Dry Skin On Your Face? 10 Moisturizers That Can Help Hydrate
Winter weather is notorious for being cold, blustery, and bone dry—essentially the perfect recipe for dry skin on your face. And, during a season when the goal is to glow as bright as those holiday lights decking the halls, a dull, dry complexion is the last thing on your wish list. Before you give up hope for dewy-looking skin this winter, read this. We’re sharing 10 moisturizers for every skin type —from the L'Oreal portfolio of brands—that can help to address that dry skin on your face and give you a hydrated, healthy-looking glow.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is a key brand to try if you’re dealing with dry skin on your face. One of the creams we love the most is the Moisturizing Cream, available in sizes from 1.89 ounces to 16 ounces and accepted by the National Eczema Association. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, the cream helps to moisturize dry skin and restore the protective skin barrier.
CeraVe Psoriasis Moisturizing Cream
Dry skin on the face is tough to deal with, but when that dry skin starts to become scaly, it can feel downright impossible to tackle. If the dry skin on your face is scaling—a common symptom of psoriasis—try CeraVe’s new Psoriasis Moisturizing Cream. It helps to moisturize skin, reduce scaling, and control the symptoms of psoriasis with its formula containing ceramides and salicylic acid.
Vichy LiftActiv Supreme
Tackle dry skin on your face and the signs of aging skin with one cream. Vichy LIftActiv Supreme is a firming anti-aging day cream that helps to counteract the signs of aging while offering hydration. The paraben-free cream instantly helps to smooth and illuminate the appearance of the complexion and over time can help to make skin look more firm and youthful. Formulated with Vichy’s mineral-rich thermal water that helps to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier function and rhamnose—an anti-aging ingredient derived from birch trees—this moisturizer is a must-try for mature skin.
Vichy Mineral 89
If you prefer a gel-like texture and a lightweight finish, try Vichy Mineral 89. This water-based serum-meets-moisturizer is formulated with just 11 ingredients including hyaluronic acid and mineral-rich thermal water and offers skin a boost of long-lasting hydration. The translucent moisturizer absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling comfortable, softer, and hydrated. After a month women have reported seeing skin that is re-plumped and more luminous.
Read our review of Mineral 89.
L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius
Available in three skin type-specific formulas, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius has a water-based moisturizer for everyone. Of the three formulas, if dry skin on your face is your current skin care concern reach for Hydra Genius Extra Dry Skin. Formulated with hydration powerhouse hyaluronic acid and aloe water, the intense moisturizer instantly comforts skin with long-lasting moisture.
L’Oreal Paris Rosy Tone Moisturizer
As we age our skin can lose that rosy glow that we associate with youth—not to mention, become dryer and more dull-looking. If you are dealing with a lackluster complexion and dry skin on your face, try L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer. Formulated with micro-exfoliating LHA and imperial peony extract, this pink-hued moisturizer helps to instantly hydrate skin, leaving it feeling smoothing and looking healthier and rejuvenated. Plus, over time, that youthful rosy tone is renewed so skin will look visibly younger.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer
Prebiotic skin care is the latest trend in the beauty industry and for good reason. Prebiotics are believed to have a rebalancing effect on the skin’s microbiome—which becomes unbalanced in dry conditions. If you have dry skin on your face, reaching for a moisturizer that is formulated with prebiotics may be the key to restoring that lost hydration. One such moisturizer is La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Double Repair. Formulated with the brand’s proprietary prebiotic thermal water, the lightweight, oil-free moisturizer helps to replenish moisture to dry skin on the face for up to 48 hours while restoring the skin’s moisture barrier.
Learn more about the La Roche-Posay Toleriane collection.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat
If you have combination skin and are dealing with dry skin on your face, consider a mattifying moisturizer. Not only will you be able to address the dry areas, you’ll also hydrate your skin while targeting excess oil. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat helps to do just that. The daily anti-shine moisturizer for oily skin, helps to hydrate your complexion and refine large-looking pores with a light, matte finish.
SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm
For very dry skin on your face, consider skipping the creams and lotions and reaching instead for a balm. SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm is an occlusive ointment for traumatized—think: post-procedure—or severely dry skin. Formulated with aloe vera and squalene, the balm helps to lock in moisture and soothe sensitive, very dry, itchy skin.
SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry
Deal with dry skin on your face in your sleep thanks to SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry. This nighttime skin-refining moisturizer is enhanced with a hydroxy acid blend to not only hydrate the skin but also to gently exfoliate away any dead skin cell buildup that may be getting in the way of that hydration. In addition to offering moisture to fight dry skin on the face, the overnight hydrator diminishes the appearance of some of the signs of skin aging including fine lines and wrinkles and also helps to restore a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.