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! 😀