The Importance of a Good Moisturizer

No matter your skin type, a good moisturizer with high-quality ingredients is essential.

Hydrated skin is happy skin! A good moisturizer delivers much-needed hydration to your skin, keeping it soft, supple, and radiant. Many moisturizers even work to strengthen the skin barrier which encounters many environmental aggressors like pollution, UV radiation, and harsh weather conditions. A good moisturizer will fortify the skin barrier, resulting in increased elasticity and visible plumpness.

Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, a good moisturizer is your skin’s best friend. Here are the top ingredients to look out for when thinking about purchasing a new moisturizer:

Hyaluronic Acid

The holy grail of hydration! Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that attracts and retains moisture, keeping your skin plump and hydrated throughout the day. Many moisturizers contain hyaluronic acid, but if you’re in need of even more hydration we recommend adding the Intense Hyaluronic Serum to any facial cream for smoother, glowing skin.


These are your skin’s natural barrier protectors! Ceramides are lipid molecules that help strengthen the skin, preventing moisture loss and keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Over time, these can deteriorate for a variety of reasons, especially environmental. Choosing a moisturizer such as Hydravol that contains ceramides is a great way to replenish this essential molecule for visibly plumper and hydrated skin.


Glycerin draws moisture from the air into your skin, which helps to deliver smoother, softer, healthier-looking skin. Our Ultra Lite Aloe Facial Cream contains glycerin, squalane and vitamins to further help protect the skin from free radical damage while also deeply nourishing dried out skin.

Daytime vs. Evening Moisturizers: Do You Need Both?

We typically recommend using a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer for the day time that contains antioxidants to prevent against harmful UV rays and pollution. For the evening, choose a richer, more nourishing moisturizer that replenishes lost moisture and repairs the skin overnight, such as the Bio-Restore Cream PM. This will not only deeply hydrate the skin, but also help prevent signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

A good moisturizer is the cornerstone of a healthy skincare routine. Whether you’re battling dryness, oiliness, or signs of aging, a well-formulated moisturizer can work wonders for your skin. We have a wide variety of moisturizers to meet everyone’s skin needs, check them out on our online store at