Your skin needs water to stay healthy. Water loss is normal but skin can lose more water than it needs because skin is either naturally dry in barrier oils, weakened by too harsh skincare or from external conditions such as air con, swimming, the weather, exercise. All this leads to rough or dull patches and unhealthy, lacklustre skin.
How we treat
Dry or dried out skin loses more of its intrinsic moisture than an oily skin. It's so important to maintain a strong barrier to seal moisture in the skin.
Incorporate a oil based cleanser
Your lipid layer needs to be strong to help trap moisture in the skin, preventing it from becoming tight or irritated or inflamed. Products to skip include foaming face wash, toners, scrubs, micellar waters.
We recommend an oil based cleanser for everyone—no matter your skin type.
Lock in water with vitamin B and and oil
Use a few drops of a facial oil after your vitamin B serum and before or mixed into your moisturiser to seal in water and prevent moisture loss.
Use a hydrating mask
Moisturisers and masks rich in lipids (ceramides, cholesterol and Essential Fatty Acids) and natural moisturising factors (glycerin, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid) flood the skin with water. Overnight sheet masks are great for thirsty skin, too.
Include a hydrating toner or serum
Like attracts like. Adding a spritz of hydration helps the skin attract and retain moisture and also helps tackle the seasons. In the winter, central heating and cold weather dries skin. In the summertime, heat and humidity can draw moisture from the skin.
ESSE Toner Plus
Cosmetics 27 Essence 27
Synergie Skin Vitamin B
GFYS B-Hit Vitamin B Booster Serum
Cosmetics 27 Creme Bio-Logique 27
ESSE Sensitive Hydro Moisturiser
ESSE Probiotic Serum