How To Choose the Best Moisturiser for Dry Skin

Chances are if you're reading this you have dry skin. Flakiness, irritation and tightness are all common features of this skin type, all of which can be very uncomfortable to deal with. Dry skin types are extremely common, but there are moisturisers specifically formulated to help treat and soothe dry skin. It's important for those with this skin type to have the best moisturiser with a rich and comforting texture for long lasting nourishment. Finding the best moisturiser for dry skin will ensure your skin stays healthy, hydrated and protected. L'Occitane moisturisers are enriched with organic and sustainably-sourced Shea butter, but the richness varies between products. We're sharing our guide on the difference between our moisturisers for both face and body, and why they're so effective.

Firstly, Let’s Understand Why Skin Gets So Dry Firstly, Let’s Understand Why Skin Gets So Dry

Firstly, Let’s Understand Why Skin Gets So Dry

People of all ages can have dry skin. In fact, by the age of 60 nearly everyone has dry skin. Skin can naturally be dry, however there are some other causes of dry skin. This can include really hot showers that contribute to skin dehydration, washing hands very frequently which can dry them out, some medical conditions like psoriasis and eczema, and soaps that can disrupt your skin's pH balance.

Dry skin can also range in severity, from skin on the slightly drier side to extremely dry and chapped skin. That's why it's important to find the moisturiser with the right concentration of ingredients to treat your skin - helping the skin barrier to build and retain its moisture levels.

Hand Creams & Lotions

We offer a range of hand creams and lotions. The main difference between the two is their consistency and how nourishing they are. Hand lotions have a lighter texture and are formulated with 5% organic Shea butter. They're ideal for those with a 'normal' skin type, providing the skin with light hydration and counterbalances the drying effects of water. L'Occitane hand creams have a richer texture and higher concentration of organic Shea butter (ranging from 20-25%) and are ideal for those with dry to very dry hands that are in need of lasting nourishment.

Foot Creams

Shea Butter Body Moisturisers

Shea butter is renowned for it's nourishing and protective properties. Opt for a Shea moisturiser if you have dry to very dry skin that requires nourishment.

Almond Body Moisturisers

Almond oil is naturally rich in omegas 6 and 9, known to soften and moisturise skin. Opt for an Almond body moisturiser if you are looking for hydration.

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When looking for a moisturiser, it's good to look out for the ingredients that are ideal for dry skin. Our best ingredients to manage dry skin are Shea butter, naturally rich Omega 3, Omega 6, Vitamin E and karitene, and Almond Oil rich in Omega 9 and squalene. Other great ingredients to look out for include hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramides.

Now that you know the main benefits and best skin types of our favourite moisturisers for dry skin, you should feel ready to start shopping your favourite. Feel free to do your own research by browsing our full range.

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