The Best Face Products for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

After ages of being in a war with the dry patches that love to appear on my face especially during the colder months, I think I finally won the battle. I’ve tried a ridiculous amount of products over the past few years, and most of them sadly left me unimpressed. Having said that, 2014 seemed to be my lucky year, as I discovered quite a few gems I’m going to talk about today. If you’re a fellow dry skin sufferer, look no further!

La Roche-Posay Nutritic Intense Riche: I call this cream a game changer. It was the first product that actually made a difference to my dry skin and the product that restored my faith in skincare. I put it on pretty much every night and it always does its magic. When I wake up, my skin feels soft and moisturized with no dry patches in sight. It also doesn’t hurt that it smells absolutely lovely! Just to give you a heads up, this is a rather rich and thick cream that doesn’t sink in right away, which is why I would only recommend you to use it before going to bed.

La Roche-Posay Hydreane Riche: Hydreane Riche is the newest addition to my skincare routine. I would describe it as a lighter version of Nutritic Intense Riche, perfect for every day. It moisturizes your skin, but since it isn’t too heavy and sinks in super fast, it works great as a makeup base as well. I actually just did a full review on this one, so if you want to know the details (and possibly win a tube for yourself), make sure to check out this post.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse: The best way to describe this multi-purpose dry oil is a miracle in a bottle. A deliciously smelling miracle in a bottle that is. You can use it on your face, body or hair. I mainly use it on my face as a substitute for my beforementioned night creme from time to time, when I feel like pampering myself. I was a bit hesinant to try it at first, because I thought having oil on my face for a longer period of time would clog my pores, but I’m glad I ended up giving it a go. My fears were completely unjustifiable. It’s really lovely and not excessively greasy. After it sinks in, you’re left with the silkiest skin!

Bioderma Solution Micellaire: Let’s say a few words about cleansers/makeup removers. I still can’t believe I’ve been using makeup remover wipes before switching to this holy grail of mine. What a difference! The solution does a great job at removing my makeup without stripping my skin of all moisture and leaving it ‘tight’. I always buy a bunch of them when I go to France and currently have about six bottles waiting for me back home. I know, I’m obsessed. I either use the one for sensitive skin (pink cap) or the one for dry/dehydrated skin (blue cap). I don’t notice any difference between the two to be honest.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser: Once I remove my makeup with Bioderma, I follow up with Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish to thoroughly cleanse my skin. I put it all over my face and then wipe it off with a muslin cloth soaked in hot water, which also helps to remove dead skin cells/dry patches. The product is very creamy and makes my skin squeeky clean, soft and bright.

Origins Drink-up Intensive Overnight Mask: I use this mask once a week, usually a night before washing my hair, because I leave it on over night and my hair tends to stick to it while I roll around in my sleep, haha. My skin literally drinks this product up and feels super moisturized once I wake up. Oh, and it smells like Haribo Frogs. I’m not even kidding.

That’s it about the outstanding bunch suitable for dry and dehydrated skin that I have in my beauty drawer. I’m pretty content about my skincare routine right now, the only thing I’m still missing is a nice morning cleanser. I don’t need any heavy-duty stuff, just something nice and creamy to remove the oily night residue. Any recommendations? And please let me know which product you use and love if you have dry/dehydrated skin yourself. There’s always room for more amazing products! 😀


  1. ell
    November 24, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Love the look of all these, the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser always works wonders for my skin xx

    • Sandra
      November 25, 2014 / 12:27 pm

      It truly is great.

  2. Mateja
    November 24, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Meni se je koža tudi popolnoma spremenila, ko sem začela pravo nego uporabljat. Tako kot ti sem imela te blesave suhe luskice, še posebej na čelu in si sploh nisem upala nanest pudra tam, ker je izgledalo grozno. Meni so najbolj pomagali ti kremni čistilci/balmi in pa seveda Nuxe je moj all time favourite 🙂 Zdajle pri tebi vidim Biodermo – damn, I miss it. Preveč drugstore vodic sem kupila, ki se ne morejo primerjat.

    • Sandra
      November 25, 2014 / 12:32 pm

      Ja, jaz sem jih imela največ po licih, puder je pa seveda to še bolj poudaril. Res grozno. Drugstore zadeve se res ne morejo kosati z Biodermo. Ne vem kako lahko nekateri pravijo, da gre za enak produkt v drugi embalaži. Jaz sem potem bolj kot ne za foro šla par drugstore verzij kupit in so mi bile vse grozne. Čisto so mi izsušile kožo pa oči dražle za znoret, tko da sem jih potem mela sam še za swatche dol iz rok brisat. 😀

    • Mateja
      November 26, 2014 / 6:37 pm

      Jaz predvsem to opazim, da ne odstranijo dobro oz. rabim uporabit veliko več. Moram it enkrat v lekarno 🙂

    • Sandra
      November 26, 2014 / 9:50 pm

      Ja, tudi to…

  3. Julie
    November 25, 2014 / 6:22 am

    Great products indeed! I have tried La Roche-Posay Hydreane Riche and I so love it. It works well on my skin. Will def repurchase!

  4. Anna.
    November 25, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    No kar nekaj stvari iz tvojega seznama imam na WL.Sem pa imela ti srečo, da sem dobila La Roche-Posay Hydreane Riche in je res prekrasna kremica, za suho kožo. Mogoče veš kakšna je kaj cena?

    • Sandra
      November 26, 2014 / 9:52 pm

      Pri nas ne vem točno, bi morala v lekarni vprašat, v UK je pa v Boots 14.50 funtov. V Sloveniji je verjetno podobna cena, samo v eure preračunana. 🙂

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