The Ultimate Skin Guide for Dry Skin

Whether it’s weather-induced or a chronic issue, dealing with dry, irritated skin never is fun. Although dry skin becomes more common as we age, there are ways in which we can prolong the elasticity and suppleness of our skin. When the skin is too dry, its barrier is affected, allowing for all kinds of problems. It’s time to nip flaky skin in the butt with these key tips and ingredients that will help your skin not only stay hydrated, but will keep fine lines at bay for as long as possible. 

Symptoms of Dry Skin

A patchy or flaky appearance

Noticeable lines & wrinkles

Persistant irritation

An army of rough patches

The Best Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

By, Jaqueline Kang – Our Product Developer & Lead Chemist

To begin, I recommend starting your skin care routine by taking off all the make-up, pollution, and built-up oils with a cleansing balm, such as Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm by Clinique. It is perfect for dry skin because it doesn’t leave your face dry after removing everything and is super gentle while being one of the best ways to remove face gunk. Most importantly, it’s a fun method! 

Next you want to clean your face with a gentle hydrating cleanser to completely remove all the oils built up on the face. This cream cleanser is free of harsh ingredients and is gentle enough to not strip your face of all the good oils so it is perfect for dry skin as well as sensitive skin. It is a great way to finish off thoroughly cleaning your face without any harsh exfoliants. 

Then comes the hydrating toner, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful with actual rose petals floating in the bottle, but it is highly effective. This elixir has rose water and hyaluronic acid, which are big players in the moisturizing game. It hydrates the skin from the deeper layers of the skin and plumps up the skin for a fresh healthy skin complexion.

Lastly, you want to finish off with a highly hydrating night moisturizer. Using Jasmine Night Conditioner by The Organic Pharmacy is perfect during the night when your skin is resting and healing. It contains rich ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, rose water, and many others that highly rejuvenate the skin. It also has oxygen, which is great at plumping up the skin, and overall, this moisturizer is just super effective to achieving glowing skin. 

Looking for a concise step-by-step skin care routine for Dry Skin, take part in our Skin Analysis and receive a free and downloadable day and night routine.

Skin Tips for Dry Skin

A Gentle Buff

Help eliminate the flaky skin with a gentle exfoliation session a few times a week. Using a light exfoliator will help ensure that your skin doesn’t get irritated while simultaneously getting rid of that top layer of dead cells.

Leave Hot Water to Your Tea Pot

Although a warm shower or bath would feel wonderful at the end of a long day, using too much hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and make your dry skin even drier. If cold showers aren’t your thing, take short; lukewarm showers instead!

Don’t Forget to Moisturize

The key part of keeping any part of your body hydrated it to lather it in lotion and moisturizer, especially at night and first thing in the morning. Applying a moisturizer within minutes of showering helps trap moisture in the skin and your pores are more open to absorb the products better. 

The Ingredients to Look for in Skin Care


Squalane is extracted from various plants or sugarcane. It is a natural compound found in the skin and an antioxidant. Squalane replenishes the skin’s natural oils and forms a shield from the environment to retain moisture and block skin irritants.

Hyaluronic Acid

Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid. It is a water-binding ingredient and highly hydrates the skin by helping the skin retain water. It replenishes the skin, which plumps the skin, promoting a more youthful look. 

Biosaccharide Gum

Biosaccharide Gum-1 is derived from sorbitol from corn. It is highly moisturizing and soothing. It binds water to the skin to keep the skin soft and hydrated. It also acts as an anti-irritant on top of being a skin conditioner.

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer

Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer holds water 5x more than hyaluronic acid. It provides long lasting and long term hydrating benefits. It decreases water loss by preventing less moisture evaporation from the skin. This ingredients also holds 1,000x its water weight, making it a super moisturizing skin care ingredient. It is a skin revitalizer and firms the skin for a plumper look.

Best Ingredients for Hydration

Dry skin is a drag, we get it! Besides the flaky skin and pesky irritations, dry skin can lead to speed up the aging process (and who wants that?!). Therefore, starting early through prevention and treatment will help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful for much longer. 

Luckily, our moisturizer is here to help. The following ingredients used during formulation are great for quenching dehydrated skin.

Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide

Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide is extracted from the seed of a tamarind tree. It is great for moisturizing immediately and in the long run as well. It increases the skin’s elasticity and improves the roughness of skin.

Kukui Extract

Kukui is extracted from kukui tree bark. It is good for healing dry and irritated skin. It penetrates deep into the skin layers to replenish the skin with great nutrients. It is a great quencher for your skin and to keep it feeling fresh and soft.

Hyaluronic Acid

Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid. It is a water-binding ingredient and highly hydrates the skin by helping the skin retain water. It replenishes the skin, which plumps the skin, promoting a more youthful look. 


Bisabolol is extracted from chamomile. It heals dehydrated skin by getting rid of flaky skin and dry rough patches. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and calm the skin. Bisabolol is great for protecting the skin and helping with a skin’s healing process.

Why the Rose & Abbot Moisturizer?

The hardest part about skin care is finding a product that works 100% for your skin type. Luckily, our moisturizer ALWAYS works for your skin type. The customization of our product ensures that every ingredient used during formulation is working to combat dehydrated skin. Our moisturizer is chemical-free, meaning zero irritation. Sure there are so many non-comodegenic products on the market – but you can’t buy ours from the shelves.

A key component of the Rose & Abbot algorithm is reformulation. Allergic to squalane, no problem – we can remove it without compromise. Want more hyaluronic acid, say no more.

Every moisturizer is made to order.

Just because you aren’t the only person with a dry skin type, doesn’t mean that your moisturizer has to be the same as someone else’s. Are you ready to make the switch to customized skin care?

Natural. Vegan. Cruelty-Free. Dry Skin Approved.