A look into one of the beauty industries most popular ingredient.
Ask any beauty enthusiast what their most-loved moisturising skincare ingredient is and their answer will probably include hyaluronic acid. This popular and powerful humectant can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which acts like a sponge to pull moisture into the outer layer of skin.
There’s no doubt that today’s cosmetic industry is oversaturated. With excess products and steps, it can be difficult to decide what your skin actually needs and doesn’t. But the benefits of a basic skin care routine—cleansing, toning, and moisturising should never be overlooked. Most people understand what cleansing and moisturising does for the skin, but many aren’t educated about the benefits of toning.
Hydration is key to healthy, nourished skin. And a moisturiser is a go-to skincare product needed for most people. But what you may not realise is that your moisturiser is not enough for dry skin. According to a Harvard Medical School study, moisturisers help dry skin by creating a seal on the skin’s surface—which prevents water from evaporating—but doesn’t actually hydrate the skin. Dry oils, on the other hand, are effective in keeping your skin hydrated. We break down the basics of dry oils, and why you should invest in one.
One of the most common concerns talked about within the skincare industry is dry skin. Many people believe that they have dry skin, even without a proper diagnosis from a dermatologist. And while it can certainly be true, especially if your skin feels tight or dry, itchy skin is a term overused and often confused with dehydrated skin. We tell you the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, and what you can do to combat both.