It is easy for one to feel overwhelmed when wandering down the toiletry aisle of a department store. After all, there is such a wide variety of body and skincare products, and it can be difficult to choose one from the other, and more importantly, one that is best suited to your skin care needs! However, being aware of what constitutes a good quality body moisturiser will help you to choose a formula that is best suited to your skin type.
Most body lotions and creams that are available on the market use glycerine as their primary ingredient. Glycerine is effective in attracting and holding moisture by penetrating the skin’s core, but it can leave the outermost surface layer vulnerable to water loss, resulting in dry, unhealthy and flaky skin. Furthermore, increased glycerine levels in moisturisers can leave the skin feeling sticky and can cause unsightly blocked pores on delicate areas.