The summer season can be really great for our faces, adding to dewiness, a natural flush and a golden, glowing tan. But if we’re being honest, certain elements of the warm weather months wreak more havoc on our complexions than we’d like. Dry summer skin is pretty common, especially when you’re exposed to blasting air conditioners most of the day.
Luckily, incorporating the right products in your skin care routine can easily put dry summer skin in your rearview as you head into the fall season. The right moisturizer, namely, can soothe dry skin, offer hydration and tackle various other skin care concerns you may have. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream. Keep reading to find out how this moisturizer with a mouthful of a name can deliver results that will leave you speechless.
Meet the Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream
This water-based moisturizer is great year-round and perfect to take you from your end-of-summer skin care routine straight into your fall regimen. It’s formulated with a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for quick absorption of the anti-aging hero, and three plump-locking ceramides that help create a healthy skin barrier.
What Are Ceramides?
Ceramides are fat molecules in the skin that help it maintain moisture levels, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. They’re naturally-occurring lipids in the skin that act as water regulators and help protect the skin from the outside world. As we age, the amount of ceramides in our body decreases, which can result in skin that appears dry and riddled with wrinkles, as per the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do for the Skin?
We speak about the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid quite often — because the anti-aging powerhouse is just that good. Naturally occuring in the body, hyaluronic acid is an enzyme molecule that has the ability to bind and retain water molecules, according to the NCBI. This is what makes it such an important ingredient in moisturizers and serums, as it draws hydration to the skin.
Unfortunately, we lose our natural hyaluronic acid as we get older (like ceramides), often leaving us with dull and crepey skin. So a water-based skin care product formulated with hyaluronic acid, like the Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream, can be crucial in adding moisture back to the skin and helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
Immediately after applying this moisturizer, skin feels softer and smoother and looks replumped. Then after just a couple of weeks of regular use, lines begin to look smoothed out and faded, including crow’s feet, frown lines, and those pesky laugh lines that start from the sides of the nose and go all the way down around the mouth.
What Is Water Cream Used for?
Water cream is used to moisturize the skin just like glycerin or oil-based moisturizer. Water cream, also called water-based moisturizer, may be the face moisturizer of choice for people with oily skin or combination skin since it can hydrate without adding greasiness to oily skin or oily areas of the face.
What Is the Difference Between Water Cream and Moisturizer?
Water cream is simply a type of moisturizer with water as its main ingredient. The major difference is that other moisturizers may be formulated with a glycerin or petroleum base, or another occlusive meant to retain moisture. While occlusive moisturizers can be great for hydration levels, they can be tricky to navigate for oily skin types.
Water-based moisturizer also may have a lighter consistency and absorb into the skin quickly, offering a lightweight feel all day. What may be more notable than the difference between water cream and oil-based moisturizer is the fact that they don’t differ in efficacy — water cream doesn’t lack in its effectiveness in delivering hydration to the skin due to its base.
Who Should Use Water Cream?
Everyone with skin that needs hydration could benefit from a water cream — so essentially, everyone could (and should) use one. If you have oily skin, however, you may be especially inclined to reach for one since water-based moisturizers are hydrating without adding extra oil to your complexion.
The Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream is suitable for all skin types — the formula is fragrance free, dye free and allergy-tested so even those with sensitive skin can use it with confidence.
How to Use Water Cream In Your Skin Care Routine
In the morning, after you’ve cleansed your face and applied your L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum, layer on your L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream. Once it dries, apply your SPF 30 (or greater) and you’re ready to move on to makeup or take on your day.
At night, once you’ve washed your face, apply the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, then layer on the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic Acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream and let it do its magic while you get your beauty rest.
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