‘I’m a Dermatologist With Dry Skin, and This Is the $19 Moisturizer I Use All Winter’

Living in Buffalo, NY—one of the coldest, snowiest cities in the country—dermatologist Paula Morgan, MD, PhD, knows a thing or two about caring for dry, winter skin. To keep both her face and body moisturized and protected, Dr. Morgan turns to the Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream ($19).

“I’m no stranger to cold, dry winter air and the effect it can have on the skin,” says Dr. Morgan, who is a board-certified dermatologist at Buffalo Medical Group. “My absolute favorite moisturizer for these times is the Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream from Weleda. I’ve been using it for years, and I highly recommend it.”

The formula is a plant-rich blend of pansy, calendula, and chamomile mixed with nourishing oils and beeswax. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated, smooth, and moisturized.

“This is a great product for sensitive skin, and it’s surprisingly rich and nourishing,” says Dr. Morgan, who is also a medical advisor for BetterGoods.org, an independent organization that audits the ingredients in beauty and personal care products for safety. It’s free of synthetic dyes, preservatives, silicones, and fragrances. It’s also cruelty-free, “however, it’s not vegan as it contains beeswax and lanolin.”

Though this cream is excellent to use on the face, you can use it all over your body. “I use it everywhere, including on my hands,” says Dr. Morgan. “And a little goes a long way.

Dr. Morgan isn’t alone in her love of this cream. It’s also a favorite of celebs like Ashley Graham, Victoria Beckham, and Gwenyth Paltrow. Plus, it’s got tons of five-star reviews. One Ulta customer wrote: “This is the first product I’ve found that totally helps my skin in the winter! I was worried it would break out my sensitive skin, but it doesn’t. It also looks great under my makeup. So glad I tried this!” Another said: “This product is best used as a last step in your skin-care regime to seal in the moisture. I use this as my last step and love how my skin feels after the fact, especially [after] wearing a mask all day. I also use this on my lips after a shower, or after applying Chapstick. I will continue to slather this on as long as it’s produced!”

Do your parched skin a favor and get the Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream ASAP.

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