18 Best Hydrating Serums for Very Dry, Rough Skin

By: Dedet Panabi / January 8, 2021
Categories : Skincare

Do you have naturally dry skin? Or has your skin become dry because of too much sun exposure or acne treatments? These hydrating serums are just like giving your skin a long, tall drink of water. Soon, your skin will feel soft and look dewy again.


1. Esse Probiotic Serum

This Esse Probiotic Serum is the world’s first live probiotic serum that represents the pinnacle of the BIOME + technology. As the Esse Probiotic Serum touches your skin, around 1 billion live probiotics per millilitre will be activated by the moisture on your skin.

That will then complement your natural microbial diversity and will help in creating an ideal microbiome that slows down the process of ageing. Not only that, but independent testing has also justified that this product helps increase the firmness of your skin by 16% in a matter of 28 days with positive results being down in 100% of test subjects.

Price: $220.00

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2. Souffle Beauty The Elixir Rose Serum

The Elixir by Souffle Beauty is an advanced serum formula that is infused with Bifida Ferment Lysate (probiotic) that refreshes, rejuvenates and restores your skin back to its optimum condition. Not only that, but this serum also leaves your skin looking much brighter with a glow. Additionally, this serum also aids in accelerating your skin’s recovery duration whilst reducing the size of your pores. Also, this serum is packed with a hydrating power that not only provides hydration to your skin but also locks in the moisture.

Price: $75.00

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3. CNP Laboratory Mugener Ampule

The Mugener Ampule by CNP Laboratory is infused with Snail Mucin Extract that works effectively in relieving redness, calming blemished skin and soothing your sensitive skin effectively. Not only that, but this ampule also contains Glycosaminoglycans and Allantoin that heals your troubled skin as well as increases your skin’s regeneration rate to restore the condition of your skin to its original condition whilst increasing the hydration level and the elasticity of your skin.

Price: $40.90

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4. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum

If you’re one who has dry skin, then you most definitely need to get your hands on the Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum. This hydrating serum is designed to supply your skin with a burst of hydration and moisture into the deep layers of your skin. When the serum touches your skin, you can feel how soothing and moisturising it is.

Also, as this serum is very concentrated, even one drop of it is very effective. Additionally, this hydrating serum is infused with Phyto-oligo and a blend of organic compounds that speeds up the absorption rate of the product into your skin.

Price: $29.90

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5. Ploërmel Intensive Firming And Moisturising Serum

Before we head on to the details, one of the best features of this Intensive Firming And Moisturising Serum by Ploërmel is that it is suitable for all types of skin, be it dry skin, oily skin or combination skin. Also, this serum helps moisturise your skin without clogging your pore and it also helps in diminishing wrinkles and fine lines.

Additionally, it is also infused with excellent ingredients like Glycerin which is a humectant, Sodium Hyaluronate, Watermelon extract, Apple extract and Lenti extract that is all proven to hydrate, nourish, moisturise and protect your skin from external damaging factors.

Price: $88.00

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6. Pixi Hydrating Serum

Provide your skin with a revitalised skin boost with this Hydrating Milky Serum by Pixi. This hydrating serum aids in improving your skin’s elasticity by hydrating and protecting your skin. The texture of this serum is similar to that of a lotion, with it being silky, smooth and lightweight. Additionally, this serum is formulated with natural ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Rose Flower Extract and Aloe Vera.

Price: $39.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

7. Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Serum

This hydrating serum by Vichy Laboratories is claimed to show visible results in just 10 days. We looked at the reviews from consumers, and apparently, it is true. This hydrating serum contains 15% pure Vitamin C which aids in improving the condition of your skin.

Immediately after applying it onto your skin, you’ll begin to see 8% of improvement in the firmness of your skin. Following that, in 10 days, you’ll be able to see a 21% improvement in the brightness of your skin and in 4 weeks, a 17% reduction in your fine lines and wrinkles.

Price: $52.00

Where to buy: Watsons Singapore

8. Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum

“This makes my skin so soft and smooth but doesn’t feel greasy! It just soaks into my skin and I can really feel the difference. I love it!” gushes one beauty review. The secret lies in the blend of ceramides, ginkgo and ginseng extracts.

Price: $44.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

9. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement

This water-based serum feels light on the skin, and works on all skin types too. Aside from hyaluronate (which helps your skin hold in moisture) it also has radiance-boosting vitamins E and C.

This is also one of the best hydrating serums to apply before makeup. In fact, Bobbi Brown developed this serum as the first step of her makeup routine. Makeup looks better on hydrated skin!

Price: $153.90

Where to buy: OZCosmetics Singapore

10. Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules

Get softer, smoother and younger-looking skin! Retinol exfoliates and boosts cell turnover. Ceramide gives you much-needed moisture. And people say this serum really works! It’s got 450 five-star reviews, and clinical trials also discovered it works 76% better than unencapsulated retinol.

Price: $126.00

Where to buy: lookfantastic.com.sg

11. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum

One of the best hydrating serums in Sephora Singapore! It contains Vitamin B5 and pineapple ceramides, plus a special watermelon, apple and lentil complex. The result: skin that feels softer and more supple for 24 hours after you apply it! Bonus: the plant extracts are full of anti-oxidants that help reverse damage from pollution and environmental aggressors. It’s pricey, but worth it!

Price: $68.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

12. Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

If your skin feels as dry and rough as sandpaper, this hydrating serum is for you! It immediately smooths and plumps up your skin. It feels really light (perfect for Singapore weather!) and won’t irritate your already stressed-out complexion.

Price: $85.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

13. Belif Hungarian Water Essence

You can use these before your serums, or apply several layers to soak your skin in its hydrating goodness. It contains rosemary, lavender, sage and other herbs that act as natural humectants. (A humectant is anything that adds moisture, traps moisture, or helps your skin absorb moisture better.)

Price: $62.00

Where to buy: Zalora Singapore

14. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

the ordinary hyaluronic acid serum

Who says the best hydrating serums have to be expecting? Women love The Ordinary’s magic potion for dry skin. It contains 2% hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, and works just as well as expensive brands — for less than $20! “My skin has never felt this bouncy!” says one beauty review. Others praise how it absorbs so quickly and doesn’t feel heavy in Singapore weather.

Price: $11.50

Where to buy: lookfantastic

15. Canvas Rose Otto Concentrated Hydration Serum

Tap the skin-nourishing powers of rose otto, called “the Queen of flowers!” This hydrating serum is made of 99% natural ingredients and will keep your skin supple, soft, and toned. It’s perfect for both dry skin or anyone who wants to prevent early signs of ageing.

Price: $125.00

Where to buy: Canvas Beauty

16. Skinceuticals Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) Intensifier

Clinical studies show that this hydrating serum improves skin’s hyaluronic acids by 30%. Aside from HA, it contains liquorice root and purple rice that help make your skin firmer, smoother and look plumper. “After two days of using the product my skin has an even tone and a great glow which I love!” says one Singapore skincare review.

Price: $159.00

Where to buy: Skinceuticals Singapore

17. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Light Lotion

Contains three kinds of hyaluronic Acid that go deep into your skin to soften both your surface cells and heal your skin moisture barrier from within. “My sister introduced me to this. I was sceptical at first because it was much cheaper than the serums and lotions I’ve used before, but it really helped my skin. It’s a good bargain!” says one skincare review.

Price: $22.90

Where to buy: Watsons Singapore

18. iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum

Next on our list of great hydrating serums for parched and dehydrated skin is this one from iUNIK. It is formulated with 70% Black Snail Extract and 5 Black Super Food that has been known proven to hydrate and nourish the skin intensively. It also contains Centella Asiatica which is great at soothing inflamed and irritated skin.

Price: $24.90

Where to buy: Shopee