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Moisturizers

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Stay Hydrated.

Your skin needs water. Skin, our largest organ (thank you Bio class!), is made of 60% of it. Like most products, water is our first ingredient, and despite this fact, to keep our skin healthy we need to apply even more moisture to it.

Why do I need to moisturize?

Ironically, taking a shower depletes our skin of moisture. We have this this filmy layer on our skin (more Bio to come) called the hydrolipidic film. This layer contains sweat, oil, and water and is made to defend against bacteria and keep skin hydrated. But when you shower or wash your face you take a toll on your skin’s ability to protect itself. Skin should never be too dry or too oily. Both extremes cause havoc on your face. Just because you have oily skin, doesn’t mean you should skip this step completely. Otherwise, skin irritations such as acne for oily skin types and dry patches for dry skin types will begin to appear.

When should I apply my moisturizer?

Apply your moisturizer any time that you wash, shave or exfoliate, your face. Water and the cleansing of the skin remove oils that keep the skin soft and hydrated. Skin should still be slightly damp when applying moisturizer rather than completely dry. Are you doing a 10-step skincare routine? Apply your moisturizer as a final step, as it is normally the heaviest viscosity.

How often does one need to moisturize?

Most often you will have to moisturize twice daily: once in the morning and once in the evening. Depending on your routine it could possibly be more, including after a gym sesh, once you have cleansed and toned your skin.

What are the best moisturizers for oily skin?

Now that we have busted the myth that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer, which type of moisturizer should you be using? Go for gel hydrators like serums or oil-free creams that will not help to contribute to breakouts.

What are the best moisturizers for dry skin?

We hyla recommend you look for moisturizers that feature Hyaluronic Acid as their mainstay, as this ingredients locks in moisture holding up to 1000x its weight in water. Now that’s what we call moisture Volume 1000.

What are the best moisturizers for breakouts?

Acne-prone skin types, much like oily skin types, should not shy away from moisturizing. Look for oil-free creams, and possibly a day time and night time version of your moisturizer. In the evening, look for treatment hydrators, such as Retinols that help to correct dark spots caused by breakouts and remove dead skin. Other stand out ingredients for blemished skin for evening routines include Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid. For day time make sure to slather your skin in sun protection, as many of acne products contain acid that should not be exposed to the sun. use sun protection in any moisturizer

Should I moisturize before applying makeup?

Always. The best kept not-so-secret about a flawless face, is that skin prep is just as important as the makeup that you apply. Spend as much time on your skin care as you do on your makeup and you will end up spending even less time to get ready. Before makeup, use a moisturizer that is going to set you up for the skin finish that you are looking for. Whether that’s matte, satin, or dewy, use a hydrator that will not work against your makeup routine.

What is the best OFRA moisturizer to apply before makeup?

Use any OFRA moisturizer that fits into your skincare routine or try our moisturizing primer Cool As A Cucumber. This 2-in-1 hydrator, smooths and mattifies pores, while still giving the skin the moisture it needs.

Are OFRA moisturizers cruelty-free?

Yes, OFRA moisturizers are vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified. We do not test on animals. OFRA does everything from product creation to testing, manufacturing, packaging, and shipping.

Are OFRA moisturizers vegan?

Yes, OFRA moisturizers are vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified. From beginning to end, only the finest ingredients found in nature are used in all OFRA products.