Best Moisturizing Body Wash For Soft and Silky SkinIt’s hard to beat the luxury of a soft, moisturizing body wash. We’ve found some of the best body wash products on the market to help keep your skin looking great.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Dry, cracked skin is a common annoyance, particularly in the winter. Using a moisturizing body wash can help you get rid of uncomfortable and unsightly dry patches, so your skin feels clean, soft, and healthy. We’ve found the best moisturizing body wash products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Here are the moisturizing body washes that you need to add to your shower caddy today. Moroccanoil ShowermilkThis luxurious body wash is perfect for dry skin that needs a little bit of extra TLC. The all-star ingredient here is the argan oil, which is light but incredibly nourishing. It also contains vitamin E and other essential antioxidants, which help keep your skin healthy and help protect it against external damage. It lathers nicely, so you’ll get a good clean in addition to feeling moisturized. It comes in two pleasant scents - rose petal and orange - both of which are fresh without being overpowering. While this body wash is definitely an investment, you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck, as you’ll need just a small amount to wash your entire body.
MOROCCANOILMOROCCANOIL Shower MilkFresh Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower GelFresh makes some of the best bath products on the market, and are known for their delicious scents. This one is a delicious scent that feels sweet and citrusy, with notes of lemon, ginger, and of course, the brand’s signature brown sugar. The brown sugar acts as a humectant, which improves the skin’s ability to maintain moisture. It also combats any bacteria that may be lingering on the skin and causing cellular damage. Glycerin and shea butter serve as further moisturizing ingredients. Fresh uses natural formulas that help to keep your skin feeling great. Murad Acne Body WashFor those who struggle with both dry skin and body acne, it can be difficult to find a body wash that keeps your skin clear without stripping it of moisture. This option from Murad is a great choice because it doesn’t dry your skin out. It gently exfoliates, buffing away the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal the healthy ones underneath. It contains green tea and licorice extract, both of which soothe the skin and help keep it feeling nice and moisturized.
MuradAcne Body WashKorres Shower GelYou can’t go wrong with any of the Korres shower gels - they come in 11 different scents, all of which add a little bit of tropical freshness to your shower. You can choose between original, coconut, and vanilla guava, water lily, ginger lime, mulberry vanilla, japanese rose, sea lavender, white blossom, yoghurt, and pure cotton. The benefit of this moisturizing body wash formula is that it improves your skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, due to the presence of emollients and humectants. The formula is made of all-natural ingredients and are full of antioxidants to help keep your skin happy. It has a thick foam texture for a luxurious experience.
KORRESYoghurt Shower GelSol De Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-GelIf you’re looking for a body wash with a truly delicious smell, this option from Sol De Janeiro is hard to beat. The delectable scent combines vanilla, salted caramel, and pistachio to transport you to the beaches of Brazil. The scent stays on all day, so you’ll feel fresh hours after you get out of the shower. It is a very thick formula that contains coconut oil, cupuacu butter, and acai, making it a great moisturizing body wash for dry skin. It’s also thick enough to work as a shaving cream for your legs and body.
SOL de JaneiroBrazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-GelOuai Body CleanserThis gentle body cleanser has a beautiful fresh scent that’s perfect for everyday use. It’s lightly citrusy, with hints of floral and musky smells to give it depth. It’s very light and soothing, and contains rosehip oil and jojoba seed oil, both of which are great for moisturizing. It has a light and fresh lather that will leave your skin feeling squeaky clean. This product also contains probiotics, which boost your skin’s natural ability to protect itself and stay moisturized. Aesop Coriander Seed Body CleanserAesop is known for their luxurious bath products, and this is no exception, with a unique spicy scent that is a great way to wake up in the morning. The coriander seeds and black peppercorns give the cleanser a uniquely warm feeling. Although the product has a spicy scent, it’s light and won’t irritate the skin, instead sealing in moisture and nourishing it. It has beautiful packaging, and its unisex scent makes it an appropriate moisturizing body wash for men and women. L’Occitane Cleansing & Softening Shower OilThis product starts with a thin, oily texture and then turns into a nice milky lather as you use it. It contains almond oil, which is fully of fatty acids that help keep your skin totally moisturized. It has a very light, sweet scent that is very appealing without being overpowering. It’s made without parabens or phalates, so it’s nice and healthy for your skin. Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil WashThis oil wash is perfect for those with dry skin - it’s naturally nourishing while still being lightweight. The oil attracts any dirt that might be sitting on your skin, removing it like a magnet and creating a deep clean feeling. It uses an orange blossom neroli blend to create a pleasant, appealing scent. Coconut, olive, soybean, and meadowfoam oils all act as moisturizers to prevent your skin from drying out. It also contains vitamin E, vitamin C, and other antioxidants that your skin needs to stay healthy and fight off damage.
Glossier.Body Hero Daily Oil WashUsing a moisturizing body wash is a great way to get your skin looking and feeling healthy, particularly if you’re experiencing dryness or irritation. These are some of our favorite picks to add to your shower cabinet.
Hyaluronic Acid 101 x DermDoctor
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a humectant that famously holds 1000 times its weight in water. It pulls in water from the environment and from the deeper layers of your skin. This ingredient seems to be ubiquitous in skincare products nowadays and it can be found in a lot of moisturizers. Benefits: -Immediately plumps the skin, softening fine lines and wrinkles -Hydrates the skin (specifically high-molecular-weight HA) -Assists in wound healing Dermatologist Tips: -Hyaluronic acid is your first step after cleansing -Must be applied to damp skin! -If you live in a dry climate, make sure to moisturize immediately after -Can be used once or twice a day -Safe to layer with most other skincare ingredients My Top Picks: VICHY - Minéral 89 Face Serum This contains a high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, which has moisturizing properties and sits on the surface of the skin without causing inflammation. It contains only 11 ingredients making it ideal for people with sensitive skin (like me). Also, Vichy’s proprietary volcanic water has actually been studied and proven to have skin protective and healing properties THE inkey LIST - Hyaluronic Acid Serum The price point here is unbeatable. Again, with a simple ingredient list, you’re unlikely to run into issues with allergy or irritation. This contains a multi-molecular-weight HA, which allows you reap additional benefits, in addition to hydration and plumping. This also has matrixyl 3000 peptide, which can stimulate collagen synthesis Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum Both high and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid for added benefits. This also contains glycerin (another amazing humectant) and vitamin B5 (an amazing anti-oxidant) NATURIUM - Quadruple Hyaluronic Acid Serum 5% A great option fragrance-free, cruelty-free option from Naturium! This contains multi-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid that hydrates, plumps, and repairs the skin. #CheriePartner
The Ordinary Empties and final thoughts!
I believe it’s been almost 10 months of me using The Ordinary products and wow! I can’t believe so much time has passed! These 3 products are the very first products I ever bought to try and here’s what I think! The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% This serum I would buy again and again. And I do! I’m on my 3rd bottle! Because I usually wear glasses, my nose gets really really oily under the nose pieces which causes them to slide around my face A LOT. After using this serum, I’ve noticed that I really don’t get oily in that spot anymore thank god! My T zone is balanced and because of my oil production going down, I’ve also noticed my pores around my nose have shrunk dramatically. The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 This one I’m really on the fence about. I have definitely seen improvement in my face in terms of “wrinkles” which really were just a way of my face telling me I needed more moisture! However, the formula is soooo tacky that when I try to use it during the day it makes my sunscreen pill no matter how long I wait for it to settle in. Even though I hate the tackiness, I still bought a 2nd bottle! The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG There’s nothing wrong with this product. I just feel like it didn’t do much for me! I got it to help with my dark under eyes and puffiness but I don’t think it did much. If it did do anything, it was too gradual of a change for me to notice. Also, does anyone know what all this buildup is around the cap??? I guess we will see how long it takes me to realize it did help and I run to get a new bottle! For now, I think one bottle of this was enough for me.
Sensitive Skin Game changer ❄️
What is the product? Avène - Thermal Spring Water Spray How does it work? Thermal Water works by soothing the skin and calming any irritation What are the notable ingredients? Mineral Spring Water What is the price? $18.50CAD Where can you purchase? Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Pharmacy and online How long have I been using it for? I’ve been using thermal water for over two years, I started off using this product on my body and now still use it on my face What is my experience ? My experience with thermal water has been good, I suffer from eczema on both my body and face. It was hard finding products that wouldn’t irritate or cause a flare up. When that happened this product saved my skin and soothed it. At first I was not exactly sure how water would help my skin, but after doing research thermal waters are meant to have healing properties for the body and skin. What are my thoughts? This product is nothing short of amazing, you are able to use it for multiple areas and it lasts so long. The mist is super fine which makes it perfect for spraying on large or small spots, and pressing into the skin similar to how you apply a toner. Would I recommend to a friend? I would absolutely recommend this product to a friend or family or even someone looking to help soothe their skin but who doesn’t want to break the bank!! My overall rating? 5/5 Would I repurchase? I have and will continue to repurchase this product until I find something that exceeds how amazing this is! #CheriePartner
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
A Year in review!
This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know! All the way from using witch hazel and not paying attention to my curl pattern, to staying completely fragrance free with face products and staying away from harsh toners and paying attention to what my hair was trying to do! Using this app has really opened doors for me that I wouldn’t thought possible for my beauty process! I can’t wait to see what more years bring me, and us! Thank you @cherie!
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