I am taking a break from all the holiday content to share my must have face creams for dry skin! My skin is dry year round but whenever November rolls around, my skin starts to get very flaky in all the wrong spots (are there any right spots for flaky skin though?). I test a lot of skincare products on this blog. But today, I’ll be sharing 3 products I have trusted for years whenever my skin gets dry like a desert!
The Biodrma Hydrabio collection is my favorite and most trusted product for nixing dry flaky skin. I’ve been using the Bioderma Hydrabio line for about 3 years now. Every winter, when my skin starts acting up, I start using this for a while to rehydrate. The photo above is the Bioderma Hydrabio Creme and I’ve actually never used this before. What has worked amazing for me is the Hydrabio Serum and the Hydrabio Riche cream.
The Bioderma Hydrabio line was made for dehydrated sensitive skin. The main ingredient is the Aguagenium patent which stimulates the skin to reactivate its natural hydration process. The formula feels very mild and gentle. There’s no color and a very light fragrance. You can feel the effects pretty quickly. Usually the morning after, my skin already feels more plump. It usually only takes me a few days to get rid of the flaky areas and keep them away.
The Hydrabio Serum and Hydrabio Riche cream both come in a container with airless pump. The packaging makes it a bit more sanitary than this creme. I can’t believe I have not reviewed this product yet on the blog. It is very simple but truly effective for dry skin!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – $40
Kiehl’s is a new discovery for me even though I’ve seen their products around for years. Last year I won a giveaway for Kiehl’s products and since then have found several favorites! The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is one of their classic products and it works very well for my dry skin. Similar to the Bioderma Hydrabio products, the formula is colorless with very light fragrance. It is actually a thinner texture but it does a surprisingly good job at retaining moisture for the skin.
Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream – $46
Koreans are known for their flawless skin so I always trust Korean skincare brands. Laniege launched in Canada last year and I am so lucky to have been able to test out several products. In general, their products are geared towards the younger crowd.
The Lanegie Water Bank Moisture Cream has a thick texture. If you scooped some on your finger and let it upside down, it would not move. It absorbs nicely though and it’s not oily at all. The ingredients include ceramides and cholesterol that imitates the skin’s natural barrier to seal in moisture. It is suppose to shield the skin from drying elements.
If you get dry skin in the winter time, I’d highly recommend you to try one of these three. I know the packaging or marketing claims are not that attention grabbing. But these are truly effective and at a wonderful price point. If you are looking for any anti-aging properties though, I would suggest you to use a serum underneath. All 3 of these are purely for hydration and do not offer additional claims.