Actives for extremely dry skin

Are there any active for extremely dry skin that work?


  • Yes. Petrolatum
  • GiuliBiGiuliBi Member
    edited March 21
    I recommend sodium lactate and trimethylglycine, remember that sodium lactate compromises the stability and density conferred by rheological modifiers such as carbomers.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Petrolatum and mineral oil
  • PaprikPaprik Member
    edited March 21
    And glycerin, possibly Dimethicone (higher cps), urea
  • I find that Glyceryl Glucoside works for my skin, besides from the ones listed above. I'm in an air conditioned room most of the day and i break out if my skin is overly dry. 
  • @ProfessorHerb Besides the occlusive and humecting ingredients, emollients (like isopropyl myristate or caprylic/capric triglyceride) help complete the combo.
  • Petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, urea. And making the emulsion W/O
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