Choosing the right moisturiser

Choosing the right moisturiser

When you have tight, rough, uneven or flaky skin the first thing we reach for is a pot of moisturiser. Moisturisers are great at creating a barrier to lock moisture within your skin, but not all moisturisers are created equal. In order to receive the most benefit from your product, choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type and concerns is crucial.

Do you have dry or dehydrated skin?

In order to select the right moisturiser for your skin you must first determine whether your skin is dry or dehydrated. Although the words 'dry' and 'dehydrated' are often used interchangeably they actually refer to two different skin conditions.

Dry skin is when your skin lacks natural oils, which can lead to premature ageing. Insufficient natural oils within your skin can cause tight, rough and uneven skin. Flakiness is also often seen in skin which is lacking oil. The primary goal of your skin routine for dry skin should be to regulate your natural oil production whilst stopping any unnecessary surface moisture loss. Vitamin B3, otherwise known as Niacinamide, is a vitamin which assists your skin to regulate it's own oil production.

Dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of moisture, specifically water, within your skin. Skin that is dehydrated can appear dull and you may notice some tightness. Dehydrated skin can also be oily! If you have dehydrated skin it is important to infuse your skin with ingredients that will promote water moisture to be held in your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Used in skin care this ingredient is able to hold up to 1000x its weight in water, making it the ideal ingredient to incorporate if your skin is dehydrated. Drinking plenty of water each day will also go a long way to helping your skin stay hydrated. 

Moisturisers for ageing and anti-ageing concerns

Dehydrated skin

Containing a collagen enhancement complex to boost the synthesis of collagen, along with hyaluronic acid, Synergie ReClaim is the ideal moisturiser for dehydrated skin types. ReClaim can be used both morning and night for a firmer, more hydrated appearance. 

synergie reclaim

Dry skin

A combination of the oil regulating Niamciamide, hydration boosting Hyaluronic Acid and wrinkle smoothing Retinol in Emepelle Night Cream makes it an ideal night time moisturiser for dry skin with ageing concerns.

A serum should be used in the day time underneath your moisturiser. A powerful free radical defence for day time use, Emepelle Serum contains 4% Niacinamide along with antioxidants Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid. 

emepelle serum

Applying a moisturiser such as Aspect Dr Resveratrol after your morning serum will help protect your skin from unwanted moisture loss.

resveratrol moisturising cream

Moisturisers for pigmentation skin concerns

Dehydrated skin

It is crucial for skin suffering from pigmentation concerns to be protected from UV radiation. Not protecting your skin from UV exposure will not only cause existing pigmentation to darken but can trigger new pigmentation spots to form. Packed with antioxidants to protect from free radicals, Cosmedix Hydrate+ provides skin hydration and SPF protection in the one formula.  

cosmedix hydrate+

Dry skin

It is just as important for dry, pigmented skin to receive adequate UV protection to protect it from pigmentation darkening. With it's high SPF50 rating Dermaceutic K Ceutic also contains Hyaluronic Acid, 5% Vitamin K Complex, 4% Aloe Vera and Vitamins C & E to nourish your skin whilst protecting it from harmful UVA & UVB rays.

dermaceutic k ceutic

Moisturisers for redness or sensitive skin 

Dehydrated skin

Sooth any irritation or redness in dehydrated skin with Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic. Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and anti-inflammatory Vitamins C and E make this especially suited to sensitive, dehydrated skins.

dermaceutic regen ceutic

Dry skin

A moisturising balm and mask all-in-one Cosmetic Rescue provides instant relief to easily irritated or reactive skin. A formula that is never greasy this product can be used as a moisturiser or overnight balm to calm and restore skin moisture.

cosmedix rescue+

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