Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018

Expert Advice from Dr Ross Perry

marie claire logoMarie Claire beauty take a seasonal look at foundations for dry skin – a very common problem in winter – in their feature: 

Find the best foundation for dry skin whatever your skin woes may be

By Ava Kitcher, January 10, 2018 5:24 pm

Dr Ross Perry is founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He explains that when it comes to makeup for dry skin, the first step is to care for the skin itself:

The first step is to work on improving the dryness itself, rather than trying to cover it up.

Then look for the right products, avoiding anything that could actually make it worse.

The first step is moisturising clean skin, as Dr Perry explains:

Choose a good quality light moisturiser that soaks in readily, rather than just sitting on the surface of the skin.

Leave it half an hour if you can before applying makeup, so that it is fully absorbed before adding make-up.

Choosing Foundation for Dry Skin

Certain types of foundation are better for dry skin. Dr Perry recommends a liquid, cream or hydrating powder which help to keep the skin moisturised. He warns:

Waterproof, matte finish and powder based foundations can be very drying.

Powder for Dry Skin

Normal procedure is to seal foundation with powder, but Dr Perry says for dry skin, this is best avoided:

After foundation, if you can skip the powder, do!

If you are prone to a ‘T-Zone’ shimmer, then use a light dusting of a mineral-based powder applied with a brush just to take the edge off any areas of shine.

Marie Claire’s beauty writer Ava Kitcher outline a few foundations worth considering for dry skin, ranging in price from £22 to their’ best foundation for dry mature skin’ – the By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation, at £78.50


Dr Ross Perry

Dr Ross Perry is founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, a separate company to Cosmedics Beauty, offering doctor-led treatments.

Skin Treatments for Dry Skin

In addition to good skincare and the right makeup, professional treatments can be very helpful in improving oily skin. Cosmedics Beauty offers a range of solutions that can help to nourish and revitalise the skin:

Cosmedics Beauty, London

Cosmedics Beauty offers a range of advanced hair removalface and body treatments using the top of the range technology such as the CACI Ultimate, EDS Dermastamp and Guinot Hydradermie. Their Beauty Therapists are fully trained and qualified to use the powerful technology and offer an extensive choice of customisable options.

For further information, to book an appointment or for any queries, please call our friendly team on 0208 246 4861.

Cosmedics Beauty, 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS

Marie Claire: Foundation for Dry Skin
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Marie Claire: Foundation for Dry Skin
Marie Claire beauty look at foundations for dry skin with expert input from Dr Ross Perry. Start with good skincare and treatments, then consider the makeup.