You often hear the complaints of my oily skin divas but no one ever thinks about us poor souls on the other end of the spectrum. I’m talking about us unfortunate folks with dry and/or sensitive skin. Over the last few years, I have tested a number of moisturizers but there are only a few that have not caused my skin to revolt and call me some very unsavory names. I have my top five moisturizers for dry sensitive skin that work for every budget. You know I have to look out for my dry and sensitive girls.
The moisturizer is designed to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, but I love this as an overall light moisturizer. I mix in a drop of argan oil and my face is in heaven. My poor face was able to survive a Texas winter with this moisturizer…it’s more of a Florida winter type. St. Ives Timeless skin is great as a summer moisturizer because it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave you with that weighed-down feeling. The thing I hate most is being out in the heat with the “I need to get the stuff the hell off my face!” feeling.
It’s another great lightweight moisturizer. It’s a little heavier than St. Ives but still lightweight. I discovered this last year after I had a severe allergic reaction to a clay mask. A friend, who’s a Mary Kay rep, told me about this line years ago and told me I really needed to give it a try…I’m allergic to the regular Mary Kay cleanser and she thought the entire Botanicals line was a perfect match for me. I resisted until it was sent to me by the brand. OMG! I was so in love. My face was so happy! I swear it came at the perfect time because everything I tried to use to cleanse my face seemed to make it worse and burn. I had no trouble with the cleanser or moisturizer. It was a lifesaver. The Mary Kay Botanicals is my absolute go-to moisturizer. If all else fails…Mary Kay Botanical Effects!
I reviewed this a while back and some people gave me flack about the price point. At the time, I stated I couldn’t see myself spending the money on higher-end skincare products. Oh how quickly things change! I’ve learned skincare isn’t something that you skimp on or get cheap with…sometimes you get what you pay for. I love this moisturizer. It contains honey which is great to soothe the skin when you are having any type of irritation. The Royal Elixir works great during times I’m having an eczema flare. I love that it doesn’t have a greasy or oily feel to it. It says it’s a serum and it does feel like a serum. However, it’s more of a moisturizer. The other thing I like about it is the micro-pearls that give off a gold reflection. It doesn’t look like noticeable bits of gold shimmer but it’s just enough to give you a nice glow. Perfect for summertime!
This particular moisturizer was created specifically for dry and very dry skin. I prefer to use this at night because it is a heavier moisturizer. I can’t explain to you how great my face looks after a night of rest with Paul’s Choice Ultra Rich Moisturizer. It contains coconut oil and shea butter, so you know you can’t go wrong with either of those as ingredients. I started using the Ultra-Rich during a period when I was fighting dry patches, not an eczema flare but just dry patches. My skin was back to normal in no time. Even with it being a heavier formula, I’ve never had any issues with it causing an allergic reaction. It’s a keeper!
The Restorative Cream is another higher-end moisturizer but so worth it in my opinion. I received the whole Redefine set and I loved it. When you combine this with the exfoliating mask, my face gets itself together super-fast. I received the set during an eczema flare, and I was initially afraid to use it but I’m so glad that I did. Within two days, my flare started to clear up and my fine lines were noticeably reduced. Honestly, I saw a difference the morning after the first time I used the line. I’m still trying to figure out how to add more to my stash…worth every penny and you know I’m cheap!
I guess you can call me your test dummy and save yourself the trouble of figuring out what moisturizers work or don’t work for dry sensitive skin.
What is your favorite moisturizer?