6 hydrating ingredients that strike it rich

What dermatologists say is best for dry skin

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Curology Team
Oct 16, 2019 · 2 min read

We’re here to share what we know — but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider if you have questions.

If your face isn’t feeling quite moisturized enough, you aren’t alone. Super dry skin is super common — it can be brought on by our natural aging process or environmental factors like long, harsh winters. Curology’s new rich moisturizer has 6 key ingredients chosen by dermatologists to treat dry skin by smoothing, softening, and plumping. But what puts the rich moisturizer in the running for best facial moisturizer for dry skin?

Meet the cast

Curology’s dermatologists specifically formulated our new rich moisturizer with 6 hydrating ingredients to smooth tiny cracks, add moisture, and keep that moisture locked in.

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in our skin, but decreases with age — meaning that adding it back in makes for plump, hydrated, and more youthful-looking skin, while also minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. As a humectant, it physically holds moisture on the outermost layer of skin, as if casting a binding spell on trace amounts of water in the air ✨

Glycerin hydrates, softens, and protects skin. As a humectant, it also absorbs water from the atmosphere into your skin.

Aloe glides on the skin to deeply moisturize and soothe. Aloe has been used in topical skincare since ancient times due to its well-known skin-soothing and skin-healing properties. In clinical studies, aloe has been proven to be an effective moisturizer and antiseptic that fights inflammation.

Shea butter softens skin texture by filling in tiny cracks in the skin — it’s the reason why this moisturizer is so dang creamy. As an emollient, shea butter delivers water directly into the skin, helping to plump it up.

Squalane is an antioxidant derived from natural oils that fights wrinkle-forming free radicals while maximizing the absorption of your other ingredients. Squalane is derived from squalene, which occurs naturally in our sebum; it is a popular addition to anti-aging skincare products providing emollient, hydrating and antioxidant activity.

Allantoin is a protective powerhouse that forms a barrier around the skin to keep you hydrated and protected. It also soothes the complexion.

Last (but not least), all of the ingredients in our rich moisturizer are non-comedogenic, meaning it’s acne safe. If you’re looking for the best face moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin, give this one a try.

Your personal dream team

You can breathe a sigh of relief, because Curology makes custom skincare simple and accessible. Not only can we hook you up with the rich moisturizer of your dreams, but when you become a Curology member, one of our board-certified dermatology providers will prescribe a custom cream for your unique skin concerns. Sign up for a free trial and get the complete set with the rich moisturizer for just $4.95 (plus tax) to cover the cost of shipping and handling.

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