Types Of Moisturizers

There are three types of moisturizers you will find in your skincare products of choice. This is why it is recommended to layer your routine in the order of thinnest to thickest: Humectant, Emollients, then Occlusives.

Humectants

Humectants attract and pull water into the skin, either from the air or from the deeper layers of the dermis, to rehydrate the skin’s surface. Two of the most common humectants used in skincare (along with Lactic Acids) are glycerin and hyaluronic acid.

Emollients

Emollients fill in the gaps on your skin’s surface, which reduces the appearance of dry and rough skin. Emollients are usually lipids, certain oils and fatty acids.

Our unscented oatmeal lotion is formulated with rich emollients (such as Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil) that are sure to leave your skin soft and supple.

Occlusives

Occlusives, as obvious at is sounds, locks in moisture and acts as a physical barrier in order to prevent water loos from your skin. They are usually of a heavier and thicker consistency. Silicones, oils, and waxes are one of the most common occlusives, usually found in heavier balms/creams/lotions.


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