Buh-Bye, Dry Winter Skin—7 Hydrating Serums for Parched Pores

Updated 04/18/19

As snow flurries give way to spring breezes, we're preparing our skin for the warmer weather that's just around the corner. Worried about hydrating your parched pores after a long winter of enduring moisture-zapping winds and indoor heating? We've got you covered with the ultimate guide to serums for spring-ready skin below.

In search of products to purge winter from every one of our pores, we turned to Sephora's trusty review section to find top-shelf–worthy serums that are up to the task. From an insanely affordable hyaluronic acid that actually delivers results to a rejuvenating night oil that's worth every penny, each of these serums is like a tall glass of water for thirsty skin. Get ready to part with some Sephora points—you're going to want to add these samples to your cart stat.

Ahead are the face-saving hydrating serums we all need right now, including a $7 miracle worker that's consistently selling out at Sephora.

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 1 oz/ 30 mL
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 $7
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The Stats: 4.3 stars, 40K loves, 226 reviews

The Active Ingredients: Hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 work in tandem to deliver serious hydration to parched pores, according to the label on this insanely affordable serum.

The Promising Review: "I love this hyaluronic serum much more than any other I have ever tried and the low price is amazing! It's very important to know that hyaluronic acid on its own will not hydrate your skin, but when you use this under your favorite moisturizer, that's when the magic happens." — Robin931

Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil

Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil 0.33 oz/ 10 mL
Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil $48
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The Stats: 4.2 stars, 3K loves, 34 reviews

The Active Ingredients: Rose-hip oil, a natural source of retinoic acid which keeps skin hydrated and glowing, is the hero ingredient in this natural face oil.

The Promising Review: "This is truly one of the best things I have ever used on my face!!! I am normal to dry and this seriously works wonders on my skin!!! EVERY time I wear it people ask me, 'oh my god your skin looks amazing you're glowing what makes your skin look like that?!'" — ashlenaxo

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum $48
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The Stats: 4.2 stars, 10K loves, 70 reviews

The Active Ingredients: A combination of hydrating ingredients, including rose water, angelica leaf extract, and hyaluronic acid, this formula infuses your skin with moisture.

The Promising Review: "I used to think that hydration wasn't necessary because I have acne and thought it would get worst by hydrating, but no! Using this helped so much with my dry patches, and because of the rose extracts it is really good for sensitive skin and it never caused me any breakouts." — mathou

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil 0.5 oz/ 15 mL
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil $55
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The Stats: 4.1 stars, 80K loves, 1K reviews

The Active Ingredients: While many retinol products can be drying, this face oil is formulated with blue tansy and chamomile essential oils to offer hydrating balance to your skin.

The Promising Review: "This product is amazing. I love it! I have pretty dry skin, but I'm still prone to breakouts, so I have to be careful with what I use. I think the mix of an oil with the retinol really balances this product for most skin types. I put it on at night, and when I wake up in the morning, my skin looks dewy and refreshed. I'm hooked." — Jmadison

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum $65
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The Stats: 4.2 stars, 10K loves, 343 reviews

The Active Ingredients: Made with 75% hyaluronic acid, this aptly named hydrating serum is a miracle worker for delivering moisture to dry skin.

The Promising Review: "This serum will be part of my beauty routine for a long, long time. It's very lightweight, not greasy at all, and hydrates like crazy. I use it at night under my night cream and I see great results. I highly recommend this product!" — macki

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum $49
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The Stats: 4.5 stars, 20K loves, 583 reviews

The Active Ingredients: Grape water is the not-so-secret ingredient that promises to quench thirsty skin in this serum. When combined with hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich grape-seed polyphenols, this ingredient delivers serious results.

The Promising Review: "I just purchased this serum for the second time… I'm in love. I have dry dehydrated skin and I struggle with keeping my skin moisturized. I put this serum on underneath my moisturizer and my skin has been transformed." — GinaGates

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra(TM) Intensive Hydration Gel 1.69 oz/ 50 mL
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel $52
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The Stats: 4.1 stars, 30K loves, 625 reviews

The Active Ingredients: Formulated with clean, hydrating ingredients such as pineapple ceramide and a watermelon rind/apple/lentil complex, this serum offers moisturized skin sans synthetic chemicals.

The Promising Review: "A tall glass of water for your skin is the perfect description for this gel moisturizer. It glides onto your skin easily, soaks right in, and doesn't leave any sticky residue like others gels. My skin just feels so refreshed after applying and literally glowing (but not from oil on my face!)." — alwaysChic

Up next, try these hyaluronic acid serums for "plump, dewy skin."

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