23 Dec 2018

My Hydration Boosting Skincare Line-Up

All my life I have struggled with dry skin which has unfortunately been caused by eczema and atopic dermatitis. I'll share more on my journey with those conditions in another post but I wanted to share some products that I like to use regularly as they keep my dry skin at bay.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid + B5
Whenever someone asks for more a recommendation from The Ordinary range, I always recommend this one. The hyaluronic acid ingredient helps to absorb moisture from any other product applied afterwards into the skin. There are loads of products on this market now but this one is my current go-to because it is inexpensive, easy to get my hands on and works especially well with my next product...

The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
This product is basically an oil but is not heavy and greasy like most. The description on the website states: Squalane, a saturated and stable hydrocarbon found naturally in the skin, is an exceptional hydrator that can prevent the ongoing loss of hydration that can impair suppleness. And that is exactly the reason why I use it.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
Another pre-moisturiser I enjoy, is this one by Caudalie. This is a sample but I enjoyed it so much after the first couple of uses that I immediately went out to purchase the full size*. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid but with the added extra of Grape Water and Grape Seed Polyphenols which repairs and rejuvenates the skin so the skin stays supple and smooth.

Botanics 80% Organic Hydrating Eye Cream
I recently purchased this eye cream on a whim whilst I was browsing in Boots and I'm so glad I did. The rosehip ingredient in the oil makes the products extra moisturising and helps de-puff and keep dryness around the eye area at bay. I really struggle with dryness on my eyelids so I like to use this all around the eye and it works perfectly!

Botanics 97% Organic Hydrating Superbalm
Honestly, I was really surprised and a bit gutted at the size of this product (11ml) in comparison to the price (£7.99) but unfortunately for my bank account it works really well. I feel like it is a dupe to a Liz Earle product and compared to Liz Earle, it is much cheaper but still not so friendly on the pocket! Anyway, it is a super hydrating balm that you can apply to extremely dry areas of the skin and it works brilliantly.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream Moisturiser*
Last but definitely not least... This cream has honestly changed my life. I can't say a single bad thing about this product, my skin just loves it! It is fragrance free, oil-free and suitable for sensitive skin and also created by dermatologists and therefore agrees with my eczema prone skin. Highly recommend if you are struggling to find an ultra-nourishing moisturiser.

So those are my hydrating skincare must-haves at the moment - what are your recommendations for dry skin?


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