The colder temperatures also mean it’s dry-skin season, and the harsher elements can be especially irritating to children’s skin, which is more sensitive. Their best defence against dehydrated skin is a reliable moisturizer that nourishes without being too thick, pasty, or sticky. Before Jack Frost starts nipping, get one of these four best moisturizers for kids. —Jennifer Cox
Attitude’s Little Leaves blueberry-scented Kids Body Lotion ($13) contains a protective, soothing, and antioxidant blueberry leaf extract that will help protect little ones’ delicate skin. It also comes in three other yummy scents: mango, vanilla pear, and watermelon and coco.
The Organic Baby Lotion from Puracy ($24) has a unique formula that is plant-based and all-natural, with aloe vera, shea butter, as well as sunflower and jojoba oils, plus vitamin E to hydrate itchy, flaky skin. This one is especially gentle for new baby skin.
Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Body Cream for kids and babies ($50) is specially formulated to maintain the skin’s natural softness. Marigold extract protects delicate skin after exposure to the elements, while chamomile extract soothes your baby’s skin. Jojoba and sweet almond oil also provide long-lasting hydration.
Daily Hydra Baby Lotion from Babo Botanicals ($14) is a gentle, soft, and non-greasy baby lotion that is moisturizing but lightweight. It contains 2% colloidal oatmeal and ultra-moisturizing calendula, chamomile, shea butter, and jojoba oil and it is also enriched with vitamins.