7 Moisturizers That Will Banish Dry Skin—For Good

The general men's skincare regimen is this: a lather of bath soap and a splash of water. But as men age, and are exposed to the elements, their skin becomes vulnerable to an array of issues—dry skin, cracking, irritation, unevenness. The best defense? Regular moisturizing, for which you only need a couple of products to do the trick. And there's no better place to start than with these veritable nectars of the gods.

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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

This essential facial cream by leading skincare specialist Kiehl's replenishes skin hydration by drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. Formulated with squalane (a highly-refined botanical lipid derived from olives), glacial glycoprotein extract (a high endurance protein derived from sea glaciers) and imperata cylindrica (a potassium-rich desert plant extract), this 24-hour daily facial moisturizer keeps skin healthy and smooth all day long. ($30; kiehls.com)

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Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion

If you're guilty of forgetting to put sunscreen on even when it's not summer, then this Lab Series moisturizer is the one for you. This lightweight lotion continuously hydrates and protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays using solar-activated SPF protection. It also contains antioxidants to help protect skin against the signs of aging. ($52; labseries.com)

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Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturizer

This no frills moisturizer by west coast skincare gurus Baxter of California gets the job done without a hefty price point. Suitable for morning and night, this non-comedogenic cream leaves skin well-hydrated and won't clog pores in the process. ($26; baxterofcalifornia.com)

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La Mer Crème de la Mer

If you've got a few bucks to spare, then dishing out on any range of products by luxe skincare brand La Mer is well worth the splurge. Arguably the label's bestseller, this core skin cream contains La Mer's trademark Miracle Broth, a healing elixir that infuses skin with sea-sourced renewing energies. (From $85; cremedelamer.com)

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Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion

There's a reason why all dermatologists swear by Cetaphil. The brand's oil-free, non-comedogenic lotions are suitable for those that suffer from sensitive, dry-prone skin—and all at unbelievably affordable prices. ($11; target.com)

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C.O. Bigelow Deluxe Facial Moisturizer No. 301

This easily absorbed facial moisturizer by C.O. Bigelow is formulated with soothing chamomile, leaving skin hydrated and balanced without residual oiliness. Perfect for both day and night, the moisturizer is great for all skin types. ($28; bigelowchemists.com)

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Avène Hydrance RICH Hydrating Cream

Avène is no rookie when it comes to battling skin dehydration. Not only does this cream prevent water from evaporating from the skin, it'll leave your skin four times more hydrated after 28 days of use. Fortified with Shea butter and Avène's trademark Thermal Spring Water, the cream restores skin luminosity and essential nutrients. ($32; aveneusa.com)

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