What your moisturizer should contain

If you want silky-smooth skin all year, be prepared to moisturize every day! Because, though everyone claims they desire healthy, beautiful skin, not everyone is ready to put in the time and effort to nurture and care for it. After a bath or shower, after cleaning your face, and after washing your hands are the greatest times to moisturize. Don’t fully dry off; leave some moisture on your skin so the lotions may perform their job of assisting your skin in absorbing more healthful fluids. Instead of rubbing, pat your skin dry. As the lotion absorbs into your skin, it draws in the excess water you left behind.
If you have excessive skin dryness in the winter and need to reapply lotion throughout the day, use a paper towel or a washcloth dampened with warm water to hydrate your skin before applying your lotion. There are an incredible amount of moisturizers on the market, and the majority of them claim to offer qualities that no other moisturizer has. Here, we shall discuss the essential components in moisturizers:
1. Humectants: e.g. glycerin & hyaluronic acid, to attract water!

2. Occlusives: e.g. mineral oil & shea butter, to prevent moisture loss!

3. Antioxidants: e.g. green tea & vitamin A, E & C, to avoid cells breaking down.

4. Barrier-repairing ingredients: e.g. ceramides, fatty acids & niacinamide.

5. A preservative system: e.g. sodium benzoate & essential oils.

6. At least SPF 30, for sun protection.

7. Non-comedogenic, that won’t clog pores.

8. Fragrance-free.

Products to moisturize your skin

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Serum

Ultra hydrating, anti-aging concentrate, La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 Serum leaves skin feeling plump to the touch and repairs by replenishing skin’s natural moisture barrier. It is recommended for fine lines, loss of volume and elasticity and dehydrated skin.

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid

A hydrating serum with two percent hyaluornic acid to hydrate the skin, leaving it smoother and plumper.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is indicated to reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. A high 10% concentration of this vitamin is supported in the formula by zinc salt of pyrrolidine carboxylic acid to balance visible aspects of sebum activity.

 
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin AM SPF25

A moisturizing cream for the face, for normal to dry skins. Ideal for normal to dry skin, its formula contains 3 essential ceramides that healthy skin needs to help renew and maintain its natural protective barrier, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. It also offers a protection SPF 25, to protect from UV. This product is without perfume, non comedogenic.

Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Free Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Micropearl technology provides a matte finish; Lightweight, non-greasy, absorbs quickly. Formulated with Oleosome technology which uses fewer filters for less irritation and greater hydration. Shown to reduce dryness and roughness in patients using acne prescription treatments. Paraben-free, fragrance-free, won’t clog pores.

Resources

Everyday Health. “The Most Effective Moisturizing Ingredients”. Accessed June 3, 2021.

Healthline. “10 Moisturizers for Dry Skin: Tips and Ingredients to Look For”. Accessed June 3, 2021.

Mayo Clinic. “Moisturizers: Options for softer skin Print”. Accessed June 3, 2021.