Glycerin is in tons of products for dry skin! It’s a wonderful product that, similar to Hyaluronic acid, absorbs moisture like a sponge. These types of products are called humectants- they literally attract moisture into the skin. Glycerin is light weight, mild and very effective at keeping the skin hydrated. Before the ‘product explosion’ of countless options to try these days, I used to recommend just buying glycerin and mixing it with a regular moisturizer to help the product spread easier, hydrate and not leave the skin feeling too greasy. You can still do that and save a lot of money:)
Botanical water/oil are very common ingredients to find in serums. These are always nice to look for- ingredients such as Argan oil can hydrate the skin without clogging your pores. These alone are wonderful. However, when I look through products in the large cosmetic stores I’ll often find these ingredients with the anti-aging serums. If you are treating dry skin, please look at labels! Avoid buzzwords like ageless, age defying, anti aging- these will often have added alpha hydroxy acids that may irritate dry skin.
Vitamin E is lightweight, effective and very very affordable! If is a cost efficient way to deliver safe and easy moisture to your skin without leaving you feeling too greasy!