Twenty-four hour skin hydration and moisturisation

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Twenty-four hour skin hydration and moisturisation

Just like your body needs hydration to function best, so does your skin. You might think hydration is only for dry or dehydrated skin, but no matter your skin type or age, hydration is key when it comes to healthy skin.

Hydration vs Moisturisation

However, what is hydration, and is it the same as moisturisation? Is splashing water on your skin doing enough? You may be surprised to learn that water alone will not keep your skin moisturised. In fact, it’s likely to have been evaporated, along with your skin’s natural oils, by the time you leave the bathroom. And this overtime is likely dry out your skin.

What your skin needs is hydrators and moisturisers. Hydrators are ingredients such as water, glycerin or hyaluronic acid, that absorb water from the atmosphere or your skin and hold it in place on your skin surface. On the other hand, moisturisers are oil-based ingredients such as emollients like plant oils, shea butter and cocoa butter. They work by creating a seal on the surface of skin which prevents water from escaping, and therefore leaves the skin feel smoother and less dry.

For optimal skin health, you need to use both hydrators and moisturisers as part of your skin care routine. Start with a hydrator, and while the skin is damp, apply the moisturiser to lock in the extra hydration.

Palmer’s moisturising lotions and oils

Palmer’s has a range of body lotions and oils for you to choose from, which will surely provide the 24 hour moisturisation your skin needs. It will leave your skin looking soft, supple and beautifully perfumed. The best combination for healthy skin would be to use the body lotions during day time and body oils at night. They are:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula body lotion

Pure cocoa butter which melts on contact with the skin, helping to penetrate with antioxidants, as well as act as an emollient to lock in moisture and protect the skin.

Palmer’s Shea Formula Raw Shea body lotion

A rich emollient with sustainably sourced Raw Natural Shea Butte that creates a protective moisture-seal to help prevent skin dehydration and provide a youthful, radiant skin.

Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Olive Oil body lotion

Anti-ageing peptide complex in this everyday body lotion helps increase skin's firmness and elasticity to instantly soothe and soften your skin.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil body lotion

A lotion with high levels of naturally occurring fatty acids and proteins, along with ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoi Oil, to give you moisturised, radiant and healthy looking skin.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body oil

A non-greasy oil that is enriched with pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E, for quick absorption and locking in moisture.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body oil

Ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoi Oil, infused with Tiare flower petals which deeply hydrates, rejuvenates and replenishes skin's moisture and radiance.