Hello my friends! Welcome to another post of “Hashtag Is In”.
The topic for today is “Moisturizers”.
Hearing this word would make people with oily skin say, “I don’t moisturize coz it breaks me out”. Trust me, this ain’t funny as I believed it for quite a while. Guilty! I know.
Then there are people with dry skin who just couldn’t get their hands on a real hydrating cream.
Now let’s talk about the real reason behind moisturizing our skin.
We know that we cleanse our face to remove dirt and tone to balance the pH level of our skin. But why do we moisturize our skin irrespective of our skin type?
Let’s dig deep into it..
Moisturizers do not add moisture into your skin but helps you retain it’s natural moisture. Our skin looses it’s moisture to the atmosphere and scientific name of this process is Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
Blood vessels only supply moisture to the middle layer of skin, that is “Dermis”. Through dermis, water migrates to the upper layer, known as epidermis and later evaporates into atmosphere.
To explain which moisturizer will work best for you, we will first understand the variety of moisturizers. There are mainly three types of moisturizers – Occlusives, Emollients and Humectants.
These types of moisturizers works as barrier on the surface of the skin. Thereby protecting the skin and not losing the moisture.
We can talk about the benefits of petroleum jelly with numerous hacks. But let’s be honest, no one wants to be covered in petroleum jelly while leaving the house.
Therefore not a recommendation from my side to people with any skin type. You can use it for your feet only during night when you are about to sleep. Definitely a NO as a face moisturizer.
The other varieties is designed to penetrate into the skin making skin feel softer. Unlike the “Occlusives”, they don’t form a coating to retain moisture.
There are many moisturizers available in the market that helps in retaining the natural moisture to the skin. Obviously moisturizer these days do a lot more than just moisturize the skin. There are products rich in vitamins A, B and C that targets different problems like aging, dullness, dehydration etc.
It is important for you to understand your skin type and pick the moisturizer accordingly.
To brief you about my skin type, I have an oily acne prone skin. Anything which is too oily used to break me out quite frequently.
When I used this moisturizer, I was like “Why no one told me about this before?”
So you know that Emolene is good considering I have tried many creams and most of them have failed me. However I want to talk about this product in detail. So let’s begin..
It comes in a blue colored aluminum (my best guess) tube. The product is liquid based, white in color.
Application is fairly easy. After cleansing and toning the skin, you just have to take a small dab which is enough for your face. Massage it gently until the product is absorbed into the skin.
One has to understand that the texture of the product is very light, basically it helps in keeping the skin hydrated. It is suitable for one of those days when you don’t feel like applying a ton of product on your skin and a simple moisturizer is all you need.
It comes in two different packaging – 50 grams and 100 grams. My suggestion would be to try a smaller packaging first to see if that suits you.
Ingredient list is fairly huge and I have listed the picture for everyone’s reference.
Well! Emolene promises to hydrate the skin which is fairly visible in the first application.
Very light on the skin and perfect moisturizer during summers for all skin types.
I used to apply this moisturizer beneath my makeup. While sitting in the office whole day, air conditioner used to dry out my skin. But whenever I used this moisturizer I realized that my skin wasn’t dehydrated.
However, don’t expect anything magical from this product. It will not do anything beyond moisturizing.
If you want to use some heavy duty products for anti-aging, removing blemishes etc. then my suggestion is to use those products beneath this cream.
Also, there is no SPF in the product which doesn’t help in daytime. One has to apply sunscreen on top to stay protected from the sun. At the same time, “No SPF” is an advantage in the night as we don’t use products in the night time routine that forms a protective layer on our skin.
That’s it for today. Tell me one of your favorite moisturizers that you cannot live without in the comments section below? I will try and review them for the benefit of larger audience.