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What are the best ingredients to look for in a moisturizer for dry skin?

Re: Dry skin

@Suseecool  I’ll list a few that come to mind. This isn’t an exhaustive list: I’m sure I’m forgetting a few items. And I’m excluding ingredients that target specific skin issue like hyperpigmentation, redness, etc. 

Occlusives to keep water in your skin: 


  • Petrolatum 
  • Squalane 
  • Mineral oil 
  • Shea butter 
  • Dimethicone 


Humectants to draw water into your skin: 


  • Hyaluronic acid in various forms (many products use its salt form, sodium hyaluronate) 
  • PCA or sodium PCA 
  • Polyglutamic acid 
  • Peptides 
  • Carrageenan (if you’re not sensitive or allergic to algae) 
  • Lanolin (if you’re not sensitive or allergic to it) 
  • Glycerin  
  • Honey 
  • Urea 
  • Trehalose 


Emollients to soften your skin; some may also help prevent water loss: 


  • Sunflower oil 
  • Safflower oil 
  • Argan oil 
  • Jojoba 
  • Rose hip oil 
  • Grapeseed oil 


Other beneficial ingredients that build up your skin’s moisture barrier: 


  • Ceramides 
  • Cholesterol 
  • Omega fatty acids like linoleic acid  


Re: Dry skin

Hyaluronic Acid! 

Re: Dry skin

@Suseecool Rosehip oil and Hyaluronic acid 

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