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Aznaida

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Do you know why purely humectant moisturizers may fail? 😬

Humectants are a class of moisturizers that attract water, so that water stays in that area of your skin where you apply that humectant. However, humectants CANNOT forever hold on to those water molecules! The water molecules will eventually evaporate as they always do. This is why you should find a moisturizer with a balance of humectants PLUS OCCLUSIVES! The occlusive type of moisturizer will soften your skincells and LOCK in the moisture you have on your skin. πŸ₯° Humectant examples are: beta glucan, sorbitol, sodium hyaluronate, glycerine and many others Occlusive examples are: squalane, petrolatum, paraffin, avocado oil, and many others You may Visit my IG profile to know more about these. Here are some of the links: https://www.instagram.com/p/CRBzCtKBdPu/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CRMPif9hds5/?utm_medium=copy_link Hope this helps!πŸ’– One of my favorites is MAKE P:REM Safe Me Relief Moisture Cream which has glycerine and pentylene glycol as humectants plus squalane as occlusive. 🀩🀩🀩 (see tag) How about you? What are your favorite products with humectants plus occlusives? Have you checked the ingredients list of your current moisturizer? πŸ€—
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Aznaida

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Another favorite: Avene Recovery cream which has glycerin as humectant and squalane and liquid paraffin as occlusives.
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Thanks so much for this information!!
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shintahasanesta

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Thanks for the information, dr. Aznaida! ❀ I will check my moisturizer whether it contains those two elements or not. 😁
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Aznaida

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πŸ₯° you're welcome! ❀️
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lovebloomieskin

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thanks for sharing Dr πŸ’— oh my daily moisturizer contains beta-glucanπŸ˜ƒ
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Aznaida

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Love this too! has beta glucan humectants and acrylates and glyceryl stearates which are emollient occlusives.❀️
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happyglowyskinlife

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Important info πŸ’š I have extreme oily skin. It's always difficult to find a moisturizer that I can feel comfortable with.
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Aznaida

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I feel you! i hope you can find your HG moisturizer soon!
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Just the post I needed ❀ Perfect timming and so educational!
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Glad this post can help you out!πŸ₯°πŸ€—
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