#5 Clinique Dramatically Different
According to Clinique, "Cleansed, exfoliated skin accepts moisture better." So, to make the most of their legendary Dramatically Different Moisturiser, prep your skin first by cleansing thoroughly and exfoliating at least twice a week.
Reviewers love this product and it gets consistently high reviews, hence it's been around for yonks and is still going strong.
Lauz11 says, "When I switched to Clinique I was a bit dubious due to the cost, but omg is it worth it! This moisturiser has changed my skin! It melts into your skin and makes it so so soft!"
"I purchased it 5 months ago and still just under half of the product left which is amazing, you really only need one pump to moisturise the whole face and décolletage."
From RRP $29 available at David Jones.
#4 Nivea Rich Regenerating Night Cream
If your skin is really dry, NIVEA Rich Face Regenerating Night Cream can be used as a day cream or, as intended, at night.
Containing vitamin E and almond oil, this rich formula absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling plump and hydrated.
Nivea suggest you can even use it as a mask. Apply a liberal amount, allow to absorb for 15 minutes then wipe off any excess with a warm cotton pad.
Kahlaw0609 says, "I use this every night and it makes my skin so soft and it smells great!"
RRP $12.99 available at Chemist Warehouse.
#3 Olay Total Effects 7in1 Day Cream
If you have dry skin, this is one of those products that you can keep on your dressing table and use day and night.
Enriched with B and E vitamins, Olay Total Effects 7in1 leaves your skin feels refreshed as soon as you apply the first dab. It sinks in really well and if your skin's particularly dry, you can apply a second coat and it won't clog your pores.
Perfect under makeup, this gets my vote as one of the best and most affordable face creams for dry skin.
One reviewer says, "I have been using this product for a long time, I love that it is the perfect consistency and doesn't leave you feeling greasy like some other brands. I feel like it really works on firming your skin and reducing fine lines. Well done Olay yet another affordable great product."
RRP $32.99 available at Priceline
#2 Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
This one's at the slightly pricier end of the scale but as Dermalogica fans with dry skin will attest, it really works.
Containing prebiotic chlorella algae, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, regular use will help strengthen your skin's lipid barrier and leave you with insanely moisturised skin that glows.
One reviewer says, "I'd seen a rave recommendation of this product and decided to buy it right away because my skin was super dry from the weather changes. After literally one or two application my scale-like dry skin was soft and smooth. Very glad I tried this product!"
RRP $75 available online at dermalogica.com.au
#1 Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Worth the splurge, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is by far one of the best moisturisers for dry skin. The secret ingredient is Mediterranean algae which is shown to reduce wrinkles, plump and tone within two weeks of using.
If you ask me, this cream visibly hydrates your skin in seconds. So if the price seems a bit steep add it to your Christmas list and save it for special occasions. It's so worth the money!
Oh, and the scent is to die for.
One reviewer says, "I purchased this product just over one week ago, and noticed my skin felt softer and smoother after the first application. One week later my skin is glowing."
RRP $196 available at Mecca