Dry Skin Cracking Up?: Our Favorite Moisturizers to Combat Dehydration

Posted Friday September 21, 2012 7:46 AM GMT

Sure, the summer-to-fall transition is lovely to take in, but the constant temperature fluctuation can cause your skin to become drier than the Sahara.

If you’ve ever fallen victim to a seriously dehydrated complexion, you know what a major drag a lackluster look can be - makeup is harder to apply, it can be painful, and you feel like it’s the only thing anyone sees.

So, in order to help you maintain a healthy glow, we’ve gathered up 10 of our favorite moisturizers we depend on to lend our skin the hydration it needs to stay feeling and looking its healthiest all year round!

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, $25: A drugstore gem, this cream lends some serious results that even the priciest of luxury creams can’t deliver! Formulated with amino-peptide complex, Regenerist works to hydrate and tighten skin to lend the user a more youthful and radiant appearance.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, $65: Formulated without parabens, synthetic dyes or fragrances, this velvet-like formula is as thirst-quenching as they come. Working to provide moisture for up to eight hours at a time, this product will rid you of unsightly flakiness and will leave your epidermis feeling silky smooth.

Sephora Collection Instant Moisturizer, $20: Many would consider the product a triple threat with its moisturizing, radiance-boosting and age-fighting tendencies – and we concur! Formulated with HydroSenn+ (a natural ingredient that delivers immediate, long-lasting moisturizing results), this moisturizer is a fabulous purchase for the gal on a budget and lends the results you’d experience from most top-shelf creams.

Yonka PampleMousse, $50: This lightweight formula works to not only moisturize skin, but also lend it a brighter glow and more refreshed appearance. Equipped with aromatic essences, humectants and emollients, this creamy concoction actually stimulates the skin’s ability to repair itself and restore things back to their naturally radiant state.

La Mer Cream Moisturizing Cream, prices starting at $150 This stuff is the cream of the crop and worth every penny. What some in the beauty realm would refer to as a cult classic, this luxurious cream works to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles all while restoring much needed moisture to skin. Wearers are left with an extremely enviable complexion – the kind that people pay BIG money for.

Chanel Hydramax + Active Nutrition Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin, $80: Formulated with ultra-moisturizers and a special ingredient, Ceritonia-PFA, this nourishing cream lends immediate nourishing qualities, lending skin the hydration it needs after just one use! The solution works to boost the synthesis of lipids, which aid in the skin’s defense against dehydration.

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer, $69: Dubbed a performance-driven moisturizer, this product is packed-full of the beneficial ingredients you need to restore skin back to its soft, supple form. A cosmetic fav of makeup artists, photographers and many others, Perricone’s Face Finishing Moisturizer also possess antioxidants that boost skin’s radiance and glow.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, $49.50: Created in a cream-gel form, this product lends skin all around the clock hydration by pumping it with beneficial nutrients that promote healthy, radiant skin. After just a few uses, you’ll notice no more flakiness, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and an overall more supple tone!

Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturizing with Mimosa, $47.50: A product of many talents, this moisturizer actually works to rebuild collagen, diminish fine lines and improve the overall texture of your skin. Made with mimosa, argan leaf, and green algae, this product has been clinically tested and scientifically proven to improve skin’s appearance tenfold!

OleHenriksen Truth Crème Advanced Hydration, $45: The ultra-moisturizing cream not only restores hydration back to skin, but also brightens and firms! Packed full of vitamin C, it also promotes cell turnover, which guarantees flawless complexion in no time.

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