Despite being a key part of your beauty routine, moisturiser is one of the most complicated products to choose. And we understand!
Whether the problem is "too much" something or just "not enough" something else, we’ll accompany you in your quest for the ideal cream. Go go go!
How to choose your moisturiser?
- Avoid unnecessary ingredients or ingredients that are not adapted to your skin type
Here are a few basic tips that can help you eliminate many ingredients that your skin doesn't need.
Good to know: the ingredients cited at the top of the list means that they are present in large quantities.
Therefore, it is better to have the most active substances (those that will bring a real plus) first in the list than the mention "perfume", for example, which does not bring benefits and turns out to be a real nightmare for sensitive skin...
Other ingredients to avoid: colorants, as well as denatured alcohol which are also not recommended for sensitive skin, if you want to avoid redness and dehydration.
Combination and oily skins must avoid at all costs ingredients derived from petrochemicals that form an occlusive layer on the surface of the hydrolipidic film (such as mineral oils under the name "mineral oil") and which could cause an increase in imperfections.
- Favour the active ingredients in your moisturiser
We were talking about mineral oils, but of course vegetable oils such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, etc.) are non-occlusive fats that can even regulate the production of sebum in oily skin and purify it.
Their lipids (especially in avocado oil) are excellent for very dry skin, meeting the needs of thirsty skin to better retain water and fat in the tissues.
Shea butter and other nourishing vegetable waxes are also recommended if you have dry skin.
Normal to combination skin should track down aloe vera and hyaluronic acid for maximum hydration, without being heavy on the skin.
They also relieve tightness.
Finally, active ingredients such as peptides, ceramides and vitamins, loaded with antioxidants, help to fight skin aging and the harmful effects of pollution, which gives a dull complexion and even causes small imperfections and pigment spots.