The Only Dry Skin Remedies Good Enough for Beauty Editors' Vanities

We've tried our fair share of lotions and creams that have given us high hopes and promises only to be left dull and discouraged—especially regarding the state of our skin. Annoying. Finding an exceptional remedy for pesky dry skin shouldn't be difficult. After all, enter any drugstore or beauty retailer and you'll eagerly be met with—quite seriously—hundreds of tempting options. But which ones actually work?

As beauty editors who have practically blockaded ourselves at our desks with piles upon piles of beauty product here at WWW HQ, we're not surprised that many of our fellow editors and colleagues pay visits whenever they're in need of some kind of beauty-related antidote. And while we regularly lend taps of eye cream, glitter, and even CBD-spiked honey for the occasional sore throat (yes, really), nothing has higher demand than skin-quenching lotions, oils, and creams. (Fashion and scaly crocodile skin do not a stylish outfit make.) 

Alas, after lots of trial and error, and lots of sacrificial dry skin, there is a select number of the best moisturizers we recommend and offer up to help pacify flakes and roughness. From shimmering lotions to fatty acid–packed oils, we're outlining our 18 top product picks to achieve glowing, hydrated, perfectly smooth skin. Keep scrolling.