THE TRUTH ABOUT MOIS­TURIS­ERS

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Janet Pardo, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent, Global Prod­uct De­vel­op­ment for Clin­ique, sheds light on some ques­tions we have.

WHAT DOES “BAL­ANCE” MEAN IN THE CON­TEXT OF GREAT SKIN?

“Phys­i­o­log­i­cally speak­ing, bal­ance has to do with the proper ra­tio of oil and wa­ter in the skin, so that it’s nei­ther dry and ir­ri­tated, nor greasy due to over­ac­tive oil glands. Clear, hy­drated, calm skin that func­tions unim­peded is skin in bal­ance. That’s healthy skin.”

IS IT TRUE THAT THE CREAMIER THE TEX­TURE, THE BET­TER IT MOIS­TURISES?

“False. While it might seem log­i­cal that the thicker the cream, the more ef­fec­tive it is, the ques­tion is: Ef­fec­tive at what? It is cer­tainly more oc­clu­sive, which means it sits on the skin’s sur­face and may pre­vent mois­ture from es­cap­ing.”

SHOULD WOMEN USE DIF­FER­ENT TYPES OF MOIS­TURIS­ERS AT DIF­FER­ENT STAGES OF THEIR LIVES? FOR EX­AM­PLE, ARE LO­TIONS MORE TAR­GETED FOR TEENS AND CREAMIER FOR­MU­LAS TAR­GETED FOR WOMEN?

“This isn’t nec­es­sary true. Sk­in­care tech­nol­ogy has made dra­matic strides in re­cent decades so light­weight mois­turis­ers can be packed with pow­er­ful in­gre­di­ents that work el­e­gantly and in­vis­i­bly, no mat­ter what your age. It re­ally de­pends on the user’s pref­er­ence and what end ben­e­fit she is look­ing to achieve.”

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