Hi Sharprincess. I have dry skin as well, especially in the winter. I would definitely recommend a hydrating serum, like Kate Somerville Quench or Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000 They work to hydrate and hold the moisture in all day. One of my favorite moisturizers for very dry skin is Murad Hydro-Dynamic™Ultimate Moisture. It is super hydrating and soothing. It absorbs quickly and give a soft smooth finish.