Dry skin can be horrible. Depending on how dry it gets can mean discolouration, breaking skin, soreness and uneven complexion. In these cases, it’s good to get a moisturizer for really dry skin that not only moisturises, but nourishes and protects.
In order to truly alleviate dry skin, your moisturizer needs to contain the ingredient categories extensive research has shown have the most remarkable benefits for skin.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants play a uniquely important role when it comes to alleviating dry skin. Dry skin is often the result of the destructive effects of sun exposure (one more reason to load up on your daily broad-spectrum sunscreen) and other environmental factors. This slowly chips away at skin’s natural ability to retain moisture. As this damage accumulates, skin gradually loses its ability to bounce back, renew itself, and regain its smooth resilient surface.
Skin replenishers: Skin-replenishing ingredients help enrich skin’s surface, drenching it with revitalizing hydration and keeping it there. This stunning benefit helps skin look and feel soft, smooth, and supple–the polar opposite of dry! For certain, these are a cornerstone of any moisturizer, but especially so for dry skin.
Emollients: Emollients are lubricating ingredients that thwart water loss and have beautiful softening, protective, and smoothing effects on skin. This is key in maintaining dry skin’s moisture and silky, radiant texture!
Sun protection: And of course, during the day, your moisturizer should contain broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30+. You knew we were going to say that, right? All the moisturizers and anti-aging products in the world can’t keep up with the havoc unprotected sun exposure causes skin, even on a cloudy day. During daytime, the sun sees you even when you can’t see it.
Our fave moisturizers for really dry skin include:
Designed for hyper-fragile skin, this treatment enriched with OmegAge (Omega-3 and -6), vitamins E-A-B2, carotenoids and phyto-hormones (genestein, sulforaphane) regenerates the skin and restores its substance, firmness and comfort.
Matis AvantAge Age Prevention Normal/Dry Cream helps to prevent visible signs of aging for a youthful, glowing complexion. The Longevity Complex aids in the production of the proteins that prolong cell life and moderate cell metabolism.
Guinot Nutrizone nourishes and regenerates your dry skin. Brings back comfort and suppleness. Your skin is smooth and your complexion radiant. Rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids help maintain healthy skin.