SUPER HYDRATORS: The Best Products For Dry + Dehydrated Skin

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You might not think there’s a difference between dry or dehydrated skin but if your complexion’s been looking lack luster of late, knowing whether it’s dry or dehydrated could make all the difference.

DRY SKIN

Dry skin is a skin type that doesn’t produce enough sebum or oil.  Our skin’s natural sebum production slows down from the age of 20, which is why we may start to notice our skin becoming increasingly dryer the older we get (sob sob).  This gradual reduction of sebum, leads to a lack of skin suppleness and elasticity resulting in sagging ageing skin.

So if you’ have cracked, sore or leathery skin and an increase in wrinkles, you’re probably suffering from dry skin. .

DEHYDRATED SKIN

Dehydrated skin is a condition caused by lack of water in the skin. As with sebum production our skin’s natural ability to hold water decrease with age, causing the skin to look flat and fine lines more noticeable.  However unlike dry skin, there are a number of external factors that can affect our skins hydration levels. These included ambient humidity (think air conditioning and central heating), contact with water (yes surprisingly water on the skin can actually cause more water loss, this is because water attracts and extracts water soluble molecules from your skins cells) and infrequent moisture replenishment (such as not using appropriate skincare for your skin condition).

From nourishing over night oils that regenerate your skin, to super hydration boosters to replenish your skin  on the go, we have all you need to ensure your skin looks as youthful and plumped as it did before kids!

BEST FOR DRY SKIN

L’OCCITANE Immortelle Reset Over Night Rest Oil-In-Serum £49

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A nightly treatment infused with more than 3000 golden bubbles to help your skin recover as you sleep leaving skin feeling intensely hydrated and rejuvenated on waking.

EMBRYOLISSE Global Anti-Age Cream £44

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This French Pharmaceutical favourite with it’s potent blend of Hyaluronic acid Vitamins A, E and F, deeply hydrates to reduce the signs of aging in both dry and mature skin .

MARULA PURE BEAUTY OIL Pure Marula Facial Oil £65.35

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The only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil absorbs quickly into the skin providing long lasting hydration and improved skin elasticity.

NUXE Crème Fraiche de Beauté 48 Hour Moisturizing Cream £25

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Made with a skin-softening blend of eight plant milks, together with the emollient richness of repairing shea butter and concentrated macademia nut oil, this nourishing cream provides lasting comfort ideal for dry to very dry skin.

OXYGENETIX Oxygenating Hydro-Matrix Moisturiser £76

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Containing the same "second skin" formulation as the foundation, Oxygenetix’s Oxygenating moisturiser works to heal and protect the skin by increasing oxygen intake and cell production while decreasing the risk of infection. 

PAUL’S CHOICE Skin Recovery Serum £32

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This incredibly hydrating, high performance serum contains a concentrated blend of antioxidants, nourishing plant oils and retinol to protect and nourish the skin while minimising the visible signs of ageing. 

NYDG Colloidal Oatmeal Cleanser £30

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Featuring Colloidal Oatmeal  (renowed for it’s soothing qualities), plus  Chamomille, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E,  NYDG’s calming cleanser will remove all traces of impurities to leave skin feeling smooth, nourished and protected. 

BEST FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN

PETER THOMAS ROTH Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum £52

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Containing 75% Hyaluronic Complex, this serum is intensely hydrating and helps smooth out fine lines while revitalising dull and dehydrated complexions. 

EVE LOM Radiance Face Mist £38

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More than just a mist, Eve Lom’s radiance treatment spray instantly hydrates, helps to protect against environmental aggressors and improves elasticity, giving the complexion a radiant glow.

IMAGE SKINCARE Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler £80

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This concentrated topical filler contains six forms of lower and higher molecular weight hyaluronic acids to rapidly smooth away the appearance of wrinkles. Delivers an immediate, noticeable boost of hydration. Fill in fine lines without an injection. 

INSTITUT ESTHEDERM Intensive Hyluronic Eye Serum £33

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The skin around our eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of dehydration. This all in one eye serum intensively moisturises, smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, plumps up tear trough and Illuminates dark shadows for a look that is refreshed and awake.

ALGENIST Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack £44

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Harnessing the phenomenal powers of algae, this overnight mask combines alguronic acid and an ‘algalyte complex’ (which contains red microalgae and skin-energising electrolytes) to intensely replenish hydration and balance moisture levels to minimise signs of ageing.

111 SKIN Meso Infusion Day Defence Hydration Mask £125

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Inspired by the ‘must have’ treatment Mesotherapy, 111 Skin’s time-saving, wear-anywhere mask melts effortlessly into skin, leaving no residue to restore dry, dehydrated, pollutant-exposed skin. 

ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Complex II £53

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Estee Lauder’s cult classic transforms dull, dehydrated skin as you sleep to reveal a visibly smoother, luminous complexion, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without clogging pores or leaving skin greasy.