Moistuizing Ingredients

Top 3 Ingredients for Most Effective Moisturizers

It’s funny. I am not even a big fan of moisturizers, but i have a few more things I want to tell you about them.

The most effective moisturizing agents are:  Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Ceramides.

Glycerin is a humectant, which means it pulls water from the atmosphere into your skin. It’s fairly heavy so glycerin is more commonly found in body products.

Hyaluronic Acid is an acid, but not an acid acid.  Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin and it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water…like glycerin on speed.  The most effective moisturizers contain “pricey” dehydrated hyaluronic acid which swells up to retain more water.  Several of our products we carry contain this, like Skin Ceuticals B5 Gel.

Ceramides. make up the  skin’s natural lipid structure. They are the fat that traps water beneath the surface. Without them, your skin would dry up and shrivel up. People with eczema have a deficiency of ceramides. We carry a ceramide treatment cream that I frequently use on patients that have just had a Fraxel treatment.

This blog is just to give you an idea of what to look for in the ingredients of your creams.  There are other good additives that benefit, but these are the most important when looking for effective moisturizers.

Hope this helps,

Liz

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