Moisture vs Hydration: What is the difference?

Updated: Oct 14, 2021




Moisture vs hydration. What is the difference and what does my skin really need!

There's a lot of confusion about the difference between moisture and hydration. So what really is the difference and how do I know what my skin needs?

To put it in simplest terms moisture = oil and hydration = water.

How to tell if your skin needs more moisture or needs more hydration.

Your skin needs hydration if :

You feel dry

Your skin feels itchy

You have redness

Your skin looks dull

Fine lines are more noticeable.


Your skin needs moisture if:

Your skin is flakey

Your skin feels irritated

You have uneven skin

Your skin looks/feels dry


What is a moisturizer and why you should be using one?

A moisturizer contains oils that help lock in hydration and keep the skin feeling soft, supple and smooth. All skin has a natural oil barrier, but when the skin is drier, or aging, that oil barrier starts to break down and the skin loses moisture.

What is a hydrator and why you should be using one?

A hydrator like hyaluronic acid helps to bring water to the skin by collecting moisture in the environment and bind it to the skin, which allows the skin to absorb the water.

Do you need both hydration and moisture for your skin?

Yes! Hydrators fight dehydrated skin, while moisturizers lock in the hydration and create skin barrier protection. Visit our website glam goddess bundle.




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