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October 2, 2023Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Does your skin feel tight or itchy? Do you have scaly patches? Or redness caused by dryness? If you have dry skin, you most likely already tried a range of products to help you get rid of these unpleasant symptoms. But we’re here to tell you not to give up! With the right skincare routine for dry skin, you CAN feel comfortable in your skin again.

What does dry skin need?

There are many causes for dry skin such as the heat, the cold, taking too hot showers, excessive exfoliation, chemicals in soaps and detergents, aging skin, and more 1. But these factors have one thing in common: they deprive the skin of its essential oils.

In fact, dry skin means that its lacking in lipids, which is why it mostly needs to be nourished! The Oceanly™ skin care routine for dry skin relies on naturally sourced ingredients that are rich in nutrients like vitamins A, E, and F, as well as ingredients that can help restore the comfort of your skin. More on this below.

Dry or dehydrated skin?

While dry skin lacks oil, dehydrated skin needs water. This means the products and the way you take care of each is different!

How to know if you have dry or dehydrated skin?

Pinch your cheek. If it takes a few moments for your skin to bounce back, it’s simply dehydrated2.

Skincare routine for dry skin

To properly relieve your dry skin, you should always choose your products wisely and use them in the correct order. Not sure where to start? No worries. We did the hard part for you by preparing this gentle daily skincare ritual for dry skin.

1. Cleanse gently (☀️🌙)

If you dread washing your face due to past irritation from regular cleansers, it’s time you discovered a product that gently dislodges impurities while providing your skin with a healthy dose of hydration like this PHYTO-CLEANSE Oil-in-Milk for Sensitive Skin.

EWG VERIFIED™ and made from powerful naturally sourced ingredients – such as the sugar kelp extract that softens skin, castor oil that helps preserve natural moisture, and bladderwrack seaweed extract that restores suppleness – it gently cleanses and removes impurities (including makeup) from the skin.

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2. Nourish abundantly (☀️)

As mentioned above, what dry skin needs the most is nourishment! Make sure that your skincare routine for dry skin includes several essential nutrients by integrating a powerful serum made with rich and soothing ingredients like phytoglycogen, bladderwrack extract, and glycerin.

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3. Soothe fragile areas (☀️🌙)

When your face is dry, the skin around your eyes is usually even drier! This particularly fragile area deserves all the attention it can get. Some advice? Bet on an eye cream that contains shea butter. This amazingly soothing ingredient is known for its high content of vitamins A, E, and F, as well as for many other benefits that include the ability to nourish dry skin like no other!

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4. Go for long-lasting moisture (☀️)

For a feeling of comfort that lasts all day, choose a cream for dry skin that maintains hydration, like the PHYTO-CALM solid day cream. According to a clinical study, the star ingredient of this cream – phytoglycogen – provides 60% more moisture after 7 hours. The PHYTO-CALM day cream also contains shea butter and bladderwrack extract, making it the perfect cocktail of naturally sourced ingredients to relieve sensitive and dry skin.

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5. Replenish your natural moisture barrier (🌙)

While you sleep, your skin is working! Your body’s circadian rhythm increases blood flow, allowing it to regenerate during the night3. Therefore, applying nourishing and repairing care to your dry skin before hitting the sheets is the best thing you can do to get your glow back. In this night cream, the combination of evening primrose oil that is rich in omegas 3 and 6, peptides that protect and replenish the natural moisture barrier, phytoglycogen that is known for its ability to reduce the signs of aging, and watercress extract with revitalizing properties will have you bragging about “waking up like this.”

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6. Give yourself an extra boost (☀️🌙)

Depending on the season, you can add a nourishing dry day oil or night oil to your skincare routine for dry skin. That extra boost could be the difference that helps your face retain its natural moisture – and glow!

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7. Protect yourself from UV rays (☀️)

Dry skin is often sensitive as well. That’s why, even if weather seems dreary, it is essential to use sunscreen to protect your skin against UV rays that can dry out and irritate the skin, in addition to accelerating skin aging. This tinted SPF 15 cream made with non-nano zinc oxide – the safest sunscreen filter according to EWG – provides both protection and comfort to dry skin.

Quick beauty tips

Choosing the right nourishing and moisturizing products is the best way to soothe your dry, sensitive skin. But other simple tricks can also help!

  • Take short, lukewarm showers
  • Avoid rubbing the towel on your skin when you exit the shower. Pat instead.
  • Use a humidifier
  • Apply a cold washcloth to your sensitive area
  • Use odorless skincare like those in the Oceanly™ line
  • In cold weather, stay warm, but far from heat sources such as fireplaces and radiators
  • Use a non-irritating laundry detergent for your pillowcases

The key ingredient to any good skincare routine for dry skin

Is there a key ingredient that any skincare routine for dry skin should include? Absolutely! It’s phytoglycogen! This precious ingredient stars in the new plastic-free Oceanly™ skincare line Although not widely used in the cosmetic world yet, phytoglycogen has proved its worth. Clinical studies show visible results within the first six weeks of use and its numerous properties can benefit all skin types, especially dry skin.

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Highly moisturizing and soothing, phytoglycogen provides longer-lasting hydration than hyaluronic acid, while effectively countering dryness and restoring comfort.

Nature to the rescue

In addition to phytoglycogen, the following naturally occurring ingredients are indicated for your skincare routine for dry skin.

Ingredients Properties Care
Phytoglycogen Restores the comfort of the skin All Oceanly™ products
Sweet kelp extract Softens the skin PHYTO-CLEANSE Oil-in-milk
Castor oil Helps preserve natural moisture PHYTO-CLEANSE Oil-in-milk
Bladderwrack extract Algae known for its softening properties and ability to restore suppleness PHYTO-CLEANSE Oil in milk


PHYTO-CALM Eye Contour Cream


Tinted SPF 15 Cream
Glycerin Maintains natural moisture of the skin PHYTO-CALM Serum
Shea butter Rich in vitamins A, E, F that nourish dry skin PHYTO-CALM Eye Contour Cream

Ecklonia cava extract Algae rich in polyphenols with antioxidant properties PHYTO-CALM Eye Contour Cream
Evening primrose oil Rich in omegas 3 and 6 that nourish the skin PHYTO-AGE Night Cream

Peptides Protects and replenishes the natural moisture barrier PHYTO-AGE Night Cream
Grapeseed oil Rich in polyphenols with antioxidant properties PHYTO-OIL Day and Night Cream
Ascophyllum oil Algae that improves the appearance of dry skin PHYTO-OIL Day Oil
Argan oil Rich in vitamin E and omegas 3 and 6 that nourish dry skin PHYTO-OIL Day Oil
Non-nano zinc oxide The safest sunscreen filter according to EWG which offers broad spectrum protection Tinted SPF 15 Cream

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