7 Products for Dehydrated Skin

products for dry skin

Dry skin is the bane of my life. Gone are the teenage days of foundation slipping off my oily skin. It now collects in my dry patches, looks flaky and crusty and all-around disgusting. These are the products I’ve discovered have helped me get my skin soft, hydrated and flake-free.

My mum has drummed it into me that I need to look after my hands as they’re a “sign of ageing” – or whatever. I fully, 100% blame my mother for my addiction to hand cream. I love lots of hand creams but my favourite and by far the most hydrating for me is the Plum & Ashby Hand Cream which I actually received in November’s Cohorted Box. It’s got a very subtle scent of honey and is really moisturising, quite thick and perfect all-year-round to protect your hands from drying conditions. I’d recommend this hand cream to anyone. Another product that I love when hand cream just won’t cut it is the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. Everyone and their grandma knows that if you have dry skin anywhere on your body there’s one salve that’s guaranteed to fix it and it’s this one. I mostly use it when my lips are chapped beyond recognition and it really helps to transform them overnight. If you have dehydrated skin anywhere on your body, you need this cream. It’s amazing.

Masks are something that can really provide some needed moisture when your skin is feeling dull and dry. When I want a moisture hit, I usually go to the Glossier Moon MaskIt’s soothing, hydrating and I really feel like it helps my skin to reboot and start again. Many masks, I feel, don’t really do anything to help my skin. This mask, however, does. It provides bounce and much needed moisture to my skin. Another mask which I find really great and effective for that hit of H2O is the Miracle Moisture Mask from Soap & Glory. When it launched, this mask sold out immediately everywhere. I kept going into Boots only to be let down by the severe lack of this mask that I could find. When one of these landed at my door the other day, I was completely thrilled. Since then, I’ve been back to Boots and bought 5 and I use them twice a week, in conjunction with my Glossier mask, to really plump and hydrate my dull, dry skin.

I went for a skin-mapping recently at Dermalogica and there I found out that the most dehydrated area of my skin was my under-eyes. This is why the Puffy Eye Attack mask from Soap & Glory has been a godsend to me. The one photographed was a PR gift from Soap & Glory but I have tried this mask before and receiving this in the post made me remember how great this is. Not only does it provide some much needed moisture to your under-eye area but it also magically gets rid of your puffy, tired-looking undereyes. I like to use this in the morning before I put my make up on, usually while enjoying an episode of Friends while doing my hair – or destroying my morning bowl of Rice Krispies. I also use an eye cream by Dermalogica, but I talk about that so often on my blog that you’ll already know how much I love it by now, so there’s really no need to go on about it.

There’s a product-type that’s missing from this post and it’s probably the most obvious. Moisturisers. We all know I can talk about how much I love Charlotte’s Magic Cream until the cows come home. If you read my blog and I haven’t convinced you to buy this by now then you have some restraint because this is, by far, the best moisturiser I’ve ever tried. It’s thick, hydrating and uhhh-mazing. It’s pure magic in a tub. Since using it, my skin has been softer than it ever has been before, breaking out less and generally just healthier-looking. If you’re in the market for a new moisturiser and you don’t mind spending a little extra cash to get that flawless complexion then I 100% recommend purchasing Charlotte’s Magic Cream because honestly, I’ve never tried a moisturiser I love more.

However, if spending £70 on face cream isn’t really your thing and you want one that’s a little more purse-friendly, I really recommend the Speed Plump from Soap & Glory. This over-night miracle cream has amazing “bubble boost” technology to give your skin that plumping, moisturising experience that it craves. It’s a fraction of the price of the Charlotte Tilbury one and I think it’s just as good. What I really like about this is that it’s a mousse which is really unusual for a moisturiser. To me, something as air-whipped as a mousse wouldn’t seem overly moisturising but it seriously is. My Magic Cream is getting a little low so I’ve been using this at night to moisturise my skin overnight and it’s been working wonders. Soap & Glory claim that “with a souped-up mix of active boosters, rehydrates your skin overnight – and for eight hours afterwards.”  I really think that’s true – my skin feels so hydrated in the mornings when I wake up after using this and I highly recommend this for thirsty skin.

If you have thirsty skin, these 7 products are guaranteed to give them the best drink of their life! Dry skin is such a pain – especially in the winter – but these little gems can really help solve your skin traumas. What are your go-to skin saviours?

This post contains PR samples from Soap & Glory, Charlotte Tilbury & Cohorted.


  1. February 1, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I seriously need to try the glossier moon mask, it sounds so good!! The CT magic cream is insanely good but it is a little pricey. Try the first aid beauty ultra repair cream it gives me the same plump feeling as the CT cream. Great post as always 💗

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Ooh thank you for the recommendation!

  2. February 1, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    I think we have gone through a similar skin evolution, Chloe! I used to have such oily skin in my teenage years as well, which has turned into dryness now! If I forget to use my face oil in the evening, the next day I wake up with so many dry patches! Argh! Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream definitely sounds like something I need in my life, if my trusty vitamin E facial oil starts to fail me, I will have to pick some up!

    Abbey xx

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Yes – it sounds like we have! I use oils occasionally but I can find they can break me out sometimes – damn having break out prone skin!

  3. February 2, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Oooh I like the sound of that eye mask from soap and glory! I love their packaging too, always so bright and vibrant. I need to try out more eye products as my eyes are always so tired with dark circles x

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:29 am

      I know – their puns never fail to make me smile!

  4. February 2, 2018 / 9:23 am

    I’m the same with my hands! I’m obsessed x

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Glad I’m not the only one!

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Yes – it’s amazing for a nice little boost! X

  5. February 2, 2018 / 10:20 am

    The Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is absolutely awesome, I’m just not mega keen on the smell haha! But I adore the CT Magic Cream and the Soap and Glory moisture mask is also fantastic; I couldn’t believe how incredible my skin looked when I first used it! xx

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Nor’s Johnny – he refuses to let me use it on him! I know – they just give your skin that amazing softness!

  6. February 2, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Ooh the Soap & Glory Moisturiser sounds amazing – especially if it’s similar to the extremely hyped up Magic Cream! I would love to try it, but £75 is really expensive!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Yeah it’s so pricy for a moisturiser!

  7. February 2, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I’m really awful for hand cream as well – my mum says the same thing to me all the time. I guess one of my saviours would be the Charlotte Tilbury Magic night cream – it fixes my face overnight !

    Robyn | butterfly-culture.com

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Love a cream you can just pop on and then your face feels amazing the next day!

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:31 am

      You should! x

  8. Shauna Claire
    February 2, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    My skin is literally SO DAMN DRY all the time! My mother told me the same thing about hands too, and also your neck apparently! Such a good post!

    Shauna | http://diariesofadramatic.com

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Yeah – my mum’s told me to put on weight in my forties so my neck won’t “go” 😂

  9. February 2, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    This post is so useful for me as I have dry skin and I get so self-conscious when my foundation shows dry patches on my face. I’m definitely going to have a look at the S&G products as I would love to try the CT moisturiser but I can’t afford it.
    Sarah X

    • Chloe
      February 3, 2018 / 8:32 am

      You really should! X

  10. February 4, 2018 / 12:06 am

    The Glossier moon mask is such a fave of mine!! Love this post chlo, my skin is so dry I hate it x

  11. February 4, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I absolutely love the sound of the Glossier mask Chlo, and the Soap & Glory products are ones I’ve been meaning to try for a while, especially the face and eye mask, however I can’t believe how good the moisturiser sounds. It sounds like there are some new products I need to pick up. xx

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

  12. February 4, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I really hate my under eyes so definitely going to give the soap and glory eye mask a go!! Xx

  13. February 5, 2018 / 2:22 am

    ooooh the soap and glory moisturiser sounds so interesting, I’ve never heard of a mousse moisturiser before? I’m kind of intrigued to try it! Gorgeous photographs as always lovely! xx

  14. February 5, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    all sound so wonderful, soap and glory products are always great

  15. February 5, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I haven’t actually heard of that particular Glossier product before, I love the packaging! My skin is actually quite oily so these products wouldn’t work the best for me, but I can deffo recommend them to some of my friends xx


  16. February 6, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Great post! I have combination skin and I’m super oily in some places and dry in others – which can be a bit of a nightmare! I definitely like the sound of some of these products so I’ll have to look into them.

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

  17. February 6, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I’ve seen so many things about the Glossier moon mask and it intrigued straight away as I love the moon!! Great post, I suffer badly with dry skin. Liz Earle is definitely my best friend in winter! Xxxxx


  18. February 7, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Oh I need that Glossier mask! I’ve been lusting over their entire website for ages now because I’m so indecisive! x

  19. February 8, 2018 / 9:36 am

    I love the sound of that Glossier mask, it sounds like just something I need to try asap! xx

  20. February 9, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    That glossier moon mask has my name all over it!! I love soap and glory for any sort of good moisturiser without breaking the bank!

  21. February 9, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make another Glossier order cause I’m so obsessed with their products so I’ll have to add that Moon Mask to the list! Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream is my absolute go to I’ve gone through several tubes of it so glad you like it too!!

    Lovely post, love Izzy | http://www.adoseofchatter.com

  22. February 12, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I don’t have dry skin, but looooove my skin to feel hydrated at all times! Will definitely have to try out some of these products! – http://www.beautybyemm.com

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