Use Products with Water Retaining Humectants.
Most skin care products such as creams and lotions will contain a basic humectants such as glycerin. You will therefore get some sort of moisturizing effect with most skin care products if used on a regular basis.
However, if the skin is quite dry, you may need something extra. Glycerin is usually added at no more than 5% as above that, the product can feel sticky. So what are the other alternatives to look for in a moisturizer?
What are the The Best Humectants?
Other well known humectants include sodium hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid), sodium PCA, sodium lactate and Propylene Glycol.
Sodium hyaluronate is by far the best water retaining humectant. It acts like a reservoir and can retain 1000 times its weight in water. The water holding capacity of sodium hyaluronic acid is far greater than any other ingredient. Sodium lactate is the second best water holding ingredient but hyaluronic acid is 4.6 times more effective.
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