Thursday, February 13, 2014


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For most people, dull and dry skin is just a winter occurrence. For me, a super dry skin and occasional psoriasis sufferer, this is how my face always looks. It's a blessing and a curse. I rarely get spots because of the lack of skin oil but instead I get red patches and a dull tone. 
Cold winter weather and super hot heating really make my skin flare up during these months so I thought I would write a a small series on the best products for dry skin - you would be surprised at how little has been written about this skin type!
Starting with moisturisers, I have been testing some drugstore classics and a few newer products all easily accessible and coming in at under £10!

Weleda Skin Food for Dry and Rough Skin Starting with priciest product, Skin Food is beauty industry favourite and apparently used by Victoria Beckham. Those that follow me on Twitter will know I have been raving about this product. It's an incredibly thick cream with a bit of a tacky texture so requires some warming up before use but I find that if I use this before bed, I wake up with much softer skin! I have the 30ml tube which has lasted ages because you only need a tiny bit. Have I mentioned the smell? I still can't work out what it is exactly but it's super fresh and a bit like lemon/orange rinds!

Nivea Creme Pot There's a reason this product has been around for so long! A beauty classic that I'm sure every female (and probably male) family member has used - I know it's one of my mum's faves! Nivea Creme is super thick, luxurious, extremely moisturising, a perfect day or night cream AND comes in at less than £1 for the 50ml 'throw in your bag' tub! I also find a little bit on a cotton pad is a very gentle way to remove face make up.

Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream for Dry and Sensitive Skin Another Nivea product if you're not sold on the last one (in which case you might be a little mad!) This is a lighter version of the Creme Pot and soaks into the skin very quickly without any residue. It's twice the price of the Creme Pot and I do think this might be might be more suited to the sensitive skin market however; if you need a lighter cream, this is the one.

Garnier Moisture Match Goodbye Dry The final product is part of a skin type moisturiser series from Garnier. There are five different creams for five skin types and I, of course, have the dry to very dry skin version. This is another thick and luxurious cream but it's a little bit different to the other products. It's a little greasy (which it claims not to be) but I quite like that in a face cream because it feels hydrating and normally means it's full of good oils (this has Camellia oil for nourishment) I would recommend this as a night cream because of the greasiness and slower soak in time but you will wake up with beautiful soft skin in the morning! 

The next post in the series will be the best foundations for dry skin followed by exfoliants and masks! Let me know if there is anything you want me to test in the comments!


  1. My skin has been so dry recently, this post has been so helpful!

  2. Weleda is my absolute favourite because it works and also because it's more natural compared to other creams. I used Nivea for years and years, since my childhood, really, so I have warm feelings for it, too. :)

    P.S. I am hosting a giveaway and hope you can enter - if you like the prize, of course. :)

  3. It's sounds like a really good products, specially the skin food
    Lovely blog btw :)

  4. Just found your blog through my instagram account! What a lovely blog you have!
    I love all of those products above! Would love for you to check out my blog and perhaps return the follow? :)

  5. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa