Skincare Ingredients That Pump Up Skin Hydration
Fall is here and unfortunately this can also mean dry skin! As the seasons change from Summer to Winter, we need to use ingredients that pump up the hydration. Skin hydration is really key for overall health and wellness. With the array of skin products in the stores, you may be confused about which ingredients actually work and hydrate the skin. Aside from a sufficient amount of water intake, here are key ingredients you should look for to pump up your skin’s hydration this season.
Due to the presence of fats, vitamins and natural antioxidants, shea butter has soothing and moisturizing effects on the skin. Shea butter helps to hydrate and soothe dry skin, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil moisturizes the skin by helping to slow the loss of water from the skin. Sunflower seed oil also helps to condition the skin, keeping it looking soft, smooth and supple.
Coconut oil is a pale yellow, semi-solid oil that is pressed from the dried fruit of coconuts. It is composed of 90% saturated triglycerides, particularly lauric and myristic fatty acids. It is classified by the cosmetic industry as both an emollient and occlusive skin conditioning agent, suggesting that it can help keep the skin hydrated, and looking soft and smooth.
My Pick: Lumière de Vie Intensive Hand & Body Crème is an intensive rich crème that saturates skin for long-lasting hydration. With nutrient-rich ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil, this powerful crème helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin a new softness and suppleness.
It’s one of the ONLY moisturizers that I found that I love because it works so well!
Astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis Extract)
Haematococcus pluvialis is a freshwater microalga that contains astaxanthin. Astaxanthin has been reported to have multiple actions but is probably best known for its powerful antioxidant properties. In addition to being an antioxidant, astaxanthin can help moisturize the skin when applied topically and when combined with oral supplementation, astaxanthin has been reported to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of dark spots and help the skin look smoother.
Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an ingredient made from fatty acids found in coconut oil and glycerin. It functions as both an occlusive skin conditioning agent and an emollient. As such caprylic/capric triglyceride helps lubricate the skin, keeping if feeling soft and smooth and helps moisturize the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface to slow the loss of water.
My Pick: For total body repair, use Lumière de Vie® Renewal Hand & Body Crème, a restorative astaxanthin treatment that locks in moisture and helps improve skin texture. This innovative crème is formulated with AstaReal®* (astaxanthin) and a unique blend of lipids which help to intensely moisturize, hydrate and bring radiance to the skin. Enriched with shea butter and hyaluronic acid for ultimate luxury. Experience a new way to do skincare with Lumière de Vie® Renewal Hand & Body Crème.
Pair this with the Lumière de Vie Intensive Hand & Body Crème as a treatment. Treat your body just as you do your face and thank me later!
Hyaluronic acid is a vital moisturizer and lubricant found naturally in our skin. It provides superior, long term moisturization, helping to keep the skin hydrated and supple.
My Pick: Take your hydration to the next level with Lumière de Vie® Hydrate x 3. Formulated with 3% hyaluronic acid in three molecular weights — low, medium and high — to provide comprehensive hydration to three levels of the skin for long-lasting moisture retention, inside and out. This innovative penetration method plumps the skin with moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting elasticity, leaving the skin soothed, supple and smooth to the touch. This super-lightweight, refreshing serum absorbs quickly, so you can effortlessly layer on your favorite moisturizer for the ultimate hydration boost.
Aloe vera, naturally rich in enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other plant compounds, is a well-known moisturizing ingredient, helping to keep the skin hydrated and looking smooth and firm.
My Pick: Incredible skin demands an incredible masque. Lumière de Vie Moisture Intense Facial Masque is the definitive treatment that is formulated with aloe to intensely moisturize while reducing oxidative damage from the everyday elements. Utilizing the powerful hydrating effects of hyaluronic acid, this specialized facial masque instantly revitalizes dry, aged skin on contact.
Lumière de Vie Moisture Intense Facial Masque is such a powerful masque that it only needs to be used two times a month. You may use more often, as needed, but consider this product a mini-facial for your skin.
Bakuchiol is a multi-functional, anti-aging ingredient that promotes healthy collagen and elastin in the skin, and helps protect the skin from oxidative stress. Bakuchiol may also help support normal skin barrier function to keep the skin hydrated, soothe the skin, and promote healthy, normal sebum production for a healthy-looking complexion.
My Pick: Lumière de Vie Intense Rejuvenation Crème is a super-hydrating, intensive repair treatment developed for chronically-stressed skin and designed to work with the skin’s renewal process. An ultra rich, fast-absorbing formula specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and age spots as it imparts skin with the look of improved radiance and newly-found firmness.