Day Moisturizers vs Night Moisturizers
Many skincare fans have a day cream and a night cream believing that are very different. The truth is that you only NEED one moisturiser. Having two seperate moisturisers is absolutely fine if thats what you feel comfortable, but its absolutely not needed to keep your skin youthful and healthy.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DAY MOISTURISERS AND NIGHT MOISTURISERS?
The key difference in day moisturiser and a night moisturiser is that:
1. Day moisturisers have SPF in them.
2. Day moisturisers are generally, not always, less greasy than night moisturisers. This is because most of them are designed to be worn underneath cosmetics, so the formulas are lightweight, easily absorbed and non-greasy.
Day moisturisers generally have SPF in them to protect you from the sun. Night moisturisers are very similar to day moisturisers, minus the SPF. Moreover, some night creams are more greasy than day creams depending on the formulation.
The truth is that a day moisturiser is not sufficient sun protection. We truly believe that you should treat sunscreen as a seperate product that is layered on top of your moisturiser. Some people feel too relaxed when they have SPF in their day moisturiser thus it can make people even have worse sun protection from poor application of sunscreen during the day due to feeling protected by their moisturiser.
WHAT ABOUT THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN MANY NIGHT CREAMS?
Also, another thing to take into account is that some brands put active ingredients into their moisturisers - particularly their evening moisturizers. For example, instead of putting on a Vitamin A serum then putting on moisturiser....a brand may design a moisturiser with Vitamin A formulated into the moisturiser.
Our skincare range is designed so you can use your active ingredients in a concentrated serum form. The concentrations in serums are meant to penetrate the skin faster and easier than creams because they’re not diluted with moisturizer. When you use serums, you can then use a simple, cheap moisturiser without worrying about buying a moisturiser with active ingredients!
WHAT ARE MOISTURISERS SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE?
When you think about what moisturisers are designed to do in the first place then you won't be so surprised that you only need one. Moisturizers work by trapping and holding water in the skin.
The fact is that despite the long lists of obscure ingredients and the pseudoscientific hokum in some expensive moisturisers, all moisturizers help with dry skin for a pretty simple reason: they supply a little bit of water to the skin and contain a greasy substance that holds it in.
BE SCEPTICAL WHEN BUYING SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Always be skeptical when buying skincare products! Many brands selling several different moisturisers are just taking up the opportunity to sell your more products.
When I used to work in a plastic surgery hospital, they used to sell this day moisturiser with SPF and it cost over $100! Guess what? It was only SPF15! That's not sufficient sun protection yet it was supposedly a miracle anti-ageing sun protection cream. You'd have to slather up with sunscreen after putting on a $100 moisturiser so it's definitely not where I would put my money personally!
In most cases, the choice comes down to subjective experience — and simply whether you like the feel and smell. You want to choose one you like and use it regularly.