Only people who suffer from extremely dry skin know the struggle that comes along with it: the uncomfortable tight feeling, flakiness, and even irritation.
Extremely dry skin can be rough (note the irresistible double entendre), frustrating, and in some cases, painful. Since the cold air and indoor heat that winter brings can suck even more moisture out of already parched skin, we thought we’d give you a rundown of the luxuriously rich, moisture-dense creams and cleansers that we reach for to alleviate that dreaded tight feeling and also soften with vitamin-rich oils, protective natural butters, and nourishing botanicals. These are the “big guns” so to speak, the indispensable products you reach for when nothing else will help.
Cleansing Milk with Carnation and Rice Oil– This oil-based cleansing milk will dissolve makeup and impurities from the surface of the skin while adding moisture. Just massage onto skin and wipe off with a cotton pad—no water necessary.
Cream Soaps– If the concept of a waterless cleanser is something that you can’t wrap your head around, a cream soap is a great way to go. These non-foaming cleansers won’t strip delicate skin and are mild enough for sensitive types.
Dermonectin Eye Cream– The beautiful silky texture of this eye cream allows it to glide on and meld seamlessly onto the skin without feeling heavy. And please don’t take this eye cream’s silkiness for weakness; it contains a super softening blend of Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Peanut Oil along with youth-boosting peptides to replenish moisture to the eye area.
Special Eye Cream V-This rich, nourishing eye cream contains Peanut Oil to nourish and Beeswax to seal in moisture and provide enduring dry skin relief that will last all day or night.
Kera Moist Cream– The word that comes to mind when we use this cold weather favorite? Lovely. This delightful cream restores moisture levels with vitamin-rich Avocado and Rose Hip Oils while Lemongrass Extract brightens and Oatmeal soothes.
Hydro-Emollient Cream-This classic formula is known for amassing a cult following amongst flight attendants during the 70s and 80s. It was so effective at preserving their skin by defending against drying cabin air during long intercontinental flights that the attendants would scurry out of their East Side apartments in New York City and into the Mario Badescu Skin Care Salon to stock up before heading out to one of the local airports to catch their flights. The secret to this coveted formula is its rich blend of vitamin oils and water-binding Collagen along with Beeswax to protect the skin from harsh elements. Use it in any harsh weather situation wind, dry climate, even to protect against swimming pool chlorine.
Cream X– In addition to the allure of its mysterious name, Cream X certainly does the trick when it comes to moisturizing ultra-dry skin, especially for those experiencing uneven texture and flakiness. This gloriously rich formula contains Salicylic Acid to smooth rough spots, Vitamins A and E to nourish, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, and Beeswax to ensure long lasting moisture.
Protein Night Cream– We love this night cream because it manages to protect the skin and sink in at the same time. Apply before bed and wake up feeling soft and refreshed. Collagen and peptides work to encourage plump, hydrated looking skin.
Revitalin Night Cream-One of our most densely rich formulas designed to deliver intense moisture to dry and delicate skin. This buttery, balmy cream will nourish and protect skin from moisture loss while you sleep. A blend of oils and butters soften and protect while Glycolipids and Glycoproteins help restore moisture to the skin’s outermost layer. We suggest warming the cream with your fingertips before gently pressing onto extremely dry skin.