Moisturizers – they are such an important step of any skincare routine. Why? Well, the main function of any moisturizer is to help retain water in the skin and to prevent it from drying out. Moisturizers help to prevent the skin from dehydration and assist to ‘seal’ everything in. It does this by creating a barrier on the outermost layer of the skin. This barrier helps to keep moisture and any of your actives from serums ‘locked in’. Not only do moisturizer help to retain moisture but it also helps to protect the skin from the external environment. Applying a moisturizer as a final step of a skincare routine helps to keep the skin’s important and healthy oils intact (because of the barrier or ‘film’ it has created). In turn, the combination of the moisturizer’s barrier and the skin’s oils helps to protect the skin and prevent the skin from drying out. Dry skin has been known to cause further irritation as it generally means the skin’s barrier has been compromised, so having a great moisturiser that suits your complexion is important to help protect and maintain the skin’s natural barrier function.
Whilst moisturizers are very important to any skincare routine, it’s also a product that can be extremely difficult to shop for as there are just so many options for consumers in the skincare market. Companies often market moisturizers to help a variety of different skin concerns and with the rise in technology available, moisturizers now come in a variety of different textures, packaging and scents. Through all this marketing, jargon and wide array of active ingredients available to consumers, it can be quite difficult to pick a moisturizer that is suitable for their skin type.
However, there is one company whose mission is to create a range of relatively simple yet effective moisturizers – minus all the excessive bells and whistles. The Moisturizers Co. is a brand whose passion is to create skincare (with moisturizers being their specialty if you couldn’t already tell by the name) that are formulated with less unnecessary ingredients but have a real focus on high concentrations of botanical/clinical-grade ingredients that deliver results. This passion has led the company to release 4 moisturizers. Founder of The Moisturizers Co, Christine Chen says about these formulations: “These are carefully crafted to target the top 4 concerns from the 25 – 65 female age group: pigmentation, sensitive skin, blemishes with enlarged pores, and premature ageing—the primary skincare concerns”.Read More