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Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine for any skin type.  Yet, with so many options, it can become overwhelming to choose the best moisturizer for your skin!

Here, we outline all the info you need to know when using a moisturizer, from picking the correct formula to how and when to apply. 

Why should I use a moisturizer?

Moisturizing is a key step in your skincare routine.

Your skin’s natural moisture barrier can become damaged by many environmental factors, including the sun and pollution, leaving you not only vulnerable to dull-looking skin, but also early visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

Aging can also dramatically impact your skin’s ability to retain moisture.

As your natural hydration decreases, so does your skin’s protective barrier, making it even more essential to moisturize both day and night to fight the look of wrinkles and dehydration.

With so many benefits, there is no reason not to moisturize!

When to use a moisturizer?

It is important to moisturize both day and night, but the order of your skin care routine matters!

If you are using a serum, be sure to apply the serum before your moisturizer.

If you are applying SPF physical sunblock, like zinc or titanium dioxide, apply the sunscreen afterthe moisturizer. 

A full skin care routine typically follows this order: cleanse, tone, apply a serum, then moisturizeand apply sun protection. Pay close attention to the order in which you are using products for the most effective results!

How do I use a moisturizer?

  • After cleansing, toning, and applying a serum (and exfoliating 2-3 times a week), the next step is moisturizer.

  • Apply a pea-sized amount to your hands, gently warm it up in your hands, and begin to gently massage the moisturizer into your cheeks using slow, even circles.

  • Apply to forehead, T-zone, neck, and chin, taking care to use light strokes as the product is absorbed into your skin.

  • Follow with an SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.

  • Make sure you are applying moisturizer properlyto increase its effectiveness!

Which moisturizer do I use?

While applying moisturizer is easy, picking the right one for your skin is often the hard part. Luckily, Repêchage offers moisturizers for every skin type!

An important ingredient to look for in every moisturizer is seaweed. Sustainably harvested seaweed, the star ingredient in all Repêchage products is packed with powerful vitamins, minerals, and trace elements that nourish skin naturally, producing superior results.

Continue reading to identify the right moisturizer for you.

Moisturizer for Aging Skin: Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Fine lines? Wrinkles? Sagging skin? There’s a moisturizer for that! 

No one likes to see visible signs of aging —our moisturizers will not only hydrate your skin, but also help address many of these skin concerns.

Our new Vita Cura Gold Collection, an extension of our award-winning Vita Cura Collection, for example, is clinically-proven, plastic-surgeon recommended, and dermatologist tested.

*In an Independent study, 88% reported tighter and firmer skin, smoother skin, and reduced dryness over a 21 day period. This collection helps to target visible signs of aging, including reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.

The Opti-Firm collection offers a blend of Laminaria Digitata seaweed, organic Aloe Vera and Ginkgo Biloba to improve the appearance of sagging skin and smooth out the appearance fine lines.

My moisturizer is: Vita Cura® B3 Elixir Complex, Vita Cura® Triple Firming Cream, Opti-Firm® Lift Cream Daytime Moisturizer, Opti-Firm® Renewal Complex Night Cream

Moisturizer for Dark Spots, Brightening, & Uneven Skin Tone

If dark spots, brightening, or uneven skin tone are your concerns there are natural ingredients that can help.

Our exclusive Laminaria Complex contains two select Seaweeds combined with Willow Bark, Gotu Kola and Licorice Extracts to help brighten appearance of the skin, and reveal a more luminous complexion.

With products for both AM and PM, your skin will stay nourished and bright both morning and night!

My moisturizer is:BIOLIGHT® Brightening Daytime Cream and BIOLIGHT® Brightening Overnight Cream

Moisturizer for Oily and Problem Skin

Some with oily or problem skin may avoid moisturizer altogether because moisturizing with the wrong product can sometimes leave skin looking shiny or result in problem areas.

Yet, even oily and problem skin needs hydration!

Look for a formula that will help absorb excess oils throughout the day. 

A natural blend of flower and plant oils along with Laminaria Saccharina Seaweed moisturizes and gently exfoliates without over-saturating oily or problem skin.

My moisturizer is:Hydra Medic® Mattifying Moisturizer

Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Is your skin always flaky? Turn dry into dewy with a nourishing blend of natural ingredients!

Codium Tomentosum Seaweed is a powerful antioxidant that works alongside Sunflower and Sesame Seed Oils to deliver nourishment and hydration.

Water Lily Extract works to soothe the appearance of stressed skin, while Squalane forms a thin layer on the skin that helps to prevent moisture loss.

My moisturizer is:Hydra Dew® Moisturizing Day Cream

Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin needs to be soothed while also being hydrated, taking care to not overwork the skin.

Hydration can be restored to sensitive, dull skin with a unique blend of seaweed: Laminaria Digitata, Ulva Compressa, Ahnfeltia Plicata, and Ulva Lactuca all gently hydrate the skin.

My moisturizer is: Hydra 4® Moisturizing Day Cream

Moisturizer for Combination Skin

Does your skin feel oily after applying a moisturizer? Combination skin can easily get weighed down by a product with added oil.

By using a moisturizer that finds the right balance with Green and White Teas or one that is oil-free and based on the Physiological Filtrate of Seaweed (PFS), skin will feel soothed, hydrated, and appear less oily.

My moisturizer is:T-Zone Balance Moisture Complex or Hydro Complex® PFS Moisturizing Cream for Oily and Combination Skin

Moisturizer for Normal Skin

Do you often find yourself looking for a moisturizer that will leave your skin feeling smoother and add anti-aging benefits, but worry about clogged pores? 

Laminaria Digitata & Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweeds both contain a powerful blend of vitamins and minerals that help nourish skin, while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates skin without leaving a greasy residue.

This will help leave your skin soft and nourished, with the added bonus of a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

My moisturizer is:Hydro-Complex® PFS Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin  

No matter what skin type you have, daily moisturizing is the key to healthy-looking skin.

Identify which moisturizer is right for you, and be sure to incorporate it into your skin care routine morning and night, along with cleansing and toning (and exfoliating twice a week!)

Here’s to happy and hydrated skin!

To explore all the moisturizers that Repêchage offers, click here.

*Independent study conducted by Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, FACS on entire Vita Cura Gold Collection


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