Do you struggle with dry, flaky, irritated skin? Whether it's seasonal or chronic, soothing creams for dry skin will repair the damage and restore its natural radiance.
Your skin acts as a protective barrier, and over time, the outer layers can become damaged - whether it's from environmental exposure, irritating cleansers, or skin conditions like psoriasis - it can eventually lose its ability to retain moisture and repair itself.
Your skin works hard to keep you protected. You'll want to return the favor. But it's important to realize that not all skincare products are created equal. What you might think is helpful could be hindering your skin's ability to heal. Many products contain chemicals, fragrance, and alcohol that can worsen dryness and hamper your skin's ability to regenerate.
If not properly treated, prolonged dryness can speed the aging process, or even result in scarring or permanent cellular damage. Not to worry though, we have a few suggestions - free of harmful additives - to get your dry skin woes under control.
Abbey St Clare offers naturally derived skincare products to soothe even the driest of skin. As founder and CEO, I have formulated each product with plant-based ingredients, vitamins, and herbs packed with potent healing properties to give you the best that Mother Nature has to offer. My botanical-based products are never tested on animals and any fragrance is a result of natural aromatic essential oils.
Selecting the right cleanser sets the stage for healthier skin, so opt for a gentle, non-drying, formula. Our Essential Earth Elements Cleanser contains a rich combination of revitalizing earth minerals and Canadian glacial clay for removal of dead cells. Tea extracts, shea butter, and aloe stimulate cellular renewal for a healthier complexion. The results are undeniable, which is why it's beloved by our customers, as evidenced in this review:
"Cleanser as a secret weapon. I was given a bottle of this cleanser and started using it every morning on my face and neck in the shower. After about three weeks I went to a party and two people came up to me and said my skin looked so good and asked what was I doing. The next week I was at a meeting and another person (a doctor) complimented me on my skin, thinking I had gone in for a procedure. I couldn't believe this. All from a cleanser. I think you are on to something here." EN, Virginia
After cleansing, try using our antioxidant-rich, Rice & Olives Cleansing and Facial Oil, which doubles as a facial cleanser and a deep facial treatment when left on overnight. It quickly absorbs, leaving dry skin feeling soft and renewed. Skin-purifying botanicals include rice bran, olive, marula, and rosehip seed make it an excellent moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin types. Skin prone to psoriasis or eczema can benefit from this anti-inflammatory blend of botanical oils.
Seal in moisture with Botanical Oil #1: Heule de Beaute facial oil, naturally packed with antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and a blend of botanical oils, including Apricot kernel, evening primrose, marula, argan, vitamin E, frankincense and myrrh essential oils. Light enough for daytime, but effective for nighttime application to lock-in moisture.
If you need intensive healing from dry skin that cracks, bleeds, or causes pain, then use our Botanical Oil #5: Recovery with a cornucopia of oils to speed healing. This formula contains helichrysum, known to deeply penetrate tissues to help with swelling and pain. Tamanu, arnica, geranium, and calendula have been added to mend tissues, help scarring, and reduce inflammation.
For those with extremely dry skin, Abbey St Clare offers serums that deliver intense hydration and promise to be your skin's new best friend. The Carrot Repair Serum is indispensable to combat dry skin, which its ability to regenerate skin and relieve dryness. It contains a powerful combination of plant oils, anti-aging vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, and antioxidants. Use as a facial treatment or anywhere you have dryness or scaling.
Our most popular serum is the Vitamin A Liposome, which reverses the effects of environmental influences by normalizing altered skin conditions. Its effectiveness is enhanced with liposomal delivery of ingredients directly into the interior of cells. The bottom line is that Vitamin A can restore skin vitality and diminish the signs of aging and cellular damage caused by chronically dry skin.
To repair damaged skin and increase collagen production for an overall smoother appearance, try our Vitamin C Complex Serum. Packed with 20% vitamin C and phospholipid liposomes for more effective delivery, this formula dramatically decreases redness and irritation caused by environmental stress and has remarkable healing abilities.
For ultra-dry skin, massage in face oil or serum, then layer it with a rich moisturizer like our Radical Creme. This skin potion slows down free radical damage with ingredients like Vitamins A, C, E, beta carotene, Coenzyme Q, flavonoids, and superoxide dismutase. It promotes cellular regeneration and firmness to skin that has lost its tone and radiance.
You can't go wrong with Abbey St Clare?s light yet powerful moisturizer, The Bleue Creme, with German chamomile to relieve dry skin. You can use it anywhere as a dry skin body lotion. Vitamins A, B, E, and C nourish the skin while ginseng and comfrey revitalize and calm inflamed areas.
If you're looking for a cream to fight against moisture loss and effects of aging, try our best-selling product, The Yellow Creme. It's one of our best creams for dry skin and loaded with superoxide dismutase, hyaluronic acid, DMAE, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q, turmeric, and argireline (a BOTOX alternative). It restores lost hydration and protects against further moisture loss, which leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.
Cracked heels and elbows, or other neglected body parts, deserve a little TLC with our St Luke's Pain Relief, formulated with aloe gel that contains 18 different essential oils such as ravensara, basil, oregano, pine and eucalyptus. Also, enhanced with peppermint to make the gel feel cool on the skin, while ginger and black pepper provide penetrating warmth. When dry skin becomes painful and itchy, this quickly relieves symptoms.
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