We'll be the first to admit that the number of skin care products available can be overwhelming. There's a wide assortment of moisturizers formulated with different ingredients, and if you don't know the ins and outs of skincare, you may not know which one is right for you.
As you navigate the various formulas and weigh the pros and cons of different ingredients, it's important to remember that the most essential determining factor should always be your skin type.
We're here to walk you through what you need to know about your skin and your unique skin type so you can find the perfect solutions for your skin.
Let's dive in.
What You Need to Know About Your Skin
The skin is made out of three layers: Epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
The epidermis layer works as a barrier to protect the rest of your skin and body from environmental stressors like bacteria, UV rays, and dehydration. Almost all creams and moisturizers are only topical treatments for the epidermis layer.
The dermis layer contains cells called fibroblasts. Fibroblasts produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As we age, our fibroblasts produce less of these vital nutrients, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. There are only two ingredients that can penetrate the second layer of the skin: Retinol and estrogen. While no moisturizers have the ability to penetrate the hypodermis layer.
Shopping for Moisturizers by Skin Type
Oily skin can be tricky because you'll want to avoid ingredients that can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Instead, look for non-conglomerates that are still hydrating.
- Ingredients to look for: Retinol, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid
- Ingredients to avoid: Mineral oil, beeswax, and petrolatum
NatureWell Beauty Choice: Retinol Advanced Moisturizing Cream
Dry skin needs all the hydration it can get because it has a vitamin or mineral deficiency, which is why it’s always dry. Without ultra-hydrating ingredients, your skin may exhibit redness, scaly skin, flaky patches, and irritation.
- Ingredients to look for: Aloe vera, coconut oil, ceramides, avocado oil, glycerin
- Ingredients to avoid: Parabens, alcohols, AHA acids
NatureWell Beauty Choice: Coconut MCT Moisturizing Cream
Sensitive skin can get tricky. If you aren’t careful, you can cause some serious damage to your skin. Before you invest in a new moisturizer, you'll want to know your triggers and avoid products that may include irritating ingredients.
- Ingredients to look for: Shea butter, aloe vera, honey
- Ingredients to avoid: Fragrances, alcohols, sulfates
NatureWell Beauty Choice: Clinical Super Beauty Cream
Normal skin is always balanced, healthy, and thriving. If you have normal skin, you’ll want to focus on keeping your skin hydrated to prevent signs of aging and maintain your natural beauty.
- Ingredients to look for: Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, jojoba oil.
- Ingredients to avoid: Parabens, silicones, sulfates
NatureWell Beauty Choice: Probiotic Moisturizing Cream
If you have combination skin, you'll want to find that healthy balance. The best way to do this is with moisturizers formulated with ingredients that play well with dry and oily skin.
- Ingredients to look for: Vitamin C, peptides, honey, vitamin E
- Ingredients to avoid: Fragrances, artificial dyes, occlusive emollients
NatureWell Beauty Choice: Vitamin C Brightening Moisture Cream
Daytime Moisturizer vs. Nighttime Moisturizer: Do I Need Both?
If you're serious about your skincare routine, you'll want to have two moisturizers. One that is lightweight and easy to wear for the daytime and one that is a thicker formula for nighttime.
Your daytime moisturizer should be paired with a trusted SPF. Together, both formulas will work to hydrate and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
Your nighttime moisturizer will work to repair your skin as you sleep. You'll want to look for ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and collagen. The moisturizer will seep deep into your skin to provide long-lasting benefits to help you maintain your youthful glow.
Find The Right Ingredients With NatureWell Beauty
Not all moisturizers are created equally. If you're serious about skincare, you'll want to scan the back of the ingredient label, avoid irritants, and look for natural ingredients that expertly pair with your skin type.
At NatureWell Beauty, we always prioritize good-for-you ingredients that will help you see the results you’re looking for. We’re here to help you find the perfect match for your skin type, so you can start seeing results.
Start shopping today to find the perfect moisturizer for you.