When we have talked to customers over the years there sometimes seems to be a myth that thick face creams are better for dry skin. In the past many moisturising creams were quite thick and so we think that it might have come from this. However, with good modern formulations that are made today the thickness of a face cream does not indicate how moisturising and hydrating that it is. In fact, plant actives and extract ingredients are generally not thick at all, and so a dense cream is often a sign that it contains thickening agents. Instead of a thick face cream the best type of cream for dry skin is one that contains high quality ingredients that are packed with moisture and nutrition, like our Nakin Active Dew Face Cream.
Instead of having an unnecessarily thick formula it gets its richness and performance from the intense blend of botanical ingredients. These are super hydrating and nourishing for normal, combination, dry, mature and sensitive skin types. It has very much a cream consistency and is thick to some degree, but it does not have the stiffness that some face creams have. Instead, it is rich and creamy and glides onto skin to leave it feeling silky soft. Our natural anti-ageing cream helps to keep skin looking as good as it can naturally.
When it comes to finding the right face cream for your dry skin, you may be wondering why thicker is not better, and it is usually because thick creams just contain less water in the formula plus thickeners. This is not to say that all thicker consistency face creams are not hydrating to the skin, every face product is quite different, and we recommend checking the ingredients of any cream before purchasing.
Myths About Using a Thick Face Cream
- Thicker creams provide more hydration
This is not correct as hydration comes from the actual ingredients in the cream instead of how thick that it is. This is why at Nakin we use some of the best natural hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and cassia to provide and maintain moisture in the skin.
- Thicker creams can help lock in moisture
This is also a myth as thinner creams are able to better seep into the skin cells. Thicker creams are more likely to sit on the surface of the skin, instead of seeping in to work their magic.
- Thicker creams can provide extra protection
A lot of people think that a thicker face cream can provide extra protection against the elements. This can be true but only if the ingredients are good. At Nakin we include high quality protecting ingredients in our creams such as jojoba oil which is like a liquid wax, so even though it is originally a runny oil it is able to protect the skin.
We hope that you found our feature helpful explaining why thick face creams are not always the best for dry skin. Our Active Dew Face Cream is just one product in our natural anti-ageing face product range and everything is available online at www.nakinskincare.com