The mark of a truly great product for dry skin is the ingredient list. Like food, your skin products should be formulated with ingredients that are wholesome and nutritious, free of unnecessary additives and fillers.

 Ingredients

Dry skin caused by a loss of water in the upper layer of the skin. Emollients and humectants are common ingredients used to help dry skin. Some examples are:

Emollients

Emollients/moisturizers are the main ingredients for dry skin that work by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. Shea butter, coconut oil, Cocoa butter are common natural emollients.  

Humectants

Humectants,  like glycerin and aloe vera, draw water into the outer layer of skin.

Shea Butter

Unrefined shea butter is a common oil found in most body butters, lotions, and soaps for its moisturizing properties. Shea butter can be used as an ingredient and also as a moisturizer in its own right.  It is also rich in actives and antioxidants that aid in treating common skin issues such as eczema, discoloration, sunburns, and dry patches.

Colloidal Oatmeal 

Colloidal Oatmeal is a finely ground form of oats used for centuries to boost skin health. It can be used topically as a protectant, soothing moisturizer, cleanser, and itch-reliever. It’s also amazing for health, particularly skin health, because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. For these reasons, it’s no surprise that you can easily find colloidal oatmeal in all kinds of body care products today from soaps and shampoos to shaving gels and lotions. 

It is the foundation of really great moisturizers to help soothe dry and inflamed skin. If your skin needs long-lasting, nourishing moisture,  this is a perfect ingredient to add to your list.

Rice Bran Oil

This oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and proteins that make it a great moisturizing agent. It is a great oil to use for sensitive skin that is flaky, dehydrated and might need extra moisture.

Shea Radiance Whipped Shea Butter, blended with Colloidal Oats and Rice Bran oil, is a perfect moisturizer for dry skin issues.

What are some of the ingredients you use to treat your dry skin? Let us know and share your experience with using #ShareShea on social media!