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The Best Products for Dry Skin

Dry skin is a skin type and means that there is a lack of oil present in the skin. It is closely related to genes, so you might be predisposed to dry skin, but it can also arise due to skin conditions like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or diabetes. If you have dry skin, you often also have a weak lipid barrier and are more at risk of losing moisture through the epidermis. This is why if you have dry skin, you’re also susceptible to being dehydrated.

You can recognise dry skin as it feels tight and rough to touch. It may also feel itchy with seasonal shifts or be exacerbated by exposure to central heating or air conditioning.

What should your routine look like?

Your routine should be focused on replenishing the oil as well as strengthening the skin barrier so it is able to retain moisture more effectively. As dry skin can usually be on the sensitive side, it’s best to take a gentle approach at the beginning to avoid causing more dryness and irritation. 

Best Cleansers

  1. Cleanser 27-125ml
    Cosmetics 27
    Cleanser 27-125ml
    £62.00
A game changing 3-step balm that cleanses, removes makeup and exfoliates all in one go.
Why we love it

This beautiful balm to milk cleanser gently cleanses the skin without drying it out. It also contains micronized bamboo powder that provides exfoliation making it fantastic for buffing away dry and flaky skin.

  1. Sensitive Cleanser
    Esse Skincare
    Sensitive Cleanser
    £44.50

A super-mild, pH balanced cream cleanser that nourishes sensitive skin and takes off your makeup as well.

why we love it

If sensitivity comes part in parcel with your dry skin, this is the cleanser for you. Its probiotic formulation looks after your all important microbiome whilst still delivering a thorough cleanse.

Best Treatment Serums

  1. Vitamin B
    Synergie Skin
    Vitamin B
    £73.00

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

why we love it

Niacinamide is a wonder for dry skin as it aids the production of ceramides, the building blocks of the skin barrier. The stronger the barrier is, the less moisture is lost.

  1. Probiotic Serum
    Esse Skincare
    Probiotic Serum
    £100.00

Good bacteria in a bottle that supports a healthy microbiome.

why we love it

This nourishing formulation contains live probiotics that help to foster an ideal microbiome. Your microbiome is key to maintaining a strong barrier function. On top of this, probiotics also produce hyaluronic acid and lactic acid which will keep your skin plump and hydrated. 



  1. Essential Serum
    Pfeffer Sal
    Essential Serum
    £85.00

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

why we love it

Dry skin also needs hydration and our serum contains sodium hyaluronate, the salt form of hyaluronic acid which penetrates deeper and provides better hydration. This serum also boosts collagen and elastin production and aids tissue repair. 

Best Masks

  1. masquErase
    Synergie Skin
    masquErase
    £69.00
A regenerating mask to be used as an intense overnight treatment to help restore the skin’s youthful glow.
why we love it

This mask is rich in manuka honey, hydrolyzed algin and niacinamide that work together to heal and nourish the skin as you sleep.

  1. Cream Mask
    Esse Skincare
    Cream Mask
    £51.00

A mega-multi tasker. It’s a hydrating mask that gets right to work on fighting lines and wrinkles as well as brightening and firming.

why we love it

This vitamin rich mask features pro and prebiotics to help improve your microbiome. Its delicious formulation also contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin for a huge hit of hydration.

Best Moisturisers & SPFs

  1. Baume 27
    Cosmetics 27
    Baume 27
    £118.00

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

 This is a rich moisturiser that contains Centella Asiatica extract which is proven to heal the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production. 

  1. DermaCalm
    Synergie Skin
    DermaCalm
    £88.00

A seriously comforting moisturiser designed to calm irritation, reduce redness and keep inflammation levels to a minimum.

why we love it

This soothing number combines high science actives with natural heroes to effectively calm the skin and reduce the signs and effects of inflammation. It’s perfect for dry skin that also gets sensitive.

Best Oils

  1. Mo+P Very Dry Skin
    Odacité
    Mo+P Very Dry Skin
    £41.00

A one stop shop for very dry skin sufferers packed full of antioxidants, vitamin C and fatty acids.

why we love it

A perfectly suited oil is a wonderful addition to any dry skin routine. This oil is rich in omegas and is incredibly healing.

  1. de-Stress Oil
    Synergie Skin
    de-Stress Oil
    £70.00

A nutrient rich oil that rebuilds, hydrates and heals the skin.

why we love it

It’s clever formulation harnesses the power of squalane to reduce inflammation and improve moisture levels and sea buckthorn oil which is vitamin-rich and reparative.

Best Exfoliators

  1. Rescue Skin Peel
    Ling Skincare
    Rescue Skin Peel
    £65.00

A skin peel that binds very gently to dead skin cells and lifts them off with a gentle massage 

why we love it

Designed for the most sensitive of skins, this uses static electricity to attract dead skin cells and gently remove them

  1. Bioactive Rose Gommage
    Odacité
    Bioactive Rose Gommage
    £58.00
An enzymatic resurfacing treatment that smooths the skin with affecting the delicate skin surface.
why we love it

This exfoliating mask hydrates as it exfoliates and is great at improving skin texture without stripping the skin

Best for Body

  1. B-juvEnate
    Synergie Skin
    B-juvEnate
    £41.00
A super gentle, nourishing and effective body lotion that protects the whole body and generally boosts skin health.
why we love it

If you’re experiencing dry skin, it’s likely that you’ll experience it head to toe so having a focused body cream to hand is vital. This cream has a base of rich shea butter and contains niacinamide to rebuild the skin’s barrier and retain moisture.