As anyone with painfully dry skin can tell you, a good arsenal of skin-care products is super important for keeping discomfort at a minimum, and skin hydrated and happy. To find out which new products worked the best for dehydrated skin for our 2019 Healthy Beauty Awards, we asked a panel of testers—many who know the unique struggle of dealing with skin dryness—to dabble in a range of new skin care items, from brands such as Peter Thomas Roth, Neutrogena, Dermalogica, and more, to discover what suited their skin type the best.
Our panel of dermatologist experts recommended keeping a few ingredients in mind for drier skin types, especially humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which draw and seal in moisture to the skin, and emollients like ceramides and oils, which help repair the skin barrier. Each of our winning products contains some medley of the above, and have also received gold stars from our testers, so they’re proven to provide long-lasting hydration both in theory and in practice. Here, we present the 2019 Healthy Beauty Awards skin-care picks for dry skin that will keep your face and body feeling great, and looking dewier than ever. And if you want to learn more about skin-care for dry skin, read our brand new comprehensive guide to skin care here.
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