Body moisturisers come in many forms including lotions, creams, oils, gels and butters. If you have hydrated skin then a lotion may be your go to. However, if you have dry skin then you may want something that not only adds moisture but also locks it in and smooths the overall appearance of your skin.
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The main job of a moisturiser is to supply a little water to the skin and then to hold it in. So water will usually be the first and main ingredient in these products. Some of the water will evaporate when you apply the moisturiser but some will soak in especially with the help of some of the following ingredients.
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These substances create a barrier on the surface, a protective layer, stopping water and natural moisture evaporating from the skin, so they lock in moisture. Look out for products containing, silicones like dimethicone, butters (shea butter) and mineral oil.
These attract water from the air and from deeper layers of skin and retain it. These include ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin.
Imagine a sponge in action.
These when applied to the skin’s surface fill in tiny gaps and cracks giving skin a smooth and soft appearance. Many of the best emollients come from plants in the form of butters and oils like squalane (which can now be derived from plant-sources like olives and amaranth seeds).