So what do we need to look for in a moisturiser that suits your skin?
- Oils to nourish
- Hydrators to hold moisture in the skin
- Rejuvenating ingredients to help reduce lines and wrinkles
- Essential fatty acids that mimic our own oils to increase skin health
Dry skin needs a higher oil content in the cream.
Combination skin with an oily t-zone needs less oil but still requires some oil and hydrators (humectants) to supply and retain moisture.
Oily skin can work well with special formulations that supply moisturising in an oil free form which keep skin hydrated without oiliness.
We hear “dehydrated” skin used constantly especially from sales assistants on cosmetic counters. All skin types can be dehydrated and this can be caused by different factors.
Dehydrated skin is lacking in moisture (water) – not oil. Often dehydration can be remedied simply by drinking more water. Each cup of coffee, tea or alcohol consumed will dehydrate your skin. A glass of water is required to offset each cup you drink of these beverages.
Ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, lecithin or glycerin will increase the moisture content held in your skin and impart a dewy plumped appearance to your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is the king of hydrators but often only found in Serums due to the high cost.
Natural oils including macadamia nut oil contain an oil profile very close to human skin. Jojoba has a similar break up of essential fatty acids although it is technically a wax and not an oil. Sweet almond and Apricot kernel oils are also beneficial to the skin. Skin health is greatly improved when these natural oils are included in Natural Moisturiser formulations.
Research has shown Organic Aloe Vera can increase the rate of regeneration of skin cells by many times when used in a generous quantity. Penetration ability of Aloe Vera is legendary.
Problem skin usually has inflammation present. The mineral MSM is perfect for keeping inflammation under control. MSM is organic sulphur (or sulfur) a nutritional supplement originally developed for arthritis and joint pain. Sulphur is present in every cell of the body. When included in a moisturiser an easy solution to inflammation is achieved.
Like so many products or ingredients, a side benefit emerged early in the life of MSM, and that is the softening of skin. When taken as a powder supplement skin is softer on the whole body not just the face. It works from the inside out. Maybe we should call it Magic MSM. In my opinion it is.
MSM is the catalyst for the MiSMo range. It brings synergy to the union of natural oils, humectants and anti ageing ingredients. Natural Moisturisers also require the correct pH, a rarely discussed factor in the formulation of a great cream vs a good cream.
Apply your Natural Moisturiser twice a day for optimum benefits and put on that beautiful face for the world to see.