Starting my day without my Olay moisturizer is almost painful. My face will feel neglected, dry, and unprotected all day long. My moisturizer prevents and relieves my dry skin condition, which in most cases is the most common cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, my daily application of moisturizer will protect my skin from free radicals, mask imperfections, and improve skin tone and texture. Another great feature of moisturizer is that it will make the application of my foundation blend that much easier.
The most basic ingredients in moisturizers are a combination of humectants, emollients, fragrances and preservatives. Humectants, such as urea, glycerin, and alpha hydroxy acids, just to name a few, are substances that absorb water from the air and hold the moisture in the skin. For humectants to be effective they need high levels of humidity.
Emollients such as lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum are ingredients that fill in the spaces between the cells in theRead More »from Gotta have the moisturizer!