10 Best Moisturizing Serums For Dry, Brittle Skin — PHOTOS

Serums are the hottest thing in skincare right now, and for good reason. Any skin type can benefit from using a serum, and the versatility of the product make it well worth the cash. Here are the best moisturizing serums for dry skin, because winter can sure take a toll on our soft and dewy complexions.

Although it isn't exactly breaking news, it should be said: Dry skin can especially benefit from serums. While oily skin can likely use serums instead of moisturizers, too, dry skin can benefit when serum is layered underneath moisturizers for a boost of hydration. The key is to look for serums with hyaluronic acid as the first, or one of the first, ingredients listed on the label, since it's a super hydrating ingredient. If you experience redness due to flaking and peeling, green ingredients, like avocado and aloe vera, will soothe inflamed skin while promoting cell turnover.

Serums and facial oils can even be mixed it with your foundation to sheer it out and create a more dewy, hydrated complexion, which is a super popular trend as of late. This is my favorite way to utilize facial oils, since it ensures my face is getting the moisture it needs even when I have makeup on.

Below are some of my favorite serums to help relieve and treat extremely dry skin this winter and beyond.

1. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, $45, Amazon

Vitamin C gives hydration and radiance, two perfect fighters for winter dryness and dullness.

2. Diptyque Satin Oil for Body and Hair

Diptyque Satin Oil for Body and Hair, $62, Amazon

This has avocado and aloe vera, both of which will revive painful, inflamed skin.

3. Kamins Nia-Stem Serum

Kamins Nia-Stem Serum, $135, Ariva

This has a bio-maple compound, derivative of the super hydrating sap found in maple trees, which keeps them alive. These plant cells fight fine lines caused by dryness.

4. Phytomer Hydrasea Ultra Moisturizing Serum

Phytomer Hydrasea Ultra Moisturizing Serum, $54, Bath & Unwind

This is an ultra-hydrating formula, thanks to polarized algae water, and defends against free radicals that damage your skin.

5. Kate Somerville’s Quench Hydrating Face Serum

Kate Somerville’s Quench Hydrating Face Serum, $75, Amazon

This improves elasticity thanks to vitamin A, wheat germ, and lipids.

6. First Aid Beauty’s Anti-Redness Serum

First Aid Beauty’s Anti-Redness Serum, $36, Amazon

If the cold air and wind are causing a lot of your dryness and redness, this will help calm and soothe cracked skin.

7. Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate Serum

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate Serum , $55, Amazon

This is a cult favorite because it does a little bit of everything and works for all skin types. If you are extra dry apply this first and then a moisturizer.

8. Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum

Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Firming Serum, $95, Sephora

Tatcha is a brand beloved by Kim Kardashian and tons of beauty bloggers. It has a ton of great ingredients, like vitamin B, biotin, and folic acid that blend together to give a gorgeous glow.

9. Boot No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

Boot No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, $17, Target

I love a drugstore option, and Boots No7 never disappoints. It's hypoallergenic and works for sensitive skin.

10. Amala Hydrate Treatment Oil

Amala Hydrate Jasmine Treatment Oil, $116, Amala Beauty

Although this facial oil is a bit of a splurge, it's worth every drop, thanks to its jasmine (which helps soften dry skin), avocado, and pomegranate (which can protect against environmental damage) properties. Plus, all the ingredients are organic so you can feel good about making your skin look good.

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