The Ingredients You Need to Know About When Picking the best face Moisturizer.
It’s a buzz word that slips out our esthetician mouths every single day, something we find ourselves talking about with anyone and everyone, and one of the most important pieces of the healthy skincare puzzle.
As professionals, we know that moisturizers are everything. They help balance our skin tone, keep our faces blemish-free, and help us wage a healthy battle against our biggest enemies— wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage.
Moisturizer is vital for the healthy skin we’re all craving, and it should be a seamless portion of a healthy skin care regimen. That being said, not all moisturizers are created equally. Just like with any skincare product out there, just because it says it’ll do a specific job doesn’t mean that it’s the best candidate for it. This is where your professional knowledge comes into play.
You probably already know this, but a skincare product is only as good as its ingredients. So, when it comes down to selecting the perfect moisturizer, it’s all about the little details making up the final product.
Luckily, we’ve laid out a few of the top-of-the-line ingredients that we believe help make up the most ideal moisturizers out there. Check them out here!
The Top 5 Moisturizer Ingredients You Need to Know About
Picking the perfect moisturizer might seem overwhelming.
With hundreds, upon hundreds of options out there, and not to mention your clients relying on you for professional knowledge, selecting a moisturizer can be tough. At Spa De Soleil, we’ve made it easier than ever to help you slog through the long list of moisturizers out there by boiling it down to the factors that matter—the ingredients. Here are the top five ingredients we think you should look for when selecting the best face moisturizer.
1. Hyaluronic Acid
It’s an ingredient that is currently all the rage in skincare, but it’s so much more than just a trend. Hyaluronic acid is a literal hydration lifesaver because it can hold about 1,000 times its weight in water. This type of acid acts as a humectant, a potent ingredient that’s basically a sponge, pulling in water and coating your complexion with the hydration it so desperately needs. Adding hyaluronic acid to your moisturizing routine will result in plump, supple, and youthful skin. Want to know even more about hyaluronic acid? You’re in luck. We have an entire article about it right here!
2. Essential Oils
Essential oils are very trendy at the moment, but their benefits go far beyond their current rage. Most of the essential oils that are used in skincare are fatty acids that will absorb on skin surfaces quickly and effectively, providing ample moisture that won’t dry out and a smoother, creamier complexion. There are plenty of essential oils out there that are often included in moisturizers, but a few of our favorite (and a few of the most effective) include oils like jojoba, avocado, kukui nut, rosehip, calendula, argan, apricot kernel, and more. Typically, oils can be used inside a moisturizing product or added into a moisturizing product through a serum drop.
If you’ve never heard of ceramides, don’t fret—that’s why we’re here. Ceramides are long chains of skin lipids that are already a part of your skin’s outer layer. So, adding extra ceramides to your skincare routine helps to increase and reinforce your skin’s natural moisture barrier. When you add ceramide moisturizers into your routine, you ensure that your skin’s surface is hydrated and that you’re creating a protective barrier that will keep environmental pollutants out.
Like Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin is a humectant-like ingredient that helps to attract and lock in important moisture on your skin’s surface. Many moisturizing products out there already include glycerin, but we suggest double checking all labels to ensure your moisturizer has a healthy dose of this ingredient. Glycerin helps to hydrate dried out, thirsty skin and aims to leave skin surfaces feeling soft, younger, and more supple.
5. Sunscreen or Sun Blocking Agents
No, a great moisturizer doesn’t always include a solid sun-blocking agent in it (especially since sunscreen isn’t a key ingredient in most moisturizing products). But we offer major bonus points to moisturizers that include a dash of sun protection in them. No, this won’t necessarily rescue your dry, damaged skin, and no, it won’t keep your skin well-hydrated, but it will help to prevent any further dryness, redness, or damage from the sun—and why wouldn’t you want to add that in as an effective moisturizer ingredient?