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    27 Hydrating Beauty Products For People With Dry Skin

    "Waterrrr" — SpongeBob and your skin (until now).

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    1. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil requires merely a few drops to tackle redness, scarring, and dryness thanks to its combo of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Reviewers use this before bed and wake up to ✨glowing✨, moisturized skin! Aka dry patches will be a thing of the past.

    To be specific — 419 five-star reviewers swear this helped treat super dry skin! Adding a serum to your routine can be SO helpful when your skin is feeling p a r c h e d. You can even add it to your moisturizer!

    Promising review: "This stuff is the absolute best. I am prone to mild/hormonal acne, and had some dark spots from old acne scarring. My skin tone is uneven-very oily t-zone and dry cheeks. I was hesitant to use any kind of oil on my face since I'm so prone to oily skin, but this actually has made my skin tone more even than it's ever been. My t-zone is NEVER EVER oily anymore, and the dryness on my cheeks has completely gone away. It takes a few minutes to absorb after application, but once it does, my skin just fells velvety smooth, not greasy. All my old acne scars are fading to the point that they can't even be see through a dusting of mineral makeup." —Amy Bachmura

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems". And! This is "certified organic", which you can learn about in "Here's What "Certified Organic" Actually Means".

    2. Burt's Bees Hydrating Stick reduces moisturizing to one easy, on-the-go step courtesy of its simple aloe-water formula in an even simpler stick design. Meaning whenever your skin starts to feel tight midday, this'll (cheaply!) come to the rescue.


    Promising review: "This product did what a $60 moisturizer couldn't do. In the winter I struggled with extreme dryness on my cheekbones (never happened before this past winter). Desperate, I ordered this hydrating stick on a whim and I was AMAZED. I used it first thing in the morning before my makeup, and again at night after washing my face. My dryness cleared almost completely within two to three days with zero breakouts. Overall a great product!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    3. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream kicks dehydrated, chapped skin's butt without *drying* out your bank account or your energy. It's so thick yet effective that it's earned the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, which you'll definitely understand when your complexion finally feels hydrated for 24 hours.

    I used this RELIGIOUSLY before bed when I was on Accutane — anyone with super dry skin knows that flaking + acne = truly a huge mess. This was the only thing that could help my skin recover from acne *and* keep my complexion hydrated and flake-free.

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaley skin on my face! As a last ditch effort I tried Cerave and it worked! It was much better after two days! Its now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.31.

    4. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner achieves what so few toners can manage — refining pores and clearing acne *without* irritating dry skin. In fact, it's specifically designed to soothe super parched complexions with the help of rose fruit extract (to tone), rosewater (to soothe and nourish), and angelica leaf extract (to retain moisture). Did I mention its 🌹real rose petals🌹?


    Promising review: "Let me first start off by saying that I suffer from extremely dry skin. It recently became more dry and dull when I moved to NY for university. I have tried every skincare line and nothing has worked...until now. This toner cleanses my face but leaves it even more hydrated than before (something I have never experienced). It's incredible!" —Cesc

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    See why this won best mid-priced toner on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser boasts a gentle cream formula meant to help dry skin retain much-needed moisture, while also thoroughly removing makeup. Ingredients like glycerin, thermal water, and ceramide-3 will send you off to bed with a squeaky clean (and moisturized!) complexion — all while leaving your skin's natural protective barrier untouched (a common cause of irritation).,

    People with dry skin should stick to simple and gentle face washes to prevent your already sensitive skin from getting irritated — this has you in mind while making sure to remove allllll your day's makeup.

    Promising review: "As soon as I started chemotherapy for breast cancer my skin became super dry, sensitive and irritated, and my usual skincare products made it worse. This was recommended on a self-help site for chemo patients, I ordered it on Amazon immediately and I absolutely love it! It comes in a pump (hygienic), is very light but 'rich' at the same time which makes it feel wonderfully light and cool on my skin. After the very first cleansing, my skin calmed down visibly. My skin has never felt better!" —Gabrielle Callison

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream swoops in to save sensitive, irritated skin in need of some serious TLC. If acne products, dry skin, and failed product trial-and-errors are wreaking havoc on your complexion, put this on and go to SLEEP. Your skin will feel surprisingly dewy and refreshed come morning.


    It contains clary sage to help increase your skin's ability to retain moisture! AND it's non-greasy!

    Promising review: "I have been struggling to find the perfect night cream to use alongside my tretinoin cream (I got this cream for cystic acne from my derm and, although the results are amazing, it's terribly drying). After using this cream, my skin doesn't flake or get overly dry. It literally is intense hydration!" —90sChic

    Get it from Amazon for $15.80.

    7. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum treats your dry skin to this widely loved, holy grail ingredient...for cheap! A quick skincare lesson: hyaluronic acid is actually AMAZING for dry skin — it has *extreme* hydrating properties that drastically improve your complexion's softness, smoothness, and ability to retain moisture. Think of it as a one-stop journey to feeling soothed.,

    Promising review: "I've used several different kinds of serums for my face and this is my favorite so far. I use it right after my bath when my pores are open from the hot water and then apply my moisturizer right on top of it. My face normally gets very dry in the winter, but since I began using this serum it has been a lot better. It seemed like such a tiny bottle when I got it, but a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. I've been using it for several months now and still have half a bottle left." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.40

    8. Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream boosts your skin with a dose of antioxidants *and* creates a thin hydrating layer on dry skin, courtesy of a whopping *63%* of fermented green tea in its formula. Tl;dr: it'll deliver intense hydration without ever feeling sticky or heavy so your skin will stop saying "AHHH" and start saying "ahhhh".

    Promising review: "I LOVE this moisturizer. I have very dry skin and am prone to clogged pores. This is so incredibly lightweight, I thought there was no way it would hydrate me. It has made my winter skin look fabulous. It sinks in perfectly under makeup and makes you feel dewy, but not at all greasy. LOVE." —Emily Jarvis

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    9. Honeyskin Organics Ultimate Face And Body Cream relieves extremely dry and irritated skin (including rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis) that can understandably sometimes feel impossible to shake. Manuka honey, amino acids, and vitamins C, E, and A work together to seriously soothe, hydrate, and restore your skin's pH levels. A nightly routine with this will put you on the fast track to a MUCH calmer complexion.

    Promising review: "So, I'm 30 and I've had adult onset acne for quite a few years. I've been using a prescription face cream for over a year that worked well enough. BUT, recently I've started working out regularly — which has made my skin really break out. My prescription flat out stopped helping the acne — and to top it off, I started breaking out with some pretty fun patches or eczema all over my face. I started using Honeyskin about two weeks ago and it's basically been a life-changer. I have super dry skin, so my skin soaks up a couple layers of it before I'm comfortable...but my skin literally glows now. My acne is at an all-time low (not perfect, but I don't think that exists for me) and the eczema has been reduced by 85%. It seems to keep getting a little bit better every day, so I'm hoping that the trend will continue with prolonged use." —Ari Losci

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    10. Missha Super Off Cleansing Oil introduces your skin to a helpful routine that combats irritated, dry skin: double oil cleansing. Its combo of argan oil and sweet almond oil deeply moisturize and ~melt away~ even heavy makeup — all while nourishing your skin with shea butter for extra hydrating benefits.

    Soko Glam

    Promising review: "I always thought it was bad to put 'oils' on your face because it will clog your pores so even with dry skin, I do not use products that have oils. This facial cleanser is gentle, washes off my make-up and does not dry out my skin, which I've learned will cause breakouts if my skin is too dry. My skin has felt renewed." —Kathy N.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $33.

    To learn more about double oil cleansing and get a full (cheap!) set, check out "Throw Away Your Wipes And Take Your Makeup Off Properly With This Double Cleansing Set".

    11. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream helps to drastically repair extremely chapped, cracked hands. Its super concentrated cream formula contains three main ingredients: water (to hydrate parched skin cells), glycerin (to draw in moisture and accelerate the hydration process), and paraffin (to create a barrier and maintain moisture).

    Promising review: "I have a skin condition (related to eczema or psoriasis) on my hands that causes blisters, dryness, and cracking, especially during the winter. I used to scald my hands with hot water to get relief from the itching. I also used to keep bandages with me wherever I want to cover the bleeding cracks. The only things that has brought my condition under control are refraining from all caffeine and alcohol, limiting spicy food intake, and using O'Keeffe's after showering or washing my hands. It took about 30 years for me to realize these things and I'm glad I finally am able to manage my skin condition. O'Keefe's has a protective barrier and works its way deep into the tissue to get at those thick calloused areas on my knuckles. I keep O'Keefe's with me wherever I go and it's provided me with relief far better than anything else I've tried over or under the counter." —SoulRaker

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    To learn more, check out "Over 6,000 People With Super-Dry Skin Are Obsessed With This Hand Lotion".

    12. Freeman Feeling Beautiful Honeydew and Chamomile Sleeping Mask combines antioxidant-rich honeydew, moisturizing coconut oil, and calming chamomile to tell overly dry, stressed-out skin to r-e-l-a-x. Irritated skin, out. Well-rested, even skin, REBORN.


    Promising review: "This product has changed my skin drastically! I had adult acne and have tried everything. I also have VERY dry skin. So I recently changed my skincare routine and noticed a bit of improvement, but my skin was so dry it started to hurt. My friend recommended this product and when I started using it within days my acne cleared up! I wasn't even expecting it to work on that. It smells amazing, dried pretty quickly and makes my skin so smooth and velvet like. I love, love, love this product." —Beth Ann Cain

    Get it from Amazon for $5.84.

    13. Dear Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum combines some unexpected ingredients (we're talking celery, carrot root, and broccoli extract) to finally replenish your dry skin's moisture levels *without* breaking you out. Plus! It's formulated to help your complexion absorb its benefits FAST so you can feel a heck of a lot calmer.,

    Promising review: "I have only used this for one night and I already noticed the difference. I have extremely dry skin, cracks, and flakes in almost any month of the year. This is now my holy grail item. My skin looks soft and supple!" —Corey

    Get it from Amazon for $17.42.

    14. Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist soothes dry, irritated skin while you're away from home with a spritz of milk thistle, vitamin C, green tea, pomegranate seed extract, and more. Basically whenever your complexion is starting to feel t-i-g-h-t midday, you can quickly spray away your skincare woes.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I wish I took before-and-after pictures of my face. I had rosacea breakouts and started the cleanser, mist and vitamin C serum. I can't believe the difference. There is not one dry patch on my face right now. And it all feels so good when you're using it. My lines have diminished and so have some of my sun spots. I am hooked for life. Please, please, please never change." —Taunya Orlando

    Get it from Amazon for $17.45.

    15. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Cleansing Makeup-Removing Wipes multitask for you so when it's time for bed and you can't. get. off. the. couch, these'll fully remove makeup, dirt, and oil *while* soothing irritation and redness. If most makeup-removing products feel too harsh on your dry skin, these should bring ~relief~.

    Promising review: "I love these makeup-removing wipes. I have extremely dry, sensitive skin and use these nightly before I cleanse my face. They take off my makeup easily and do not leave my face dry or irritated. They are also great for late nights when all you can do is get your makeup off. The smell is also amazing." —Kerri

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $6.75.

    See what won best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. Cosrx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask proves being productive is possible even when you're sleeping — or at least when something else is doing all the work. Its formula of natural beeswax and propolis extract work together to soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and replenish lacking moisture. Get used to mornings of hydrated, refreshed complexions.


    Promising review: "I have weird combination skin that's sometimes super oily and sometimes dry with rough patches. This helps so much with relieving and preventing dry, flaky skin, but it also feels pretty lightweight and gentle. Propolis/honey is one of the most effective skincare ingredients for me to get rid of rough patches, and I love that the mask now comes in a tube instead of a jar. I'm also using Differin right now, and this product has really helped with the dryness and irritation I've been dealing with from the retinoid." —jnp2656

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88.

    17. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream gives you a whopping ~24 hour~ hydration, thanks to its powerful (and non-greasy) combo of olive-derived squalane and glacial glycoprotein — aka what'll quickly make even the driest complexion softer and smoother. The Dry Skin Club has been swearing by this fast-acting bb for years!


    Promising review: "I have dealt with dry skin for years. I went through different products which helped in the beginning but my skin would eventually start to dry up again. I bought this moisturizer last year and since then, I have never had to change products. I use this every morning and for the rest of the day my skin is AMAZING. This stuff is magic, I promise you won't be disappointed." —Kiehl's Customer

    Get it from Kiehl's for $30.

    18. Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask soothes flaky lips while you catch up on your beauty sleep by treating your pucker with shea butter, beeswax, and murumuru butter. The result? An entire day of smooth, moisturized lips.

    Promising review: "I am s.h.o.c.k.e.d. at how well this little lip mask works! I'm currently taking Accutane, which dries out your entire body especially the lips. I used this last night right after I scrubbed the dead skin off in the shower and it's still on this morning and my lips are buttery soft! It has a beautiful citrus-y scent. THIS IS A HOLY GRAIL." —Robin Maahs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.40.

    19. CeraVe SA Body Wash needs only a few ingredients to cancel rough and bumpy skin: essential ceramides to restore natural hydration and salicylic acid to exfoliate and soften. The best part? It's all achieved with a few good lathers in the shower. It's down the drain for dry, itchy skin ALL over.

    Promising review: "I recently moved and the climate change was wreaking havoc on my skin. I had bumps on my skin from the heat and dryness and my keratosis pilaris was resurfacing for the first time in almost 10 years on my arms and back of my legs. No moisturizer or 'hydrating' body wash was working. I was truly miserable; I was itchy and bumpy and embarrassed to wear shorts and tank tops. I decided to buy CeraVe SA body wash and have never looked back. It's light, fragrant-free, and literally worked after two showers. I love this stuff!!! In all seriousness, this stuff worked for me and it might work for you. For the price you can't go wrong." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.93.

    20. Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream lives up to its confident name. It blends honey, beeswax, oil oil, ~royal jelly~, and bee pollen to send super dry, stressed skin one simple message: you can relax now.

    Urban Outfitters

    It works on dry hair, too!

    Promising review: "If you have severely dry skin, this is perfect. It’s really thick so I put it in as my night time moisturizer. When used overnight, I wake up to clear and glowing skin." —kellysk

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $26.

    21. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter ends your day on a luxurious note by removing even waterproof makeup while simultaneously refreshing your complexion with a rich chamomile formula. Meaning, you'll go to bed with skin that's clean AND surprisingly soft. Flakes? Dry patches? We don't know them.

    Promising review: "Finally something that takes all my makeup off without stripping my skin. And I’ve tried everything: gentle cleansers that don’t strip your face, but don’t remove all the makeup, and the ones that do are drying. I can never find the balance. Well this is it. I wash my face with a gentle cleanser after and it’s so soft and clean. This requires no scrubbing. It melts off just like it saw and it calms my dry skin. I bought this based on a review and I will never stop using it. Holy grail status. My skin thanks you." —Tattoo Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    22. Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment Mask hits the pedal to the metal (in a gentle way!) when it comes to getting dry skin moisturized FAST. It uses hyaluronic acid, honey, and coconut to *deeply* hydrate skin, plus green tea and ginger to smooth and energize — aka your complexion will be relieved AND brighter.


    Use this as a sleeping mask!

    Promising review: "Rosacea sufferers, lend me your ear. I consider my rosacea to be my personal nemesis and I am constantly trying new stuff to try and combat it. For the record, I have very flaky skin from the rosacea, and heat and rubbing make my rosacea flare up. So I tried this stuff on a whim because I am about ready to bathe in hemp oil if it will stop this winter dry skin. After about 25 minutes, it revealed calm, happy skin. And the next day? Super hydrated, fresh and dewy-looking skin. Dewy! On my flakey, parched skin. It's a miracle! I wish I could buy this in bulk and use it every day, this is absolutely a winter must-have. Marvelous." —Lizzylof

    Get it from Sephora for $59.

    23. Aquaphor Healing Ointment ~cracks down~ on super irritated, thirsty skin no matter where that may be: your face, hands, knees, wherever! It creates a protective barrier on your skin so you can actually *retain* moisture and heal, even when braving the outdoors.

    Promising review: "After having to go to a dermatologist, my doctor advised me to use this as my regular lotion. I have used this for dry areas and wounds before, but never all over. I have very dry skin and since I have used this as my regular cream/lotion after the shower, my skin feels and looks much better. It feels like a protecting layer, especially at nights when I usually tend to itch. Always thought this would be way too thick, but it works. I usually wait a couple of minutes before putting clothes on after applying and it's actually not greasy or sticky at all. I recommend this for anyone who has very dry skin. It also works great for chapped lips." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    24. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion hydrates dry skin in the fastest way possible — right from your shower. Its water-activated formula with almond oil lasts ~24 hours~ so your legs can feel soft and smooth all day, even after just slapping this on mid–singing solo.

    Promising review: "I do not have the time to moisturize daily. I hate doing it right after the shower when I’m still wet and I hate putting clothes on right after putting on lotion. If you are like me, then this is definitely the solution. You put it on in the shower and you rinse it off. You get out of the shower without that sticky feel of lotion and it keeps your skin moisturized until your next shower. I subscribe and save it — my husband and I use it multiple times a week and it lasts us about two months. It's a great product." —Maggie Berke

    Get it from Amazon for $4.86.

    25. Shea Moisture Coconut Oil uses a powerful mix of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals to help even the driest of skin return to its once hydrated state. Not to mention, you can use this universally loved solution for EVERYTHING. It removes makeup, hydrates skin, fights shine, counteracts razor burn, and probably everything else you can think of. Head to toe, INDEED.

    Shea Moisture

    Promising review: "Even though I read through the reviews and the majority of them were good, I was still wondering if this product would work for me. I must say, I am glad I ended up ordering because I am pleased. I normally have dry skin and since using my skin feels so much softer and moisturized. A small amount goes a far way. It is also great for your hair. I love this product and I definitely recommend it." —Jae

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    26. Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme is made up of jojoba oil and vitamin E to drastically hydrate your chapped face, hands, or body practically overnight. AND! Its formula is still lightweight so you won't break out. Finally, a life without cracked knuckles.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this creme. It is the only moisturizer I can use on my face that doesn't make my skin red, irritated, and itchy. In fact, I have been using it for over 14 years. I have occasionally switched to other facial cremes, but all other lotions I have tried irritate my skin, so I always come back to this. Note that I have combination skin (oily T-zone, but the rest of my face is dry). This creme easily absorbs into my skin without being heavy or making it feel oily. It feels wonderful when you apply this lotion to a freshly washed and toned face." —Melissa M

    Get it from Amazon for $5.32.

    27. Alba Botanica Sea Plus Renewal Night Cream lets you ~sleep~ on dry and uneven skin. It'll pick up the night shift so you don't have to by fighting discolored pigmentation and deeply moisturizing so you wake up with a bright, supple complexion.

    Its ingredients like aloe, seaweed, and mango plump skin and drastically reduce dark spots and discoloration. Plus it's 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have used Alba's Botanica Even Advanced Facial scrub for about a year and was looking for a night cream to help moisturize my skin during the dry winter months. This cream exceeded my expectations. I think the smell is clean and refreshing. I have pretty sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts and unlike most creams I've tried, there was no adjustment period for my skin to adjust to this one. No irritation, no breakouts, and most importantly, I have smooth, silky, hydrated skin every morning! I will definitely purchase this again." —Amy Greene

    Get it from Amazon for $6.43.

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