It may sound like bit of a misnomer.

But the main role of a face moisturizer, is not to just add moisture to the skin at all.

The role your moisturiser has on your skin will all depend on the ingredients within the formula, and the skin type the moisturizer is formulated for.

Many moisturizers designed for a dry skin contain humectants such as Hyaluronic Acid, this ingredient helps with water retention, trapping moisture in the top layer of the skins tissues.

Whilst a moisturizer for a mature skin, may contain anti ageing ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, that will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and restore skin back to a youthful glow.


Because I’m all about transparency in beauty I’m not going to try to persuade you with clever marketing terms, that one face moisturizer fits all skin types.

We are all metabolically different, and we all have different skin care conditions going on within our skin at any one time.

So what should we take into consideration, when purchasing a moisturizer?

Well skin type is important, because essentially there are two types of moisturizers, oil and water based, different consistencies suit different skin types and this could be a cream, lotion, fluid or gel.

An oily skin is more suitable to a water based formula, whilst a dry skin will appreciate the extra oil an occlusive ingredients.

Generally when it comes to moisturizers, the drier the skin, the richer the moisturizer should be.


Those with an oily face, often feel they don’t require a moisturizer.

However, this actually couldn’t be further from the truth; oil free moisturizers are specifically formulated for an oily skin type.

They are one of the best skin care products for helping to control oil secretions, preventing pores from clogging further.

They also contain beneficial ingredients, which help to protect the skin from environmental stresses and the damaging sun’s rays.

To find out more about the best face moisturizer for a dry skin type, the following article looks at the best ingredients to use treat a dry skin type.


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