Skin Barrier Repair Creams for Dry Skin

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If your skin feels dry, flaky, red, itchy, or rough, you might have a compromised skin barrier, which can be fixed by skin barrier repair creams.

Skin Barrier Repair Creams

Instead of your regular body lotion or face moisturizer, consider using a cream specifically designed to support and repair your skin barrier. Such creams are formulated to replenish essential lipids and increase hydration, helping to heal the barrier and protect against water loss and irritants.

Below are some of the top recommended skin barrier repair creams that can relieve dry skin.

Beekman 1802 Wonder Milk Buttery Botanical Jelly

The Beekman 1802 Wonder Milk Buttery Botanical Jelly is a natural, family-sized ointment that intensely moisturizes and deeply hydrates the skin. Priced at $54 for 16 ounces, this multipurpose jelly absorbs quickly, leaving a silky, non-greasy feel. Enriched with goat milk, shea butter, and sunflower butter, it locks in moisture and prevents water loss. It can be used anywhere you would use petroleum jelly, providing instant relief and long-lasting hydration. Simply scoop a dime-sized amount, melt it between your hands, and apply to clean skin as needed.

Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair 

The Biossance Mini Squalane + Omega Repair Deep Hydration Moisturizer, going for $20, is a deeply hydrating cream suitable for all skin types. Formulated with ceramides, fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, and sugarcane-derived squalane, it strengthens the skin's moisture barrier and reduces the appearance of fine lines. This vegan and cruelty-free product comes in recyclable packaging and is recommended for daily use, morning and night, after serums and treatments, for a plump, replenished look without a greasy feel.

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Total Repair Cream

KateCeuticals Total Repair Cream by Kate Somerville is a peptide-infused repair cream for $140. Suitable for all skin types, this cream targets fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and loss of firmness and elasticity. Formulated with a peptide-infused ceramide complex, hyaluronic acid, and squalane, it improves texture, firmness, and suppleness. Free of various harmful ingredients, this cruelty-free cream can be used twice daily, morning and night, and applied to the face and neck after serums or treatments for visibly improved skin in just one week.

Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Moisturizer

Dermalogica's $94 Super Rich Repair Moisturizer is a rich, intensely nourishing cream designed for dry skin. Formulated with shea butter, peptides, evening primrose oil, jojoba, and borage seed oils, it replenishes moisture, soothes, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This super-concentrated cream can be used once or twice daily and applied to the face and neck with light, upward strokes for hydrated, youthful-looking skin.