Fight the Freeze: The 10 Best Face Creams for Winter’s Worst Days

Bundled up woman in bright red lipstick stands in the snow.

Winter has its perks: cozy nights by the fireplace, fresh hot cocoa, bright holiday lights. But the chilly season also has some downsides, namely its impact on your complexion. The cold, dry temperatures can zap your face of its natural moisture, leaving your skin dry, irritated, and itchy. If you’re prone to acne, that can mean nasty breakouts that leave your face looking redder than Rudolph’s nose.

But have no fear! We’ve compiled our top picks for Biologique Recherche’s best face creams for winter, all of which are designed to soothe and nourish your skin even in the most frigid conditions. By adopting a winter skincare routine and applying these rejuvenating creams daily, you can keep your face looking smooth and radiant all winter long.

The Best Biologique Recherche Face Lotions & Face Creams for Winter

Bottle of Creme Dermopurifiante by Biologique Recherche

1. Creme Dermopurifiante

If you have naturally dry or oily skin, the winters can be especially unforgiving. That’s why you need the best face products for dry skin! It may not be enough to apply a standard moisturizer. Some of us need a deep-hydrating complex, and that’s where Creme Dermopurifiante comes in. Easily one of the best face creams for winter, it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid combined with cucumber and yeast extracts for hydration on a deeper level.

Bottle of Creme Placenta by Biologique Recherche

2. Creme Placenta

Described as “a miracle in a jar,” Creme Placenta is one of the best face lotions for winter on the market for promoting an even skin tone while also hydrating. If the winter chill is causing your acne to flare up and you can’t seem to restore that smooth, unblemished look, Biologique skin care and Creme Placenta may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.

Bottle of Creme MSR-H by Biologique Recherche

3. Creme MSR-H

Winter can be especially harsh on women with mature skin. As your skin starts to lose its elasticity, the effects of the season can be quite visible. You need a product that restores moisture while also tightening skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Creme MSR-H does exactly that, and that’s why we’re pleased to feature it on our list of the best face creams for winter.

Bottle of Emulsion Gel Biosensible SR by Biologique Recherche

4. Emulsion Gel Biosensible SR

If the harsh winter is causing you to break out despite your best efforts to stay hydrated, you need a moisturizer specifically designed to fight the bacteria that clog pores and cause acne growth. Made from natural botanical extracts, Emulsion Gel Biosensible SR is a gentle, all-natural acne-fighting formula that hydrates as it clears your pores. Apply it once to twice daily for best results.

Bottle of Creme Hydravits by Biologique Recherche

5. Creme Hydravit’s

Another contender for the best face creams for winter, Creme Hydravit’s is a skin brightener that’s also a moisturizer. Formulated with all-natural thermal algae and yeast extracts, this multipurpose cream promotes a radiant, even complexion while encouraging natural hydration that lasts all day. Just apply a small amount to your face, neck, and decollete, and you’re ready to venture confidently into the cold!

Bottle of Creme Biofixine by Biologique Recherche

6. Creme Biofixine

Like all Biologique Recherche products, Creme Biofixine is packed with powerful, all-natural ingredients. Botanicals like anise extract, walnut seed extract, and sunflower seed oil make for a powerful solution that hydrates while also addressing common signs of aging like crow’s feet, smile lines, and forehead lines. Like Creme MSR-H, it’s a must-have formula for anyone looking to retain both moisture and youthful radiance. This best face lotion for winter isn’t just recommended for mature skin, though—it’s also an excellent solution for young people looking to retain their skin’s elasticity over time.

Bottle of Creme VG-Derm by Biologique Recherche

7. Creme VG Derm

The No.1 winter-related skin problem is dehydration. If you suffer from severe dehydration, the innovators at Biologique Recherche have come up with a solution: Creme VG Derm! Formulated with a natural fatty acid complex, it hydrates the skin and leaves it soft even in the driest, coldest conditions.

Bottle of Creme Contour des Yeux VIP 02 by Biologique Recherche

8. Creme Contour Des Yeux VIP O2

Dark circles can also flare up during winter as the skin becomes dry and brittle. Creme Contour Des Yeux VIP O2 is designed to combat this problem with its powerful oxygenating complex. Marine Elastin Extract combats bags and dark circles while also addressing wrinkles, and that’s why it’s another one of the best face creams for winter!

Bottle of Creme Verte Espoir by Biologique Recherche

9. Creme Verte Espoir

Facial redness is another problem that can be exacerbated during the winter. Not only is the air dryer, but we tend to wear less sunscreen during the colder months, forgetting that UV exposure can be just as strong in the cold. If you suffer from winter redness, Creme Verte Espoir was made for you. This best face lotion for winter contains active botanical ingredients like mimosa and yeast extract, treating inflammation while also supplying moisture to the top layers of the skin.

Bottle of Creme Contour Yeux et Levres Biofixine by Biologique Recherche

10. Creme Contour Yeux et Levres Biofixine

Many face creams neglect the lips, but dry winters can wreak havoc on this sensitive skin as well. Thankfully, there’s Creme Contour Yeux et Levres Biofixine, a 2-in-1 solution that softens fine lines and helps to promote fuller, healthier lips. It contains active antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and looking younger.

Don’t Forget the Best Face Lotions for Winter

Before applying your favorite cream, it’s a good idea to always use a cleanser and exfoliant, first. Ciel Spa offers an array of excellent cleansers and lotions to choose from.

For a great all-skin-type top cleanser, we recommend Lait VIP O2 Cleansing Milk. As the falling humidity robs your skin of its moisture, the problem isn’t simply a matter of fixing dryness. Restoring and replenishing your skin requires specific nutrients, and that’s why your cleanser should contain essential vitamins and oxygenating compounds. Lait VIP O2 Cleansing Milk is formulated with Vitamins A, E, F, and oxygen complex, so you can be sure that your skin receives the nourishment it needs every time you wash your face.

When you’re ready to apply your face cream, we recommend using Lotion P50 PIGM 400, first. Like all P50 lotions, this power exfoliator works by hydrating and exfoliating the skin. This P50 skincare formulation goes a step further by promoting the skin’s natural vitality and elasticity. The PIGM 400 formula removes dead skin cells, prevents excess oil production, and even fights hyperpigmentation. Not only will your skin look great all winter long, but it will also feel soft and hydrated. Though it’s not, technically, a lotion, it may just be our favorite best face lotion for winter!

Check out all of our picks for the best face creams for winter, and see what works best for you. When you have a high-quality luxury skin care regimen, even the harshest winter can’t bring you down!

COVID-19 Update

During this national health crisis, self-care is more important than ever. To help keep our staff and clients safe, we have adjusted our hours to 10 a.m to 2 p.m, Monday through Friday. During this time we will offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment but, unfortunately, will not be able to provide our regular spa services including facials and massages. We will continue to fulfill online orders, and in-store purchases will be delivered through curbside pickups.


Be Well,
The Ciel Spa Team