Dry, Sensitive Skin? These Expert-Approved Moisturisers Will Leave You Hydrated and Glowing

Whether we're in the depths of winter or the height of summer, my skin has a tendency to shift towards the hydration levels of the Sahara desert if I'm not on top of my skincare routine. While I'd describe my skin as normal-to-dry, the changeable temperatures here in the UK means that switching between hot weather and central heating within mere days can play havoc with my skin's hydration levels. Of course, as a beauty editor, I'm blessed to now be armed with a whole heap of skincare products formulated to restore the moisture to my skin, but that doesn't mean that I'm not always on the lookout for more dry skin-friendly formulas to add to my rotation. And if they come approved by the best skin experts in the business? Even better.


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So, why is finding the right moisturiser for dry skin so essential? "As much as 300ml of water can be lost through your skin each day which is known as transepidermal water loss," explains Dr Ophelia, Consultant Dermatologist, MBBS, BSc, PhD and MRCP. This is why it's important to make sure you're giving your skin regular moisture from serums and moisturisers that are packed with hydrating ingredients.


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Ahead, 16 of the best moisturisers for dry skin, as recommended by skin experts and me.

1. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

2. Watermans Moisturise Me Hand and Skin Cream

3. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

4. Revision Skincare DEJ Face Cream

5. CeraVe Moisturising Lotion

6. Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream

7. Kylie Skin Face Moisturiser

8. REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream

9. 4.5.6 Day Hack Matte Moisturiser

10. Glossier Priming Moisturiser Rich

11. CeraVe Moisturising Cream

12. Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream

13. Cetraben Lotion

14. Weleda Skin Food

15. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

16. Naturium Marshmallow Root Barrier Balm

This story was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.