Water-based moisturizers use water as the main ingredient into which other water-attracting humectant ingredients are mixed. Humectants in water-based moisturizers slow water from evaporating when they attract water molecules like a magnet, therefore keeping the skin hydrated. Unlike oil-based moisturizers that seal in moisture from the outside, water-based moisturizers help achieve internal hydration from within. Water-based moisturizers melt into the skin and attract water like a sponge, so not only does skin get hydration, but also some plumping and a beautiful dewy radiance.
Water-based moisturizers are lightweight and absorbed easily by the skin, making them compatible with all skin types, including oily, combination and normal skin. A water-based moisturizer works well for dehydrated skin in need of moisture, because of the powerful hydration benefits. They are also a perfect choice for hot climates and summer months because they are typically more lightweight than oil-based moisturizers.
The water-based ingredients in a water-based moisturizer can provide temporary anti-aging benefits. This is because the extra hydration equals extra volume, which effectively plumps out the skin and makes lines and wrinkles less noticeable. However, this effect is temporary – as soon as the moisture content in skin decreases, lines and wrinkles will return to normal size. So, keep skin moisturized regularly.
The benefits of using water-based moisturizer include:
Hydration: Water-based moisturizers provide essential hydration to the skin, helping to replenish and maintain the skin's moisture barrier. This can help keep the skin soft, smooth, and supple.
Oil-free: Water-based moisturizers are typically oil-free or have a low oil content, making them ideal for those with oily or acne-prone skin. They can help moisturize the skin without adding excess oil, which can potentially clog pores and lead to breakouts.
Lightweight: Water-based moisturizers are usually lightweight and non-greasy, making them comfortable to wear on the skin. They can be easily absorbed by the skin, leaving a fresh, non-sticky feeling.
Cooling and soothing: Water-based moisturizers can have a cooling and soothing effect on the skin, making them beneficial for calming irritated or inflamed skin. They can also help to reduce redness and soothe sensitive skin.
Suitable for layering: Water-based moisturizers can be used in combination with other skincare products, such as serums, sunscreens and makeup without feeling heavy on the skin. This makes them versatile and compatible with various skincare routines.
Versatility: Water-based moisturizers are compatible with all skin types, making them a versatile option for many people. They can be used as part of a daily skincare routine or as needed for extra hydration.
Meet GoodJanes H2O My God Water Cream Moisturizer
H2O My God | Oh. My. God. This heavenly water cream is designed to help protect, soothe and brighten the skin. Infused with collagen peptides and vitamin C, this light cream helps even out skin tone, while plant-based stem cells and extracts aid in anti-aging and oxidation. Your skin will be so hydrated it will be calling out for more. Use: AM/PM
- Peptides – A powerhouse of amino acids that help boost collagen production, build firm and plump skin, repair damage and improve skin barrier, resulting in a more radiant appearance.
- Vitamin C – An intense antioxidant that evens out skin tone, improves hydration, reduces redness, protects from sun damage and helps defend against the signs of aging.
- Daisy & Rose Extracts – Rose cleanses skin to reduce blemishes, soothe irritation and minimize redness, while daisy aids in the repair of dark spots.
- Licorice Extract – A naturally beneficial root extract that repairs hyperpigmentation and inflammation on sensitive and damaged skin.
- Apple Stem Cells – Derived from the cells of a rare apple tree, these plant stem cells help increase skin's stem cell production resulting in a more rejuvenated appearance with less fine lines and wrinkles.