glossary definition:
dry skin:
dryness, dehydration, dehydrated

When skin lacks moisture it is referred to as dry or dehydrated. Dry skin can occur as a result of cold weather (low humidity) and over exposure to the elements. Effects of dry skin can include soreness, itchiness, cracking, rashes, chapping, and even blemishes.

Indoor heating is also a common cause of dryness, as the moisture in the air is removed. Dryness is a big problem in winter months, just one more reason to use a good moisturizer.

The following listings are popular or recommended for the glossary term: dry skin

Elizabeth Arden
One of the most respected names in skin care, Elizabeth Arden has a popular line of beauty products including the famous "8 Hour Cream".

La Mer
Invented by a NASA scientist to treat burns on the face and eyes, Creme de La Mer moisturizer is now outrageously popular in the beauty scene. Legend has it that J-Lo uses it head to toe.

B.Kamins Chemist
The B.Kamins line of skincare products, are based on the studies into effective anti-aging serums by Canadian chemist Ben Kamins. Kamins' research led him to find his solution in a serum derived from Maple trees. The B.Kamins range features the resulting bio-maple compund.

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AHAVA's line of skincare products feature special minerals from the Dead Sea. Ingredients such as magnesium, calcium, bromides, and potassium are extracted and imbued into AHAVA's product line.

Created by Bigelow Chemists, this New York institution remains a main desitation for beauty and skin care products today.

Skin Alison Raffaele
Known as "Skin Alison Raffaele", this line was created by professional makeup artist Alison Raffaele Tatem, who formerly assisted industry giant Bobbi Brown. Her line is known for good brushes and base makeup.

Created in Japan by cosmetic giants Kose, Awake is a fusion of high tech Japanese technology and natural plant botanicals.

Bare Escentuals
San Francisco based Bare Escentuals have made a name on very pure and gentle cosmetics. Bare Minerals is the signature line - a selection of oil-free natural products.

Created over 25 years ago, Barielle was the very first company to devise beauty products through a treatment for horses.

Great thought has gone into the creation of the BECCA line, with emphasis paid to the concealers and foundations which are offered in an impressive array of color choices to cater to all skin tones.

BlissLabs is a line of beauty products that evolved from a popular New York Spa.

Borghese, a classic Italian line of skincare and cosmetics, famous for their mud masks. Created by Princess Marcella Borghese, the Borghese line of products features formulations created at the famed spa, Terme di Montecatini.

Well established and reputable, cosmetics company Bourjois was founded in 1863 and continues to be popular today with a fabulous range of colors.

Elizabeth Arden
One of the most respected names in skin care, Elizabeth Arden has a popular line of beauty products including the famous "8 Hour Cream".

The respected and extensive Clarins collection is based on the benefits of plant botanicals, resulting in a wide range of quality skincare products.

Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder is one of today's biggest beauty empires, owning several other brands while constantly delivering high quality lines of their own.

Clinique is one of the world's leading brands of prestige skin care, makeup and fragrance products.

In 1994 iconic supermodel Iman introduced a line of skincare and cosmetics for women of color. With so many products on the market targeted towards fair skin, Iman wanted to bring more choice and color to the cosmetic palettes of multi-cultural women ar..

Popular line of skin care and cosmetics with a "feel good look good" approach to beauty. Popular products include moisturizers, facial peels and skincare kits, and food-inspired body washes.

With backgrounds in make-up artistry and skincare therapy, the Strand sisters, Petra, Sara and Sofia have created fun, girlie products that aim to simplify our daily routines.

Shiseido is Japan's oldest and most respected cosmetics company, it has long set the standard for cosmetics and skincare in Japan.

Created by famed celebrity make-up artist Jeanine Lobell, Stila is one of the most popular cosmetics lines on the market today.

Since it's launch in 2000, Tarte goodies such as the cheek stain and 24/7 Lip Sheers have won rave reviews and reached cult favorite status.

Benefit is a fun San Francisco based cosmetics brand. The ruby red Benetint cheek stain is one of their more popular products.

More known for their fragrances than for their skincare, Guerlain a long-established French perfumer has created over 626 fragrances since it was founded in 1828.

The direct-selling giant of the beauty industry. The huge Avon collection offers everything from skincare, cosmetics, body and haircare, fragrance and jewelry.

Christian Breton
Founded in France in 1991, Christian Breton created this multi-ethnic line for any woman of any age or skin tone.

Clean & Clear
This is a really well formulated, inexpensive brand that can adequetly tend to problem, blemish-prone oily skin. Ideally targeted toward teenagers, this line is perfect for dealing with adolescent acne and blemishes.

Dr. Comenge
Dr.Comenge has created a simple skincare system to maintain youthful, healthy looking skin that will bring out the "sensual" nature of the skin.

Erno Laszlo
A European skincare line based on the idea's of Hungarian dermatologist Erno Laszlo. Laszlo believed in a strict ritual of daily skincare.

An old Hollywood secret, Frownies were originally called wrinkle eradicators for their magical abilty to make fine lines such as crow's feet appear diminished.

Harnessing the power of the mighty ocean, H2O+ is as the name suggests, all about water. This excellent range of water-based, oil-free skin care and cosmetics has a lot more to offer than just plain old water.

Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Pamela Anderson all swear by this natural skincare line, especially the beloved Herbal Recovery Gel.

Another well known named in Japanese beauty and skincare, Kanebo began as a textiles manufacturing and trading company but shifted towards skincare in the 1930's.

Based in Greece, Korres is a complete line of natural skin, hair and sun care products and herbal preparations.

Whether it's face painting, high fashion or horror film special effects, KRYOLAN has the tools of the trade capable of make-up magic.

La Mer
Invented by a NASA scientist to treat burns on the face and eyes, Creme de La Mer moisturizer is now outrageously popular in the beauty scene. Legend has it that J-Lo uses it head to toe.

Celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Peter Lamas created his own line of skin, hair and body care products to offer an alternative to the chemical and additive laden products that are use by most of us on a daily basis.

Leaf & Rusher
Created by plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Leaf and registered nurse Rand Rusher, Leaf & Rusher is dedicated to producing effective skin treatments for the discerning client.

Murad is a California based skincare range formulated by dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad.

The brainchild of famed make-up artist François Nars, NARS made it's debut in 1994 and has managed to seasonally keep pace with the ever revolving fashion world.

A lot has changed from the days of Oil of Olay, many of the old formulations are gone, replaced by new and improved treatments. In fact it is hard to remember the original Oil of Olay at all.

A drugstore staple for the treatment of acne, the small pHisoderm line of products has some great cleansing options for all skin types.

Peter Thomas Roth
The extensive collection of Peter Thomas Roth products are very well formulated to deal with virtually every skin complaint under the sun. There are many excellent products for acne care, suncare and everything in between.

A well known name in Japan, Pola is the country's leading cosmetics manufacturer in the direct sales market.

Proactiv Solution
Proactiv is a dermatologist developed 3-Step system for the treatment of mild to moderate acne.

RéVive's products use EGF(Epidermal Growth Factor) to regenerate the skin and to delay the effects of aging.

Rodan + Fields
Renowned dermatologists Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, the masterminds behind the Proactiv Solution have created their own range of targeted skincare regimens.

This small focused range of quality products have one simple aim, to make skin as white as possible. Made in Japan by cosmetics giants Kose, Sekkisei uses many traditional oriental plants in the formulation of this line.

StriVectin-SD - The 'miracle'; anti-aging cream. Claims to significantly improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, stretch marks, and minor skin imperfections by aiding the build-up of collagen.

Sue Devitt
Sue's "color treatment for the skin" makeup is formulated using high quality plant botanicals. The real star performers of the range are the seaweed treatment foundations, which not only cover flawlessly, but are actually good for the skin too.

Following the principles of Ayurveda, SUNDÃRI believes in helping a woman to discover naturally healthy skin as well as finding a sense of well-being.

Therapy Systems
A Nashville based skincare and cosmetics line created by Linda Roberts, whose 25 years beauty retail experience has helped her fashion a brand that people want to use.

Three Custom Color Specialists
Three Custom Color Specialists offer unlimited makeup possibilities. From re-creating a favorite shade to re-designing a new color wardrobe.

Very much like the label, the CHANEL cosmetics range has such an air of classic beauty to it, those black lacquer cases evoke the seduction of bygone eras.

A line of rich moisturizers and gentle cleansers. Many worthwhile choices at reasonable pries.

Jack Black
The Jack Black line has everything that todays man wants; simple formulations to meet modern day grooming needs, neatly packaged, nothing fancy, just good stuff.

Joey New York
Created by beauty expert Joey Chancis and her mother, Arlyne Roer, Joey New York is a brand that offers simple yet effective formulations for virtually every skin problem from acne to rosacea.

Natura Bissé
A family run business based in Barcelona, Spain, Natura Bissé started out with only five creams and now offer about 300. The brand was originally target for use in luxury hotels and spas, but now it is also available from high-end department stores such..

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté
A great name in French Fashion, Yves Saint Laurent emerged from designing for Christian Dior to become one of the design heros of the 60's and 70's. YSL popularized iconic trend such as the beatnik look, tweed suits, tight pants and thigh-hi boots.

Definately not the most glamorous or trendy brands on the block, but it definately remains an English classic that will always have a place in Mum's Christmas stocking!

Luxury skincare with a simple approach. Popular products include the Re-Storation line of skin treatments and moisturizers.

This range of super masculine products really look the business. Their sleek aluminum containers and bold blue print suggest that they have what it takes to look after a real man.

Astara masks and treatments are based on a philosophy of total skin-nutrition. Developed by a prize winning chemist and anti-aging guru.

Designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Cellex-C products cause skin to gradually appear firmer and smoother with improved color, tone, and texture.

Dermalogica offers an extensive product line with some decent albeit expensive options for skin and body care.

Dr. Hauschka
Bio-dynamically grown ingredients and a special method to extract botanicals at their peak have been hallmarks of this German company since it's inception in 1967.

MD Formulations
MD Formulations has the widest range of gycolic acid-based AHA products on offer today.

Ole Henriksen
There are many great products on offer from "L.A.'s facialist to the stars", Ole Henriksen, all of which abound with the goodness of nature and all she has to offer.

Osmotics are a brand on a mission. Their mission is to become the leading cosmeceutical company in the world. Believing themselves to be at the cutting edge of therapeutic skincare technology, they work with University Medical Centers and scientists to ..

Sephora Collection
Sephora introduced their own extensive collection, which became wildly popular for their wide color ranges and quality skin, hair and body care choices.

SK2 (or SKII) is one of the darling brands of Asia, and rapidly becoming popular across the globe. Their secret ingrediant is Pitera - a formula discovered by a Japanese monk.

Bioelements has grown from a very popular set of health spas. One of the principle concepts of bioelements is that each face has a unique skin type - called a "BioType". For each "type" they offer customized skincare solutions based on individual needs.

A well known name in natural skin and hair care products for over 30 years, ShiKai are a family owned and run company based in California.

The Body Shop
The body Shop is one of the first beauty companies to create naturally inspired skin and haircare products using traditional recipes and an environmentally conscious approach.

Crabtree & Evelyn
An American brand with an English inspiration and feel, the Crabtree & Evelyn collection features products for both the body and the home.

JASÖN Natural
A popular natural health and beauty company, JASÖN Natural have an outstanding range of skin, body and hair care products.

California Baby
Based in Los Angeles, California Baby offers an extensive range of natural baby care products. Created by Jessica Iclisoy to use on her son's sensitive skin, California Baby offer some of the gentlest products for baby around.

Dermatologist recommended, this inexpensive cleanser is one of the most common "must have" items on celebrity and make-up artist's skincare lists.

Founded by dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin, DERMAdoctor has combined medical knowhow, with a dose of feminine charm.

For over 150 years Kiehl's Pharmacy have created simple, quality skincare products using only the finest ingredients.

Once part of the M.D.Formulations brand which in 2001 merged with bare escentuals while M.D. FORTÉ was separated and sold to Allergan, the company that distributes Botox.

Clé De Peau
Launched by Shiseido as a prestige line. Packaged beautifully the cosmetics are really wonderful, especially the concealers, which truly conceal.

Ren is a great alternative for anyone looking for clean, additive-free skincare products.

Skinceuticals exemplifies the term cosmeceutical thanks to their effective formulations based on good science.

A popular natural skin, hair and body care line created by Avalon Natural Products.

Eve Lom
To many of us the Eve Lom Cleanser was a revelation when we discovered it. Many who have tried the cleanser swear they'll never change.

Jan Marini Skin Research
With over 30 years experience in product research, Jan Marini has amassed a fair amount of very useful information when it comes to skin care. This shows in her impressive collection of products, which are designed to provide excellent, targeted skin ca..

Nu Skin
Nu Skin has developed a loyal following of customers thanks to its network of distributors all over the world. While some of their products have merit, don't be sucked in by a passionate sales pitch.

Red Earth
The Red Earth line of products features some great cosmetics, with colors and shades that are updated seasonally. The brand also have two skincare collection;hydropure and hydrowhite.

Giorgio Armani
Hugely talented Italian designer Giorgio Armani has been redefining elegance for over 25 years. His sleek style has masterfully set the standard to which many designers follow today.

Hugely popular in Japan and most of Asia, Dr.Ci:Labo was established in 1999 with the birth of their signature product - Aqua-Collagen-Gel.

A drugstore staple for many years, Aveeno became well known for it's oatmeal formulations. Today they have traded oatmeal for soy in nearly all of their facial, body and lip products.

Pretty Pretty
Pretty Pretty is a makeup artist driven collection. Founded by makeup artists James Vincent and Nick Gavrelis, with an eye to delivering uptown glamour with a downtown edge.

FANCL's focus is on the health of your skin, to that end they are dedicated to the production of skincare that is preservative and additive-free. They also manufacture dietary supplements and Japanese green teas, which help maintain beauty from within.

Juice Beauty
This all-natural organic skincare line uses globally sourced plants and botanicals blended in their patented fruit-juice base to deliver a daily refreshing boost to the skin.

Australian based line of alternative beauty products featuring planet-based ingredients.

Created in 3 seperate laboratories by three separate chemists (actually 2 chemists and a dermatologist), 3Lab is a new(ish) cosmetics line, that boasts dramatic results thanks to years of research and data collection, as well as the researchers sixty ye..

Aubrey Organics
Aubrey Organics boasts a wealth of products, at very reasonable prices. Founder Aubrey Hampton has been lauding the benefits of natural products for forty years.

The DHC range of products are definately worth considering thanks to some well formulated cleansers and moisturizers.

Paula's Choice
Known to many as the Cosmetics Cop, Paula Begoun is really looking out for our best interests when it comes to our skin. As a beauty watchdog, she has published many books, appeared on many TV shows to answer our endless questions about just what we're ..

Gillette, a name familiar to men around the world have launched the Gillette Complete line of skincare products designed just for guys. Advocating a sensible 3-step regimen of cleanse, shave and moisturize, Gillette make it easy for men to keep their sk..

Revlon houses a wide range of skin and hair care lines and produts. Their cosmetics, however remain the best things going for this established line.

Anthony Logistics
Targeted formulas for shaving and skincare have been the hallmarks for the Anthony Logistics line. The simple to use skincare is formulated using herbal ingredients designed specifically for a man's skin.

B.Kamins Chemist
The B.Kamins line of skincare products, are based on the studies into effective anti-aging serums by Canadian chemist Ben Kamins. Kamins' research led him to find his solution in a serum derived from Maple trees. The B.Kamins range features the resulti..

This line does boast some effective products, especially their cleansers and moisturizers. And don't forget some of their famous face masks and peels, they are both well formulated and very fun to use.

The BORBA approach to skincare is somewhat different from many other brands. BORBA believe in caring for the outside from within, for this they have formulated 'skin balancing waters' that target particular issues and heal from the inside out.

The DDF range of skincare products was created by dermatologist Dr.Howard Sobel and his sister Elaine Linker, to deliver skincare with professional dermatologist results without the need of a prescription.

Kinerase is a small yet effective range of products that uses kinetin as it's key ingredient. Sold mainly through dermatologist offices and select spas.

Lip Fusion
LipFusion is a plumper unlike other plumpers, there are no weird tingling sensations, no burning and off course no needles. What's more this plumping effect can last a whopping 48 hours.

Known in Japan for it's classic foaming cleanser, Bioré introduced their exciting pore-strips which made them known worldwide.

With products such as Morning After Rescue Gel, Nickel says its range offers instant results and contain a "higher percentage of active ingredients than found currently in women's cosmetics". The packaging is no-frills and decidedly masculine in design..

This Scottish based skincare company's main focus is on natural products for the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis or problems related to arthritis or poor circulation.

One of the first skincare companies to realize the advantages of promoting a product as dermatalogically recommended. Neutrogena introduced a clear facial-soap that propelled the brand to become one of the best selling skincare lines in the world today.

Lindi Skin
The Lindi Skin line of products have been specially formulated for people undergoing treatment for cancer or related conditions.

Carol's Daughter
Using natural homemade ingredients found in her kitchen, Lisa Price created rich pampering products which found their way to become popular staples for many celebrities as well as featuring on television shows such as The Today Show, The View and The Op..

Designed by the very same team responsible for creating the Sonicare brush, this brush is designed to gently but effectively cleanse the skin using a combination of proprietary sonic technology and a two-way oscillating brush system that is proven far m..

Global Goddess
Glamorous, globtrotting celebrity make-up artist and International beauty expert Shalini Vadhera has created a line of cosmetics for every woman of the world inspired by the exotic places of the world.

The core message of this luxury skincare collection is the power of essential oils; their benefit to the skin as well as the balancing effect that their fragrances have on our moods.

Owned by L'Oreal, Vichy has become more well known in recent times thanks to L'Oreal's Mexoryl SX, which is seen as one of the best sunscreen today.

Yon-Ka Paris
This French line of products touts a passion for nature, but never manages to correctly or effectively harness any of her power.

Just as the name suggests, Un-Petroleum is a small line of Lip balms and body care products formulated without the use of petroleum-based ingredients.

Avalon Organics
Avalon Botanics, created by Avalon Natural Products are inspired by organic agriculture to help promote a more environmentally conscious way of life.

COSMEDICINE is a brand that claims its place at the cutting edge of non-prescription skincare science looking at the face in terms of the whole rather than the sum of its parts.

prevage MD
Prevage MD is the prescription strength version of the popular new ant-aging treatment from Elizabeth Arden and Allergan Dermatology.

The result of a collaboration between Elizabeth Arden and Allergan, the company that manufactures botox, prevage is one of the new breed of antioxidant rich anti-aging treatmants flooding the market these days.

Founded in 2006 in Syosset, New York by fashion executive and equestrian Marie Regan. Using the elegance of the equestrian world as inspiration along with time honored beauty secrets passed down through the generations.

BeautyAddicts have created easy but exciting alternatives to take the guess work out of co-ordinating the right colors for your face and look.

Face Stockholm
Started in 1981 in sweden by fashion boutique owner Gun Nowak, Face Stockholm follows the true Swedish ideal of beauty - natural, simple, clean while keeping it fun and fashion-forward.

Advanced unisex formulations that blend natural ingredients with state of the art technologies fit for even the most sensitive skin types.

Created in Australia from the pearls of beauty wisdom picked up in a modelling agency. ModelCo paid attention to work works and what we really need to look beautiful.

Made from 100% vegetarian ingredients and infused with herbs grown in the garden at Babington, Cowshed's cheekily named high-quality products are gaining popularity around the world.

N. V. Perricone M.D. Cosmeceuticals
Having published many bestselling beauty books, his highly succesful skincare line is laden with some of the most popular "potent" ingredients such as Vitamin C, DMAE and alpha lipoic acid.

Dr. Brandt Skincare
Created by respected dermatologist Fredric Brandt, Dr.Brandt Skincare is a technology driven line of anti-aging products that incorporates beneficial plant botanicals into their formulations for a potent fusion of science and nature.

MD Skincare
Created by dermatologist Dr.Dennis Gros, MD Skincare produces some highly effective and easy to use skincare.