The Different Types of Skin Hydrating Ingredients

The Different Types of Skin Hydrating Ingredients

When it comes to hydrating ingredients, they fall broadly into three categories which are occlusive, emollients and humectants. Having a range of these in a moisturiser is what gives it the ultimate hydrating power, and this is what we use in Nakin’s Natural Moisturisers to make them so effective. Keep reading to learn more about them.

The most common types of skin hydrating ingredients used in skincare products are humectants, emollients, and occlusives.

  • Humectants are there to attract and absorb water from the air and work to help maintain the skins levels of hydration. Common examples that we use are glycerin and hyaluronic acid. 
  • Emollients fill in cracks between cells on the surface of the skin to create a protective barrier against environmental damage. These help to soften the skin while locking in moisture. Common emollients we use in our skincare products include plant oils such as jojoba oil and sunflower seed oil.
  • Occlusives are there to give a protective layer over the skin that work to lock in water and prevent moisture loss. These ingredients are often used in lotions, creams, and oils. Some of the occlusive ingredients that we use at Nakin are beeswax and shea butter.

When choosing skincare products that will best suit your skin type, we recommend having a mix of these regardless of your skin type. This is because even oily skin types benefit from hydration and the key is to giving the right hydration, which is not being too greasy or rich for the complexion.

Not all face creams are created equal, so it is important to read the labels carefully before making a purchase. Look for products that contain natural humectant, occlusive and emollient plant ingredients that are suitable for your skin type. By choosing a quality face cream made with natural humectant, occlusive and emollient plant ingredients you are taking the best care possible of your complexion. This means enjoying a brighter, healthier looking complexion with natural face creams. Using good skincare products makes it easier to look after skin in the best way possible, and without using masses of products.

We hope that you have found our blog post interesting explaining the different types of skin hydrators. Understanding how ingredients work together is helpful to ensure you are using the right product for your skin's needs. High quality products like Nakin’s Natural Anti-Ageing Skincare contains a blend of all three of the key hydrating ingredient groups, to give skin the best possible way of staying hydrated and healthy.

In conclusion, humectants, occlusives and emollients help to create the perfect combination for making a quality face cream. When used in the right way they can provide effective hydration while locking in moisture and protecting the skin from environmental damage. With regular use of natural humectant, occlusive and emollient plant ingredients you can enjoy a healthy-looking complexion that is protected from environmental damage. All of Nakin's products are made from high quality plant ingredients and you can find out more about us online.

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