Best Foundation for Dry Skin

best foundation for dry skin

Do you suffer from crocodile skin?

Many women are cursed with the dry skin blues. Yup, as we age, our bodies produce less of the stuff our skin needs to stay healthy and hydrated. Sometimes age has nothing to do with it! Even the young can experience dry skin as a result of cosmetic irritation, nutrient imbalance, or skin problems such as eczema. When I was younger, I had oily skin. I didn’t understand those who had dry skin because all I experienced was a slick, shiny face. I used to carry around blotting papers for touch ups. Now that I’m older (35) I too have experienced dry skin. Only now, I have what’s called combination skin, which is a pain. Dry in some areas, yet oily in others. What’s a girl to do? One of the things I use to get an even complexion is use makeup. But with so many options available, which is the best foundation for dry skin?


Best Foundation for Dry Skin: Ingredients to Look For


The most beneficial ingredients to look for when choosing a foundation for dry skin types provide natural moisture and hydration to the skin. Seek out foundations with natural oils and humectants (moisturizers) imbedded within the formula. Natural oils, such as the ones listed below, are easily absorbed and have a ton of skin benefits. Here a few of the top ingredients to watch for in foundations:


  • Almond Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Safflower Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil


It’s also best to choose a liquid foundation, since powders can dry the skin even more. If you have combination skin, you may want to try a cream to powder formulation…but if it dries out your skin, revert to the liquid.



Best Foundation for Dry Skin: Avoid This Ingredient!


Way back during my oily skin days, I learned to avoid this one ingredient. It’s mineral oil! Mineral oil is derived from petroleum. Yup, the same stuff the gasoline you put in your car is made of. Many people use this ingredient thinking it’s doing a wonderful job of moisturizing the skin. In actuality, it’s not! Mineral oil clogs pores because it lays on the skin, making the skin unable to release toxins. When it finally does absorb into the skin, it goes to the liver, absorbing and essentially stealing the vitamins and minerals in the liver. This is not good! This ingredient is still used in products such as foundation, baby oil, and is the main ingredient in petroleum jelly. If you have dry skin, this is NOT the oil to use. In fact, it shouldn’t be used by anyone at all.


Best Foundation for Dry Skin: My Recommendations


In my journey of going green with my beauty routine, I’ve found a few excellent foundations for dry skin. These formulas fit the bill with safe, beneficial ingredients that will moisturize your skin all day. They are also lightweight, yet provide excellent coverage while letting your skin breathe. The best part is that they blend into the skin very well. The worst thing about foundation is when others can tell you have it on! Here are my top 2 organic foundation choices:


1. Real Purity Health Glow – This little beauty lives up to it’s name. When you apply it, your skin will have a lovely glow. It comes in eight shades and contains only 5 ingredients, including pure rice bran oil and glycerin for extra moisture. The simpler the better! It also contains NO nano particles, which is concerning for many people.


2. 100% Pure Healthy Skin Foundation with Super Fruits – I love this line and adore that this formulation contains natural fruit extracts. It blends smoothly and contains titanium dioxide which provides an spf of 20, just right for daily use. This baby is rich in natural oils such as acai and pomegranate. I also like how it contains Vitamin E, which helps protect the skin against oxidation.


Hopefully now, you have a better understanding of which foundation is best for dry skin. Here’s a few tips to make our foundation behave better: Moisturize your skin before applying foundation. It’s always best to start with a hydrated face! Throughout your day, drink water to keep your skin hydrated and be sure to eat fruits and vegetables to give your skin the vitamins it needs. Have you experienced dry skin? Which foundations work best for you? Leave your comment below and don’t forget to share this post…tweet it…like it…and Google +1 it! C’mon….you’ll get bonus points!


Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!



Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • KonstantinMiller

    Hello. I think the article is really interesting. I am even interested in reading more. How soon will you update your blog?

  • Naz

    love this!! thank you for the great info!!

  • Robin Adler

    Thank you, Naz!

  • Pam

    Hi Robin,
    Can you recommend a good face lotion that is not too greasy? I’ve been using my baby’s lotion and while it is a great body lotion, it’s a bit too heavy for my face.


  • Natural Organics

    Hi Pam,

    Thanks for stopping by! Sure, I know of a lot of good moisturizers for the face.

    A few of my favorites are made by Amber’s Organics. I like her Calendula Face Lotion- it’s light and very moisturizing. If you don’t care for that formula, she has a lot of other options. The Real Purity Creme Supreme is also fabulous and you can get 10% off with my code (“robin”) I’ve not tried them yet, but the face creams looks lovely from Bubble and Bee.

    Check out my product review pages for some of my reviews as well!