A lot of times people with dry skin think that more = moisture. So they pack layer after layer after layer of moisturizer on their skin, thinking it will bring hydration to super thirsty skin. That’s not the case. People with dry skin need to take a careful look at ingredients and formulas, using ones that are full of the nutrients, moisturizing elements, and rejuvenators that will efficiently replenish dry skin. Not sure where to start? Try some of these:
According to Innisfree, the secret to this ultra moisturizer comes from a type of orchid on Korea’s Jeju Island that withstands the bitter island winters and blooms in early spring. So, too, can it help your skin withstand dry, cracked skin and emerge fresh. It’s also packed full of nutrients, so this is a great multi-purpose cream for people who also want to prevent fine lines and wrinkles or combat signs of aging like dark spots.
This is another one-two punch of both moisture and rejuvenation. Ingredients like bamboo water and hibiscus flowers gently moisturize, while red clover and gold-silver flowers help regenerate skin, give it a youthful glow, and minimize pores. The price tag is higher than Korean drugstore brands, but you’ll get your money’s worth thanks to an efficient and luxurious formula and A+ packaging.
RE:P is getting a lot of attention lately for being a cruelty-free and environmentally conscious brand that also happens to work skincare miracles. It uses an herbal formula to give dry skin the moisture it craves.
This refreshing, citrusy product could technically work for any skin type, but the creaminess is great for dryness because it works extra hard to leave skin feeling soft while remaining a plumpness and elasticity. If you really want to amplify the effects, use it with its counterparts from Be The Skin, the Power Toner and Power Serum.
This is a cream that nails hydration. It uses super efficient ingredients like cactus and water lily extracts to provide immediate moisturizing effects, but then also coats skin with ingredients that help to hold in that moisture so skin feels soft all day or night.
Hong Si-wan, Seoul