Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin | The Difference

How I’ve missed you, my friends. Thank you, for your patience and your beautiful messages during my absence. They’ve meant more to me than you can imagine. Today’s video is about basics. I get asked so much about how to determine dehydrated skin vs dry. Infact, many of you with oily skin are very confused as to why your skin still feels tight and flaky. I’m sharing with you my experience and what I have found has helped me. Hopefully, it’s helpful to you, too!

I have a bunch of videos coming up that I was partially through editing, some collaborations as well that had to come to a screeching halt. I am excited to get them finished for you!

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●✶♥︎ Products Mentioned ♥︎✶●
This video wasn’t product-focused, but if you’re interested in looking at some of the ones that were shown :

Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion http://shrsl.com/zp1a

The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics* http://bit.ly/2GMghDD

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence http://bit.ly/2u5xtBB
Int’l – http://bit.ly/2JyVzuM

The Chemistry Brand Hyaluronic Concentrate
US & CAN : http://bit.ly/2kQKgjG
Global : http://bit.ly/2M1OQYP

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel http://bit.ly/2GbTPWU

Skinfood Royal Honey Propolis Essence http://shrsl.com/zp1z

Secret Key Aloe Soothing Moist Toner http://shrsl.com/zp23

Wayskin Donut Skin Analyzer * US – http://bit.ly/2u5yF83
Europe – http://bit.ly/2u4Yghf

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil https://rstyle.me/n/cttmrrcbu9p

Back To Basics Skincare Avocado Repairing Oil* http://bit.ly/2GPQw5p

Back To Basics Skincare Macademia Nut Hydrating Oil* http://bit.ly/2IFKTHz

I’m From Honey Cream http://bit.ly/2ufrhHl

Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream http://bit.ly/2psZq19

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA http://bit.ly/2pq28on
100ml – http://bit.ly/2G1boFL

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream*
U.S. – http://bit.ly/2LsnzOd
Int’l – http://bit.ly/2DJZTjP

Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Peel http://bit.ly/2GbZqMU

Aquareveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel http://bit.ly/2HSaewH

Dr G Brightening Peeling Gel* http://bit.ly/2GPI8To

Cure Natural Aqua Gel http://bit.ly/2GPI8To

Ausome Hydrating Double Mist http://bit.ly/2ua74CF

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist http://bit.ly/2FQ7Qdk

Heimish Mist Serum Bulgarian Rose Water* http://bit.ly/2ptmBZl

Manyo Factory Rosehip Oil Mist http://bit.ly/2m5TLvR


My skin type : Dehydrated, sensitive. Dry in Winter. You may have a very different experience with the products I review if you have a different skin type or preference.


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Canadian site : www.bisoubeautybar.com


This video is not sponsored. PR samples or gifts are marked with an (*) and sent to me without any obligation to review. All my reviews and opinions are based on my own experience with the products which may not be the same for everyone. This contains affiliate links which will help support this channel! If you choose to use them, thank you for your support!


TheMillybear says:

This makes me wonder why society calls it “oily” skin instead of “dehydrated” skin. It’s like calling the flu “feever”. It’s a symptom not the cause. Thanks for the video =) Very informative

Bianca Gallegos says:

this was very straightforward and to the point! I love it thanks so much!!

Erma Purnama Santri says:

So that’s why my skin looks sooooooooo much better when i’m using face mask with honey in it.. huge thanks!!

Kao Xiong says:

I never knew there was a difference and now I do. Thanks for educating us!

satwinder kaur says:

I have super dry , acne , dehydrated, uneven skin tone skin. pls suggest me some products for which can work on my skin . I am new to Korean products

Andrea Hoover says:

Hi Renee! thanks for all the helpful videos. With so much information out there, I tend to put my trust in your advice and so far it’s been great! I have a question regarding ingredients in my final moisturizer. First I use hada labo premium hyaluronic acid to hydrate (a god send) but my top layer to seal it in has been Tratia’s liquid gold. I’ve been loving how it feels but it has come to my attention that there are silicones in the liquid gold. I have adult acne and I’ve been avoiding silicones like a nut job in all my makeup products like foundation etc. What’s your take on continuing use of the liquid gold? I know silicone is probably used often to seal in moisture but I was wondering if you had any recommendations for a similar final step fatty acid moisturizer that would be more safe for my acne prone skin (which can get very dry). Thanks!!

Riniel says:

Does anyone know more on peeling gels?

Midtown Brown Style says:

Thank you so much for your videos. I started Retin A and my skin was unhappy. I didn’t understand the difference between dryness and dehydration and was just slathering oils and creams on it. Three days into using your recommended hydrating toners and my face was in such great shape I was able to increase the frequency of the Retin A! Also, thanks for giving us budget friendly options.

Priyanka RAJANA says:

Renee please make a video of Hydrating toners available in India. To follow a 7 skin method.. most of the products you mentioned aren’t available to Indians.

Sofia Brotton says:

I kind of solved my dehydrated skin, and even my acne went away but i still have huge black pores… But if i clean, theeeen dehydrated again

Claire Wong says:

May I know how often u use the cure (peeling gel)?

priya josan says:

I love your videos, so informative and honest . I’ve just brought the pyunkang yul Essence toner. My skin is normal combination oil in the t zone and I’m dehydrated I think . I use an oil free moisturiser and yet I still get oil during the day is that normal?

Lauren J says:

The employee at Deciem said the Hyaluronic Concentrate isn’t really for the face – so far I’ve just been using it on my hands. The formula is such a nice, cool traceless gel. Has anyone tried it on the face? Do you recommend it? Thank you Renee – such an informative video!



Deeya Prajapati says:

Can jojoba oil be used for dry skin

Kelly Anissa says:

Hi renèe! Im new to your channel and am loving it so far! Could you please do a review on Life Flo oil products? Specifically the Olive Squalane and pure Rosehip seed oil? I have very dry skin that flakes A LOT and have recently gotten a scar on my face too. I heard that rosehip is great for this and also for hyperpigmentation. I just want to know if whether these two products under this brand does what it says, considering the super affordable price they have. Thank you!!

anwar syafiq says:

It’s true that, if i use an AHA or BHA product will make u face a little bit darker than it use to be?

Ba E says:

I’m not sure if you’ve had this talk before, but you mentioned “you’ve come so far since ponds cold cream” and I was wondering if you could explain.


This is so helpful. Thanks so much sis

Sabrina A says:

Can i use the honey propolis during the summer?

Muskaan Sheikh says:

i get oily face when it is hot..but i also have dry skin!

Joseph Compos says:

I don’t know what to do I used benzoyl porxied and It caused a rash that burn when I use any moisturizer and water what should I do

Reema Thadikamalla says:

I just found your channel. Wow so informative and useful information. Question: my skin always feels tight and flaky after putting on a hydrating mask. What am i doing wrong? Thank you in advance.

Paprika Namjin says:

oleic fatty acid damages skin barrier tho!!

Chantal Castillo says:

So if you have a combination first use humectants and then an oil/emollient then a moisturizer/occlusives?

pushingdazy says:

My face feels oily and dry at the same time. My face gets flaky and creases. If I understood correctly, that means I have dehydrated skin. Right?

Yuki Chan says:

My skin usually starts off dry and dull at the beginning of the day, but gets oily in the afternoon, I’m confused…

Laurie Reese Cruz says:

She’s like the Martha Stewart of beauty gurus. So calming.

Jǫrð says:

i did not even know that there was this difference until now. thank you.



Gaby Sánchez says:

Started watching some of your videos last night and finally decided to Subscribe. Love the content you create ❤️

Stephanie Locke says:

I recently learned that I had really messed up my skin barrier..I was using WAYY too many acids and causing severe oily skin. Like 4-5 oil blot sheets every few hours! Over the past week I’ve started using a low ph balance wash and an oil based makeup remover. I can’t believe the difference in feel of my skin overall. I’m not there yet so I’ve just been adding a simple serum (the ordinary buffet) to my moisturizer

Isheeka says:

I needed to see this video so badly! It’s gotten cold here in Sydney and I’ve been so tempted to go out and purchase a heavy-duty acid exfoliant. But I’m going to give my gentler one a try and see if my skin likes that better as I’m super dry and prone to sensitivity. Thanks for always dishing out great advice 🙂

frances duffield says:

Loved this video as it mirrors my skin type, thank you

DecayedSpaceMan says:

So, umh, my skin is not tight, it’s sensitive it’s flaky especially around the nose and forehead and have started getting pimples ( mostly on my forehead but also occasionally on the nose ). I don’t use any acne products and have not washed my face with detergent for about three weeks. Nothing has happened, I’m still very much dry, but then I also have those small pimples but not even a tiny bit of hydration. What should I do, and what type am I

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