10 Best Facial Moisturizers for Dry Flaky Skin


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Are you tired of moving from one beauty counter to another looking for that perfect moisturizer for your dry skin? And, are you still waiting for that magical potion to appear and take away all your skin woes. Well, we did our own little research and rounded off 10 moisturizers available on store shelves across the country. And the best part is, they are quite budget-friendly, so you wouldn’t have to drain off a big chunk to get your favorite bottle of lotion.

Most of us suffer from the damage that dry skin causes. Your skin flakes, chaps, becomes dull, and even hurts. Also, there is that one in a hundred chance of having a breakout in case of extra oily creams. So all in all, the below listed moisturizers are sure to put an end to your misery and will make dealing with dry skin, a lot easier. And, they do not even interfere with your foundation or serum, so get started!

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1. Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream


This facial cream provides immediate and concentrated hydration to your dry skin, along with a super refreshed complexion. It contains tri-radiance complex and is packed with natural plant emollient and mango butter, which boosts the skin’s natural moisture.

2. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator


This moisturizer conquers all the troubles that an insatiably dry skin makes you undergo. The oil free, rich cream gel quenches the thirst of your skin and leaves it plumped for the next 24 hours, leaving you comfortable and hassle free. It repairs and fortifies the skin’s moisture that helps keep irritants away.

3. Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Crème


This unique product by Estee Lauder delivers an instant dash of moisture, thereby strengthening the moisture barrier of your skin for a smoother, healthier skin, and even reduces the early signs of aging.

4. Garnier Synergie Nutritionist Regenerating Daily Moisturizer


Perfect for women with a dry and tight skin (thanks to environmental factors), and those undergoing a steady (and dreaded) aging process, the Garnier daily moisturizer leaves your skin velvety soft. Also, it’s very easy on pocket, so we see no reason for not buying it!

5. Olay  Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream


This ultra rich moisturizer contains an incredible ingredient: hyaluronic acid. It moisturizes dehydrated skin, and even diminishes wrinkles and fine lines. It even won the 2010 Readers’ Choice Award for Allure magazine.

6. Lotus Herbals Sheamoist Shea Butter and Strawberry Moisturizer


This 24 hour moisturizer contains innovative shea butter and strawberry extracts that moisturize the skin for longer periods of time. Its’ unique ‘time release formula’ makes sure that there are bursts of moisture in your skin at intervals. It even has a delicious yogurty texture!

7. Lacto Calamine with Aloe Vera


Lacto calamine is a fairly popular moisturizer in India. It offers protection, moisturization, acne control and dead skin removal. It leaves your skin feeling super soft and smooth, and is super economical. It is also one of the most easily available lotions in our list; from departmental to medical stores- you can find it everywhere!

8. Lakme Fruit Moisture Range Moisturizers


The Lakme Fruit Moisture moisturizers come in two kinds- “Peach and Plum Daily Glow Moisturizer” and “Honey Avocado Winter Perfect Day Lotion”. The light texture of these lotions are easy to absorb, and not at all greasy on the skin.

9. Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer


This might not be very easy to find, but if you do, don’t skip buying this product. It contains a whole lot of natural actives, which include borage oil, vitamin E, beta-carotene, avocado oil, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that protect sensitive-dry skin, and replace lost moisture, helping you gain a dewy fresh complexion.

10. Aroma Magic Almond Lotion


The aroma magic almond lotion contains extracts of sandalwood, wheat germ, honey, pistachio, jojoba oils, and of course, almond! It conditions, hydrates and moisturizes your skin, keeping it supple and moist for the entire day. It’s more rich milk than just a lotion. Great!