchy, dry skin for up to 24 hours.


Vaseline Total Moisture™ Dry Skin Lotion

Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Repair is clinically proven to moisturize deep into the skin. It hydrates and heals the skin upon first application. It also leaves your skin deeply moisturized and is strongly recommended for extra dry, flaky or cracked skin

Nivea Extra Nourishing Body Milk

Nivea Extra Nourishing Body Milk is a great lotion to use if you don’t have harsh, dry symptoms but want to keep your skin’s hydration levels up to par. With its exclusive Hydra IQ technology that supports skin’s own hydration network and almond oil, your skin will become nourished for up to 24 hours.


You can get all of these products at Shoppers Drug Mart and earn Shoppers Optimum Points. While you’re there, don’t forget to get your complimentary skin assessment from your local Beauty Expert!






Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.


 Photo: Jennifer Aniston ©Aveeno

—Toni-Marie Ippolito


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