Hydration vs. Moisturization
Sixty percent of the human body is made out of water; and, skin only receives water from water being put in our bodies (i.e. drinking water) and from water-based moisturizers. That's why applying water-based products is crucial for your skin's hydration level and overall health. When skin is hydrated, it is balanced and nourished.
However, did you know that there is a big difference between hydrating and moisturizing? Hydration is the first crucial step in skincare, and moisturization is second. Compared to pure oils, water-based formulas absorb faster into the skin and water is a vessel to better distribute other active ingredients. Skin only receives water from water put into our bodies and water-based moisturizers because skin produces oil, not water. Therefore, water is the ultimate hydrator for skin.
With Bella Aura, you get the benefits from advanced bio-active ingredients and a bonus punch of moisture from water. The emulsions are water-based, never clog pores, and deeply hydrate the skin at the targeted cellular level. Additionally, hydrated skin makes the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. In other words, our Daily Repair Moisturizer is not only a deep hydrator but it also is a great lightweight primer for flawless makeup application.
Water also reaches the cellular level, unlike oil, which tends to sit at the surface level of the skin and does not penetrate deep into the epidermal layer like water does. You can think of oil as a "gatekeeper" of hydration. In other words, face oils' purpose is for lipid barrier protection or physical coating of the skin. If face oils and Bella Aura emulsions or other water-based products are part of your skincare regimen, it would be best to apply the hydrating product first and the moisturizing product last.
We will explain further in the next few blog posts about this water vs. oil and hydrating vs. moisturizing – stay tuned.