14 Mar 2021

Skincare Ingredients To Look For If You Have Dry Skin

With skincare and science becoming more normal, there's a lot of ingredients on the packaging that you may not be familiar with! There are brands that are great for breaking down these ingredients and educating their customers (The Ordinary is a great example!) whilst others stick names on packaging and expect customers to buy them with their own knowledge that it's what they are looking for.

Anyway, as a skincare lover (and borderline addict) I'm very passionate about learning more about skincare ingredients and have noticed over the past few years that I'm drawn to products with certain ingredients because I know they'll benefit my dry, dehydrated and eczema-prone skin.

Today, I wanted to share those and why they are good for our skin type so you know what to look out for in future skincare purchases.

Hyaluronic acid

This ingredient is the holy grail in terms of bringing in moisture to the skin. It's a very popular product, which is great as dry skin will be thankful for it, but it's important to understand how it works and why it's good.

The ingredient sets out to hydrate the skin from within and not only revives dehydrated skin cells, but also helps plump up fine lines and wrinkles, making it popular within anti-ageing skincare too. 

The 'acid' part of the name may scare you but don't worry, it's completely safe and unlike other anti-ageing skincare ingredients, like retinol, can be used on a regular basis and won't negatively impact the skin. In fact daily use will only help keep the skin nourished and plump. 

You can purchase hyaluronic acid in a pure serum form, which is the way I find it most impactful. The one I'm currently using is by The Ordinary.


Lanolin is an ingredient I've really grown to love over the past year or so. I discovered that one of my favourite skincare products, the Weleda Skin Food cream, contains the ingredient which is probably why my skin drinks it up and loves it. I've also been using the Lanolips Everywhere Multi Cream, which contains the ingredient too.

The ingredient is used in a lot of different skincare that is targeted towards irritated skin, which is why it suits my eczema-prone skin type. It's emollient properties makes it ideal for moisturising and smoothing, which is definitely what it does. You'll also notice that the products that have this ingredient are often thick in texture so they absorb deep into the skin.


Another ingredient name used on skincare packaging a lot is ceramides. This is a common choices within targeted skincare for dry and dehydrated skin as it helps create a barrier on the surface of the skin. This means it locks in the moisture and prevents your environment from drying your skin out, keeping your skin calm and nourished.

My favourite daily cream has this ingredient in - the CeraVe Moisturising Lotion.


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