Dry Skin Products for Face & Body

Discover the CeraVe range of cleansers, moisturisers and serums developed as skincare for dry skin types to manage everyday environmental effects on skin. Maintain moisture within the skin and strengthen the natural protective barrier with a daily dry skin care routine that incorporates powerful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and the three essential ceramides.

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CeraVe is the #1 Dermatologist Recommended Skincare Brand in the U.S.* and is also the #5 dermatologist skincare brand in Australia**
*IQVIA ProVoice Survey, US Dermatologists, 38 skincare categories, rolling 12 months to June 2022
**AplusA Healthcare Market Research, Dermatologist barometer survey, Australian dermocosmetic market, January - May 2022


  • Dry skin is a skin concern that can be identified by itching, scaling or flaking, and can often result in mild-to-high discomfort or tightness. Although dry skin on the face is commonly dubbed a skin type, with oily combination and normal as comparatives, this concern can actually all over the body for those more exposed to external causes or aggressors. Dry skin can be a temporary, and can even occur in oily skin from time to time, supporting the need for effective skincare for dry skin and skin routine for dry or dehydrated skin to ensure you are delivering your skin with nutrients if requires to remain healthy and balanced.

  • - Weather: Dry skin commonly develops in winter months, when the skin is less exposed to humidity and produces less sebum as a result of this, decreasing the amount of moisture present at the skin's surface. Learn about CeraVe's take on how to care for dry, itchy prone skin in the winter.

    - Heat: Heaters and long, hot showers and baths all work to reduce humidity in the skin, therefore increasing the chance of developing dryness.

    - Incorrect products for dry skin care: Using the wrong skincare for dry skin, such as predominantly abrasive products with high concentrations of soap, alcohol or fragrance, can accelerate the formation of dry skin.

    - Skin Conditions: Mild eczema-prone skin or skin prone to keratosis pilaris are known to dry out skin and can be known to cause the formation of dry rough patches.

  • Implementing targeted skincare for dry skin into your daily regime will work to reduce current dryness, whilst also prevent the risk of future formation. The ideal skincare products for dry skin will incorporate ingredients that retain moisture to help rehydrate skin, such as hyaluronic acid, but also those that work to strengthen the natural skin barrier, such as ceramides, for visibly healthier-looking results.

    - Moisturiser: When choosing a moisturiser for dry skin, it is recommended to opt for a product that offers long-lasting hydration. The CeraVe range of creams and moisturisers for dry skin are formulated with patented MVE technology that work to gradually release the ceramide-rich formulas over longer periods of time, for hydration that lasts up to 24-hours. The CeraVe Moisturising Cream utilises this technology, in addition to its non-comedogenic formula, to provide skin with a continual release of moisture without clogging pores for healthier-looking skin.

    - Cleanser: The key to managing dry skin is to ensure you are using a cleanser that does not strip the skin of its natural oils, and instead incorporate hydrating and moisture-replenishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and the three essential ceramides. When choosing the ideal cleanser for dry skin, it is recommended to find a product that works to remove impurities without damaging the skin's natural protective barrier. The CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser works to do just that, by cleansing and refreshing the skin without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight and dry.

  • Dry skin requires the use of skincare ingredients that replenish moisture, in addition to strengthening the protective skin barrier. Effective skincare for dry skin often comprises of the following ingredients:

    - Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid draws moisture to the skin's surface layer to give a soft, supple and plumped appearance.

    - Ceramides: Ceramides work to strengthen the skin's protective barrier to prevent damage such as dry skin caused by external aggressors.

    - Niacinamide: Niacinamide improves moisture retention in skin, in addition to providing protection from oxidative stress. 

    - Urea: Urea is a humectant, meaning it works to absorb moisture from the environment and draw it into the skin for smoother, more supple appearance.

    - Glycerin: Glycerin increases water retention within the skin for optimal hydration and healthier-looking results.

    - Fatty Acids: Fatty acids (lipids) work to lock-in moisture in the skin and support the barrier function for skin that appears more balanced and hydrated.

  • The causes of dry skin can often include a change in weather, diet or humidity levels in your surrounding environment. In order to prevent symptoms from intensifying or flaring up, there are some tweaks that can be made to your daily skincare routine or habits. These are some of our skincare tips for dry skin: 

    - Avoid hot temperatures when you bath or shower. Instead, warm or cold temperatures will help to support dry skin by preventing any moisture from being stripped.

    - Use gentle, alcohol-free and fragrance-free cleansers for face and body such as CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser.

    - Avoid rubbing your face and body dry after a shower. Instead pat your skin dry with soft microfiber or cotton towel. 

    - Apply your moisturisers, ointment or creams immediately after showering or washing your face and hands.

    - Use creams such as the CeraVe Moisturising Lotion that are formulated with humectants such as hyaluronic acid or glycerine. These ingredients work to absorb moisture from the surrounding environment and lock it in for visibly hydrated results. 

    - Use skincare products specifically formulated for dry skin. Some ingredients that CeraVe products for dry skin include ceramides, hyaluronic acid, glycerine, fatty acids, shea butter, dimethicone, and urea. It is recommended to read the full ingredients list of your products before you use them to understand what you are putting on your skin. 

    - Discover CeraVe's range of products for dry skin, formulated with ingredients to support the skin's natural barrier.

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