Water in skin care products…how effective can it really be? You might get a few skeptical looks when using water-based skin care products, or maybe you’re skeptical yourself. Surely water dilutes the active ingredients, making them less effective?
If you’ve ever looked at the ingredients list of our natural-based skin care products, you’ve probably noticed that ‘water’ is included in most of them – and that our Mists and Activating Water Essence are both water-based. And it’s with good reason. Water actually enhances the active ingredients in skin care products, making them even more effective. Here’s everything you need to know about water-based skin care, and how to incorporate it into your skin care ritual.
Water-based skin care is any product – cleanser, moisturizer, essence, serum or mist – that uses water as its base ingredient, rather than oil.
The general rule of thumb for applying skin care products is to go from thinnest to thickest, so water-based products should be used towards the beginning or your ritual. After cleansing, spritz two-three pumps of Mist onto your face, followed by pressing two-three drops of Activating Water Essence onto your face, neck and décolletage before applying your serum, eye care and moisturizer.