I need a good moisturiser for super dry skin!

I'm 25 and I use clarins early wrinkle correction cream and was really happy with it until i found out my face has started to flake especially around the nose. Please suggest a good moisturiser that isn't very exorbitant.

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Try oils mixed with cerave in the tub! Vaseline is also great as an occlusive over your moisturizers before bed. 

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I'd grab this First Aid beauty cream for dry skin while on sale!  

 

You also have some great advice below and I'll add my own support for oils.  I get flaking in the winter sometimes.  My daughter has more sensitive skin than I do and I saw little flaking dry skin by her lips last night.  For spot flaking like that I use balms.  Josie Maran has an Argan Balm on her site that Sephora no longer carries.  Elizabeth Arden also has and eight hour protectant cream which is like a balm in a tube that's amazing.  It's one of the brand's classic early products that's still a best seller.

 

http://www.sephora.com/dual-repair-face-cream-P377268?skuId=1487081

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I agree with what the others below are saying about oils. I've had dry, flaky and sensitive skin all my life and Clarins has absolutely been the best moisturizer line for me by far. But sometimes it needs a little help, either because it's a seasonal thing or sometimes just because. I don't think this is a moisturizer issue, I think you need to add to your routine.

 

Are you using this cream day and night? It's a day cream. Dry skins need extra help at night, which is where the oils could come in.  But I think you should look at a dedicated night cream.  Also, are you using the cream for dry skins?  Clarins always do versions for normal/all skins and dry.  Make sure you've got the dry one.

 

Staying in the Clarins stable, you could try the Multi-Active Night Recovery Cream for Dry Skin and keep what you're using for day.  It costs about the same as the moisturizer you're already using.

 

But oils.  Rosehip oil is great. It's full of Vitamin C and has been great for my skin. It helped stop the flakes.  It could also be worth incorporating a peel pad into your routine, like the Philip Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads. There are others, but these are very well priced and will gently exfoliate your flakes away.

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Make sure you're exfoliating those flakes off your skin and to help your products actually sink in the skin. Sometimes products can be too heavy and cause build up, even on dry skin.

Also, make sure every step your taking in your skin care routine is nourishing your skin. Ex: Use a milk cleanser instead of a foaming one etc...

Cerave is a great affordable moisturizer, it replenishes your skin of all the lipids that are lacking in your skin mantle.

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I have had a lot of trouble with dry skin and patches in the past but since I started using Tarte Maracuja oil at night my skin has done a total turnaround. Josie Maran makes a phenomenal light oil as well. 

 

 

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I second the Tarte Maracuja oil, or any facial oil in general. Just pat a thin layer before your regular moisturiser and you can keep using your clarins cream!

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The thicket moisturizer I have ever used would be FIRST AID BEAUTY
Ultra Repair Cream, it deeply hydrates your skin, like they say and I can assure you this will give you ALL DAY MOISTURE, I've tested out a lot of moisturizers myself, since I have dry skin from low ends like Olay mid like Origins and even Chanel and I can assure you if you want lock in moisture, this is the moisturizer for you, even in cold weather!

 

http://www.sephora.com/ultra-repair-cream-P248407?skuId=1217744

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Thank you so much! I have been using this and it really is fantastic. Its very creamy without leaving a residue or oil on the face. 

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I just tried a sample of that stuff and it is awesome!!!!  I'll be purchasing it full size! 

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I also love the CeraVe like others have said! Another one that I use when my face is super dry in the winter is the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream... it is a little more expensive but I feel like it lasts a long time and really gets my skin back to normal.

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I use Paula's Choice Skin Recovery line for grumpy skin and it's made a huge difference to mine.  Her skin recovery moisturizer is what I use at night,  I agree with Lylysa that exfoliating is an important step, it's not drying if you get the right product for your skin type it actually helps your skin to breathe.  I use a chemical one for my dry/sensitive skin that is 1% BHA lotion, so very mild.  I have rosacea so the BHA helps clean out the pores and stimulate cell regeneration. It also gets rid of any dead skin (flakiness) and in the process smooths out my skin.  

 

I also used the CeraVe it's excellent but when I started Paula's line I wanted to use all products from the same line so I'd avoid sensitivity issues. 

 

Hope that helps.

 

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In addition to a good moisturizer, try looking into doing a sugar scrub once or twice a week. It will lightly exfoliate the top layer of skin in addition to leaving behind oils to condition the new skin. You can either make your own or purchase one with scented oils you like.

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I have super dry skin also!  I have 3 favs for moisturizer: Peter Thomas Roth (red jar) makes my skin feel like silk, Philosophy take a deep breath feels great, and for a thick moisturizer I like L'Occotaine.  I use the L'occitane in the am and PTR at night. I like to use Philosophy after swimming.  They are all great!

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My absolute fave moisturizer that is very lightweight yet provides fantastic hydration is the Airelle Intense Repair Complex.  It's packed with anti-aging and wrinkle fighting ingredients and makes my skin look and feel amazing! 

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First Aid Beauty. Fantastic stuff! The entire line is amazeballs, especially the Ultra Repair Cream http://www.sephora.com/first-aid-beauty

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My first piece of advice: always listen to lylysa! 

 

My my second piece of advice: Sephora has a couple of excellent moisturizers. Dr Gross's Age Erase is good. Dr Gross hyaluronic acid moisturizer is divine (but sadly is in a jar, which I transfer to a tube when I get it). Better still -- try adding Dr Jart's max water sleeping facial to your routine. You put it on last thing at night. It has helped me tremendously with tretinoin-related flaking and winter eczema. It isnt cheap, but one bottle will last 6 months or more of 3-4x/week use.

 

for drugstore brands -- I agree that CeraVe PM is excellent.

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*high five for another CeraVe fan* Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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My favourite is Lush's Celestial, it leaves my skin so soft and hydrated and it smells amazing!

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Hi!  I agree with lylysa about exfoliating.  Also, when my skin got really dry, I used the CeraVe pm moisturizer twice a day, and after a few days my skin was completely back to normal (now I only use it at night).  It's available at pretty much any drugstore-my dermatologist recommended it to me and it really made a big difference.  Hope that helps!

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CeraVe in the HOUUUSE! Smiley Very Happy I love me some CeraVe too! It's formula is so basic, but it packs a punch with what it does include...not to mention it makes utilizing ceramides and hyaluronic acid at a very affordable price (leaving money for spending elsewhere...oh boy! Smiley Tongue).

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