Fellow dry-skinned people, I got you. I know how difficult it can be to find moisturizers for dry skin especially in the Philippines. A majority of products here cater to our oily-skinned sisters (no hate!). And because the weather here is super hot, we don’t really blame anyone offering anything and everything lightweight. But the truth is, we need something more than that.
What to look for in moisturizers for dry skin
We need moisturizers that prevent water loss and help strengthen our skin’s barrier. If the skin is dry and lacks moisture, it’s more prone to having a weak barrier. And when the skin’s barrier is weak, well, you guessed it, the skin becomes more prone to damage and things we don’t really like — bacteria and irritants (no!).
So make sure you look for one of these ingredients: glycerin, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and plant butters and oil.
Pressed for time? Don’t worry. I’ve listed down some of the best moisturizers for dry skin which you can easily get in the Philippines in 2021.
Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Cream
This is an “intensive moisturizing cream” made with jojoba oil and vitamin E that leaves the skin feeling and looking soft and smooth.
Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream
Olay is known for its anti-aging products, but you don’t really need to be concerned with fine lines and wrinkles to reap the benefits of these moisturizers from the brand. They’re packed with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid that works great for dry skin.
Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Cream
This moisturizer strengthens dry and sensitive skin and repairs the skin’s natural moisture barrier. It’s exactly what you need to keep your dry skin looking and feeling healthy.
CosRx Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream
A fan of K-beauty? You’ll be glad to know that there are quite a number of moisturizers for dry skin from this arena. For instance, this moisturizing cream from the cult-fave K-beauty brand promises to give long-lasting and intense hydration with the help of ceramides, propolis, and D-panthenol.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
A classic from the brand, this moisturizer is as simple as it gets for dry-skinned moisturization but no less potent. It has moisturizing and hydrating squalane, among other plant-derived ingredients.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Relieve your skin’s dryness with the help of this moisturizer that you can use not just for the face but also the body. It’s said to be great for those with eczema too.
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
Let this moisturizer increase your skin’s restoration ability with the help of its patented ceramide. This also helps relieve itchiness and extreme dryness.
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.