Almost all the Korean skincare products contain some moisturizing element. Today we are focussing specifically on the category of moisturizers. Moisturizer is something that is the last skincare product that you apply at the end of the day.
It is one such category of skincare and beauty products that seems so complicated as there are so many options to choose from! Moisturizers come in different bases – it ranges from gels to emulsions to thick creams. And every moisturizer targets to refresh, plump, and extensively hydrate your skin.
Considering the wide variety of options in moisturizers, we have categorized them based on recommended skin types.
Moisturizer for Dry Skin
Although moisturizer is a must for any skin type, it is an absolute essential for a dry and maturing skin. Applying moisturizer will give you a hydrated, glowing, and plumped complexion. And if you are indoors all the time with a heater or air conditioning, you will experience a lot more dryness, which can lead to increased fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and even dullness. A moisturizer that is rich in oils and has a heavy formulation can deal with all these problems effectively. For dry skin, you should get a creamy moisturizer that can tone your skin along with improving elasticity.
A superhero moisturizer cream that contains 70% snail mucin as its star ingredient. It supports natural cell regeneration and replenishes moisture, which makes your skin more firm. Although it has a light gel-like texture, it moisturizes your skin effectively.
Moisturizer for Oily Skin
You need a moisturizer even if you have oily skin. If you don’t apply moisturizer, then the skin can produce even more oil to compensate for the loss of hydration because of the absence of moisturizer. By applying moisturizer, you can regulate oil production, thereby reducing oiliness. And it will, of course, plump your skin and reduce fine lines. A moisturizer that is suited for oily skin should not have ultra-heavy ingredients like petroleum-based products, lanolin, etc. Instead of these, it should have ingredients like aloe vera, glycerine, and hyaluronic acid.
This moisturizer is suited for all skin types, but it is an excellent choice for oily skin. It is a non-greasy moisturizer that is comprised of 40% aloe and has multiple forms of hyaluronic acid to balance your skin’s moisture levels and soothe the skin.
Moisturizer for Combination Skin
A moisturizer for combination skin is a bit more complicated as there are both oily patches and dry patches on the surface of the skin. Not only this, but it can also fluctuate from oily to dry within a day. For combination skin type, the best option is to get a moisturizer that can balance your skin. Some of the popular ingredients for a combination skin type moisturizer are hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and Safflower seed oil.
It is a face cream enriched with super collagen and Baobab water from Etude House. This moisturizer is specially designed for combination skin types so that it can provide moisture and keep your skin hydrated.
Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
People with sensitive skin should go for a moisturizer that has a soothing effect and is made with pure ingredients. The moisturizer should contain naturally existing calming ingredients like calendula, oatmeal, and green tea. It should not contain any artificial dyes, fragrances, and sulfates, which are irritants for sensitive skin.
It is a rich moisturizer that immediately hydrates your skin and provides long-term hydrating effects. It is especially suited for sensitive skin types as it offers versatility, and it has a soothing impact on sensitive skin.
Moisturizer for Normal Skin
If you have a normal skin type, then there is no specific restriction when it comes to choosing an appropriate moisturizer. A good moisturizer should keep your skin balanced and well hydrated during all seasonal changes.
A lightweight moisturizer that packs a punch of long-lasting hydration. It also has some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.