My top moisturizers for Dry, Dehydrated and Sensitive skin

Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Dry sensitive skin by its nature is hypersensitive and therefore requires special care. If you have extremely dry and uncomfortable skin, it is best to talk to a Dermatologist and see if you have Eczema. Whatever skin type you may have, gentle and effective skincare routine can help tackle most problems. Hydration is the key for any skincare routine. Dry, Dehydrated and sensitive skin may require an extra dose of hydration and sometimes specially formulated products that cater to this specific skin type. Here in this article, I am sharing my top favourite moisturisers that work wonders for dehydrated and sensitive skin.

Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog
Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Algenist Absolute Hydration Replenishing Gel Moisturizer – This moisturizer dramatically boosts skin’s hydration levels. This anti-ageing treatment gets absorbed into the skin quickly and ensures complexion is comfortable and radiant. Dry skin is instantly eliminated and the complexion appears smooth, supple and rejuvenated.

Algenist Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack – Though we are talking about moisturisers here, consider this as an intensive moisturiser that works as an overnight treatment mask for parched skin. Dehydrated skin feels hydrated, replenished and refreshed. This sleeping pack restores lost moisture withing 10 days of use and boosts moisture retention for healthy glow.

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Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Ren EverCalm Overnight Recovery Balm – This cream targets sensitivity, dryness and inflammation, while boosting and safeguarding your skin’s natural regeneration. It’s unique balm-to-oil texture replenishes the skin’s barrier and deeply moisturises, with a fast-absorbing pillow-friendly formula that’s never oily, greasy or heavy. The texture of this balm is like a solid oil but non-sticky and fast – absorbing. This is an absolute treat to sensitive skin.

Argentum Apothecary la potion infinie  – A restorative anti-ageing cream that works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and oxidative stress on the skin. This moisturiser instantly hydrates the skin, delivering a pleasant tightening effect whilst stimulating circulation for re-energised, radiant skin. Suitable for all ages and skin types, the miracle cream will leave skin feeling super-hydrated, younger and softer.

Farmacy Honey drop lightweight moisturizer – From farm to face, this is what Farmacy beauty stands for. Their products are free from chemicals and are made using naturally derived ingredients from their farm. They do not use any sort of fragrance in their products. This is a luscious long lasting, lightweight, gel-cream moisturizer that keeps skin soft and smooth all day. Honey Drop delivers powerful antioxidants to help nourish the skin and glides on effortlessly to create a smooth, hydrated finish.

Aveeno cream – My dermatologist prescribed me this cream when dry patches started developing on my face during first trimester of pregnancy. This cream however, is available without prescription too. This is formulated with Colloidal Oatmeal to actively moisturise dry and sensitive skin. Regular use helps prevent dryness and irritation caused by skin dehydration. This is also suitable for anyone with Eczema.

Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream  – This is a new offering from Pixi beauty. This ultra-rich cream is infused with Ceramides and Rose Oil to deeply hydrate the skin for a healthier, more supple appearance and feel. Antioxidant-rich botanicals help to improve skin’s elasticity while protecting against environmental aggressors. This cream is packed with skin loving ingredients like Rose Flower Oil, Ceramides NP and Probiotics that together nourish, restore, provide time-release moisture as well as protects & balance the skin. This cream gets absorbed quickly into the skin and gives a good base for makeup too. You may also mix it with Rose Blend Oil for extra boost during night time.

Sanoflore Rosa angelica 48hr Rehydrating Night Balm – Sanoflore’s 48-hour Rehydrating & Regenerating Night Balm deeply rehydrates the skin overnight to reveal a fresh-looking complexion and soft, smooth and glowing skin. The luscious balm-in-gel texture provides the moisturising power of a mask with the lightness of a cream is formulated for dehydrated skin. Bonus is this cream is free from synthetic scents yet smells absolutely stunning – all thanks to its 100% natural-origin fragrance which is dewy and refreshing. This night balm not only hydrates the skin deeply but also has cell renewal properties.

MGC Derma CBD Hyaluronic & Peptides Day Cream – Though this cream is targeted for anti-ageing, it works really well on normal to dry skin – thanks to Hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient. Peptides, hyaluronic acid and Cannabidiol (CBD) together are blended to create a formula that truly enhances the natural radiance of the skin. This soothing, light-textured moisturizing day cream helps to hydrate, restore and protect the skin. 

Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Gallinée Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream – The deeply nourishing formula of this cream promises to moisturise, soften and rejuvenate even sensitive skin types. Powered by the brand’s Triple Biotic Complex of Prebiotics, Probiotics and Lactic Acid, the fast-absorbing, non-greasy cream delivers optimum hydration, whilst antioxidant Myrtle Extract protects and strengthens the skin’s microbiome to restore a radiant, healthy-looking complexion.

Clinique Moisture Surge – This lightweight cream-gel moisturiser works to plump skin and intensely hydrate for twenty-four hours. Its deeply moisturising formula targets fine lines, tightness and dry patches to comfort, nourish and replenish. Skin feels healthy, revived and happy.

Moisturisers for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin - Ms Tantrum Blog

Cerave Moisturizing Cream – Ceramides work so well for dry and sensitive skin and this Moisturising Cream from Cerave has 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It is a fragrance-free formula and moisturises as well as helps restore the protective skin barrier of face and body. Its a family favourite here and I use it on my son’s face and body too. I have been using it since last year and already on 2nd tub. This cream is great for Eczema skin too and I can’t tell you how much it helped my son throughout the winters. He doesn’t have eczema but dry skin condition runs in the family so I need to take extra care of his skin.

La Roche Posay Toleraine Ultra Fluid – If you have super sensitive skin, La Roche Posay’s Toleraine Ultra Fluid may be a saviour for you. This moisturiser works to soothe, hydrate and restore long-lasting comfort to sensitive skin. Ideal for easily aggravated, combination to oily-prone skin, the lightweight moisturiser is formulated with an anti-irritating blend of Neurosensine and the brand’s Thermal Spring Water to relieve and calm the face and eye area. 

Avene Skin Recovery Rich Cream – This cream is specially formulated for sensitive skin that has become irritated due to climatic conditions, dermatological treatments or dryness. With an extra-intensive formula containing minimal ingredients, the calming cream soothes irritation and restores the skin’s natural hydrolipidic film to retain moisture. Enriched with the brand’s Thermal Spring Water to deliver long-lasting comfort.

With much love, Ashh xo

*Some products in this post were very kindly sent to me as PR samples. Opinions are my own.

Also check, Liz Earle CICA Restore Skin Paste Fab for dry, compromised skin prone to redness.


  1. I have dry skin but I like benefits of anti-ageing too..I think I would like to try Mgc derma one x

  2. You had me at dry and dehydrated. I need to get some of these into my beauty arsenal stat!

    xoxo Christie

  3. Everything is displayed so beautifully I want it all! The Pixi rose ceramide cream seems like the perfect balance for my skin.

    1. It is such a beautiful cream Betsy. You will love it!

  4. Wow I love the way you explained about each moisturizer. These look promising for sensitive skin, surely going to try couple of these.

  5. jenniferpickering22gmailcom

    16 March 2019 at 2:04 PM

    This post could not have come at a better time. I’ve been having an issue with the skin on my chin. It’s either just dry or I have perioral dermatitis. That REN overnight balm sounds like it would do wonders.

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    1. I highly recommend trying REN overnight balm or even REN Ren Vita Mineral Emollient Rescue Cream. They both are amazing!

  6. I too have senstive skin with dryness. I think I should try out honey drop or Aveeno cream.. can u drop me link to purchase.

    1. @vijvihaar if you click the headings of those products, it will take you to the website from where you can purchase. All products are linked with names. Thanks.

  7. I love this article, bookmarking it for future reference. I have heard about Aveeno cream alot but Algenist, the packaging has my heart!

  8. To be frank, I hate using moisturizers as these are usually sticky in nature and I don’t like it!! But since my skin is super dry and I somehow want to get rid of the issues coz of that, I have finally decided to start using one. And I think I would try the Aveeno cream for to start with. I really hope it works for me. And the list is super helpful for the ones like me who doesn’t know anything about such stuff!!

  9. Agree that dry skiand sensitive skin need special care especially during change in season. I’ve used aveeno lotion. The oatmeal benefits is very good for skin related issues

  10. This is article was fab and totally something I need! My skin has become so dry over the years

  11. This is such a great list! I definitely need this!

  12. Oh my goodness, thank you for posting this. My skin has been soo gross and dry. This gives me hope. I am trying these asap.

  13. I definitely needed this! Also, your photos are absolutely STUNNING!

  14. I really love CareVe , i muat try the other product .

  15. Such an amazing, detailed post! I have sensitive, dry skin so this couldn’t be more perfect for me!

  16. I’ve used some of these before and love them! Always looking for new skincare products.

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