If you’re suffering from dry skin, chances are you are used to having skin that feels tight, irritated, scaly, and even itchy.
The problem with dry skin besides discomfort, is that it can leave your skin looking dull and aged as well!
Makeup often times has a difficult time being absorbed evenly by dry skin, and can even stick to patches creating an uneven tone.
To combat this dryness, you need products that incorporate moisture-binding agents into their formulas, like humectants, but also are gentle enough to not further strip and irritate your sensitive skin.
Read on to discover some amazing products for dry skin you should be stocking your medicine cabinet with!
Best CLEANSERS for Dry Skin
1. OLEHENRIKSEN The Clean Truth™ Foaming Cleanser
This fluffy foam cleanser effortlessly sweeps away dirt, oil, and makeup without drying out the skin and refreshes skin with antioxidant-rich African red tea extract and Vitamin C.
This cleanser also has an uplifting citrus scent and delivers spa-like results!
2. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
If you’re on a budget or don’t want to spend a lot on a cleanser, consider this awesome drugstore option!
This ceramide-rich cleanser is formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s moisture.
A great 3-in1 product, this cleanser will not only remove dirt and oil, but can also gently remove makeup!
This product is also fragrance free and non-comedogenic, so don’t worry about it irritatingskin or clogging pores.
3. GlamGlow Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanse
This cleanser starts out as a mud formula and transforms into a lathering foam. This cleanser leaves skin looking and feeling hydrated, while also creating a radiant finish to the skin.
This cleanser is chock full of skin-loving ingredients!
The olive leaf powder helps to maintain skin’s moisture content, the Brazilian yellow clay creates a soft finish to the skin, and the pure green coconut water contains vitamins and amino acids to replenish the skin.
Best TONERS for Dry Skin
1. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Good for all skin types, this product won OK! Magazine’s 2017 “Spring Beauty Award” and is formulated to clear the skin’s surface of debris while leaving the skin feeling fresh and prepped for better absorption of other products.
It is infused with actual rose petals, Angelica leaf extract, and Hyaluronic acid, all of which work to help retain moisture.
Apply this hydrating facial toner after cleansing by using a cotton pad or fingertips twice a day.
2. Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner
This aloe vera rich toner is alcohol free and removes pore clogging debris while soothing irritation, making it an excellent choice for dry, sensitive skin!
3. Murad Hydrating Toner
This hydrating toner is a lightweight mist that helps to restore natural pH levels while combating surface impurities.
Formulated with Sodium PCA and Lecithin, these ingredients work to increase hydration and helps bind water to restore suppleness to the skin.
The Chamomile and Cucumber extracts work to soothe and minimize irritation of the skin while vitamins C and E provide “powerful antioxidant protection”.
Best MOISTURIZERS for Dry Skin
1. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
Clinique Moisture Surge is an oil-free cream gel that works great on any skin type. This ultra hydrating formula works to reduce flakiness, tightness, and fine lines associated with dryness.
Use this product daily for smoother and healthier skin, even if there are shifts in humidity.
For those with extra dry skin, consider using this as a five minute mask by massaging this onto the skin then blotting off the excess.
This product is non-acnegenic and also oil and fragrance free.
2. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
FAB Ultra Repair cream won the Allure “Best of Beauty” award in 2016 for its ability to offer immediate hydration for those with distressed skin or eczema, making it an ideal solution for both dryness and redness.
FAB is formulated with Allantoin and Eucalyptus oil that help to soothe and heal the skin, Ceramides and Glycerin to guard skin, Antioxidants that work to shield the skin from free radical damage, and Colloidal Oatmeal for skin protection.
This product is safe for all skin types and in an independent clinical study, users saw a lasting improvement in skin dryness.
3. L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care
L’Oreal Hydra Genius is formulated with Aloe Water and Hyaluronic Acid and is especially great for those with very dry, taught, and uncomfortably dry skin.
This product is designed to give users 72 hours of immediate and continuous hydration and leave the skin with a comfortable and baby soft feel.
This creamy and non-sticky formula applies effortlessly and is instantly absorbed by skin.
Best SERUMS for Dry Skin
1. Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching Serum
This serum uses grape water rich in vitamins and minerals to improve hydration by 127%, whilst decreasing sensitivity in skin to 61%.
This product helps skin to capture water instantly and overtime as it continues to diffuse it.
With regular use of this serum, you should see an improvement in your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
2. Royal Rose Hydrating Serum
This serum uses rosa damascena, evening primrose, and rosehip seed oils which nourish, calm, and cool the skin with their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties.
This serum also contains bearberry and Vitamin B which help to fade discolorations and reduce melanin production, creating a more toned and healthy complexion.
3. PCA Skin Hydrating Serum
This lightweight serum is formulated with sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide to help skin better retain moisture instantly, as well as overtime.
Containing humectants, antioxidants, and moisture-binding ingredients, this serum is ideal for those suffering from dry, dull, and irritated skin as it instantly hydrates, reduces inflammation, and plumps skin!
Best ACCESSORIES for Dry Skin
1. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
This lightweight face cream provides a luxuriously rich and instant hydration to the skin.
The fast-absorbing formula contains shea butter, fresh cucumber extract, and aloe nectar to deliver optimal moisture levels and reduce dryness and redness.
Safe and effective on all skin types, use this product twice daily after cleansing.
2. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask
Paula’s Choice skin recovery mask is packed with some of the best plant and vitamin based hydrating ingredients and essential lipids that dry skin needs such as coconut and macadamia oils, olive and apricot oils, and vitamins A, C, and E.
This mask should be left on for at least 30 minutes. However, for those who with very dry skin, this product can also be left on overnight for the ultimate hydration.
This product dispenses as a creamy formula and is clinically proven to be non-irritating.
3. Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray
This convenient facial spray is so easy to apply and incorporates both mineral water and nitrogen to boost natural hydration without the added use of harsh chemicals.
Suitable for all skin types, this can be used in conjunction with your skincare routine and to blend and set makeup.
Throw it in your beach bag to refresh your skin throughout the day!
If you have any amazing products or hacks to help with dry skin please leave them in the comments below!