Dehydrated and cracked skin is often associated with wintertime, but just because we live in the tropics doesn’t mean that we’re spared from having dry skin. Things like overwashing and prolonged sun exposure can also cause our skin to go dry. When you feel that your skin needs a little extra moisture, basic creams and lotions may not be up for the job. Instead, slather on extra-nourishing lotions that will leave your skin oh so soft. Ahead, we list down the 10 best body moisturisers for dry skin and where you can buy them in Singapore.
Count on Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion (SGD2) to restore supple skin in no time. This budget-friendly classic body moisturiser is the latest successor to the original formula that was created in 1870. The newest version contains a blend of pure oat extract and microdroplets of Vaseline® Jelly that both nourish dry skin.
Love that super hydrated, moisturised feeling on your skin? You’ll love the Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel (SGD15.50). Made with just 3% water, this has a one-of-a-kind gel-to-oil rich texture that will not just make your complexion baby soft but also protect it against moisture loss to help restore dry skin to its healthy state.
Eucerin pH5 Lotion F (SGD16.70) works from within to rehydrate the skin. It harnesses the skin’s own “active complex” and ability to hydrate itself to promote a healthy complexion. This is done with the pH5 Enzyme Protection formula, which is a blend of ingredients that activate the skin’s own protective enzymes to further stimulate the regeneration process. On top of that, it also has wound-healing properties; it contains dexpanthenol, a medication that’s used for rashes, skin burns and more.
When you’ve got dry skin, there’s a good chance that your moisture barrier is compromised, which means that irritants can enter while moisture escapes. This can happen when we’ve over-exfoliated or been overexposed to the sun or any harsh chemicals. If you think your moisture barrier needs some repairing, pick up the PHYSIOGEL Body Lotion (SGD19.90). It’s a fast-absorbing lotion that will help rejuvenate and strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier to prevent recurring dryness.
Got dry skin that itches? Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion (SGD26.90) promises to provide relief. Created especially for sensitive skin, this fragrance- and steroid-free body moisturiser is clinically proven to soothe itching and assist in helping heal dry skin. It also works fast to restore hydration and helps balance the skin’s microbiome thanks to its Prebiotic Triple Oat Complex.
Do you prefer lightweight body moisturisers? Choose the Sebamed AntiDry Hydra Body Lotion (SGD26.35). It’s non-sticky, lightweight and absorbs well. Even though it doesn’t feel as rich as other options on the market, it’s still very effective in moisturising dry skin. Phytosterols help soothe the skin with their anti-inflammatory properties, while shea butter works to hydrate the complexion. You’ll also be delighted to know that it has a 5.5 pH level, which means it won't disrupt the skin’s natural balance.
Drunk Elephant Sili™ Body Lotion (SGD29) boasts a “supercharged” formula that features a blend of plant-based oils and butters including squalane (the vegan equivalent of squalene), amino acids, ceramides and more. It also has polyphenol and carotenoid from fruit extracts to help dry skin protect itself from free-radical damage caused by pollution and sun exposure.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M Body Balm (SGD39.80) is a gentle fragrance-free body moisturiser that’s suitable even for newborns and those with mild eczema-prone skin. The rich lotion is infused with prebiotics Aqua Posae Filiformis and Microresyl that work together to rebalance the skin’s microbiome, while shea butter and niacinamide deeply moisturise the complexion.
Bioderma may be famed for its micellar cleansers, but its Atoderm Crème (SGD36.90), a body lotion for dry skin, is just as great. This hypoallergenic body moisturiser is free of parabens, fragrances and potential irritants. It's also packed with moisturising agents that cling to water that’s present in the upper layers of the skin; this helps to prevent water (a.k.a. hydration) from evaporating. The result is well-hydrated skin.
A cult-favourite in the online beauty community, Kiehl's Crème de Corps (SGD60) doesn’t disappoint. The indulgent, luxury body moisturiser is made with cocoa butter, shea butter and squalane — the powerful combination of the three ensures that skin will be hydrated and feel soft in no time.
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