Do you moisturize your skin every day? If you don’t, you should. Cold or hot climate, indoor heating and air-condition, exposure to an environmental stress and harsh cleansing – all of it can rob skin of its moisture.

Only dry skin needs moisturising

FALSE

No matter your age or skin type, the most basic necessity of a skin is moisture. Hydration should be your no.1 watchword. Generally dryer and mature skin should choose richer and creamier textures, while combination and oily skin should opt for lightweight fluids or even oil-free gels.

Hydration can't prevent your
skin from looking aged

FALSE

You must have heard this at least two million times – water is the fountain of youth! The better moisturised your skin, the longer wrinkles take to form. Applying a good moisturiser on a daily basis is the best-kept secret to keeping your skin looking young for longer.

If you have oily and acne-prone skin you shouldn’t use moisturisers because they only add to the problem

FALSE

Many people mistake the slight sheen of oily skin for hydration. In fact, the level of gleam only reveals how much oil lies on the surface, but it’s not a true indicator of how hydrated the skin really is. Moisturisers for oily skin are designed to matt the surface shine and reduce the amount of grease produced. Be sure to opt for a good lightweight fluid or gel and reap the benefits.

At night skin needs to rest
from moisturisers

FALSE

Day creams are designed to provide a barrier against environmental effects that damage your skin, while night creams focus on helping your skin to rejuvenate. Night is the ideal time for your body to regenerate so make sure you dedicate some time before bed to unwind and pamper your skin with an antioxidant-infused regenerating cream – you'll really see the difference in the mirror!

Eye cream is not necessary.
A regular moisturiser would do

WELL, TRUE AND FALSE

It’s better to use any moisturizer than not use anything in the eye area. However, eye cream formulations offer several functional benefits. The skin around the eyes is more fragile and thinner, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Eye creams have more refined textures because rich textures of facial moisturizers may increase fluid retention and eye puffiness. Plus, eye creams have specific ingredients like horse chestnut that strengthen the blood vessels and address dark circles.

A well-formulated moisturiser has 5 key ingredients to keep every skin type supple and radiant:

    1. Natural plant oils create a protective layer and improve the barrier function of the skin. This reduces trans-epidermal water loss and increases water reserves in the skin.
    2. Water binding molecules (hyaluronic acid, hydrating sugars, glycerin) hold water to the skin’s surface improving water content in the top layers of the skin, keeping skin surface smooth and radiant.
    3. Antioxidants from plant extracts fight environmental stress and pollution, reducing signs of aging.
    4. Natural plant-based actives boost moisture reserves in the deeper layer of the skin (dermis), by stimulating synthesis of glycosaminoglycans – natural molecules that keep skin plump and more resistant dehydration, sensitivity and aging.
    5. Conditioning plant extracts work regulate skin type related issues delivering comfort and radiant appearance.