If you didn’t read our last post on why Moisturizers are such an important part of your Skin Care Regimen, click the link below to get you up to speed! Today, we’ll discuss some other issues that factor into proper Moisturizer selection…
4. INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES
What are you looking for in a moisturizer? Do you have rosacea, eczema or hyperpigmentation? Here are some common situations and what to look for:
- AGING SKIN: Combating wrinkles, crepiness, fine lines or sagging skin? Look for Antioxidants such as COQ10, Vitamin C, Ayurvedic botanicals and Peptides (Recommendation: BioScience Peptide Complex and Collagen Boost Serum). Use a high quality moisturizing Sunscreen.
- ECZEMA OR PSORIASIS: Avoid any products that have perfumes or dyes! Look for soothing ingredients such as ALA, chamomile and other botanical extracts. (Recommendation: SBR Serum)
- SENSITIVE SKIN: Avoid fragrances and parabens. Stick with natural ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin. (Recommendation: SBR Serum)
- DRY SKIN: Look for rich emollient nutrients such as Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. (Recommendation: Facial Skin: ReJuv Serum or Collagen Boost Serum)
- ITCHY SKIN: Avoid any product that contains perfumes, dyes, synthetic chemicals or petroleum (Recommendation: ReJuv Serum or SBR Serum)
- ACNE OR ROSACEA: Look for anti-comedogenic ingredients. (Recommendation: SBR Serum)
- SUN PROTECTION: A good quality Organic Sunscreen will also have serious moisturizing ability with ingredients such as Shea butter, Olive and Coconut Oils, Carrot Seed Oil etc. (Recommendation: SunProtect SPF30+)
- HYPERPIGMENTATION: Aside from using a good quality Broad Spectrum Organic Sunscreen, look for products that have natural skin brighteners such as Kojic Acid, Licorice Root and/or Uva Ursi. (Recommendations: BioScience Peptide Complex followed by ReJuv Serum or Collagen Boost Serum )
5. WHAT COMES FIRST?
The first 5 or 6 ingredients usually make up 80% of any given product, so make sure you are getting some bang for your buck! Look for moisturizers that have Aloe as their first ingredient vs. water.
Aloe is an amazing humectant, healing and moisturizing ingredient in it’s own right, so using it as a substitute for water is definitely value added. Here at PuraVeda Organics, every one of our products (that are not pure oil serums) begins with an Aloe, Naturally sources Vitamin and mineral blend which we call ‘AVM’ to help support healthy, hydrated skin.
If the first 5 or 6 ingredients in a moisturizer that you are considering are not plant based botanical actives, then you might want to reconsider that product.
6. AVOID TOXIC INGREDIENTS AND KNOW SKIN IRRITANTS
Commercial moisturizer products generally contain lots of synthetic chemicals, such as stabilizer, emulsifiers, fillers and petroleum. Also avoid products containing Fragrance, Dyes, Formaldehyde, Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and Triclosan.
That wraps it up for Part 2. Look for the final installment “Types of Moisturizers” in next week’s blog.