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Hydrate or Moisturize? (do both!)

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

A simple way to differentiate these terms is to remember that hydration refers to water while moisture refers to oil. Skin care products use different ingredients to either hydrate or moisturize the skin. Some ingredients, such as humectants, do both.

So? What’s a humectant and what does it do for my skin (or hair!).


Humectants are ingredients that increase the skin’s hydration by attracting water from the environment to the skin. Ingredients that are considered humectants are things like honey, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and panthenol.


Humectants are also moisturizing! Other types of moisturizers are oils (shea butter, coconut oil).


wet pane of glass


If you started life with oily skin like me, you may find that your aging skin is drying out as you age! I know MINE is! I also live in the desert of Phoenix which has almost no moisture in the air!


The key thing to remember is this: hydrate first and THEN moisturize to lock in the hydration!


So, use my Ultra Hydrating Facial Serum first! And then use my Super Hydrating Facial Lotion second for a more youthful look! Do this twice a day and you’ll see a noticeable difference!

Moisturizing facial lotion #2 and Ultra Hydrating Serum in front of a rolled up towel and a cloth ribbon with pink flowers


The Serum has yummy things like Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Panthenol, Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe – all things to ‘plump’ your skin and help it stay hydrated.


The Lotion is both hydrating and moisturizing with Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Panthenol, Shea Butter and Glycerin.


Notice anything about those two? They have some of the same moisture boosting ingredients for long lasting and SUPER hydrating/moisturizing power!


Get them both here and save!!




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