With the constant hot and humid weather, moisturizers are essential whether you like it or not but when it comes to choosing the perfect one for your skin type, it becomes herculean of a task. There are quite a lot of products in the market with so many claims but none of us have the time or patience (or the money) to go through every single one of them. So to make your life easier, I’m going to list some of the best moisturizers for dry skin in India; with both affordable and high end options!
1. Nivea Creme (Price: 120 INR for 100ml)-
Nivea has always been well known for their skincare products and this is another classic from them. The travel friendly Nivea Creme is one of the best & affordable moisturizers for dry skin you can find. While not having sunscreen in the formula, it more than makes it up with the way it moisturizes dry skin and makes it feel healthy and supple. The Nivea Creme is easy to apply and readily gets absorbed by the skin. If you are on a trip and you are looking for a good moisturizer to keep in your bag, this is the one you should go for.
2. Lotus Herbals Sheamoist Shea Butter & Real Strawberry 24h Moisturizer (Price: 245 INR for 120gm)-
This Lotus Moisturizer is well suited for normal to dry skin that can be used all year round. With a mild fragrance and all the goodness of shea butter and strawberry, it feels light on the skin and keeps it hydrated while not clogging the pores and causing acne. The moisturizer lasts a really long time and the strawberry helps to soothe and tone the skin. Overall one of the best budget friendly moisturizer in India that is perfect for the hot and humid weather.
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3. Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion (Price: 307 INR for 100gms)-
The Cetaphil Lotion is very easy to apply and instantly soothes dry skin without making it look greasy or oily. Considered by many as one of the best dry skin moisturizers in India, it keeps the skin hydrated and healthy while not clogging the pores. You will need only very little every time and it gets absorbed into the skin within seconds and gives a matte finish. If you have extremely dry and sensitive skin, then I totally recommend you give this one a try.
4. Olay Moisturizing Cream Normal (Price: 440 INR for 100gm)-
One of the most easily available moisturizer in India, the Olay Moisturizing Cream is a classic example of a basic but effective product. The rich and creamy formula which has many ingredients similar to what occurs naturally in the skin, is easily absorbed into the skin and keeps it hydrated while helping in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
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5. Just Herbs Sun Nil Jojoba-Grapeseed Moisturising Sun Protection Lotion (Price: 445 INR for 100ml)-
With oils of jojoba, grapeseed, wheatgerm, juice of aloevera, green tea, psoralea seed, this product is one of the best natural moisturizer in India that is worth buying. With built in sunscreen, the moisturizer is perfect for using on trips as it not only keeps the skin from drying up but also protects the skin from sun damage while not making you look like a grease ball. A must try moisturizer especially during the Indian summer.
6. A-Derma Exomega Emollient Lotion (Price: 449 INR for 100ml)-
The A-Derma Exomega Emollient Lotion is another great drugstore moisturizer that with active ingredients like rhealba oat extracts, makes sure that once the skin has become soft it won’t dry out again. It is easily absorbed by the skin and helps soothing it and after continuous use for a week or two, you will notice how healthy and smooth your skin feels.
7. Natio Papaya & Almond Dry Skin Ointment (Price: 550 INR for 30ml)-
The final drugstore product in the list is the Natio Papaya & Almond Dry Skin Ointment. This moisturizer is perfect if you have dry skin that is easily prone to cracking or getting chapped. The papaya and almond helps in healing the skin while protecting it from moisture loss and environmental distress which is great for the Indian climate. Overall a great drugstore moisturizer in India that is easily available.
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8. The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream (Price: 1195 INR for 48.7gm)-
Moving on to mid range products, the first one is from The Body Shop. The Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream has lanolin which is one of the best ingredients for keeping the skin hydrated and also has sorbitol which helps in retaining moisture. You might find the cream to be a little too thick but once you apply it, it gets absorbed quickly and does not leave you looking greasy at all. If you have extremely dry scaly skin, this is one you should absolutely add to your skincare regime.
9. Avene Trixera+ Emollient Cream (Price: 1650 INR for 200ml)-
The next moisturizer is the Avene Trixera+ Emollient Cream. It works on moisturizing dry cracked skin and has a soothing effect. If you have dry skin and keep feeling the need to scratch it due to the discomfort and irritation, then this is the moisturizer tailored for you. The Avene Trixera+ Emollient Cream is the best mid range moisturizer for extremely dry skin in India.
10. Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance (Price: 4130 INR for 100ml)-
The last in the list is the most expensive one you can buy but it is totally worth every cent. Loaded with vitamin A, C , E , superoxide dismutase, ginkgo and a host of other ingredients, this moisturizer not only keeps the skin hydrated but also helps in reducing aging of the skin, shielding it from pollution and healing skin damages and dry lines. If you have the will to splurge on skincare products, this is one of the best high end moisturizers in India that I would recommend.
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