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The Best Products for Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin occurs when the protective uppermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is lacking in moisture. Every day our skin loses water - it’s totally normal! When your skin loses more water than it needs, that’s when the signs of dehydration can start to show.

There are so many things that can cause dehydrated skin. Our faces get stripped of moisture by air conditioning, the weather, lack of sleep, not drinking enough water, caffeine, too-hot showers and skipping your gentle skincare routine. And all skin types can become dehydrated - yes, even oily skin - because it's caused by a lack of water within the skin.

What should your routine look like?

When targeting congestion, you need to focus on shifting excess oil and debris before it can clog the pores, as well as preventing excess oil production through optimum hydration. It’s important that you’re not stripping the skin when targeting congestion as this ultimately will not be successful. A gentle approach is always best.

Best Cleansers

  1. Sensitive Cleanser
    Esse Skincare
    Sensitive Cleanser
A super-mild, pH balanced cream cleanser that nourishes sensitive skin and takes off your makeup as well.
Why we love it

Dehydrated skin can also be sensitive so you don’t want to use anything that is going to leave it feeling high and dry. This cleanser is efficient, gentle and easy to use. 

  1. UltraCleanse
    Synergie Skin

A lighter than air gel-like cleanser that leaves your skin feeling baby bottom smooth, bright and smelling like a botanical garden.

why we love it

If you’re more on the oily side, or dehydration is causing your sebum production to go into overdrive, then this cleanser will help to shift it all without affecting the natural moisture barrier.

Best Treatment Serums

  1. Essential Serum
    Pfeffer Sal
    Essential Serum

Our all-encompassing serum is designed to deliver your best ever skin health.

why we love it

This serum is packed full of sodium hyaluronate - the salt form of hyaluronic acid which can hold up to 1000x its weight in water and penetrates deep into the skin.

  1. Vitamin B
    Synergie Skin
    Vitamin B

A multifunctional niacinamide serum that is a true all-rounder in every sense.

why we love it

This Vitamin B serum contains both niacinamide which restores the barrier function and locks in moisture within the skin and panthenol, a very tried and tested hydrator. 

  1. Po+R Hydration
    Po+R Hydration

A powerful, nourishing hydrator all contained within a deliciously, uplifting bottle.

why we love it

This little vial is packed full of jojoba oil which has a very clever chemical structure that mimics our sebum. This nifty charade tricks your skin into reducing its own oil production, which in turn means that there is less sebum ready and waiting to clog pores and cause blockages. 

Best Masks

  1. masquErase
    Synergie Skin

A regenerating mask to be used as an intense overnight treatment to help restore the skin’s youthful glow.

why we love it

This rich, creamy mask contains niacinamide, hydrolyzed algin, and manuka honey that work together deeply hydrating and restoring the skin’s barrier function along with a huge hit of hyaluronic acid.

  1. Plasma 27
    Cosmetics 27
    Plasma 27
    From £16.25

A genuinely restorative face mask that actually stays on your face and gives your hardworking skin a surge of hydration. 

why we love it

This sheet mask is so good that we use it in our treatments. It’s deeply hydrating, anti-inflammatory and encourages healing too. Pop it on and get ready to glow. 

Best Moisturisers & SPFs

  1. Peptide Creme
    BOTANē Skin Actives
    Peptide Creme
    From £77.00

A rich peptide packed creme that brings back the bounce in your skin whilst restoring it with youthful skin proteins. 

why we love it

This lightweight cream is silky smooth and full of hyaluronic acid and reishi mushroom that deeply hydrate. 

  1. Baume 27
    Cosmetics 27
    Baume 27

An intense ultra-thick moisturising cream (think clotted cream for your face…mmmmmm) which will give your hardworking, dry skin a mega boost.

why we love it

If you’re experiencing dry skin as well as dehydration, this luscious cream is perfect for locking in hydration and soothing sore chapped skin.

  1. Sunscreen
    Esse Skincare

A mineral based sunscreen packed with antioxidants to provide broad spectrum coverage without leaving a chalky residue.

why we love it

This is a soothing sunscreen that also contains antioxidants to protect the skin from free radical damage that can cause cellular damage and dehydration.

Best Exfoliators

  1. Intense Restore Mask
    Intense Restore Mask

A gentle lactic acid-based exfoliating product that will help to restore your skin’s glow and improve hydration levels.

why we love it

The main exfoliating agent in this product is lactic acid which not only gently resurfaces the skin texture, but also brings hydration into the skin too. 

  1. Microderm Exfoliator
    Esse Skincare
    Microderm Exfoliator

A gentle, refining exfoliator that gets to work on any impurities and buffs the surface of your skin for a silky smooth result.

why we love it

This is a gorgeous gentle exfoliator that will buff away flakey skin to help aid penetration of your hydrating serums.

Best for Body

  1. Firming Wash
    Esker Beauty
    Firming Wash

A heavenly scented, plant-based body cleanser made with soothing organic aloe leaf and firming rose geranium that leaves your skin moisturised and firmer with every wash.

why we love it

Don’t neglect the skin on your body when it comes to your hydration routine! Often, our body washes contain stripping ingredients such as SLS. Esker’s firming wash will gently clean the skin without stripping the barrier.

  1. B-juvEnate
    Synergie Skin

A super gentle, nourishing and effective body lotion that protects the whole body and generally boosts skin health.

why we love it

This body cream contains niacinamide to restore the skin barrier and hydrate along with shea butter that will lock in hydration and form a protective barrier from environmental stressors.