Top 6 Ingredients to Hydrate and Moisturize Skin

Does your skin get really dry over the winter months?

Did you know as the season change, so can your skin needs?

Over the winter my skin can get so dry, especially my hands, that I find myself lathering on more moisturizer than usual. My hands can actually get so dry they crack (especially with the higher than normal use of hand sanitizer!).

I found that some moisturizers actually burned when I put it on and in the end made them worse. The culprit is most often FRAGRANCE!

My face also tends to need a more rich moisturizer overnight during the winter months.

These are my top 6 ingredients to look for when hydrating and moisturizing

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  1. Hyaluronic AcidProbably one of the king ingredients when it comes to hydration, hyaluronic acid is a great humectant that is able to retain up to 1000 its weight in water. Not only that but humectants and therefore hyaluronic acid itself have the ability to attract water from the environment and pull it towards the skin.
  2. SqualaneSqualene (with an β€œe”) is a lipid produced naturally by your own skin cells. Squalane is basically mimicking your bodies natural sebum that can boost hydration and increase your moisture level (super important as we age!) The sebaceous glands produce sebum, the oil that gives your skin a greasy feeling but also helps protect and moisturize it. Unlike sebum, squalane feels light on the skin and acts like an emollient, absorbing easily into your skin.
  3. Lactic acid – no only for exfoliation! It also has humectant properties and can help with hydration. However, should not be the only source of hydration.
  4. Glycerin – Also known as glycerol. SUPER common ingredient amongst moisturizers. This ingredient will help draw water to the skin.Β 
  5. Shea Buttershea’s fatty acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids contribute to it’s moisturizing effects. When you apply shea topically, these oils are rapidly absorbed into your skin. They act as a β€œrefatting” agent, restoring lipids and rapidly creating moisture. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture in and reducing your risk of dryness.
  6. Plum Oil (Prunus Domestica Seed) a light oil that improves the barrier function of the skin and is therefore ideal for sensitive and dry skin. It has got a marzipan-like aroma and it is absorbed easily by the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky.

🌟I would like to feature these 2 products below that have worked wonders for me!🌟

Beautycounter Adaptive Moisture Lotion for the face

Beautycounter Adaptive Body Moisturizer

Plant powered with ingredients to match the composition of your skin to give it what itΒ  needs and nothing else. They literally β€œadapt” to your skins needs. Pretty cool eh?!

So far, this is one of the FEW body moisturizers that my skin responds so well to.

And a little goes a long way so your bottles will last you a LONG time, meaning you’ll save money in the long run!

Need product recommendations? Let’s chat about your specific needs!

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