• Anastasia Pentias

TBN: Dry Skin Edition- Super Thirst Quenching Serums

I have not figured out why but I keep receiving the same question again and again in my inbox for the past few weeks: 'what can I use to soothe dry skin?'

It wouldn't occur to me to address dry skin needs in the springtime because mid-winter skin is driest for me. But obviously the seasonal change affects people differently, so here are my favourite serums (and one moisturiser) in the hope it helps solve the only downside of a fast-approaching summer. I have written in the past about my favourite moisturising hyaluronic serums but these products below are more than just hyaluronic acid, they enforce my skin in a much more effective, long-lasting way. There's one for each budget and all are brilliant.

DCL Hydra Boost Finishing Serum: Yes, at £98.00 it's obscenely priced. I have no defence other than this is my favourite product of all time regarding texture and performance for moisture that lasts. And LASTS. It smooths out the wrinkles and crinkles on the face, is not sticky and makes an excellent primer. In the summer, this is all I need to apply and go out; its texture gives you a glowy, youthful look with no bad shine. A very sophisticated formula. It is available to buy here

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Sérum Intensif "Anti-Soif": This serum was a staple for years until one fine day Clarins decided to raise its price (by a lot). Now it's about 55 euros full price which is quite expensive for a serum that just moisturises. But it's an excellent performer and I would recommend it any day. It's light and rich at the same time, it absorbs beautifully and protects your skin from drying out even in harsher weather conditions. Widely available to buy in beauty department stores.

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + ΗΑ: This is my favourite product by far from this brand. I believe it stands out for its efficacy and formula sophistication (please excuse the pun but this is quite extraordinary to be Ordinary). How is this £9.60?!? Its consistency is light and it immediately plumps and freshens your skin. More importantly, it's PACKED full of antioxidants and collagen enforcing, damage-repairing peptides that work for many hours. And, quite frankly, I can feel that on my skin. Such a solid, honest product. It is available to buy here

Darphin Hydraskin Light: To round it all off, a moisturiser to apply on top of your serum. This is my most trusted hyper-hydrating cream. I say cream but it's a cream/gel hybrid. There is also a Rich version, a beautiful, thicker cream, which is strangely less hydrating on my skin, so I prefer the Light. I use it when I'm retinol-dry and it rehabilitates my sensitive skin very effectively. Widely available to buy in pharmacies and department stores.

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