Best for normal, combination & eczema skin types
-Ceramides are the glue of skin. They help the skin to retain its natural moisture.
-Form a protective layer.
-Lipid fats found in high concentrations in the uppermost layer of the epidermis.
Examples of Ceramides:
Best for extremely dry, dehydrated skin types.
-Emollients fill in gaps and spaces between skin cells that are missing moisturizing lipids.
-Help keep the skin flexible & prevent cracks.
Examples of Emollients:
-Squalene & other plant oils
-Olive Oil (oleic acid)
Best for dry skin types but are suitable for all skin types.
-Humectants are moisture absorbers and work best in a humid environment.
-They help to draw water to the skins cells and keep it hydrated.
-Be cautious using this during the drier seasons as it will draw moisture from your skin.
Examples of Humectants:
-Propylene Glycol, Hexlene Glycol & Butylene Glycol
-Alpha Hydroxy Acids
-Honey & Molasses
Best for mature, dry skin types
-Occlusives seal in moisture and are best for the body but are suitable for use on the face when using a non-comedogenic ingredient.
-Acne prone skin should avoid using occlusive since it is a heavier agent.
Examples of Occlusives: