What Ingredients Help Dry Skin the Most

What Ingredients Help Dry Skin the Most

Dry skin can be a challenge for those who have it. It can sometimes feel tight and parched,.. If you have dry skin, but would rather it look supple and hydrated, we’re compiling a list of the best skin care ingredients to hydrate and nourish less than selfie worthy skin. Look for products that contain these ingredients in their formulas to help moisturize dry skin.


1. Glycerin

“Glycerin is the most well-known ingredient for moisturizing dry skin,” says Nannan Chen, Associate Principal Scientist at Garnier Scientific Affairs. “Our plant based Glycerin is a natural humectant that attracts moisture to skin.” Glycerin as a substance is similar to the skin and can help dry skin appear supple and feel soft


2. Hyaluronic Acid

Your skin naturally contains hyaluronic acid, a molecule composed partly of sugars. It is fantastic at retaining moisture and products containing hyaluronic acid help build up the skin barrier. It can have a restorative effect on dry skin and make it look plump and reduce the appearance of fine lines.


3. Ceramides

Ceramides act as fatty molecules that hold skin together. Ceramides also attract moisture to the skin and help maintain the skin’s suppleness. As we age, we lose ceramide levels. Products containing ceramides can help our skin look younger and feel more hydrated. If you have dry skin ceramides can help make your skin look nourished. Some of the best night creams out there contain ceramides and we recommend you stock up on one to wake up with healthy-looking skin.


4. PCA

PCA stands for pyrrolidone carboxylic acid. It’s an amino acid derivative and acts as a humectant meaning that it attracts water which can help make dry skin feel more hydrated. It naturally occurs in skin, but when applied to the skin in the form of a product, it can help with dryness and the feeling of tightness.


If you have dry skin look out for products containing one or more of these ingredients. It can really benefit your dry skin and help make it look and feel hydrated and refreshed.