Everyone wants their skin to feel moisturized and fresh. That is why moisturizer is one of the most popular skincare products on the market. But how do you know if your moisturizer is doing its job?
Dr. Christine Madden of Dermatology Institute of America has spent her career studying the biochemistry behind skincare, to understand what products work, what products don’t, and why. Here are her answers to some common skincare questions to help you understand how moisturizer really works and how to find the best products for you.
Answering Your Moisturizer Questions
Question – What is the difference between an active and a passive moisturizer?
Answer – Passive moisturizers stay on the top of the skin (the epidermis), they do not add moisture to the skin. Active moisturizers actually add water to the skin (the epidermis and dermis) by repairing collagen and cellular damage. Two potent active moisturizers are DIA’s 0.5% Retinol and Daily Hydration Boost.
Question – It feels good, it smells good, but is it doing any good?
Answer – Not necessarily, and you may have paid a handsome sum for the product. Some fragrances and ingredients may make your skin feel good but don’t penetrate the skin. At DIA, all of our products have been shown to penetrate the skin and not just sit on the top of the skin. Our products penetrate to the appropriate and most beneficial layer of the skin to do the most good.
Get the Right Moisturizer For You
At Dermatology Institute of America, we offer several products that penetrate the skin and will replenish your skins moisture and repair long term damage. Try our Moisture Repair Cream for severely dry, sun-damaged and aged skin, our Daily Hydration Boost to restore skin volume and hydration, and our 0.5% Tretinol Serum to repair cellular DNA and give you cosmetic and medical improvement to your skin.