Many of us know the importance of moisturizers but did you know that there are 3 different types?
Moisturizers hydrate your skin so that it can perform its natural functions optimally. They form a protective layer on top of your skin to seal in moisture and eliminate dryness, soothe inflammation and improve uneven skin texture. There are 3 types of moisturizers – emollients, humectants and occlusives. A moisturizer can be one or a combination of these 3 types.
Emollients are oil-based moisturizers that replenish naturally occurring lipids, or fatty acids, in your skin. They hydrate, protect and fill in crevices on your skin to fade the appearance of fine lines and improve your skin texture. Emollients are also effective balancing agents for your skin’s microbiome as it lowers inflammatory tendencies and soothe signs of irritation.
Emollient moisturizers are generally lightweight and contain Ceramides, Cocoa Butter, Lanolin, Shea Butter or Jojoba Oil.
A popular moisturizer type, humectants work by extracting moisture from the environment and binding it to the surface layer of your skin so that it stays hydrated all day. Perfect for all skin types, this fast-absorbing moisturizer typically has a light consistency which means it is comfortable to wear under makeup.
Humectant moisturizers can be formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Lactic Acid or Aloe Vera.
Occlusive moisturizers create a physical barrier on your skin that aids in preventing water loss. They block the evaporation of moisture from your skin so that it stays hydrated and supple all day long. This type of moisturizer tends to be oil, wax or silicone-based and has a thicker texture which makes it ideal for women with a dry or mature skin type.
Beeswax is a widely adored occlusive ingredient found in many moisturizing beauty products.
Our ultra-nourishing Organic Age Defying Peptide Face & Neck Skin Firming Crème is an anti-aging skincare essential that is both a humectant and emollient. Formulated with luxurious botanical oils and hydrating Glycolic Acid, restore your skin’s youthful glow with regular use of this skin-loving moisturizer.