Hydration Heroes: Balanced Moisture for Every Skin Type

Hydration Heroes: Balanced Moisture for Every Skin Type

Moisturizing is an essential part of your skin care routine.

This key step helps keep your skin barrier intact, balances your natural oils and gives you a more radiant appearance. But not all moisturizers are the same — they contain different ingredients, sit differently on the skin and are designed to target different skin types and concerns. So what’s the best option for you? We’re breaking down our favorite hydration heroes to help you choose!

But before we do, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a moisturizer:

  • Skin type: Do you have normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive skin?
  • Skin concerns: What are your primary skin concerns? Think acne, texture, tone, etc.
  • Season: Is the current weather or season impacting your skin’s hydration?

If you’re not sure what your skin needs, we’ve got you — book a skin consult with us, and one of our advanced practice providers will guide you toward the right products and treatments for you.

Skin Pharm’s hydration heroes

Maybe you prefer a lightweight moisturizer during the warmer months, but need something a bit heavier when the air gets dry and cold. Maybe your skin’s recovering from over-exfoliating (it happens to the best of us) or you need extra hydration alongside your retinol at night.

Each of our moisturizers is designed a bit differently, but they can all be used interchangeably as your skin’s needs change. From light to luxe, here are our hydration heroes!

Youth Serum

While technically categorized as a serum, Youth Serum contains hyaluronic acid — one of the best ingredients for skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid attracts and retains up to 1,000x its weight in water, which makes Youth Serum an effective moisturizer on its own — but it’s lightweight enough to layer with other skin care products, too. Ideal for all skin types, Youth Serum helps with everything from hydration and aging skin to redness and breakouts.

High Beam

High Beam is lightweight and buildable — ideal for both your morning and nighttime skin care routines. It contains powerful anti-aging peptides that smooth, firm and tighten the skin, while a brightening blend targets dark spots to even skin tone. This is ideal for all skin types, especially normal, oily and aging skin. (Its weightless consistency layers well with Youth Serum, too!)

Face Whip

This rich, creamy moisturizer is a great option for dry and sensitive skin. It contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides and squalane, ingredients that work together to address skin barrier health, moisture retention and age-related skin concerns. We see lots of patients who swap in Face Whip during the cooler months to prevent and treat dry or chapped skin.

Recovery Lotion

Designed to soften, heal and soothe skin, Recovery Lotion is our thickest moisturizer. This is perfect for those experiencing dryness, increased sensitivity and irritation. While it’s a bit heavy for everyday use, Recovery Lotion is typically used short-term to help heal a compromised skin barrier and provide gentle hydration post-treatment or post-travel.

Choose your fighter — we love ’em all! And if you’re interested in personalized product recommendations, schedule a skin consult with us.

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