Ron explains in the article that although moisturizer comes in many different forms (lotions, creams, etc.), it basically comes in three basic types:
“Occlusives. Likely the first kind of moisturizer you ever used (think diaper balm), these create a barrier so moisture can’t escape. (It’s like shrink-wrapping a muffin so it stays moist). What you’ll see on the label: petrolatum, dimethicone, lanolin, mineral oil.”
“Emollients. These softeners smooth your skin by preventing moisture loss from cells. What you’ll see on the label: keratin, ceramides, stearyl alcohol.”
“Humectants. This type of super-moisturizer acts like a sponge, attracting water from deeper layers of the skin into the top layer to boost moisture. What you’ll see on the label: hyaluronic acid, glycerin.”
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