How can moisturising improve your skin?
Regardless of your skin type, it needs moisturising to retain its elasticity and youthful plumpness. Just as fallen autumn leaves crackle and crunch under foot when they dry out, without moisture your skin will become rough, dry and cracked, lacking the smooth and supple texture that well-hydrated skin has.
Deep hydration is the key to retaining or improving elasticity as well as preventing or reducing the visible signs of ageing. A good, chemical-free moisturiser such as our nourishing Skin Radiance Facial Moisturiser protects, hydrates and nurtures your skin. It uses powerful natural ingredients carefully blended to deliver optimum hydration levels, improving skin tone and texture. The presence of Goji Berry, rich in amino acids and antioxidants, increases hydration and firms the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Kakadu Plum, the richest natural source of Vitamin C improves skin elasticity and firmness helping to erase wrinkles. Glycerin is also a key ingredient acting as an emollient to retain moisture and working at a cellular level to maintain hydration balance.
Your moisturiser also provides a protective barrier between your skin and your makeup, preventing your skin from absorbing makeup which clogs pores and may cause breakouts. Think of your moisturiser as a smooth canvas upon which to artfully apply your makeup – helping it to go on evenly and last all day. Moisturiser is also helping to protect your naturally absorbent skin from many other impurities in the environment.
Should you moisturise if you have dry skin?
Absolutely, people with dry and mature skin have a lot to gain from moisturising as they are prone to fine lines and wrinkles and a lack of elasticity – all of which lead to premature ageing.
As well as being visibly unappealing, dry skin is vulnerable and less able to effectively perform its role as a barrier working in conjunction with your immune system to protect you from harmful pathogens, leaving you susceptible to infection.
Dry skin can feel rough and itchy or appear dull and flaky. The right moisturiser will smooth and soften rough skin and soothe itchy, irritated skin. Dull skin that lacks lustre will appear brighter and healthier when it is moisturised.
Dry skin needs a daytime moisturiser such as the Skin Radiance Facial Moisturiser or a facial oil as a makeup base, because without preparing your skin with a moisturiser your makeup will coagulate in the driest patches on your face and appear patchy and flaky.
A replenishing night cream is also important for nourishing and hydrating dry skin while you sleep.
How do I hydrate my skin overnight?
The best conditions for absorbing the nutrients in a rich, hydrating face cream are at night while you sleep. As we sleep, our body works to repair our skin. Our natural, plant-based Restoring Night Cream supports this process and is ideal for all skin types’ especially mature and dry skin. It will infuse and enrich your skin, helping it to retain moisture and nutrients, plumping and smoothing it as you sleep. It is enriched with powerful natural antioxidants such as Kakadu Plum, Rosehip Oil and Sweet Almond Oil and has been shown to decrease wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet while improving skin clarity and elasticity.
Night time is the optimum time for your facial oils and serums to work beneath your night cream, also actively reducing the visible signs of ageing. For best results use our Vitamin C Camellia Oil and our Restoring Night Cream over it to infuse your skin with moisture and calm and soothe the mind.
How can you moisturise your hands and nails?
Your hands and nails are constantly exposed to drying elements such as detergents, soaps, cleaning agents, hand dryers and the sun.
Using our Softening Hand and Nail Cream both protects and restores moisture and elasticity to your hardworking hands while also strengthening and repairing dry, brittle nails and cuticles. Packed full of nature’s most nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Rosehip Oil and natural Vitamin E, your hands will appear younger and softer, with increased suppleness and elasticity.