The thermostat’s up, humidity’s down, so expect attacks of dry skin and hair. Fight back with these mega-moisturizers.

By Melanie Rud
October 20, 2020
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1. SAVE FACE True to its name, Cetaphil Deep Hydration 48 Hour Activation Serum locks in moisture for up to two days. Credit the hydrating hyaluronic acid, blue daisy extract, vitamin B5 and vitamin E in the lightweight formula, which is gentle enough even for sensitive skin. (Use a hyaluronic acid-based serum alone, or layer it under face cream when your complexion really needs a moisture boost, says Chicago dermatologist Jordan Carqueville.) $18. walmart.com

2. DO-IT-ALL One tube of Lano The Original 101 Ointment is sold every minute—for good reason. The all-natural lip balm can combat everything from cold-chapped cheeks to cracked heels, a magic multitasker that’s safe enough for the entire family, babies and pets included. $17. lanolips.com

3. MANE EVENT A quick spritz of Garnier Whole Blends 10-in-1 Multipurpose Miracle Nectar Leave-In alleviates all kinds of tress stress. Besides imparting serious moisture, it detangles, tames frizz, strengthens and adds shine. Good hair days, here they come. $8. cvs.com

4. WELL-OILED A universally foolproof hydrator, coconut oil works wonders on chapped lips, flaky elbows, even dry hair. This organic version from Chicago-based Cocovit is 100 percent pure and raw, so you get all the benefits, without any questionable additives. $25. cocovit.co

5. BALM DOT COM Lip balms are a dime a dozen, but one swipe of Beessential Lip Balm will have you hooked. The company—located in Cleveland, Ohio, and owned by a beekeeper— creates a variety of products using beeswax and honey. These sticks combine those hydrating ingredients with natural oils and butters and come in an array of lip-smacking flavors, like rose mint and orange ginger. $3.50. beessential.com

6. NAILED IT Established in 1994, Michigan’s Dirty Girl Farm offers over 400 all-natural skincare products. Their Super Strong Nails balm is a reparative treatment that wards off splitting, cracking and peeling. A savior for dry cuticles, it’s a mani must-have. $5.50. dirtygirlfarm.com

7. SOLID CHOICE Solid Lotion Sticks from Chicago-based Taylor Street Soap Company are made entirely of rich oils and butters, all in a conveniently portable twist-up stick that’s easy to swipe on dry spots anytime, anywhere. Choose from nine different scents, plus unscented and holiday versions. $8. taylorstreetsoap.co