Save Your Winter Skin with Oil and Water

Trendy moisturizers to try.

Other than not mixing too well, there’s a couple of things these basic ingredients have in common: Both are having a huge beauty moment right now, even though they’re practically older than the Earth. And each is absolutely essential to your all-over winter skin routine.

1. Fiafini Delicate Cleansing Emulsion

A must for irritated or sensitive skin, this extremely gentle makeup-dissolving lotion is loaded with avocado extract and South African marula oil, a powerful antioxidant richer in vitamin C than oranges. ($28)

2. Kate Somerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment

A fast-absorbing, rare ingredient from Fiji, dilo oil seems to make skin come alive. Makeup artists recommend applying the glossy formula in a circular motion for a youthful glow. ($65)

3. McBride Hydrate in a Jar

Pure, lightweight moisturizing ingredients like rosewater, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E make this luminizing cream a favorite among models. Rumor has it you shouldn’t board a plane without it. ($40)

4. Decléor Aromessence Rose D’Orient Soothing Serum

When the moisture-sapping combo of indoor heat and outdoor cold takes its toll on skin, this sheer potion infuses skin’s top layer with a boost of water, fights inflammation, and helps it heal. ($68)

5. Bobbi Brown Extra Treatment Lotion

When skin is extra parched, reach for this water-based primer. It provides a cushioning effect, instantly plumping and helping every product that follows look better. Trehalose, a sugar-derived ingredient, provides all-day hydration. ($65)

6. MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream

We don’t actually know what “ionized Super-Duo Charged Water technology” is, but we do know that it plumps fine lines, feels cool and refreshing, and lets concealer do its job that much better. ($35)