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Moisturizer 101

February 8, 2015
Moisturizer 101

When searching for the perfect moisturizer for your skin type, it is important to understand what a moisturizer exactly is. Moisturizers don’t add moisture, instead they attract and trap existing water in the skin. Three main ingredients in a moisturizer are humectants, emollients and occlusives. Together their properties keep the skin healthy and hydrated by holding onto water, reducing evaporation and sealing in moisture. Continue Reading