5 Products to Help Restore Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier
Has your skin been feeling extra dry, tight and irritated lately? This can be a sign of a compromised moisture barrier. The natural moisture barrier acts like a shield to help your skin defend against external aggressors and maintain water content and balance for your skin. To help maintain your skin’s external barrier, we rounded some of our editors’ favorite hydrating products for your skincare routine.
Enriched with volcanic water, vitamin E and niacinamide, this serum protects against environmental stressors and helps the skin retain moisture. The cooling, milky concentrate is a refreshing step that can be incorporated into both your morning and evening skincare routines.
Soften cracked, chafed and severely dry skin with this nourishing ointment. The non-comedogenic formula contains ceramides to restore the skin’s external barrier. Hyaluronic acid draws moisture into your skin while petrolatum forms a protective seal on top.
Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture, so it works best when applied to damp skin. Apply a few droplets of this lightweight serum after you cleanse and before you moisturize to help your skin appear plumper and more hydrated.
This anti-aging cream is packed with 2% ceramides and 2% fatty acids to help restore skin’s natural lipids. The formula is surprisingly lightweight, but still helps to counteract dryness and make skin appear plumper and more radiant.
Just because you wash your cleanser off your face doesn’t mean you should forgo a hydrating formula. This face wash is specifically formulated for normal to dry skin, and is gentle enough for sensitive skin with soothing ingredients such as ceramides, niacinamide, and prebiotic thermal water.
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