What is a moisturizer and how to find the best one for you.
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What Is The Best Face Moisturizer For My Skin?

Ever wonder which face moisturizer is best for your skin?

The main consideration is knowing what skin type you have and then choose the best product based on type.

Confused? You’re not the only one. Many of my customers come to me for this very reason.

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What Is A Face Moisturizer?

According to Wikipedia, “moisturizer, or emollient, is a cosmetic preparation used for protecting, moisturizing, and lubricating the skin. These functions are normally performed by sebum.”

Your body is constantly evaporating water from the layers of your skin. The reason we use a moisturizer is to protect your skin and help control transepidermal water loss (TEWL).

There are two different categories of face moisturizers, occlusives, and humectants.

Occlusives are more oily or skin-based to protect the water from evaporating.

Humectants attract moisture to the skin and tend to be a thinner consistency.

Both types of moisturizers have their place but you wouldn’t apply the same type of moisturizer to dehydrated skin as you would someone who has oily or acne-prone skin. Applying the “wrong” product to your skin can make the condition worse.


What Is The Best Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin?

If you have dry skin, you will want to choose occlusive ingredients. This will create a barrier to lock in existing moisture and prevent it from dehydrating further.

With dry skin, also apply a hydrating toner or serums before your moisturizer to maximize the effectiveness of your products.

At Flora Skinlab, our Hydrating Cream For Dry Sensitive Skin is part of a collection made specifically for dry, sensitive skin and formulated to work together.



How Do I Moisturize Aging Skin?

With aging skin, you want to be intentional and choose products with active ingredients and that will give you maximum protection. 

I recommend you start the day with a moisturizer with SPF combo. Our Brightening Moisturizer Day Protection SPF 50 is beneficial for a minimal skincare routine because it also has ingredients that help exfoliate, brighten the skin, and diminish age spots.

Since aging skin tends to be thin and dry, you will benefit most from adding our Rose Glow Facial Oil to your skincare routine. It will help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore your glowing complexion. The custom blend of botanical oils will improve your skin’s natural barrier function.


Is There A Face Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin?

Yes. We recommend our Refreshing Cloud Cream. With sensitive skin, you want to give your skin everything it needs and leave out anything that will irritate it.

This is the best of luxury vegan skincare because it has a complex honeycomb structure that you can feel the hydration bursting when applied to your skin.

The Cream is also rich in antioxidants and rice ferment filtrate to help diminish the appearance of imperfections while deeply hydrating your sensitive skin. 


Should I Use A Face Moisturizer If I Have Acne-Prone Skin?

Absolutely. You need to moisturize your skin even if it is acne-prone. The key is finding balance because your skin may be overproducing sebum because it’s actually dry. 

If you have blemishes, you will want to deal with them by using a salicylic acid cleanser and look for an oil-free moisturizer.

Our Rose Gelee Moisturizer is oil-free and it’s in a base of rose water which is soothing for your parched, acne-prone skin.

The cushiony, bouncy texture leaves your complexion refreshed and revitalized. 

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Regardless of your skin type, you want to include a face moisturizer as part of your daily skincare routine. 

Don’t get stuck on how thick or thin the creams are. Just make sure you’re looking for one that has the ingredients your skin needs. 

If you’re not sure about your skin type to make the best decision for yourself, take our Discover Your Skin Quiz.

After you get your results, we’ll send you a detailed resource guide that includes morning and evening routines, what active ingredients you will want to look out for, and tips that are exclusive to your skin type.

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