Skin moisture content has the huge impact on the appearance of the skin. High moisture content gives the skin its youthful, radiant look and resilience. The two key elements which influence the skin's ability to hold moisture are its hyaluronic acid content and natural lipid barrier.
Hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge that enable skin to retain water for longer. It plumps up the skin, visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Skin's lipid barrier helps keep the water from evaporating from the skin. As the hyaluronic acid content get depleted and the sebum production slows down with age, skin is more prone to dehydration and dryness.
How to choose the right moisturiser for your skin
Many of us think that using a moisturiser makes skin look and feel oilier. Though this may be true in many cases, it doesn't always have to be like this.
If you have oily skin, your skin is surely not prone to dryness, however it is still prone to dehydration. Oily skin that suffer from dehydration tend to be dry on the surface which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce even more sebum to compensate this surface dryness. Using a hydra-boosting serum such as Antioxidant Youthful Essence or Brightening Serum helps prevent dehydration, restore balance and protect skin from pollution and other harsh elements. Niacinamide, one of the key ingredients in both serums, boosts skin's moisture content, strengthens natural lipids barrier and helps prevent breakouts. For those with oily or normal skin, Antioxidant Youthful Essence and Brightening Serum can be used as a two in one serum and moisturiser.
For those with dry skin, it is necessary to use a skincare product that instantly replenishes skin's moisture content and strengthens lipids barrier. A moisturising cream like Bio-Collagen Moisture Rich contains hydra and fatty-acid boosting ingredients that are highly beneficial for dry skin. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and saccharide isomerate to optimally boosts skin water content while argan oil and shea butter contents help instantly strengthen skin's lipids barrier. Bio-Collagen Moisture Rich soothes and helps protect dry skin from harsh elements and visible signs of ageing. For best results, apply Bio-Collagen Moisture Rich on top of your usual serum, Antioxidant Youthful Essence or Brightening Serum, in the morning and at night.