The 4 Best Foundations for Dry Skin

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The 4 Best Foundations for Dry Skin

Use these foundations to soothe, smooth, and refresh dry skin!


Who needs a hydrating foundation? In a word: everyone! For all skin types, hydration is something you can always count on to be great for your skin, but dry skin needs a little extra help.

Dry skin types should always choose a foundation that’s made to hydrate or moisturize. Layering water and oil onto dry skin is the only way you’ll keep skin healthy and happy, especially if you’re planning to wear your makeup all day!

Below, we’ll introduce you to 4 natural foundations that double down on water for hydration and oil for moisture. If your skin could use an injection of H2O, stick around – we’re highlighting our top foundation picks for dry skin!

Full Coverage Water Foundation

Full Coverage + Hydration

Skin Type: Normal to Dry
Coverage: Full
Finish: Satin/ Semi-Dewy
Shade Range: 19

If you’re a hardcore 100% PURE™ fan, you’ve known about our super hydrating Water Foundation for a while. Our oldie-but-goodie formula delivered hydration and moisture to dry skin, but didn’t offer much in the way of coverage. This new formula delivers on hydration and full coverage. These dual benefits make it a fitting option for normal to dry skin, or any skin type needing a boost of H2O!

The satin finish of our new Water Foundation is designed to mimic the glow of healthy, hydrated skin. This full coverage foundation has a light liquid-cream texture to balance skin tone, obscure fine lines, and blend into skin like water. It’s definitely our best foundation for dry skin, or anyone looking for a barely-there feel from their full coverage foundation.

Did we mention that our new Water Foundation line has the widest shade range of any of our foundation collections? Curated in 19 diverse shades, this fruit pigmented® foundation collection is divided into 4 skin tone categories: cool, warm, neutral, and olive. These shades are designed to match both your skin tone and undertone, for a fit-for-you perfect match:

Water Foundation Ingredients

Hydrating Ingredients in Full Coverage Water Foundation
To create a hydrating, full coverage foundation for dry skin, we use gentle natural ingredients. Our foundations are free of alcohols, synthetic chemicals, and fillers. The Water Foundation formula is loaded with ingredients from plants, fruits, and herbs to nourish your skin as efficiently as possible!

A high percentage of aloe juice in our Water Foundation spells relief for dry skin. That means less itching, flaking, and cracking after applying your foundation. Aloe has been a long time ally for those suffering from eczema, acting as a potent anti-inflammatory for reducing irritation. Aloe has become synonymous with ‘soothing’, making it a shoe-in for treating dry skin.

Acai oil is added to our Water Foundation to aid in protection and moisture retention for dry skin. The antioxidants in acai help to fight environmental pollutants that can dehydrate or weather the skin. The high content of fatty acids in this little superfruit is icing on the cake.

Oil from this antioxidant packed fruit makes our Water Foundation a true hero when it comes to packing in hydration and moisture. Antioxidants help block free radicals that can dry skin over time. Pomegranates are also a great source of vitamin C, which aids in skin’s moisture retention.

Bilberry, the European cousin of blueberry, is a star ingredient in our medium to full coverage BB Cream. Bilberry oil helps to enrich dry skin with fatty acids for moisture and suppleness.

Fruit Pigmented® Tinted Moisturizer

Light to Medium Coverage + Moisture

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, or Combination
Coverage: Light to Medium
Finish: Dewy
Shade Range: 9

Another great foundation for dry skin types is our original Fruit Pigmented® Tinted Moisturizer, which is already beloved for its moisturizing benefits. While this one isn’t a top contender for full coverage, it’s a hit for serving barely-there makeup looks and a dewy, fresh glow with light to medium, buildable coverage.

Much like our Water Foundation, this hydrating tinted moisturizer is made with superfruits like acai, pomegranate, and goji. Antioxidants from these superfruit oils, organic white tea, and fruit pigments fortify skin’s matrix against UV damage. They also help to prevent premature signs of aging from environmental damage and exposure.

The balanced hydration-to-moisture ratio in this formula makes it extra beneficial for dry skin. World famous hydrators aloe and cucumber are the first two ingredients, which also help to soothe itchiness associated with dry skin.

Next up are acai and pomegranate oils to lock water into skin, for sustained hydration as long as you’re wearing this foundation. These ingredients are what give our Tinted Moisturizer formula a dewy finish, to smooth dry patches and enhance supple, refreshed skin.

Fruit Pigmented® Cream Foundation

Satin Finish + Moisture

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, or Combination
Coverage: Medium to Full
Finish: Satin
Shade Range: 7

Cream foundation glides on effortlessly, blends well, and gives medium to full coverage with a glow. Apply with a damp Makeup Blender for a flawless airbrushed finish that’s gentle on dry or flaky skin. Rich and creamy avocado butter pairs with rice powder to deliver a soft satin finish, while botanicals of chamomile and calendula calm and purify your skin for comfortable all-day wear.

100% PURE™ BB Cream

Radiant Finish + Soothing Hydration

Skin Type: Normal to Dry
Coverage: Light to Medium
Finish: Dewy
Shade Range: 3

BB creams are a truly luxe beauty experience for dry skin. These formulas provide moisturization and luminous coverage all in one. The creamy, lightweight texture makes them ideal for flake-free, long-lasting wear. BB creams are formulated to help cover lines, scars, and provide a dewy, luminescent glow for your skin.

The lightweight texture and adjustable coverage makes BB cream perfect for a no makeup look, or as a base for any long-lasting makeup look.

Last but certainly not least, if your skin is severely lacking in hydration, be sure to choose the best moisturizer for dry skin and make it part of your daily routine. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and waters from hydrating plants.

If you aren’t sure what skin type you have, take a few minutes to review the common skin types, and decide which set of symptoms best reflects your own skin.

We carefully hand-select products based on strict purity standards, and only recommend products we feel meet this criteria. 100% PURE™ may earn a small commission for products purchased through affiliate links.

The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.

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