Dry Skin? These Are The Intensive Moisturisers Beauty Buffs Swear By
Say goodbye to flaky skin and dry patches with these cult creams
24 January 2019
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Weleda Skin Food, Holland and Barrett
Even a small tube of this cold weather saviour will last a long time – all you need is a tiny squeeze of the thick, freshly-scented balm to smooth onto very dry patches. The original Skin Food is best used overnight because it leaves a bit of a sheen, but the new Skin Food Light sinks in faster, so can be used as a day cream.
CeraVe Moisturising Lotion, Boots
Considering the light and creamy texture of this cult favourite, it delivers amazing moisturising pay offs. Apply liberally day and night – it also has benefits for those with eczema and acne.
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm, Boots
Eucerin is hugely popular in America, especially with people who have sensitive skin. The Aquaphor Balm is your best bet for skin that’s so dry it’s becoming flaky and cracked. With no colourants, preservatives or fragrance, it should soothe without irritating.
Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm, AllBeauty (www.allbeauty.com)
Don’t be fooled by the name – while this cream was originally intended to be used by breastfeeding mums, it’s been adopted as an all-round moisturiser and lip balm. It comes in a very small tube, but a little bit goes a long way, so is ideal for popping in your handbag on very chilly days.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, LookFantastic (www.lookfantastic.com)
First Aid Beauty aims to remedy skin SOS situations and this mega moisturising cream really does the job. Leave it to sink in for a few minutes and you’ll have smooth skin that’s ready for make-up.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm, FeelUnique (www.feelunique.com)
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial range is an obsession for many a beauty maven, but when it comes to extremely dry skin, a regular day cream won’t do. Enter the Deep Moisture Balm, a thicker, more intensive formula that’s ideal for using last thing at night.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
A bona fide cult classic, this legendary moisturising balm was created in 1930 and is still beloved today – many fans never leave home without it. A thick, nourishing formula that’s great for on-the-go touch-ups, it can also be used as an overnight mask.
SkinCeuticals Emollience (www.skinceuticals.co.uk)
For luxury lovers, SkinCeuticals Emollience is the brand’s most potent moisturiser, the water-based formula gently providing relief from dry skin.