My Dry Skin Needs A Drink

If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know that recently I attended two press days where I checked up the level of my skin’s hydration. There is a chunky pen, better called as Dehydration Analyzer Tool, that pressed for few seconds on your cheeks, reveals how fine your skin is.

The result I got was horrible. A healthy and moisturised skin has a level of humidity around 50%. Mine was 20%.

I smiled at the beautician, while I screamed interiorly. I was really disappointed because I take care of my skin. I really do. I always use a good moisturiser and I drink a lot of water. But clearly it’s not enough and my skin urgently needs an extra drink.

HOW TO HYDRATE DRY SKIN: Neutrogena, Uriage and L'Occitane #dryskin

These are the products that I’m currently using to try to re-equilibrate the skin’s hydration. It’s fun how they all have a blue and white packaging. I guess blue is the marketing colour for fresh and hydration.

HOW TO HYDRATE DRY SKIN: Neutrogena, Uriage and L'Occitane #dryskin


I reviewed this cleanser on My Instagram (here and here). I was looking for a gentle cleanser because I didn’t want to use anything aggressive on my already suffering dry skin. Uriage cleanser is gentle, high-tolerance, fragrance free and hypoallergenic. It contains thermal water which I hope my dry skin will enjoy drinking.


It’s crazy how you realise how much you need this product in your life as soon as you start to use it. You start questioning what was your skincare regime before the Moisturizing Essence era. The one that I’m using is a new release from L’Occitane. It’s a new collection specific for skins that need an extra dose of hydration.

You apply the gel right after you washed your face, day and night, with light tapping motions. It absorbs in few seconds but it gives instantly a refresh feeling.

HOW TO HYDRATE DRY SKIN: Neutrogena, Uriage and L'Occitane #dryskin

HOW TO HYDRATE DRY SKIN: Neutrogena, Uriage and L'Occitane #dryskin


I went on a hunt of a day cream which specifically boosted the hydration of my dry skin, had a light texture and had SPF. Neutrogena Hydro Boost satisfies all my requests. It’s ultra light and it has a non-greasy texture so it’s perfect to use as a base before the makeup.


When I read “Ultra thirst-quenching cream” I knew I found what my dry skin needed. This L’Occitane cream is part of the newest collection, as well as the  moisture prep essence. It contains thermal water and hyaluronic acid. Both of them should help the skin to maintain its hydration barrier. You can use this cream day and night. I prefer to use it in the night because it doesn’t contain SPF.

HOW TO HYDRATE DRY SKIN: Neutrogena, Uriage and L'Occitane #dryskin



Chiara Amodeo
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Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Middle East. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!


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Elegant Duchess
Reply May 5, 2018

I did exactly the same test a few weeks ago at the Rituals event and my skin appears to be dehydrated too. I’m also working on improving the results. Thanks for sharing this, I will definitely check these products xx

    Chiara Amodeo
    Reply May 7, 2018

    You are welcome! I'm also trying to drink more which is weird because I already drink a lot. But now I've added an extra litre of water to my routine!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply May 5, 2018

I want to try all of these! I moved to Vancouver and I swear my oily skin has gone dry for some reason!
The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    Chiara Amodeo
    Reply May 7, 2018

    We all get crazy with out skins, right?! they change so much during the years!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Desires In Style
Reply May 6, 2018

Sembrano ottimi, da provare ;)
un bacione
Agnese & Elisa

Reply May 6, 2018

Your photos are so stunning. I love the look of all of these especially the L'Occitanc cream x

    Chiara Amodeo
    Reply May 7, 2018

    I have a long relationship of love with L'occitane brand. It's really a good one!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply May 6, 2018

I hope these products work out! I have to see if there are any events like that in my area...

Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    Chiara Amodeo
    Reply May 7, 2018

    Maybe you can check ay any pharmacy. It's actually a pen that check the level of hydration!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply May 6, 2018

Great review.

Reply May 6, 2018

I always love reading skincare posts! I find them so relaxing and calming :) These are excellent tips and I really want to try out some of the brands you featured. Wishing you a great week dear!

    Chiara Amodeo
    Reply May 7, 2018

    Let me know if you'll ever try any of these products!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply May 7, 2018

This skincare looks amazing! Wishing you all the best on your hydration journey xx

Chloe x

Karen Giuliana
Reply May 7, 2018

I haven’t heard of this before. So glad I read this and thank you for sharing! I want to get my skin tested and see where I stand. It’s always good to see how your skin is holding up!

    Chiara Amodeo
    Reply May 7, 2018

    It was a shocking experience because of the result! lol
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply May 7, 2018

These creams speak to my skin! It's winter in Australia ATM and I need that ultra thirst quenching cream now!

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Reply May 7, 2018

My skin is dehydrated as well! Glad you took actions as well and maybe I need that night cream too!

Valeria Chizhova
Reply May 7, 2018

Thak you for such an useful post! I should try thes products!

Reply May 7, 2018

This looks fantastic!

Shang J.
Reply May 7, 2018

Your pictures are giving me life!
I love a good moisturiser. Will definitely check out your picks!

Shang J. | Beauterazzi

Mariann Yip
Reply May 7, 2018

Can't wait to try these products, my skin has been so dry!

Reply May 7, 2018

these products sound amazing.
The Glossychic

Anya Dryagina
Reply May 8, 2018

Such a great products! Love it!

Laura Mitbrodt
Reply May 8, 2018

These all look amazing, I love L'Occitane

Reply May 8, 2018

Great review Chiara!
IG @grace_njio

Reply May 13, 2018

Sometimes drinking too much water is not enough to moisturize skin. We would really need extra products to help us. These are all must haves.

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