I’ll keep the message short and sweet. I’ve curated a list of the best skincare products for dry skin that I know are worth keeping tabs on. For my fellow dry skinned beauties, that *do-it-the-night-before-wake-up-the-next-morning-still-moisturized* type energy is one of the most sought-after characteristics we look for in skincare. All of these creams, sprays, tonics, potions and lotions have that special X-factor. Here’s a handful of my favorite skincare products that I keep reaching back for when my skin feels like lizard scales.
The Best Skincare for Dry Skin
Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream, $19
This is a no-nonsense, super moisturizing face and body cream. Its emollient consistency feels luxurious and ultra-moisturizing when applying and a little bit goes a long way. It’s great for dry weather climates, NYC during the Holidays, night cream, cuticle cream or simply spot treating where ever you need a little extra moisture. The smell is wonderful and earthy so it truly feels like you’re pouring a green juice all over your skin.
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream, $10
For the price, this one is a no-brainer. This moisturizer is actually the closest dupe to the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (below) that I’ve tried and is really great with sensitive skin. It immediately calms down any irritation that your skin is experience due to dryness.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Face Cream and Makeup Primer, $28
This face crème is a solid testament to why pharmacy French skincare is so darn popular. The formula smells amazing and is lightweight like a day cream, but moisturizes like a night cream. There’s a couple of products that my skincare #shelfie is never without and this is one of them. It’s multi-functionality makes it easy to wear as a night cream, a day cream, a primer, a makeup remover, a moisturizing face mask, etc.
belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask, $38
This innovative, ‘jelly-pudding’ textured formula is incredibly moisturizing and you can really feel it doing the work when you wake up the next morning. This is hands down my favorite sleeping mask of all time.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, Repairing Multi Purpose Balm, $15
I’ve never tried a product from La Roche Posay that I didn’t love. This is a great dermatologist-recommended no-nonsense recovery cream for people that have particularly sensitive, irritated skin (either due to dryness or post-facial healing). It’s multifunctional for face, body, lips and it’s loaded with a lot of healing properties that really makes this an affordable do-it-all product.
Glossier Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid, $24
This one is another product that I actually have *back up bottles of* so that I don’t go a single day without it. I love to apply two pumps of this product into my skin immediately after stepping out of the shower. It’s incredibly moisturizing and mimics a dewy post-facial glow.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $48
It’s pricey for a spray I’ll admit, but this feels like you’re applying moisturizer on after you’ve put on all of your makeup — it’s that cool. It’s perfect for airplane flights or for anytime you need a refreshing, moisturizing pick-me-up without ruining your makeup.
Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask, $3
Hands down the best sheet mask I’ve used for my dry skin. Mamonde is one of those brands where I could buy anything online with my eyes closed, no sampling — with a 100% success rate that I’d — that’s how good they are. If anything, Mamonde is worth keeping in your notes the next time you’re looking for new skincare that really feels good.
Blithe Pressed Serum, $40
Blithe is a fantastic Korean skincare brand with a stellar reputation for creating innovative, multi-tasking skincare hybrids. The brand is a cult-favorite in the beauty world and is one of the leading Korean skincare brands sold in the United States. Have you ever heard of a serum that isn’t in liquid form? Two words: pressed serum. The active ingredient is Chaga mushroom Extract (a whopping 56%!). These mushrooms thrive in the cold northern climates thus known for their incredible moisture-retaining properties. A little bit goes a long way and it’s worth the investment.
Olay Complete Lotion All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15 for Sensitive Skin, $7/each
Having worked in different tiers of the fashion/beauty industry for the last 9 years, I’ve tried just about every SPF product under the sun. I keep reaching back for this one. I started using it as a kid when I was in swimming lessons because I couldn’t stand how dry my face felt after stepping out of the pool. Fast-forward 20-something years and this is the SPF I keep reaching back for. SPF in general is known for it’s stinging sensation around the eyes and this specific formula has never given me problems. It’s a great base lotion for mixing with other products or foundation for a tint sans the pilling.