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July 22 2014

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face creams

By now you’ve probably realized that we are experiencing a weather phenomenon known as a polar vortex. And your skin is likely bearing the brunt of the storm. Style.com’s associate fashion news editor, Katharine K. Zarrella, walked into the office this morning and said if I could find her something that would hydrate her face, she’d kiss me. While I fully support Cara Delevinge and Michelle Rodriguez’s budding, courtside romance, I feel that HR would deem this type of thank you NSFW (not safe for work). However, I offered up five options to cure her complexion woes:

Ren Vita Mineral Emollient Rescue Cream: If you’re a fan of the French pharmacy staple Embryolisse, you’re going to love this. It goes on thick (almost like, dare I say it, a diaper-rash cream) but absorbs quickly.

$38, sephora.com

Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer: Broad-spectrum protection keeps skin shielded from harmful rays, while photosomes (an enzyme activated by sunlight) help to repair existing UV damage. Barley and wheat-germ extracts offer a surge of hydration, while sea-whip extract and caffeine help calm a cranky complexion.

$47, clinique.com

Chanel Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Available in three different textures: crème fine (light and airy), crème (the middle child that is slightly heavier than fine), and crème riche (the thickest of the bunch)—all boast a powerful antioxidant molecule extracted from the edulis plant that helps regulate cell proliferation, smooth, and tone.

$165, chanel.com

Wei Beauty Bar New York Hydrating Miracle—1 Minute Magic: This lightweight gel imported from China uses a tri-molecule blend of hyaluronic acid that rapidly delivers moisture and locks it in via a breathable film. We also enjoy how it melts into the consistency of water when rubbed onto the skin’s surface.

$25, weitogobeauty.com

Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream: Sure, the name is a little cocky, but infused into this bouncy formula is alguronic acid, collagen, and patent-pending microalgae oil to help strengthen delicate, wind-blown skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

$110, algenist.com

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