The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

How to Select Moisturizers

In general terms, “moisturization” (or skin conditioning) is the kingpin of topical skin treatment. In this selection guide you will find information about moisturizers classification and performance. You will also find guidance to select them, both for skin care and hair care applications.

Moisturizers in Cosmetics

The term "Moisturizer" resonates with the consumer and denotes improvement of skin, thus projecting the perception of healthy skin. In general terms, "moisturization" (or skin conditioning) is the kingpin of topical skin treatment. Skin discomfort is not acceptable and moisturizers—containing primarily emollients and humectants – can help alleviate the symptoms of "dry" skin and uncomfortable skin symptoms.

Moisturizers are misconstrued with terms such as "Humectants" and "Emollients", and are usually associated with skin or hair conditioning. So choosing the right moisturizer, skin hydrating agent, and skin softening/smoothing ingredients requires knowledge of their chemical, physical and performance properties, as well as, how to best utilize them against the target performance claim and consumer perception and expectations.

Selecting moisturizers




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