The 12 Best Drugstore Foundations for Dry Skin

Today’s foundations are packed with some good-for-the-skin ingredients. So this is the perfect opportunity to use that to your advantage and choose a product that has something that can nourish your skin as well. Think of it as a two-for-one. And who doesn’t love multitasking products like that?

Take a look at this list of dermatologist-recommended ingredients that can help your dry skin:

Glycerin: It’s a humectant, so it will draw water into the skin, Gmyrek says.

Dimethicone: It’s hydrating.

Niacinamide: This ingredient is hydrating, has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps the skin barrier.

Ceramide: A hydrating ingredient that also repairs the skin barrier.

Hyaluronic Acid: This powerhouse is ultrahydrating.

Oils: Gmyrek says sunflower, argan, coconut, and jojoba oils can help.

Shea Butter: It’s an emollient that can soften and smooth.

Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide: Del Campo says these protect against sun damage and are hypoallergenic.

Vitamin E: This antioxidant can soothe skin and has anti-aging benefits, Del Campo adds.