How to Choose a Moisturiser for Your Face
The best face moisturizer is the one that suits you and your skin. But we do not urge you to choose it by trial and error, but, on the contrary, we have prepared proven recommendations for you to avoid an unsuccessful purchase. We have also prepared a rating of the best creams and share the secrets of the correct application of moisturizing cosmetics so that your skin remains supple and young longer.
Hot summer, bright sun, powerful air conditioning - it would seem that a great combination. But not for facial skin that suffers from dryness. Moisturizing creams will come to the rescue, on the choice of which your beauty and comfort depend. Four steps will help you choose the right remedy.
When to Use a Moisturizer
Any skin can suffer from a lack of moisture, not just dry skin, as many mistakenly believe. The main sign of dehydration is the severity of deep and fine wrinkles, and wilting. In addition, each skin type has its own “signals” of moisture deficiency:
in dry skin - the appearance of peeling, a feeling of tightness, loss of volume;
in oily - increased production of sebum, clogged pores, inflammation;
in the combined - increased oily sheen in the T-zone and a feeling of dryness on the cheeks;
in normal - loss of tone and radiance.
A constant lack of moisture can cause an increase in the sensitivity of the skin. After all, with a moisture deficit, the protective functions of the epidermis weaken, and as a result, the reactivity of the skin increases.
If any of these symptoms bother you, add a moisturizing cream to your home care as soon as possible.
How to choose the right moisturizer-Step By Step Guide
Step One: Choose a cream according to your age.
Over the years, the skin becomes drier. For ages up to 25 years, a light plant-based moisturizer is enough to blend easily with makeup. After 30, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to independently produce skin-supporting substances. Therefore, more powerful products are needed - with collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Step Two: Determine your skin type.
The most difficult thing here is to determine your skin type. The wrong cream can only harm, and cause allergies, irritation, or acne. It is even worth going to a beautician to find a suitable remedy. And you can determine the type of skin yourself:
Normal skin is smooth and elastic. There are no large pores and a glossy shine on it. In this case, light creams that do not affect the water-fat balance are suitable.
Oily skin - shiny, with large pores. It is characterized by an uneven surface and acne. Products with zinc or herbal extracts are suitable for this type of skin.
Dry skin is smooth and prone to flaking. The fear of any woman, as dryness leads to the early formation of wrinkles. Fight the problem with creams with a thicker texture, created specifically for dry skin.
Combination skin - uneven on different parts of the face. Often exposed to external factors - sunlight or changes in air humidity. Regenerating creams are suitable for combination skin, which contain both matting components and those that reduce its sensitivity.
Step Three: Use different creams day and night
They say that day and night moisturizers are no different. This is true. Nearly. The day cream contains sunscreen, which is reflected in the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) on the label. At night, we don’t need protection from the sun’s rays, the main thing is nutrition and hydration.
Step Four: Choose a cream according to the season
We are, of course, interested in the latter. The body is designed so that in summer the skin is more oily than in winter. Do not choose the most powerful moisturizers in the summer. They create discomfort in the heat and prevent the skin from breathing. In the summer, moisturizing serums are better suited. Now the most important thing is moisturizing and sun protection. The "gentle" rays of the heavenly body suppress the immune system, which primarily affects the skin. Beauticians recommend summer creams with an SPF of at least 15, and during pregnancy and pigmentation - up to 30. They also advise choosing products with minimum oil content. In winter, everything is exactly the opposite: oils, silicones, minimal SPF, and a sea of vitamins and nutrients.
Clean and healthy facial skin is the key to psychological comfort and a favorable attitude toward others. Consult with experts, choose the right creams, and let your summer be hot, but not dry.
Look for clues on the label.
Moisturizers can vary greatly in composition, but the most common ingredient lists include humectants, hydrofixatives, and emollients (emollients). All of them are just what we need.
These are substances responsible for saturating the skin with moisture. They attract water from the atmosphere and hold it on the surface, preventing it from evaporating. Among these components:
Barrier actives strengthen the protective properties of the skin and seal moisture inside the cells. These include:
natural vegetable oils;
Emollient ingredients that increase skin elasticity and help strengthen the skin's barrier properties. Especially their presence is necessary for formulas for dry skin that lacks its own lipids. But women with oily skin need to be careful with them - they can provoke blockage of pores. These substances include:
The needs of the skin in the cold and warm seasons are different, so moisturizers should also be different, and suitable for these needs.
In the cold season, the skin especially needs protection, because there are many factors that have a negative impact on it: frost, wind, temperature changes, and dry air in heated rooms. Therefore, the cream should be not only moisturizing, but also nourishing, and also able to strengthen the lipid layer. Choose products that contain oils, waxes, and ceramides.
In hot weather, lighter textures should be preferred: emulsions, gels, and fluids. This will allow you to better control the appearance of oily sheen provoked by high temperatures. It is good if the composition contains absorbent and sebum-regulating substances, such as perlite, zinc, and salicylic acid. In addition, it is worth remembering the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation - take a closer look at the formulas with SPF. For the beach, the value of the factor should be at least 30, and for urban conditions - 15-20.
Proper use of moisturizers will help preserve the beauty and health of the skin for longer:
In order for the moisturizer to “draw” more moisture from the outside, apply it on a clean, damp face - just lightly blot the skin with a tissue after washing.
Use a tonic after cleansing - the product will remove the remnants of impurities, moisturize and normalize the pH of the skin.
Apply the cream to cleansed skin to avoid irritation and rashes.
Serum should be used before moisturizing cream, so that the latter “seals” all the beneficial components inside.
When applying the cream, move along the massage lines from the center to the edges - this way you will tone the muscles of the face and not stretch the skin.
Best Moisturizer from VIVID BEAUTY AND WELLNESS
Vivid Ultra Hydrating Booster
This potent, exceptionally penetrative, intensely hydrating serum contains Hyaluronic Acid to restore the skin back to its natural hydration and beauty. The rich, emollient ingredients deeply moisturize the skin without leaving an oily residue.
Contains Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan
Effectively moisturizes without leaving an oily residue on the skin
Smoothes, tones, and restores elasticity
Reaches deep into the dermis layer to mix with, attract, bind and maintain water
Promotes blood and skin microcirculation to maintain normal metabolism and nutrient absorption
Apply 4 to 5 drops onto your fingers and smooth over your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Allow absorbing before applying additional products. Can be used twice a day or as directed by the physician.
Sodium Hyaluronate, Soybean Extract, Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Extract
Vivid Ultra-Lite Moisturizer
Lightweight, oil-free moisturizer effectively hydrates blemish-prone, oily, and combination skin without leaving the skin feeling greasy or adding extra shine. Super antioxidants, Green Tea, and Acai protect the skin against free radicals and sun damage, damaging the skin's natural moisture barrier. Niacinamide works to visibly improve enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and dullness within the skin. With three ceramides present, the moisturizer effectively hydrates, replenishes, and restores the skin. All of the ingredients in this unique formulation address dehydrated skin without feeling heavy, greasy, or clogging the pores revealing radiant skin and healthy-looking skin.
Vivid Peptide Growth Factor Cream
This unique and creative formulation, containing human growth factors, a peptide complex, antioxidants, and other skin-restorative ingredients, combats signs of aging, enhances the production of collagen and elastin, and rejuvenates the skin. Other elements also replenish the skin's fatty acids needed to hydrate the skin, leaving it soft, and smooth, and restoring its youthful appearance.
Utilizes our HumiGrowth® technology, which is a synergistic technology of powerhouse, anti-aging ingredients, including Human Growth Factors, antioxidants, and a peptide complex.
Contains an ester of ascorbic acid that inhibits tyrosinase activity, protects against UVA/UVB damage and reduces melanin synthesis by up to 80%.
Powerful antioxidants and radical scavengers protect the skin surface lipids (SSL) from oxidative stress and strengthen the skin barrier function.
The tripeptide complex present uniquely mimics the human body’s own mechanism to produce collagen.
Improves the overall appearance of skin complexion and skin firmness.
Apply to the face, neck, and décolleté, avoiding the eye area. Allow absorbing before applying additional products. Can be used twice daily or as directed by your physician.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Human Adipose Stromal Cell Conditioned Media (Growth Factor), Human Neonatal Fibroblast Conditioned Media (Growth Factor), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Swertia Chirata Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10)
Vivid HA Collagen Booster
Formulated with our proprietary Trans-Epidermal Carrier, peptide complex, and several different forms of Hyaluronic Acid, this product provides superior hydrating abilities, improves the skin's texture, fine lines, and wrinkles, and supports rejuvenation and hydration.
Provides superior hydrating properties immediately upon application to improve the skin’s barrier function by reducing evaporation of water from the surface layer
Long-lasting hydration up to 5 days after initial application
The unique formula reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Prevents skin damage caused by damaging UV rays and pollution
Fights photoaging of the skin to provide radiant and healthy-looking skin
Apply to face, neck, and décolleté immediately before a moisturizer and sunscreen. Allow absorbing before applying additional products. Can be used twice daily or as directed by a physician.
Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed
Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer), Plankton Extract, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate)
Vivid CBD Deep Hydrating All-in-one-Moisturizer
Protein-rich peptides, mango butter, and fruit extracts soothe and protect the skin.
Apricot Oil, Soybean Extract & Mango Seed Butter—Non-greasy, revitalizing mixture that soothes, brightens, and reduces visible signs of aging.
PCR Hemp Oil (CBD), Pine Bark Extract & Fennel Fruit Extract—Hydrate and soften skin.
Ferment Extract, Alanine —Amino acids and peptides that balance and help to renew moisture levels in the skin.
Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 & Ceramide 1—long-chain fatty acids that create a barrier for the skin to lock in moisture.
Lactobacillus Bean Extract—Produces nutritive conditioning benefits.
40mg Full Spectrum CBD per container
The product contains a total delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
Vivid CBD Deep-Tissue Moisturizer
Fortifies skin barrier to block pollutants.
PCR Hemp Oil (CBD) — conditions the skin for deep absorption of natural key Ingredients.
Organic Tea & Kale Extracts—Improve overall skin tone while gently eliminating dead skin, dirt, and bacteria.
Avocado Oil—Nourishes and promotes collagen production.
Olive, Lavender, Marula, and Peppermint Oils— Naturally hydrate skin.
Chlorella, Lemon, Spirulina & Wheatgrass—Natural antioxidants fortify the skin’s barrier to fight pollutants.
340mg Full Spectrum CBD per container
The product contains a total delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis.