🇬🇧Yes, you got me! I am a total sucker for cute packaging. This hand cream from Library of flowers even comes in a coordinated tin box.😍 Let me know if you want a review
But let’s come to the point. Winter is approaching and it is wise to look for a good hand moisturizer. ❄️🌨️☃️ .
❓What kind of ingredients should we be looking for? .
The answer my friends is these three types:
These are ingredients that attract water from the air and bring it to your skin. Examples of good humectants are glycerin (or glycerol), hyaluronic acid (or sodium hyaluronate), sodium PCA, aloe vera gel.
2️⃣Emollients/Occlusives. The skin continuously “breathes”, meaning that it absorbs water and loses it with the Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL).💧 To prevent losing water and limit TEWL we need an emollient or occlusive ingredient.
Be aware that occlusive does not mean clogging! Occlusive just means that the ingredients form a protective film over your skin, decreasing TEWL and locking moisture in your skin.
🛡️ Occlusives are petrolatum, vaseline, mineral oil, silicones and vegetable oils. Several studies show that there is no difference between paraffin oil and vegetable oils in terms of penetration and occlusiveness.
The difference is that vegetable oils have components similar to those that make up our sebum (triglycerides, wax esters, squalene and free fatty acids), so skin uses those components to strengthen the barrier lipids. On the other hand paraffin, mineral oils etc are inert and skin does not process them. This allows the latter to stay occlusive for a longer time.
Silicones are porous and considered semi-occlusive, however many of them are not water soluble, so they stick to the skin for a long time. .
3️⃣Healing ingredients. Ingredients that accelerate healing such as aloe vera, olive oil, panthenol , honey and allantoin. 🇮🇹 Nei commenti sotto 🔜