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January 28, 2018

A Quick & Dirty Intro to Humectants, Occlusives, Emollients

Whether you’re dry or drying out from this frigid winter weather, you need to hone up on three classes of ingredients that will keep you hydrated and bouncy all year long: humectants, occlusives, emollients.

About the product

What Is It:


Don’t be fooled by its name — this multitasking moisturizer works as a face cream or sleeping mask to get your skin glowing overnight. Full of vitamins E and C that work in synergy to enhance the effectiveness, stability, and antioxidant power of each, the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask has a soft “memory cream” texture that is bouncy and pudding-like when you scoop it out of the jar but melts into a rich essence on the skin. Infused in an oil base for maximum moisturization, this mask will keep your skin bouncy and glowing for up to 8 hours.
This mask is also cruelty-free, vegan, and free of alcohol, parabens, silicone, artificial coloring and fragrance.


How to use:


After cleansing, use as a moisturizer. Can also be used as a sleeping mask at the last step of your evening routine. If your skin feels extra dry, mix a small amount of essence or moisturizer and apply to face. Can be used both night and day.


Ingredients:


Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carrageenan, Gellan Gum, Betaine, Algin, Mannan, Ceramide NP, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Adenosine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil


Brand info:


This apothecary style skincare brand offers effective products, especially for sensitive skin types, while respecting the environment. That means they keep their ingredient lists as minimal as possible and never include colorants, alcohol, parabens, or artificial fragrances. In line with their “simple but enough” philosophy, Klairs relies on time-tested, clinically approved ingredients to offer a slow and steady skincare regimen that improves skin’s health and reduces irritation. From their Supple Preparation Facial Toner to their Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, Klairs is a brand that relies on word-of-mouth marketing, and as such, they’ve been able to provide high quality products at a reasonable price since 2009.


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