Here's What You Should Know About Moisturisers

Is this your first time using moisturisers? Let us guide you through the basics.

Here's What You Should Know About Moisturisers - French Beauty Co.

When you think of skincare, you would think of a whole skincare routine. That usually includes moisturisers. They’re often the key step of the routine to ensure healthy skin. These products are commonly used after bathing or when your skin is damp.

Our skin reacts differently to these acids and mixtures. If your skin is incompatible with one moisturiser, you must find one that helps your skin. Usually, trial and error is the way. 

The best thing about moisturisers is that it helps your skin’s moisture barrier.


What To Look For In Moisturisers

Moisturisers come in many different shapes, sizes, and formulations. However, some moisturisers only work for specific skin conditions. This is also why some moisturisers have thick cream variants and come in gel form. 

It is important to check the label to see if the ingredients can help your skin. According to Healthline, moisturisers create a barrier between the skin and the climate. If you live in Australia, it protects your skin from dryness, especially during winter. 

Here are some great things you can look for in a moisturiser.

  • Antioxidants - One thing you should look for in a moisturiser is antioxidant ingredients, especially if you’re looking for an anti-ageing routine. Antioxidants such as green tea, chamomile, pomegranate, or liquorice root extract may help maintain youthful skin. These antioxidants also neutralise free radicals, which are molecules breaking down skin cells. Embryolisse Smooth-Active Cream is a good example of them.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids - If your skin is prone to oily skin and acne, it’s best to find moisturisers with alpha-hydroxy acids, such as La Roche Posay Effaclar range. These acids help in the anti-ageing process. 
  • Compatible for your skin type - Dry skin needs treatment from heavier formulations. Fortunately, a Bioderma moisturiser with glycerin and mineral oil can help stop dry skin from getting flakey. This moisturiser is also suitable for people of all ages. 
  • Price - Most moisturisers have a higher price range than other skincare products. This is because of the ingredients used and the formulations made by the manufacturer. For example, a 40ml moisturiser starts at $35. The more content the moisturiser has, the higher the price. Due to this, we recommend that you buy a smaller size for your moisturiser first before fully committing to a larger one. 


What To Avoid In Moisturisers

While this skin care product helps address common skin conditions, there is a catch. You cannot use too much moisturiser because this can make your makeup slip off and result in clogged pores. 

Apply a generous amount of moisturiser after you have put on your toner and serum. We recommend using a pea-sized amount or an amount that can fit your whole face.

Here are the factors to avoid when getting moisturisers. 

  • Fragrances or perfumes - The reason why most skincare are fragrance-free is due to the formulation. Some fragrances can carry chemicals which can cause a skin reaction. This is why people who have sensitive skin avoid products that contain fragrances in them. 
  • Allergic ingredients - What your body accepts may work differently for the skin. Some skincare products have ingredients that trigger allergic reactions. For example, lanolin can break your skin, especially on your face. However, allergic ingredients tend to vary from person to person. Before using new skincare, always do a patch test first.

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