If you have dry skin, chances are that you've tried just about all the moisturisers that promise to hydrate it. Also, chances are that these moisturisers did nothing more than sit heavy on your face, make it feel greasy, and may even have dried it out a little more. But not on our watch! We believe in looking for nourishing ingredients when it comes to dry skincare, and that's why we've compiled a list of the top three ultra-nourishing ingredients for dry skin. They'll leave your skin feeling more hydrated and moisturised, with none of the added greasiness. Check 'em out!
01. Hyaluronic acid
Is it any surprise that hyaluronic acid tops our list when it comes to nourishing ingredients for dry skin? If you're a skincare junkie, you're probably well-versed with the benefits of hyaluronic acid for dry skin, but in case you needed a refresher — it can hold upto 1000 times its weight in water, making it the most sought-after ingredient for dry skin. It goes deep within the skin to bind water to the skin cells and acts as a humectant by drawing moisture from the environment too. BTW, if you need a serum that's going to be a saviour for your dry skin, we've got just the pick for you — the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Serum. Infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid and moisturising pentavitin, this one will boost your skin's hydration while smoothening its texture.
02. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is chock-full of antioxidants that neutralises free radical damage on the skin. Plus, it's anti-inflammatory, making it a soothing, calming ingredient for overly dry skin that is in dire need of nourishment. Our pick for a Vitamin E-rich moisturiser is the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. With hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and vitamin E in the mix, this lightweight, non-greasy gel provides up to 24 hours of moisturisation and hydration for dry skin.
03. Shea butter
If you're looking for something a little more heavy-duty to take care of your dry, dehydrated skin, turn to shea butter! Packing a powerful punch when it comes to skin moisturisation, shea butter soaks into your skin, creating a moisture-sealing barrier and boosts skin hydration like no other. Our fave shea butter-enriched moisturiser is the Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Moisturiser. A skin treatment cream specifically designed for dehydrated skin, this dry skin-essential contains peptides for skin resilience, shea butter and oil of evening primrose for moisture replenishment and hydration. Adieu, dry skin!