The 5 Best Moisturizers For Dry Skin


If you’re someone who falls under the dry skin category, you definitely know the struggle of redness, flakiness and dry patches. Luckily, with a great moisturizer incorporated into your skincare routine, it’s not as hard as you’d think to soothe and hydrate your skin. When it comes to dry skin, it’s important to look for hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, aloe vera, shea butter, glycerin, and squalene. These will help your skin attract and lock in moisture to rejuvenate a healthy, dewy glow.

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

The luxurious Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream has a thick, creamy consistency, which is perfect for those who suffer from dry skin. The product contains key ingredients such as shea butter, lanolin, hyaluronic acid and glycerin which help your skin attract and retain water. This product is super rich so a little goes a long way and has ingredients that work well together to deeply hydrate, plump and moisturize dry skin.

The Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a rich moisturizer formulation that’s a beloved favorite of those who suffer from dry skin. The ingredients include a blend of “six rare African oils and a ceramide complex for intense moisture and replenishing barrier support.” The ceremide combination is great to soothe and retain the moisture balance of the skin. This product is unscented and packed with hydrating ingredients without being too thick that it can clog your pores.

The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is another powerful option if you struggle with dry skin! This formulation from Kiehl’s provides deep moisture and hydration but still has a lightweight consistency, which is key to avoid clogging pores and further irritating the skin. It contains high levels of squalene, which is an emollient that leaves dry skin feeling hydrated without appearing greasy. Avocado, apricot kernel, olive fruit, and sweet almond oils are also incorporated into this product which help to revive the look of dullness in the skin.

Sephora lists the Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream as one of its top-selling moisturizers and this product is perfect for those with dry skin. It’s a rich cream with a high squalene formulation that leaves your skin soft and plump, but not greasy. It’s highlighted ingredients are hyaluronic acid which works to hydrate and bind moisture to the skin as well as a blend of omega fatty acids that support nourishment and hydration. It’s also a great reparative product by restoring skin-surface lipids and protecting the skin barrier.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream

The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream is exactly that for dry skin — magic! This Charlotte Tilbury moisturizer has a smooth, velvety texture which is perfect for soothing dry skin. Despite being thick and creamy, this product absorbs quickly to replenish hydration. It has moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants, which help to boost collagen and plump the skin. This product is a cult-favorite among celebrities like Amal Clooney and Kate Moss, so it’s definitely worth a try in our books.

Olivia Di Pede

Olivia Di Pede

Olivia loves all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. In her free time, she can be found taking yoga classes, reading thriller novels, and styling outfits on Instagram.