Finding the best moisturizer for dry skin can make the difference between a dull and lackluster complexion and a hydrated, glowing one. If you’ve ever had to toil over dry patches on your skin, flaking and tightness in your face, then you understand how real the struggle can get.
You also know that not just any moisturizer will do — you need the right one for your skin type. That’s why, below, we’re sharing our best moisturizers for dry skin to help you keep your complexion hydrated and healthy.
Our Best Moisturizers For Dry Skin
If you’re ready to rid your skin of dry patches, dullness and flaking, try one of these top-rated moisturizers for dry skin.
How do you top a moisturizer that does all the work to restore skin while you sleep? That was a rhetorical question — the answer is, you can’t! This luxurious night cream not only envelops skin in hydration, but it helps stimulate the cell renewal process too, all while you catch up on beauty sleep. Skin instantly feels nourished and over time your visage appears dense and more youthful.
If you have dry skin, but prefer a moisturizer that’s ultra-lightweight, this is for you. This liquid moisturizer is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to envelop the skin with moisture, improving its hydration and radiance. It’s also a great pick to apply under makeup due to weightless texture.
You’ve probably heard this too many times to count, but proper sun protection is truly a major key in keeping your skin in prime condition and this moisturizer with SPF 30 helps you do just that. It's also formulated with Pro-Retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles, and firm and brighten the skin while leaving you with a hydrated, glowing complexion.
While this is technically an overnight face mask, we must include it as one of our best moisturizers for dry skin. This creamy leave-on mask forms a protective layer to care for your skin while you sleep. Immediately, skin feels hydrated and looks more radiant and fresh. Simply apply it to cleansed skin before bed by smoothing it over your face, neck, and jawline until absorbed. There’s no need to rinse it off until morning.
This moisturizer is not only great for hydrating the skin, but it’s formulated with LHA (a gentle exfoliating ingredient) to remove dead skin cells from the surface and reveal a more even complexion. It's also great for mature skin as it revives the skin’s youthful, rosy tone, as well as sensitive skin because it’s completely fragrance free.
In addition to the benefits of the moisturizer above, this nighttime version deeply hydrates the skin and leaves behind a refreshing, cooling sensation, making it the ultimate pick for some pre-beauty sleep pampering. It’s no surprise that it’s adored by our editors!
This moisturizer for day and night is formulated with collagen to help strengthen and replump the skin. Specially made for the 35 and older crowd (but beneficial for all), it plays defense against wrinkles while also reducing the look of fine lines, dryness (farewell dry patches!) and loss of elasticity.
Written by: Alyssa Kaplan and Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: Crystal Simone
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