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The Best Ingredients for Dry Skin

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Dealing with dry skin? If you are, you’re not alone. Many people deal with dry skin all year round. But there is good news: the latest generation of important moisturizing ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and squalane, as well as naturally derived ingredients, are helping to keep skin look replenished, hydrated, and glowing. Below we have compiled a list for you that name some of the most hydrating ingredients available. From seaweed skin care to butters and essential fatty acids, make sure you pick up a product or two that list these ingredients. Seaweeds As you have probably guessed, seaweed is on the top of our list of best products for dry skin. We’ve discussed the science of seaweed and how it can help your skin. We know that seaweed can be used in a variety of different ways to make a real difference in how your skin looks and feels. Laminaria Digitata: This seaweed extract is probably the most important and efficacious of seaweed extracts for the skin.  This is a natural source of 12 vitamins including B12, C, E, K and Beta Carotene, 18 amino acids, and 42 trace elements. It is also a good source of essential fatty acids and Alginic Acid - a polysaccharide - known to help to moisturize the skin.    Where to find it: The Hydra Blue® Collection, and see your skin transform from dull to hydrated and bright.  Essential Fatty Acids in Sunflower, Sesame, and Almonds So you’ve no doubt seen all of the articles touting the fact that essential fatty acids are great for your diet. While this is true, many of those same acids, such as those found in sunflower, sesame and almond oils, are also great for super dry skin.  Essential fatty acids are basically acids your body can’t make on its own and must come from outside sources. They have a variety of benefits, including moisturizing and helping to reduce the appearance of visible signs of aging.  Where to find it: The Hydra Dew® Collection. Each product contains at least one source of essential fatty acids and will leave your skin looking and feeling soft and moisturized. Coconut Oil If you’re a skincare nerd, and we’re hoping that you are, you’ll know that coconut oil is one of the best all-around products for dry skin. While it’s touted as being able to take care of everything from razor bumps to removing makeup, its best application is to help soothe dry skin, especially during the winter months or in dry climates. Coconut oil is great because you can use it both on your face and body. Where to find it:  For the body, Vita Cura® Nutrí Créme and Nutrí Oil are great choices for dry skin. For the face, try FUSION™ Face Moisturizer; we know your skin will thank you for it. Olive Oil and Olive Leaf Extracts Dry skin can also be sensitive.  Olive oil is natural and gentle while also being hydrating, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin. Where to find it:  If you’re looking for a product that can soothe your skin, try the Hydra 4® Collection, which is formulated for dry and sensitive skin. Mafura Oil Mafura Oil is pressed from the seeds of an evergreen tree native to southern Africa. The beneficial, nutrient-rich oil has been produced and used traditionally in Africa for everything from dry hair to dry skin.  Where to find it:  If you have chapped lips, try using the Perfect Skin Conditioning Lip Gloss collection. You’ll find your lips to be soft and supple after just a few applications. To try this popular African oil on your body, use the Vita Cura® body products. We promise these products will become some of your favorites in your skincare routine. Butters The butter family of products, which includes shea butter, mango seed butter, and cocoa butter, have been used by people in Latin America and Africa for centuries. These butters are all known to have amazing properties, from reducing the appearance of stretch marks to including antioxidants but they are best known for their hydration properties.  Where to find it:  Like you, we love butters. We know how good they are for the skin, which is why the Vita Cura® Triple Firming Cream is a great choice for dry skin and can really help if you want to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid This ingredient is another wonder worker, consistently getting better and better for the skin.  This is a natural moisturizing polysaccharide present in the skin that is known to hold 100x its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid is known to attract and seal in a lot of moisture helping to hydrate your skin’s outer layers for a softer, smoother and more supple appearance.  Where to find it: Not everyone has the same dry skin needs and may need to address other concerns as well.  If you’re looking for something that helps to lessen the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, try the Vita Cura® Renewal Serum; for brightening benefits, choose the Biolight™ Brightening Daytime Cream. If you have normal to dry skin, try Hydro-Complex® PFS Moisturizing Cream Dry Skin Squalane What differentiates this ingredient from the rest of the pack here is that squalene, usually plant derived, is a very lightweight oil, making it ideal for fragile skin areas where you can’t use heavy, occlusive ingredients, and good for oilier skin types, who can suffer from dryness seasonally.  Where to find it:  You can find it in the Opti-Firm® Eye Contour Cream, where it helps reduce the look of dryness puffiness, and fine lines around the eyes. It’s also in the Opti-Firm® Lift Cream Daytime Protection Cream as well as the Opti-Firm® Renewal Complex Night Cream, which helps skin look younger and smoother, along with the Biolight™ Brightening Overnight Cream, which can give your skin a bright and glowing appearance. Dry skin is no joke, especially in the winter. Those of us who struggle with it understand how difficult it can be to find soothing products made with natural ingredients, which is why we've compiled this list for you. And if you've already use some of the products mentioned, leave us a review and let us know how they've helped your dry skin!  *This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your doctor or health provider with any questions or concerns you may have about a medical condition.

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