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Beauty: Moisturizer Recommendations

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Beverly Chang
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Sunny summer makes way for cooler fall weather, and we’re here for it!
Hydration is Key: Cooler weather can lead to drier skin. Swap your lightweight summer moisturizer for a richer, more hydrating formula to keep your skin supple and protected from the elements. Here are our best recommendations for moisturizers, according to active ingredients, to prep you for fall’s cooler weather.
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  • Occlusive agents: an ingredient that seals in moisture by forming a hydrophobic barrier on the skin. Example: dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, mineral oil, or petrolatum oil.
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  • Humectants: are ingredients that keep the skin moist by drawing water from the lower-lying dermis to the outermost epidermis. These include ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, sorbitol, urea, alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid, honey, beeswax, and collagen.
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  • Emollients: this ingredient help smooth skin by filling microscopic spaces between the skin cells on your outermost layer of the skin with either oil or wax. Some emollients are less greasy, like ceramides. And others that are more greasy include; stearic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, lauric acid, shea butter, coco butter, mineral oil, or lanolin.
When choosing a moisturizer, it's essential to consider your specific skin type and any other skincare concerns you may have. Don’t know your skin type? Our expert makeup and skincare stylists are happy to advise you 1-on-1!

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