The difference between moisture + hydration

Fall is here and with winter is around the corner,  it's the ideal time to hit the refresh button and make seasonal changes to your skin care routine.

One common misconception is that a richer moisturizer will address dehydrated skin. The simple truth is that loss of moisture is different than loss of hydration.

Dehydrated skin lacks water while dry skin lacks oil.

You cannot replenish dehydrated skin with a richer moisturizer...ever!

Hydration comes from the water in the layers of the skin. It protects and plumps the skin. You need to hydrate your skin externally and internally .

Moisture comes from the oil in the skin. When your skin is dry, you need to replenish the loss of oil.

What do we recommend to hydrate and moisturize your skin?

1. Introduce your skin to an elixir/toner 

Drinking lots of water isn't enough. You need to hydrate your skin topically. When it isn't properly hydrated, it lacks plumpness and cannot function optimally. Once you introduce a hydrating elixir into your skin care regime, you will NEVER look back! Apply 6-10 spritzes onto the skin after cleansing and then follow with an oil serum. The elixir/toner will hydrate skin while allowing for better absorption of the serum and moisturizer.

Laurel Hydrating Elixir I or Laurel Hydrating Elixir II:  Elixir I brightens and repairs mature, dry and sensitive skin. Elixir II calms and balances sensitive, reactive and pigmented skin.

Wildhill Fireweed Toner: heals, supports and repairs irritated or acneic skin.

Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator: calms, relieves redness, and helps reset the skins natural healing ability.

2. Introduce your skin to oil

We promise that they will become fast friends. Oil balances oil so its ideal for all skin types, depending on the quality and type of oil. Whole plant oils nourishes skin and will not cause it to break out.

Kahina Oil Cleanser: removes dirt and makeup leaving skin feeling clean, calm, and soft. Ideal for all skin types including sensitive and acne prone skin.

Laurel Unburden Serum: soothes and supports inflamed, sensitive, reactive skin, reduces redness, rosacea and acne.

Eminence Camellia Glow Solid Facial Oil is a solid oil moisturizer that softens and deeply nourish the skin for a healthy glow.

3. Introduce your skin to Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid, also known as the skin plumper, draws and retains moisture in the skin, keeping it hydrated, plump, soft and dewy.  While important year round, it's especially critical in the winter. 

Josh Rosebrook Hydration Boost Concentrate: an oil-free and essential-oil free serum that offers your skin a big boost of hydration.  Ideal for all skin types, including rosacea.

Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum: a gel serum that hydrates, plumps, minimizes pores and refines the skin.

Eminence Firm Skin Moisturizer; a moisturizer to hydrate, smooth, plump, nourish and protect your skin

Achieve and maintain a healthy and radiant complexion year-round by incorporating products that moisturize and hydrate your skin.

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