Daily Nourish Range for Normal to Dry, Sensitive Skin

Uh oh! When your skin gets that dry feeling and scaly look, it’s time to moisturise! Dry skin is a term used to describe skin that feels dry to touch. It is lacking moisture in the outer layer (stratum corneum) and this results in cracks in the skin surface which can cause that scaly look.

On the other hand, sensitive skin refers to skin that overreacts to things that should not normally cause a reaction. From stinging, burning, itching or tingling, the cause of sensitive skin can be individual (like gender, age or environment) or due to a physical disruption in the outermost layer of your skin due to soap or elevated heat.

A key step to improve dry and sensitive skin is hydration, and that doesn’t just mean drinking more water (although that is a good idea, go have a drink now and come back). Proper skin hydration helps your skin barrier to recover from any damage and to maintain its ability to protect you from potential irritants. Moisturisers are used to provide that hydration.

Moisturisers can improve skin hydration and increase the water content of that outermost skin barrier by directly delivering water to the skin. Additionally, ingredients in moisturisers can help improve skin barrier repair, maintain the skin’s integrity and appearance by acting as humectants, emollients, and occlusives, each with its own mechanism of action.

  1. Emollients: improve skin barrier function and soothe and hydrate skin.
  2. Humectants: attract water into the top skin layer.
  3. Occlusives: consists of oils that form a barrier on the skin surface to reduce water loss.

Often moisturisers combine emollients, occlusives, and humectants.

If your skin is sensitive, look for a moisturiser that doesn’t contain potentially irritating ingredients, to ensure you’re supporting the barrier function without causing further irritation. Common irritants to look out for include fragrances, dyes, perfumes, lanolin and parabens.

So what ingredients do you want in a moisturiser?  Colloidal Oatmeal is an ideal ingredient, as it can form a protective layer that not only reduces skin water loss, but also soothes, hydrates and nourishes skin. How can you get your skin to be as it should be? Try DermaVeen with OatActiv+®, 100% natural Colloidal Oatmeal, which provides six multi action skin benefits:

  1. Hydrates by acting as a natural emulsifier and humectant, to soften skin
  2. Prevents skin moisture loss
  3. Soothes skin prone to itch and irritation through antipruritic and antioxidant properties
  4. Protects by restoring the fatty matrix between skin cells helping replenish the skin barrier
  5. Balances the skin’s normal pH levels*
  6. Supports skin barrier restoration and repair.

*DermaVeen washes, lotions and creams are pH balanced

DermaVeen Daily Nourish Moisturising Lotion contains Colloidal Oatmeal and has been specifically formulated for dry or sensitive skin. It has moisturising effect in a light lotion formula, that easily absorbs into the skin. This non-greasy formula forms a protective moisture layer, supporting the skin barrier and locks in moisture.

DermaVeen® Extra Hydration Intensive Moisturising Range for Dry to Extra Dry Skin

We have described dry skin as lacking moisture, looking cracked and scaly. When dryness is severe, this extra dry skin may need additional hydration. Also, when skin is dry it can be more sensitive to allergens and irritants that may trigger irritation.

DermaVeen Extra Hydration Intensive Moisturising Lotion contains Colloidal Oatmeal to lock in moisture and intensely nourish extra dry and sensitive skin in a non-greasy formula. It is clinically proven to moisturise skin for 24-hours after just one use.*

DermaVeen Extra Hydration Intensive Moisturising Cream contains Colloidal Oatmeal and is enriched with shea butter for extra hydration to soothe, hydrate and protect dry, itchy and sensitive skin. It forms a protective moisture layer, replenishes the skin barrier and locks in moisture.

*Based on clinical hydration study 19-1248, 2019


Looking after your skin requires a little more than just moisture. It is important to protect your skin from sun damage because exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can contribute to ageing skin. 

There are 2 types of UV radiation, UVA that has a longer wavelength, and is associated with skin ageing and UVB that has a shorter wavelength and is associated with skin burning. 

Ever wondered what the labels mean on sunscreen products? When it comes to sun protection, UVB is connected to the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) on labels. The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s radiation (including some of the UVA) would take to redden your skin when using that product compared to the time without sunscreen. UVA is connected to the “broad-spectrum protection” you see on product labels, meaning the product contains ingredients that work to block both types of radiation. That’s why it’s good to look out for products that protect you from both UVB and UVA.

DERMAVEEN® SENSITIVE SUN SPF50+ MOISTURISING UVB + UVA SUNSCREEN helps protect skin from UVA and UVB rays while also helping to hydrate dry and sensitive skin. It’s the highest level of SPF available for sensitive skin^.

DERMAVEEN ® SENSITIVE SUN INVISIBLE FLUID SPF50+ SUNSCREEN provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection as well. This invisible fluid is ultra lightweight, non greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin. With an invisible finish it is ideal for everyday use, as is, or under make up.

^Highest label claim allowed as per AS:NZS 2604:2012; Very High, SPF 50+

Frequently asked questions about moisturising skincare


Because of the high level of water-loving polysaccharides in colloidal oatmeal, it can protect your skin from external irritants. Because these polysaccharides love water, they hold onto it, maintaining hydration in the skin.


Yes. UVA and UVB can damage your skin year round, so it’s important to protect your skin every day, even when it is cloudy.


Dry skin is usually cracked and scaly. When skin dryness is severe, skin can become itchy and easily irritated, and may form deeper cracks.


Creams and lotions differ by the amount of oil they contain. Generally creams have a higher content of oil than lotions. Remember everybody’s skin is different, and while one treatment might work for some, it will not work for others. Find the ointment, cream or lotion that works best for you.


The best time to moisturise skin is immediately after showering or bathing, ensuring the skin has been gently patted dry beforehand. This helps lock in the moisture and protect the skin barrier.