About a month ago, I uploaded a video about the difference between dry and dehydrated skin (here if you missed it).
I promised to do one more about humectants, emollients and occlusives as a follow up and here I am to live up to that promise.
Not exactly though, as I had so much to say about humectants that it filled a video all by itself. The one (ones?) about emollients and occlusives will follow at a later date.
Which will make it easier just to get the information you need, and if by last months video you already know you don´t care about humectants, you can totally skip this upload and invest your time in something more productive.
That would be of course your loss, so I suggest you grab something to drink (we are talking about hydration after all) and follow along.
I admit, the question above is not one to be easily answered. So if you came here after a quick google search hoping for either a yes or a no, you will leave disappointed.
But most people that come here for a “yes or no” answer will leave disappointed, as I don’t believe in quick fixes, but in providing the facts you need to answer your questions yourself. Can you tell I have little kids and a teacher as mom?
Seriously though, there are many reasons why this question has no answer. The most important one: Because “day cream”, “moisturizer” or “night cream” are above all marketing and not necessarily able to tell you what is actually inside the product.
It is the inside that counts though, in this case the humectants, emollients and occlusives, and the question what out of these three your skin needs to be its best.