If you suffer from dry skin any time of the year one of THE best things to buy is: E45 moisturising cream.
Since it has been winter I have had it around my knuckles due to the cold wind and NIVEA / VASELINE essential moisture do not work at all - they either make your skin greasy or worse from when you started off and then it begins to crack! :(
E45 is really nice and light. Plus anyone can use it so I highly recommend it! :)