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Written by Vira Anekboonyapirom
Suffering from dry itchy skin? Winter is a time when the dry-skinned become severely dry. Combine the cold winter air, dry indoor heating, low humidity levels and you’re left with a dry and lifeless complexion. Add stress into the mix and we’ve exacerbated the occurrence of eczema and psoriasis.
Any regular lotion is not going to cut it in this instance. For us flakey-folk, we need rich emollient or humectant creams to save us. Emollient creams will hydrate, soothe and lock in moisture while humectant creams draw moisture into our skin helping us manage the dryness especially for those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Here are our top 20 moisturising creams to get you through the season.
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream
Fragrance-Free | Body | Great For Eczema & Psoriasis
A preservative and fragrance-free cream that restores lipids soothes and prevents itching. Great for the whole family and is suitable for those with sensitive skin even baby’s skin.
Available at Adore Beauty for $39.99
Honest Hydration Naked Body Cream
Fragrance-Free | Body | Great For Really Dry & Eczema Prone Skin
A fragrance-free hypoallergenic body cream formulated with minimal ingredients leaving you with a clean gentle formula great for dry sensitive skin and soothes psoriasis and eczema.
Available from Breeze Balm for $56.00
Sensibio Rich Soothing Cream
Fragrance-Free | Face & Body | Great For Dry To Very Dry Skin
Instantly soothes and relieves dry and tight skin including feelings of overheating and redness, providing immediate comfort. Use every day to help strengthen your skin barrier over time.
Available at Amazon Australia for $19.00
The Inkey List
Fragrance-Free | Face | Great For Dry & Combination Skin
This skin-renewing cream is packed full of peptides to improve skin rejuvenation, helps to reduce signs of ageing and supports your skin’s natural protein. Contains 2% royal epigen which is clinically proven to increase the speed of skin renewal for noticeably smoother and more even skin
Available from Sephora for $23.00
100% Natural | Face & Body | Great For Very Dry & Rough Skin
A rich intensive cream that soothes and heals dry skin from the damaging effects of wind and harsh weather conditions. The formula remains unchanged since 1926 and contains 100% natural ingredients great for the whole body.
Available from Adore Beauty for $26.95
Nuddy - Ultra Repair Crème
Paraben-Free | For Face & Body | Great For Dry & Eczema Prone Skin
Made from a simple 10 ingredient formula that’s great for dry, sensitive and even eczema-prone skin conditions. The calming and soothing formula is made from Hyaluronic Acid and Castor Oil to promote healing and hydration for instant relief.
Available from Dr Roebuck’s for $64.00
Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
Fragrance-Free | Face | Great For Dry Skin
Rich in lipids and ceramides to restore your skins natural moisture barrier. Formulated with sugarcane derived squalane, omega fatty acids and ceramides to make your skin plump and soft.
Available at Sephora for $89.00
Recoverederm Intensive Overnight Barrier Repair Balm
Soothing | Face | Great For Dry & Sensitive Skin
A light and silky balm with ultra-hydrating benefits that relieves dry tight skin. Formulated with ceramides and marine algae extract clinically proven to soothe and maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Available at Priceline for $74.99
Lait-Crème Concentré Moisturiser
Paraben-Free | Face | Great For Dry Skin & Restoring Glow
A cult French skincare product that is not only an ultra-hydrating cream but a multipurpose miracle cream that primes, cleanses, removes makeup and can even be used as a mask. Formulated with highly emollient shea butter to relieve dryness.
Available at Adore Beauty for $42.00
VERY DRY SKIN CREAM
12.5% Urea | Body & Feet | For Very Dry Skin
A rich emollient cream that provides intense moisture for very dry skin. The non-greasy formula is suitable as an all-over body cream to provide hydration with added urea to naturally exfoliate while reducing inflammation.
Available at Chemist Warehouse for $11.99
Fragrance-Free | Face & Body | Great For Dry Skin & Eczema
Developed with dermatologists, this rich non-greasy moisturising cream is formulated with 3 essential ceramides to protect your skin’s barrier and provide 24 hours of hydration.
Available from Chemist Warehouse for $22.00
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Natural Cruelty-Free | Face & Body | Great For Dry Skin
Rich in emollient shea butter, this multi-purpose cult Aussie favourite is a creamy and fast-absorbing cream. The green coffee extract’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and avocado oil hydrates and seals in moisture.
Available at Bangn Body for $48.00
Lipikar Baume AP+ Body Balm
Fragrance-Free | Face & Body | Great For Very Dry & Irritated Skin
An ultra absorbant lipid-replenishing balm for severely dry, irritated and itchy skin. Formulated with shea butter and niacinamide to help lock in moisture for 24 hours and can be used on babies and children.
Available at Adore Beauty for $39.95
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Sol de Janeiro
Paraben-Free | Body | Great For Dry & Rough Skin
A rich body cream formulated with Coconut oil and Capuacu butter to condition, lock in moisture and restore skin elasticity. Added Guarana boosts circulation and smooths skin.
Available at Mecca for $64.00
Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream
Fragrance-Free | Face | Great For Dry Skin
This blend of 6 African Oils and Ceramides are whipped into a thick creamy formula to deliver instant hydration. Non-greasy or oily with added plantain extract promotes skin firmness and elasticity.
Available at Mecca for $85.00
Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration
First Aid Beauty
Fragrance-Free | Face | Great For Very Dry & Eczema Prone Skin
A rich no-nonsense hydrating moisturiser that provides instant and long term hydration for dry and distressed skin. Added Allantoin calms and soothes while shea butter moisturises and protects skin barrier.
Available at Sephora for $59.00
Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream
Fragrance-Free | Face | Great For Dry, Cracked & Irritated Skin
A unique formula designed to heal, restore, protect and hydrate dry compromised skin. With added Sucralfate to assist in healing, copper and zinc sulfate limits bacterial spread and rich in Avènes Thermal Spring Water to soothe skin.
Available at Adore Beauty for $26.99
& Coco Bliss Intensive Repair - Night Creme
Pregnancy-Safe | Face | Great For Dry & Sensitive Skin
An intensely hydrating cream that nourishes and moisturises dry skin while enhancing the radiance of your skin. Doubles as a hydrating mask and safe for pregnant women.
Available at Edible Beauty for $62.00
Original Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant
Award-Winning | Face | Great For Dry Chapped Skin
Winner of over 20 international beauty awards, is this multi-use cream designed to lock in moisture, protects and soothes irritated and chapped skin.
Available at Adore Beauty for $28.00
Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
72 Hour Hydration | Body | Great For Dry & Very Dry Skin
For smooth soft skin, this ultra-rich organic shea butter body cream is packed with organic honey and apricot oil. Soothe dry cracked skin leaving a protective layer that locks in up to 72 hours of hydration.
Available at L’Occitane for $64.00
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