My skin and I are *so* happy spring is nearly here. I鈥檓 welcoming warm weather with open arms because the winter seriously wrecked my complexion. I had never experienced more dryness in my life, which showed itself in the form of extreme dullness. All season long my skin felt tight if I didn鈥檛 douse it in heavy duty moisturizer at least twice a day. Thankfully, I found a product I鈥檓 obsessed AF with that cured my chilly weather skin woes.


I began using KICHO Sheep Oil Cream ($58) in early January and became a loyal fan of the super rich, luxurious-feeling moisturizer from the start. Here鈥檚 why I can鈥檛 get enough of sheep oil.

Lanolin leaves a silky feeling on your skin. Lanolin, AKA sheep oil, is definitely the hero ingredient in this cream. (But don鈥檛 worry: The protective coating found on sheep鈥檚 wool can be extracted without harming the sheep whatsoever.) The emollient properties and ability to act as a barrier gives skin that smooth feel. 鈥淟anolin has very deep skin penetration,鈥 Dr. Arielle Kauvar, a clinical professor of dermatology at NYU, explains. 鈥淚t goes through the outer, dead cell layer into the upper skin cell layers, where it prevents moisture from escaping.鈥 Makes sense. I鈥檝e never used a moisturizer that makes my skin feel silkier than this or lasts as long without leaving behind a greasy look.

Your pillows won鈥檛 be stained. Even though the moisturizer is made for parched skin, it absorbs in minutes, meaning it won鈥檛 leave behind telltale signs on your pillow case. Score!

Its vitamin C game is strong. This is one of the few beauty products I鈥檝e used that has given me noticeable, overnight results. Vitamin C and a complex of eight different berries help to break up dark spots and bring radiance to skin that needs some extra love. My male (and endearingly clueless) roommate actually commented on how good my skin looked one morning, and I credit that to slathering this on my face the night before.

You鈥檙e getting a lot of bang for your buck. I cannot stress this enough: A little bit of this product goes a long way. I use a pea-sized amount every night as the final step in my skincare routine 鈥 that鈥檚 all I need to thoroughly moisturize my entire face. If your skin is extra thirsty, add a couple drops of your favorite face oil.

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