How to Pick the Right Moisturiser for Your Skin Type

Finding the best moisturiser for your skin type can require some trial and error. With such a wide range of moisturisers to pick from, it’s not always easy to know what to look for in a moisturiser. How do you know which formula and ingredients will work best for your skin? Should you pick a lightweight day cream or go with a luxurious night cream?

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We’re here to help you take the guesswork out of choosing a moisturiser. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing the best moisturiser for you, to guarantee healthy and hydrated skin!

What should I look for in a moisturiser?

A good moisturiser will help to rehydrate tired, dry skin and should prevent your skin from drying out again later in the day. They also work as a protection barrier for your skin against environmental aggressors including weather, pollution and general dirt that your skin picks up throughout the day. The barrier prevents the natural oil in your skin from escaping, helping fight against dryness and skin irritation.

At INIKA we know how important it is to carefully select the ingredients you’re putting on your skin. In our skincare range, we use our Resveratrol, Maca Root & Caviar Lime, a powerful trio of natural ingredients that can help transform your skin routine for the better. Selecting a moisturiser with natural and organic ingredients like these will ensure your skin is receiving nourishing skincare, free from harsh chemicals as well as the care it needs long term to stay happy and healthy.

How to choose a moisturiser in 4 simple steps

Here are some easy steps to check whether you’re choosing the right moisturiser for you and your skin:

1. Consider your skin type

When choosing your moisturiser, your skin type might be the most important thing to consider. Your daily skincare routine should be tailored to your specific skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin, there will be products that work better than others to give you the best results. If you’re not sure what skin type you have, take our Skincare Quiz to discover your skin type and how to tweak your skincare routine to give your skin what it needs.

2. How much hydration do you require?

All skin types require hydration to varying degrees but some products will serve you better than others. For example, if you have particularly dry skin, you may choose a rich, moisturising night cream for dry skin like the Phytofuse Renew Rich Night Cream. With a thicker consistency than most moisturisers, this night cream helps the skin retain more moisture. Infused with hydrating Sunflower, Rosehip and Argan Oils, it’s the ultimate skin-rehab for dehydrated skin.

For more oily skin types, we would recommend the Phytofuse Renew Day Cream. Our best day moisturiser, this luxurious hydrating cream offers a similar formula to the rich night cream but contains less oils in order not to overwhelm your skin. It’s made with nourishing and nutritious botanical extracts that work to keep the skin feeling soft and supple throughout the day.

3. What time of day is the moisturiser for?

It is important to use both a Moisturiser in the morning and a night cream before bed. This is because during the day your skin needs different benefits via a skincare routine than it does at night. Let us explain…

At night skin is in regeneration mode, where cells begin to repair and renew. You want a specialised night cream to enhance that renewal and boost your results. Phytofuse Renew Night Cream contains ingredients such as Resveratrol, that focus on anti-ageing, deep hydration, increasing skin cell renewal and generating collagen to plump the skin. A rich source of antioxidants, it is extracted from grapes and works to neutralise free radicals, maintain skin structure and boost collagen production. It’s also proven to slow down the visible signs of ageing. Infused with Sunflower, Rosehip and Argan Oils, the ingredients in this night cream work together to soothe and repair skin while it is in night mode.

During the day, skin requires defense from dirt, pollution and other environmental stressors, along with boosted hydration so it stays bright and nourished. No one likes dull, lifeless and uneven skin. Day creams should contain ingredients that are focused on protecting the skin from potential aggressors and helping your skin maintain moisture levels throughout the day. INIKA’s Phytofuse Renew Rich Day Cream is steeped in plant-cell science to protect, hydrate and nourish skin. Thanks to its key ingredient, Maca Root, this cream offers skin a high level of Vitamin C, vital essential minerals, fatty acids and amino acids, which all help to increase collagen production and fight free radical damage.

4. Check the ingredients

Knowing what ingredients to look for in a moisturiser and being super clear on what you’re putting on your skin is so important when it comes to your skincare routine. At INIKA Organic, we only use 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free ingredients; pure beauty products that are better for your health, your skin and the planet. Our promise to you is that all of our products contain absolutely no nasties or harsh chemicals including no parabens or sulphates. If you haven’t checked the ingredients list of your skincare products lately, it’s high time you discovered what is in your beauty products.
No matter what your skin type is, keep in mind that using a good amount of the right moisturiser is essential to keeping skin fresh, healthy and radiant. Choose from INIKA’s full range of organic moisturisers and natural skincare, packed full of skin-loving ingredients.
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