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Hydration vs. Moisturising

Although different, hydrating and moisturising products work as a team to provide you with soft, plump, protected skin.

At a formulation level, it’s necessary to first understand the difference between a humectant and an occlusive ingredient, including HOW these are used in the products. Humectants, which hydrate the skin, pull water into the skin from within the body or the environment. Occlusives, which moisturize the skin, seal in that water, and support the skin’s barrier function. In short hydration - humectant, whereas moisture suggests that an ingredient is occlusive.

Hydration –

  • Hydrators bind water to the skin.
  • All skin types & concerns need hydration
  • We love serums with hyaluronic acid are great hydrators.

Moisture –

  • Moisturizers lock in the hydration
  • Works to protect and enhance the skins natural lipid barrier
  • All skin types & concerns need moisture
  • Lotions and creams are best for this job.

There is no one “miracle cream” that does all the things needed for optimal skin health. Rather, targeted products for a simple yet effective routine which requires performing individual steps, and regularly doing them.

Skin needs both hydration and moisturising. Just using a moisturiser simply isn't enough to hydrate the skin. Dehydrated skin is the leading cause for most skin conditions. When the skin is hydrated it is plump, glowing, and healthy. Conditions like enlarged pores, fine lines, excess oil is all balanced out when the skin is properly hydrated.

A moisturiser will lock moisture into the skin and act as a barrier. Moisturiser plays a vital role in helping to prevent trans-epidermal water loss (dehydration). There's not much point hydrating your skin, if you don't then take care to lock that moisture in with a moisturiser or oil. Likewise putting an oil or moisturiser on dehydrated skin without first hydrating it, you won't get the lovely plumpness you’d get if you use a hydrating serum first.

So how do you know if your skin is dehydrated or dry?

Dry skin is lacking oil and often presents as peeling or flaking skin. Dehydrated skin is lacking water. Skin looks dull, feels tight and fine lines appear. Those with oily skin can still have dehydrated skin, which means it can have high sebum levels, but low water content.
Think of the difference between a grape and a raisin. A raisin is a dehydrated grape. Like the grape is lovely and plump, smooth, and juicy; so is a hydrated skin.

What's the best way to hydrate and moisturise your skin?

Topically:

A hydrating serum will pull moisture into the skin. It's important that these are always applied on damp skin. Follow this step with a moisturiser, which can be a light lotion or a richer cream depending on your skin type.

Favourite Moisturisers -

Favourite Hydrating Serums -

Internally:

Drinking water and adding supplements like hyaluronic acid and collagen will assist to hydrate from the inside out. Ingestible supplements like omegas (EFAs) internally act like a moisturiser from the inside out. Read more about beauty from within HERE

Dehydration

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Illuminating Oil Cleanser

Emma Lewisham
Anti-ageing Blemish Combination/Oily Dehydration Dry
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Hydrating Accelerator

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Combination/Oily Dehydration Dry toner
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Bf – Restore Face & Body Serum

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Body Dehydration Sensitive Serum
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Illuminating Brighten Your Day Crème

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Anti-ageing Dehydration
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Perfecting Gel

Janesce
Dehydration Dry
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Soothing Mist

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Dehydration Sensitive
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Nourishing Skin Reviver

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Hydration Boost Concentrate

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Rose Hydrating Mist

MV Skintherapy
Dehydration Dry Sensitive
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Superdose Luminosity Masque

Sans Ceuticals
Combination/Oily Dehydration Uneven
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Rose Petal Mist

Janesce
Dehydration Dry
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Resurfacing Mask

Tata Harper
Blemish Dehydration Uneven
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$105.00
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Resurfacing Serum

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Anti-ageing Blemish Combination/Oily Dehydration Uneven
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Hydrating Face Cream

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Advanced Hydration Mask

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Anti-ageing Dehydration Dry
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Solutions Antioxidant Complex Mist

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Anti-ageing Dehydration
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Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30

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Anti-ageing Dehydration Dry Moisturiser
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Complete Moisture Cleanse

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Combination/Oily Dehydration
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Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30

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Hydrating Floral Essence

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Dehydration Dry
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Solutions Age-Defying Oxygenating Serum

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Anti-ageing Dehydration Uneven
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$85.00
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Signature Mineral Mask Tin

MV Skintherapy
Blemish Combination/Oily Dehydration Set Uneven
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$71.00
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Moisture Balance

Janesce
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Water-Lock Moisturizer

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Skin Moisture Lock

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Hydrating Moisturiser

Mukti Organics
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Hydrating Cleansing Lotion

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Morning Dew Vitamin C Serum

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Tinted Moisturiser With Sunscreen

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Rejuvenation Clay Cleanser

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Hydrating Floral Mask

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Yellow Moonbeam Retinal Elixir

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Hyaluronic Acid Hydrojelly Mask

Esthemax
Dehydration Dry Sensitive
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Native Power Serum

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Sensitive Dehydrated Concentrate

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Daily Moisturiser With Sunscreen

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Antioxidant Goji Hydrojelly Mask

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Repairative Moisturizer

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Signature Mineral Mask Ritual Box

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Hyaluronic Marine Serum

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Superkind Radiance Mask

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The Glow Facial Set

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