At last⁠ — the best moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin

How this rich moisturizer for extremely dry skin takes hydration to the max

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Curology Team
Oct 19, 2019 · 3 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 you’re on the quest for the best face moisturizer for dry skin, it can be a lot more challenging than you think. Even the best drugstore moisturizer might have ingredients that irritate your skin, drying it out further, or worse: causing breakouts. If you have dry, sensitive skin, Curology’s dermatology providers have got your back, with a customized prescription cream that treats acne or signs of aging, plus a new rich moisturizer specially formulated with ingredients that double down on hydration without making your skin worse.

What causes dry skin?

Although being a dry skin type makes you prone to dry skin symptoms, a lack of moisture retention in the skin can happen to anyone due to a diverse array of triggers. Dry skin can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors⁠ — in other words, your skin may naturally produce less oil (sebum), and skin damage may be tampering with your natural moisture barrier. For example, you might be an oily skin type who is prone to dry skin in winter because of a lack of humidity in the air (which can be made worse by indoor heating).

Because the natural oil production of our skin also fluctuates as we age, you might regularly hydrate the skin with a dry skin treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Deep moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid counteract a drop in fatty lipids when we age, plumping skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So even if you’re not prone to signs of dry skin, you might still find that the best moisturizer for oily skin is a richly hydrating moisturizer with a creamy texture that soothes and smooths your face.

From left clockwise: Aloe, shea butter, the rich moisturizer, allantoin, glycerin.

How to treat dry skin with hydrating ingredients

If you need to treat very dry skin that may be sensitive to harsh ingredients, Curology’s new rich moisturizer has all the essential hydrating ingredients you need. The rich moisturizer soothes and improves the appearance of skin with these 6 hydrating ingredients:

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.

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.

Shea butter softens skin texture by filling in tiny cracks in the skin.

Squalane is a natural plant-based antioxidant that fights wrinkle-forming free radicals while maximizing the absorption of your other ingredients.

Allantoin is a powerhouse of reinforcement that forms a barrier on the skin to keep you hydrated and protected.

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Curology’s dermatologists created a special formula with all of the above ingredients for the best moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin. The rich moisturizer works work twice as hard: first it adds moisture to the skin, then it traps that moisture in. Best of all? You can layer up as much as you’d like⁠ — this moisturizer is non-clogging, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic.

The rich moisturizer is formulated to go with the Curology 3-step set, which includes a gentle cleanser and a custom cream that is prescribed by a dermatology provider to treat your unique skin concerns. Sign up for a free trial and the complete Curology set for just $4.95 (plus tax) to cover the costs of shipping and handling.

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