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Best Products for Dry Skin

This time of year, dry skin becomes a critical concern for almost everyone. The combination of harsh winter climates, houses flooded with dry hot air, and super hot showers and baths can wreak havoc on the skin and leave it slack, flakey and lifeless. Why? Well, all of these factors irritate the skin’s natural moisture barrier and suck the moisture right out of it. This can make managing your skin problems even more difficult. Learning how to treat dry skin takes time and knowledge. At Sanitas Skincare, we’re here to help. 

Needless to say, if you’re experiencing dry skin this winter, you’ll want a great solution. The good news is that a solution does exist. It lies in the powerful, hydrating ingredients inside those magic bottles on your bathroom counter.   

You need more than a little moisturizer to restore your skin’s luster, though. In fact, the best products for dry skin go way beyond moisturizer. Your winning lineup needs to feature skincare ingredients known for their ability to hydrate dry skin and restore its moisture barrier. Read on to learn how to combat dry skin, whether it’s the weather’s fault or you were born with it. These hydrating ingredients and the products that feature them will make all the difference.

Best Skincare Ingredients For Dry Skin

Good skincare starts with good ingredients. While the front of a product’s packaging may tout a range of benefits, the back of the package, where the ingredient label lies, is what you should care about. It’s important to understand what ingredients a product contains to know if it is right for you and if it can make good on its promises. 

Here at Sanitas Skincare, we believe that the best ingredients are those your skin can understand. This is why we use only ingredients already present in your body. Since your body is already familiar with the ingredients in our products, it knows what to do with them and how to put them quickly to work.

As we age, our body produces fewer and fewer of the things that make our skin shine, so we give it a little help by supplying more of these moisturizing ingredients via skincare products. Our powerful, pharmaceutical grade products contain clinical amounts of these naturally occurring ingredients to give you maximum results. 

We also believe you should only be putting safe-for-you products on your skin, which is why we are a clean skincare company with highly concentrated ingredients. All of our ingredients are free from parabens, phthalates, dyes, harsh preservatives and gluten.

Without further ado, let us introduce you to the best skincare ingredients for dry skin and how they work their magic:

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding humectant that volumizes, smooths, and retexturizes the skin. The compound, which is present naturally in the body, holds water inside the skin, keeping it from evaporating. It’s what makes skin plump and hydrated, which is why we want more of it. Thanks to these great benefits, it has become a popular ingredient in skincare products. Plus, it is great for all skin types.

Raw Honey

Another familiar ingredient, honey, boasts incredible hydrating properties and other benefits too. Honey is a natural source of phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes that provides rich hydration and protection against the visible signs of aging.

Vitamin C

Dry skin has greater difficulty turning over skin cells and building collagen because it often lacks the hydration it needs to do so. This is where vitamin C comes in. When used in skincare products, vitamin C deeply hydrates, brightens and firms collagen depleted skin, giving it a much needed boost.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is another essential vitamin for healthy skin. This skin protective vitamin improves skin firmness, radiance and moisture retention when used in skincare products.

Sodium PCA

Sodium PCA is a natural component of skin that helps bolster moisture retention (key for dry skin), protect the acid mantle, and prevent visible signs of aging. Three claps for that.

Beta Glucan

Beta glucan is a biogenic modulator that strengthens the skin’s own protective barrier to help fortify the skin. The skin’s barrier needs strength to retain moisture and this ingredient can help it build those muscles.

Milk Proteins

Milk is an ingredient you’re probably familiar with, but may not know what it can do for your skin. Milk proteins are made up of a gentle, nutritive blend of amino acids and enzymes that enhance skin hydration and help lock in long term moisture.


Ceramides are a reparative blend of skin identical lipids that moisturize and help plump and strengthen the skin’s barrier. A stronger skin barrier means better moisture retention and that means more hydrated skin for you!


Dry skin is more prone to show signs of aging, which is why we developed our Age Defense Peptide Complex: a blend of age arresting peptides that helps improve elasticity, relax fine lines and wrinkles and inhibit the signs of aging.


Our Amino Acid Complex is another proprietary blend of amino acids that provides hydration, enhances the delivery of active ingredients, and supports collagen depleted skin. It’s ideal for anyone fighting dry skin.

Botanical Hydration Complex

Our Botanical Hydration Complex is an optimized lipid blend you won’t find anywhere else. It fortifies the skin barrier to maintain skin hydration.

Skin Barrier

The all-important skin barrier that helps skin retain moisture is fortified with our Skin Barrier Complex made up of skin identical occlusive lipids that lock in moisture and protect the skin.

Best Skincare Products For Dry Skin

While you can get some of these moisturizing ingredients right off the shelf, they work their best magic when formulated in clinical dosages by chemists, or skincare magicians if you want to call them that. The best skincare products for dry skin feature the powerful ingredients above. You can find all these ingredients in Sanitas Skincare and say goodbye to the negative side effects of dry skin for good.

Gentle Cleanser

A gentle cleanser will rid dry skin of any impurities without stripping its moisture barrier. Our restorative Milk & Honey Cleanser is specifically formulated for dry skin with milk proteins, natural honey, and hyaluronic acid. It will nourish dry, dehydrated skin, help protect the skin’s barrier function, and boost moisture retention.

Hydrating Serum

A Serum is an essential step in any skincare routine to supply skin with all the nutrients it needs. For dry skin, in particular, a hydrating serum is essential. That’s why we created our Antioxidant Moisturizer, which deeply nourishes to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles and leaves skin plumper, firmer and brighter.

Don’t be afraid to double up on serum when your skin is thirsty. Add our Hyaluronic Concentrate serum to your routine as well to boost the effectiveness of all your other hydrating products. It features the beneficial ingredient hyaluronic acid and amino acids too. 

Meant-For-You Moisturizer

Get everything your dry skin needs out of a hydrating moisturizer with Topical C, a deeply moisturizing and reparative balm. This product features vitamins C and D, and our skin barrier complex to address severely dry skin and the visible signs of aging to boot. When you feel like you need a heavy-duty solution, reach for our PeptiDerm Moisturizing Cream instead, which is an intensive moisturizer formulated with our age defense peptide complex and ceramides.


A moisturizing mask delivers a potent dose of hydration that is extremely beneficial to add to your skincare routine for dry skin when you have the time. Our VitaRich Mask, in particular, imparts deep hydration to replenish dry, dull skin. It contains a targeted blend of essential fatty acids and nourishing vitamins, combined with powerful humectants (hyaluronic acid), to help preserve skin hydration and accelerate skin renewal. In just 15 minutes your skin will be moisturized, soft, and smooth. Now, that’s magic.

Hydrating Mist

Hydration doesn’t have to happen only in the morning and in the evening. Adding a hydrating mist to your routine, or throwing it in your bag to take on-the-go will help your skin stay moisturized all day long. Our Moisture Mist is formulated with hyaluronic acid (that magic ingredient again), beta glucan, and sodium PCA to help soften and smooth dehydrated skin. It’s perfect for setting makeup or as a light skin refresher throughout the day.

While these products are great for anyone with regularly dry skin, they are also great for anyone battling seasonal dryness. Either way, when you have the lineup on your shelf, dry skin and its pesky symptoms won’t see the light of day.

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VitaRich Mask

a moisture replenishing mask | hydrate
$29.00 or subscribe and save 5%

Moisture Mist

a moisture infusing spray | hydrate
$18.00 or subscribe and save 5%
hyaluronic concentrate

Hyaluronic Concentrate

a booster serum | hydrate
$74.00 or subscribe and save 5%

Antioxidant Moisturizer

a daily moisturizer | normal
$74.00 or subscribe and save 5%
vitamin c moisturizer

Topical C

a daily moisturizer | dry
$53.00 or subscribe and save 5%
peptiderm moisturizing cream

PeptiDerm Moisturizing Cream

a redensifying moisturizer | age defy
$100.00 or subscribe and save 5%

Milk & Honey Cleanser

a daily cleanser | dry
$32.00 or subscribe and save 5%
Alexis Mayne

Alexis Mayne

Love what's in our bottles? Alexis is a big part of the team that makes it happen. For more than 10 years, she's been instrumental in formulating and producing the Sanitas Skincare you love. Her areas of expertise include the science of skin, finding active ingredients that get results and connecting with the purest and most responsible ingredient suppliers. She also works closely with our Boulder-based manufacturing team to make sure our products are effective, safe and consistent, each and every time.


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