A majority don't know that moisturizing ingredients can be broken down into three ingredient categories: humectants, emollients, and occlusives. Fine tuning the levels of these three ingredients is all you need to unlock your moisturizing code and correct course when skin starts having a fussy moment. The Moisturizer Toolkit includes our three champions and representatives of this category and it includes: Humectant champion - Aquafix Hydrating Gel, Emollient champion - The Better Oil, and Occlusive champion - Balm Voyage.
Pssst...did you know?
The chemists launched Chemist Confessions with these three moisturizing champions (and Mr. Reliable) and the initial launch went terribly. Basically we forgot that people had no idea what humectants, emollients, occlusives even were. Since then, consumer knowledge has grown so much that these are now some of our best sellers! How's that for progress?!
Decoding Moisturizer Ingredients
There's an unbelievable amount of moisturizing products out on the market, each promising skin that is softer, plumper, and more dewy than the next. But sadly, more often then not, consumers are left wondering "why is my skin still so dry despite my decked out moisturizer routine?" The reality is that there isn’t just one “best” moisturizer for your face. Each of us has incredibly unique skin with its own quirks, and no one’s skin condition fits neatly into the dry/oily/combination skin type ...Read more
So You Want to Restore Your Skin Barrier?
Restoring your “skin barrier” seems like a pretty hot skincare buzzword right now – and it’s actually for good reason! As much as we love our high-efficacy actives like glycolic acid and retinol, our core skincare philosophy is to always first have your skin barrier care down pat before diving into the other more glamorous skin concerns. But what even is skin barrier function and how do you take care of it? The good news is, you’re probably already doing a lot of things that are good for your...Read more