Dry Skin No More: The Best Skincare Brands for Dry Skin
These days it seems there are ample skincare solutions for individuals with oily, acne-prone skin; it feels like a new skincare brand dedicated to fighting blemished skin enters the market daily! But, what about those of us with dry, dehydrated skin?
Treating dry skin is tricky. The key: incorporating products into your skincare routine that restore the skin's moisture barrier. Far too often brands push products that contain superficial hydrators, which sit on the surface of the skin clogging your pores and creating an unhealthy dependency.
The following brands have very evidently dedicated research and development resources to create products specifically catered to dry, dehydrated skin. Join the ranks of true dry skin users who rave about these brands with a newfound luminous complexion.
Founded in 1851 as a New York apothecary, Kiehl's has a long standing reputation as a transparent, customer-first brand. Interesting fact: Kiehl's was the first skincare brand to list their ingredients on their packaging, even before the FDA required this from beauty brands.
Kiehl's is committed to restoring the skin barrier for improved radiance and overall skin health. Most Kiehl's products, regardless of intended skin type classification, are formulated to restore the skin barrier, which means that any Kiehl's product selection is a good selection.
The Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream ($32) is a fan favorite with a 4.75 star rating at 1.3K reviews on their site and over 200K reviews worldwide across ecommerce sites. The Ultra Facial Cream moisturizer is formulated with glacial glycoprotein, an ingredient derived from sea glaciers, and squalane, which is a highly effective moisturizer derived from olives. This unique ingredient combination hydrates the skin without leaving the complexion greasy or oily, providing the perfect solution to your dry skin woes.
Kiehl'sUltra Facial Cream
A newer player on the block, Biossance is that brand you keep seeing on Instagram shelfies with beautiful, dark green glass bottles and minimalist lettering. You know what I'm talking about!
Biossance was founded in 2003, but they didn't initially start with skincare! The Biossance scientists first developed a technology that cured Malaria, which has been distributed 120 million times since it's approval. With a heavy focus on innovative science and sustainability, years later Biossance entered the skincare industry with a line of products unique in nature; every product in the Biossance lineup contains ethically sourced sugarcane-derived squalane, a naturally occuring moisturizer in the human body that depletes with age.
The Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer ($52) is a weightless gel containing probiotic technology that reduces the effects of daily stressors to eliminate redness and irritation. This moisturizing gel is the perfect solution to dry and irritated skin, restoring the skin's natural moisture barrier over time. If you don't want to take our word for it, check out the before and after photos on their website; this product is the real deal.
BIOSSANCESqualane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
Peter Thomas Roth
Peter Thomas Roth is now a millennial household name with 100 products sold internationally online and in Sephora and Ulta stores.
PTR has a robust collection of products specifically catered to dry, sensitive skin called the Water Drench collection, which claims to lock in hydration for 72 hours with a liquid cloud of water vapor. Sign us up! The Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($65) retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water from the atmosphere. According to a consumer perception study, 96% of users said their skin felt more hydrated. Any product from this collection is guaranteed to hydrate your dry, lackluster skin.
PETER THOMAS ROTHWater Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum
The Skinfix tagline is: "Become a Skincare Nerd." Boy, do they talk nerdy in the best possible way. Skinfix is committed to providing clean pharmaceuticals meaning that their products contain active ingredients approved by the FDA to treat specific skin conditions like eczema, burns, rosacea, and more, but they do not contain toxins, irritants and allergens.
Skinfix is getting a lot of publicity from key publications over the past year; the Barrier + Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream ($67) in particular won an Allure beauty award in 2019, which is a huge feat for a new brand. This peptide cream contains an active level of fatty acids including squalane, jojoba oil and macadamia oil, which all closely resemble the skin's lipid content making absorption much more effective. The active percentage breakdown is as follows: 3% skin lipids, 3% peptide proteins, 3% seaweed hyaluronic and 3% lily root extract. The clinical study for this moisturizing cream was incredibly successful with 94% of participants showing increased skin moisture after just one use! Only one use of the Skinfix peptide cream and your skin will look good as new.
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THIS DERMATOLOGISTS FAVORITE NEW CLEANSER
Cleansers are an essential step in everyone’s skincare routine, but it can be difficult to find the right one for your skin. The new Aveeno Calm + Restore nourishing oat cleanser has been my new go-to daily cleanser and I love it. ❤️🙌 Aveeno has always been a brand to create formulations that target dry and sensitive skin and this cleanser is no different. This cleanser is great for people all skin types but would likely benefit dry or combination skin most. The incorporated oat complex helps restore build the skin’s moisture barrier and soothe itchy skin. There is no stripping effect with this cleanser, which is something too always look for with your cleanser. Other pros about this product are its fragrance free (limiting any irritant reactions) as well as great pricing. On amazon, you can find a bottle for under $10.‼️‼️ TRUTH: If you are trying to fight acne or blackheads I recommend against this cleanser and try finding something with salicylic acid. Have you tried the new Aveeno cleanser? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! ⤵️
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
✨Cute Bun Hairstyle✨
Hi Guys!!! I recently saw this scrolling on Pinterest and I wanted to recreate it! It’s SO easy and took about 5 minutes total!! It looks so fancy yet it’s so simple! I have medium to thin hair but this can work on pretty much all hair types! (: (tip: spray texture spray beforehand) this helps it stay in better!)☺️ HOW TO: -I like to pull my bangs out first (: - you’re going to section it as if you’re doing a half up half down hairstyle -then you’re going to start twisting that part of your hair -I twist it around like I’m doing a ballerina bun😅 -then I secure it with a hair tie ❤️ -you can leave like that! Or I like to pull it out a little so it’s more loose!✨😊
Kylie x Grinch - Worth the Hype?
Review time!!! I just received the entire Kylie Cosmetics Grinch Collection in the mail this week & I want to break down each product and tell you what I loved and didn’t love. Palette: I’m not one that reaches for tons of colour usually but all the greens in this palette are gorgeous! There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades, and as usual, the shadows blend like a dream! The good thing about this palette is that there are still some neutral shades rather than just greens. I definitely appreciate the mixture of shades. Shadow Sticks: The Kylie shadow sticks are probably one of my favourite products they have ever released. They are so extremely pigmented, and so easy to apply. They’re basically fool proof, and they set as a shadow. If you haven’t tried them out, I highly suggest you do! In this collection we have a super pretty light shimmery green, light gold, and two rosy toned shadow sticks. Shimmer Eye Glazes: This product is insane. They are a super intensely pigmented eyeshadow that leaves the lids looking wet & dripping in glitter! One swipe of these on the lid is literally all you need for that intense shimmer. If you’re someone who loves super shimmery eyeshadow, I recommend giving the Kylie Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Glazes a try. This collection came with 2 shades: a minty turquoise green and a gold - & I’m obsessed and so happy to be adding these to my collection!! Olive Kyliner: My go to liquid liner is the black Kyliner, so i wasn’t surprised when i loved the easy application and long wearing quality of this olive Kyliner! The liner applies a lighter olive green and dries down to a deeper olive shade. It’s definitely not something I’d reach for everyday, although it’s definitely cute for the holidays or even for a pop of colour to a neutral eye! Blush: I am a huge fan of the Kylie Cosmetics Blushes as opposed to the other blushes I’ve tried from the brand this one had some shimmer in it! It’s quite similar to the NARS “orgasm” blush but with a stronger pink hue. I love the shimmer in it, it adds a pretty glow to the cheeks, perfect for the holidays.. or any day really :P Highlight: Def on theme, but probably my least favourite product in of the collection :( Don’t get me wrong, it’s super blinding and glowy. Although, once I applied to my face it showed off as very green. Personally I don’t want a green glow on my face! But hey, if that’s your vibe that’s cool! Definitely not a highlight I’d reach for everyday. Lip Kit: Obsessed. This red is EVERYTHING! This Lip Kit is one of the best reds I have ever tried. It has a matte finish and is extremely long wearing. I know it’s sold out but a similar shade would be “BOSS” by Kylie. Lipsticks: These shades are gorg for the holidays and I love the shade range! Long wearing & comfortable on the lips. High Glosses: Kylies high glosses are high shine, but very sticky! So if you’re not a fan of sticky glosses you won’t love these. These shades are perf for the holidays and everyday!
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