What is the Difference Between Hydrating and Moisturizing?

Although you often hear people using the words 'hydrating' and 'moisturizing' interchangeably--you might be surprised to know that they are actually two different functions. And if your skin has a tendency to be dry--you will definitely want to use products for each purpose.

Skincare products that are 'Hydrating' actually attract water to the outer layer of the skin. This is why it is important to apply hydrating products, like Hyaluronic Acid Serums to a face that is damp. The hydrating serums can bring the water to the skin. 

On the other hand, products that are Moisturizing help to keep that hydration locked in. Its job is to retain the moisture (lipid) barrier of the skin. Our Radiant Moisturizer contains high quality organic oils that form a layer on the skin to prevent water loss. They also protect the skin from environmental stressors.

For aging skin, we recommend these steps for your daily routine:

1. Clean
2. Tone
3. Treat (Hydrating Serums)
4. Moisturize

So if you skin is feeling dry or dull, make sure you are both Hydrating and Moisturizing!

P.S. We made a quick video to discuss the difference between Moisturizing and Hydrating, check it out here.


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