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Find the right moisturiser for your skin type and goals

When you consider formula, skin type, skin goals and personal preferences it’s no wonder the perfect moisturizer feels so elusive. Whether you have regular, oily, combination or mature skin, you’re seeking a light or deep dose of hydration, or you prefer a gel, lotion cream or oil formula, we break down the formula options to help you uncover your perfect moisturizer – one that ticks all the boxes!

Gel formula

Gel formulas are usually oil-free, making their texture watery and lightweight. Boasting more water content than oils, gels are great for breakout-prone (acne) and oily skin types. The benefits of choosing a gel formula include a dose of hydration without clogging pores, while minimizing excess oil shine and promoting skin elasticity too.

Skin type – Breakout-prone (acne) and oily skin

How to – Apply a small amount to your face each morning and evening after cleanser and toner

Try – Sol: Hydrating Gel Moisturiser, our lightweight gel formula that penetrates deeply into your skin to provide lasting hydration while leaving a matte finish

Lotion formula

A lotion formula falls between a gel and cream, being richer than their gel counterparts and lighter than a cream. It’s this rich but light consistency that makes a lotion great for the drier skin types (in comparison to gel specifically). The benefits of choosing a lotion formula include its quick-drying capability while delivering moisture and creating a protective barrier for your skin.

Skin type – All skin types

How to – Apply a small amount to your face each morning and evening after cleanser and toner. If your skin is dry, apply twice

Try – The Limelight: Brightening Probiotic Lotion, our award-winning two-in-one formula designed not only to hydrate the skin but to deliver microencapsulated probiotics that assist to keep your skin clearer too

Cream formula

A cream formula contains a mixture of water and oil and is the thickest option so far. This combination of water and oil helps to deeply penetrate your skin and provide much needed hydration – making it perfect for dry and mature skin. A cream formula is beneficial to dry, flaky skin and often works harder to repair, pamper and strengthen the skin too.  

Skin type – Combination, dry and mature skin

How to – Apply a small amount to your face each morning and evening after cleanser and toner. For drier skin, apply a generous amount overnight for luxurious hydration

Try – Luna Vitality: Restoring Moisture Cream, our award-winning soft and buttery formula designed to deeply hydrate and plump skin

Oil formula

While not a moisturizer per se, an oil formula is a great way to lock in hydration, replenish skin and add a layer of protection. This layer of protection not only forms a barrier against pollution, irritants and weather, but also seals moisture into the skin. Being a denser hydration option, oils are often better for combination, dry and mature skin types. Adding an oil to your moisturizing routine often benefits the routine and hydration goal overall, while adding in its own set of reparative and protective qualities too.

Skin type – Combination, dry and mature skin

How to – Apply a small amount to your face and neck in the evening after your moisturizing step, or, mix a droplet in with your chosen moisturizer and apply together

Try – Yester Youth: Regenerating Facial Oil, our award-winning lightweight formula to regenerate dull and dry skin

If you’re still unsure about which type of moisturizer is right for your skin, take our skin quiz or reach out to us directly at info@rawkanvas.com