There are many moisturisers available in the market, but how do you choose which one is meant for you?
The main characteristic that differentiates moisturisers is its texture. The texture of a moisturiser depends on its formulation. If a moisturiser is formulated with more humectants, that moisturiser is more likely to come in a gel texture that absorbs quickly into the skin and feels lightweight. If it is formulated with more emollients, it will have a noticeable smoothening effect and feel more like a light cream than a gel. Having more occlusives in its formulation will make the moisturiser feel like a thick cream that may feel heavy on the skin as it forms an effective seal to prevent water loss.
To choose the right moisturiser, you can use your skin type as a guide, if you are a skincare beginner or haven’t tried a lot of products
The best way to know if a moisturiser is right for your skin is to test it out. When testing out moisturisers, evaluate them by asking yourself these questions:
The more moisturisers you try, the easier it is to decide what your moisturiser preference is. Good luck, NPBabes!