• Clodagh Meaney

10 of the best beauty products for dry skin

Perfect for dry, sensitive skin, we've got something for everyone.


When you've got dry, sensitive skin, finding the product that suits you can come with a lot of trial and error.

So we've gathered some of the best beauty products on the market and there's something for everyone.


From cruelty free, and vegan to high end and luxury, to sustainable, and local, you're bound to find the perfect one for you.



Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque (€47.99 - 59ml)

This gorgeous ultra-gentle masque is perfect for soothing and refreshing delicate, dry and even tired skin. With botanical extracts, organic Aloe Vera, Mondo Grass extract and Prickly Pear Cactus Water, it hydrates, soothes and supports skin against dryness and environmental damage.

A 59ml size tube retails at €47.99, and also comes as part of Image Skincare's new Summer Ready Box.


For only €99 you get Ormedic Balancing Cleanser (50ml), a Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum (15ml), a Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturise with SPF 32 (43g) as well as a Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex and a full 59ml of the Ormedic Balancing Gel Masque. Bargain!



Nuxe Paris - Very Rose Delicate Cleansing oil (€19.99 - 150ml)

Incase you haven't guessed already, the star ingredient of this vegan cleansing oil is Rose Water. As a skincare ingredient, rose water is perfect for sensitive skin as it provides softness and soothing effects.

This make-up removing oil is excellent for even the most stubborn water-proof products. The formula also contains Sweet Almond Oil and a Rose Oil extract. As an added bonus - it leaves no oil or sticky film once rinsed with water.


The Very Rose collection, which is a brand new line for Nuxe, also features a 3-in-1 Soothing Micellar Water and a 3-in-1 Moisturising Micellar Water, as well as a Refreshing Toning Mist and a Creamy Make-up Remover Milk.


Bia by Codex Beauty Superfood (€45 - 75ml)

It's no secret that at EMPWR we're a bit obsessed with Bia by Codex Beauty.


Created by Irish woman Tracey Ryan, this ultra-hydrating and deeply nourishing Bia Skin Superfood is perfect for dry skin - all over the body. This multi-purpose cream provides all-day moisture, protects the skin's barrier, and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin texture.


Bia Skin Superfood is excellent for all skin types, but thanks to the moisturising and rejuvenating properties of immortelle and marsh mallow, this cream is particularly great for soothing dry, flaky, or irritated skin.


The Bia line also includes an eye gel cream, an exfoliating wash, facial oil, cleansing oil and gorgeous cold pressed soaps.


Berry Be Beauty Healing Salve (€8.95)

This stunning healing salve from Berry Be Beauty is natural, Irish and handmade by founder Lorna Venton.


This unscented, (also comes in Lavender) healing salve is a multipurpose product with many uses.


Infused with Calendula, which is an antioxidant with antibacterial properties it's perfect for first-aid such as soothing cuts, scrapes, insect bites, nappy rash, burns and abrasions.


Suitable as a face, hand, nail and foot moisturiser, it also helps to relieve itching, flakiness and inflammation associated with Eczema and Psoriasis.


Whipped (€15 - 130ml)

Founded in 2019 by Denga Tshilidzi Phiriga, Nqobile Ngcobo and Masindi Phiriga, Whipped is a holistic brand that sells stunning body butter made in County Meath.


Created using natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil and Lemon Essential Oil, Whipped is void of any harsh chemicals that irritate or harm the skin.


It’s the perfect handmade solution for eczema, dry skin, hyper pigmentation, acne, stretch marks, allergies and wounds. Prices start at €15 for 130ml.


Yon-Ka Paris Hydra No1 Serum (€65 - 30ml)

The Yon-Ka Paris age defence hydration range is a godsend for lacklustre dull skin. It is the ultimate skin plumping range designed to inject life and moisture back into the skin.


This creamy gel quenches your skins thirst by nourishing very dry and dehydrated skins thanks to actives such as Japanese Blood Glass, Aloe Vera and Vegetal Glycerin.


For antioxidant and smoothing properties, hyaluronic acid and silicon are combined with Vitamins A, C and E.


The Yon Ka age defence range also includes a Hydra No1 cream, masque and serum.

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance (€51-50ml)

This ultra-nourishing moisturiser from Demalogica restores lipid balance to dry, depleted skin.


Their unique BioReplenish Complex delivers a combination of key barrier lipids to help enhance the skin’s natural resilience and support barrier recovery


Chlorella Algae, Hyaluronic Acid, Echinacea, Centella Asiatica and Aloe Vera, all lock in hydration to help enhance the skin’s moisture content to rejuvenate tired skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.


Mario Badescu Hylauronic Dew Cream (€27 - 42g)

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream is an ultra-hydrating, super replenishing moisturiser that will give your skin the deep nourishment it needs - all while feeling lightweight.

The formula is infused with botanics such as Green Tea. It's cruelty, sulphate, paraben and synthetic fragrance free.


This is an oil-free product that will leave skin fresh and dewy.



Baiobay Coconut Oil (€11.50 - 100ml)

This cruelty free and vegan Coconut Oil has thousands of uses.


100% natural and organic, it is also virgin, cold pressed.


Perfect for moisturising face, body and hair, this oil leaves a gorgeous soft fragrance.

The company have partnered with Trees for the Future, meaning that for every tube of coconut oil purchased, a tree is planted.



The Ordinary 100% organic, cold pressed borage seed oil (€4.25 - 30ml)


Perfect for dry, irritated skin, cold pressed borage seed oil from The Ordinary is a natural, sustainably sourced supplement which is rich in essential fatty acids.


It restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged.


It is also a perfect relief for those who suffer from dry skin disorders like eczema and dermatitis.


And at €4.25 for 30ml you could hardly go wrong!




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