What does moisturiser do to the skin?
Moisturiser provides protection to the skin and helps to reduce moisture loss. It creates a barrier on your skin so can help protect it from external environmental factors. Moisturisers can have a high concentration of oil – which is suitable for dry or mature skin or they can have a high concentration of water - which is suitable for a combination, oily or young skin.
How does moisturiser work?
Moisturisers work in three ways:
- They create a barrier or film over the skin to trap in water (known as occlusive)
- They penetrate the epidermis, allowing the skin to become soft and supple (known as emollients)
- They attract water to the skin to hydrate it (known as humectants)
Moisturisers may only contain one of these ingredients, depending on which skin type it is suitable for and the effects the product wants to achieve.
K2A Skincare has two moisturisers – Harmonising Daily Moisture Cream and Replenishing Daily
Our Harmonising Daily Moisture Cream contains Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Comfrey Leaf Extract, Lemon Balm, Geranium, Tea Tree and Sandalwood.
What are the benefits of Comfrey Leaf Extract?
Comfrey was well known and widely used by early Greeks and Romans. It relieves pain and inflammation and has a soothing effect on mucus membranes. It has astringent tannins which form a protective surface over wounds to help promote healing.
What are the benefits of Lemon Balm?
Known as Melissa, this wonderful ingredient has an uplifting fragrance and is good for the mind and soul.
What are the benefits of Rose Geranium essential oil for the skin?
Rose Geranium is good for balancing the sebum levels in the skin (sebum is the oil produced by the sebaceous glands) It is also good for sluggish and congested skins.
What are the benefits of Tea Tree essential oil for the skin?
Tea Tree oil has antibacterial properties so is good for skin which is prone to breakouts and for spots.
What are the benefits of Sandalwood essential oil?
Sandalwood essential oil is used in skin care for inflammation, it can help the skin if there are blemishes and can help protect against diseases due to its antiseptic properties. Emotionally this is a great oil for calming the mind and releasing anxiety.
Our Replenishing Daily Moisture Cream contains Coconut oil, Acai Pulp oil, essential oils of Damask Rose and Neroli and a patented ingredient combining Sunflower Seed oil and Lupin Seed extract.
What are the benefits of Coconut oil?
Coconut oil has a light texture and is excellent as a moisturiser and is good for both the skin and hair and for sensitive skins.
What are the benefits of Acai Pulp oil?
The Acai berry contains essential fatty acids such as Omega 3, 6 and 9. It also contains vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, E and C. It also contains many minerals and so has many anti-oxidant and anti-ageing properties. It is good for healing and nourishing the skin and has regenerating properties.
What are the benefits of Damask Rose?
Damask Rose has fantastic benefits for the skin such as promoting a youthful complexion, toning the skin and helping with elasticity. It has a wonderful aroma which is calming and relaxing for the mind.