I know for a fact that I'm not the only one when I say that winter can be an absolute bitch when it comes to my skin. If I'm not trying to scrub away the flaking and crusty bits on my lips, I'm reapplying moisturizer at least a few times a day.
While skincare can cost exuberant amounts of money - to the point where you're looking at your credit card bill at the end of the month going Oh god, what did I do? - there are some quality skin care products that are actually totally affordable. In particular, there is one moisturizer that is currently trending by 79,500% on Amazon, according to Allure.
This top-selling moisturizer is Vanicream's Moisturizing Skin Cream. It has over 2,2000 reviews on Amazon, over 90% which are 4 stars or higher, and has become one of Amazon's number one selling products. The best part, it will only run you US $13.99 (or CAD $17).
So what exactly is everyone raving about? This cream is actually recommended by dermatologists for people with eczema, psoriasis, or ichthyosis, but is also incredibly effective for those who just simply have dry AF skin.
The product claims to be free of dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens and formaldehyde. It works for all skin types, but especially sensitive skin, and can be used as a face or body cream as it is thick and smooth, but non-greasy and non-comedogenic (meaning that it won't clog your pores).
One Amazon reviewer writes, "My MD recommended this to me for dry cracking skin and it has been a miracle. No greasy feel, works right away, lasts for hours. Wish I could give it more stars." If that's not enough, another says, "I have had issues with eczema and extreme dry skin and tried almost everything out there, but nothing worked. My dermatologist recommended this, and it was exactly what the doctor order[ed]."
So if you've got dry winter skin, you might want to hop on over to Amazon. You know what to type in.