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What is the Difference Between Face Creams & Moisturisers?

What is the Difference Between Face Creams & Moisturisers?

This is a common question that everyone has probably asked themselves at some point. We all kind of know what they are but might not be sure if a face cream and moisturiser are the same, or whether they have differences.

For most high performance beauty companies like Nakin, a face cream and a moisturiser are the same, we just use the term face cream instead of moisturisers for our natural anti-ageing creams. It is partly because our products are made as a complete package, with so many benefits for skin on the face and neck. Our natural face creams go way beyond just moisturising the face. They do provide excellent moisture and amazing long-lasting hydration. But they also deliver intense nutrition to the skin as well as providing an invisible barrier of protection, to shield the face and neck from stressors like pollution and cold weather.

Nakin have two face cream moisturisers in the range. Our Nakin Active Dew Face Cream £22 is perfect for normal, dry, combination and sensitive skin types. It is not greasy but offers deep long-lasting hydration. It is full of gorgeous actives to hydrate, condition and protect. This natural anti-ageing face moisturiser works wonders at hydrating, conditioning and protecting skin. The magic comes from its intense blend of high performing natural plant actives like hyaluronic acid, cassia, seaweed, hibiscus and pomegranate, all blended to perfection with the finest silky-smooth texture known to a cream. It is also cruelty free and comes in an easily recyclable jar.

For oilier skin types then our Nakin Matt Formula Face Cream £22 is perfect. There is no compromise here on hydration though, it is non greasy but helps to balance skin. This little pot of beauty works wonders on skin by combining the benefits of hydration, nutrients and protection without a dewy finish. It contains a special blend of intense natural actives and plant ingredients. The cream packs a punch on skin morning till night with the divine creamy soft formula, and subtle scent. It is kind to skin and the environment, and we believe it is the best face cream around for oily, combination and normal skin. Like all our products it is natural and cruelty free, with an easily recyclable jar.

Face creams are like the icing on the cake of a skincare routine. They are the finishing touch that keeps all the other actives in, seals in moisture and protects the skin by keeping nasties like pollution out. The invisible barrier that they provide on skin also protects from the wind, rain and cold weather, that can be ageing and irritating to skin. So, they are incredibly anti-ageing by keeping skin hydrated and conditioned, plus preventing damage to the skin from the weather. Some face creams and moisturisers contain SPF, but ours at Nakin do not. At Nakin we believe in only using SPF when actually out in the sun, and not during the morning and night. This means that skin can breathe and function as well as possible. Then apply a separate SPF 15 minutes before actually going out in the sun.

If you feel your skin would benefit from further skin ageing prevention and correction, then our anti-ageing serum is lovely for resisting and helping to correct signs of ageing. It contains many great plant extracts like line smoothing hibiscus and hyaluronic acid. It helps with lines, skin strength and an uneven skin tone. The consistency is like a light lotion. A serum differs from a moisturiser and face cream as it is lighter, so the molecular structure can reach deep down into the skin cells. Most good face serums like our award-winning serum do offer hydration, but their job is mainly about protecting and correcting skin ageing issues by delivering powerful rejuvenating actives. At Nakin we only believe in natural skincare, so our natural serum uses stunning plant extracts to do the job.

If you are wondering where a face oil fits into moisturising the skin, then it would be used after a serum, or instead of a serum. A good natural anti-ageing face oil like our Revitalising Face Oil is made with amazing plant extracts that calm, condition and energise skin. Applying our natural anti-ageing face creams on top of the face oil then seals the goodness and moisture in. Face oils are exceptionally nice for sensitive skin types, as the right plant oils are very healing to skin. If you have oily skin then do not be put off by using a face oil, as they can help balance out oily skin. A good face oil should not be greasy on skin and instead leave it looking fresh, healthy and glowing.

While commonly thought to serve distinctive purposes, face creams and moisturisers essentially hold the same fundamental objective: to hydrate and protect the skin. Both product types aim to maintain the skin’s moisture balance, though they might differ in texture and specific ingredients targeted at various skin concerns. The term "moisturiser" is often used as a broad category encompassing various products, including face creams, lotions, and ointments, all designed to prevent dryness and nourish the skin. Therefore, the distinction between the two is more a matter of marketing than a difference in their inherent functions.

We hope that you found our feature helpful about the difference between a face cream and a moisturiser. Generally, they are one and the same. Face cream moisturisers are an essential part of everyone’s skincare routine, and we do not recommend leaving the house without one on. This is because as well as providing the face and neck with nutrients and hydration, they also protect skin from stressors. Nakin’s award-winning natural moisturisers include our Nakin Active Dew Face Cream for drier skin types and our Nakin Matt Formula Face Cream for oilier skin types. Both utilise the power of plants to help skin look and feel amazing. If you are passionate about having great looking skin, then it is important to always use the best skincare products.

Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award-winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK. If you would like to get in touch with Nakin then please email us at info@nakinskincare.com We would love to hear your thoughts and are also available to offer skincare and product advice.

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