Persian Silk Hydration Moisturiser (150ml)
Seamless, moisture-grabbing ingredients + Hyaluronic acid
- Hydration Moisturiser containing powerful ingredients of Rosehip, Grapeseed, and Passion Flower Seed oils, together with Hyaluronic Acid that are in combination instantly absorbed by the skin.
- A special lightweight texture that provides, balancing long-lasting hydration, which leaves skin softer, smoother and visibly healthier.
- For all skin types including those who have sensitive skin.
- Formulated with a gentle fragrance from rare, organic essential oils from plants that are grown in the fields.
- Sits perfectly under makeup.
- A pick-me-up of hydration for dull skin, it leaves it feeling renewed and luxurious, while its subtle scent smells good too.
- Completely natural and kind-natured, there has not been something like this on the market for many years.
- Contains no heavy oils or anything that may harm your skin.
- Has all of the nutrients required to moisturise most skin types.
Ingredients: Aqua/Soft Scottish Water, Rosa Canina (Rosehip oil), Vitus Vinifera (Grapeseed oil) Passiflora Edulus (Passion flower seed oil), Glycerin (palm-free, vegetable derived), Glycine (natural amino acid), Sorbitan Oleate (from 100% bio-based coconut and corn), Glyceral Stearate, Citric acid, Guar gum, Xanthan gum, (all food-grade), Sodium Alginate (from seaweed), Preservatives that are ECOCERT and COSMOS approved + a blend of plant-based, therapeutic essential oils.
How to use: At night after cleansing, apply a little of this rich, luxuriant lotion to the face, neck and décolletage areas. At other times of the day, apply to clean skin. Absorbed by the skin, this powerful formula intensively moisturises and softens.
How is Moisturiser made? Some moisturisers can cost a huge sum and when we read the label, we find that they contain 50 or more ingredients. The question is why add all these items and what do they do, if anything to help the skin. We don’t think that it’s necessary to add everything that these companies do, as simply stated, there is little proof that the multitude of ingredients help. So, when we make our moisturiser, we don’t add any more than we need to produce a natural moisturiser, something that should be the daily, organic skincare routine for all women.
So, what do we make it from, and why.
We start with soft Scottish water that we purify to remove any microscopic traces of anything that should not be in the water. Soft water is lovely for the skin and it’s so much better than hard water that as many of you know can’t create a lather when you shower.
Then we add a humectant (plant-based glycerine) that natural, draws water into the skin.
The oils that we use are cold-pressed, plant-based and help to heal and to smooth the skin.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) first described in 1934, is a key molecule in skin ageing. It is used as a humectant for its unique capacity for retaining water (to reduce the loss of moisture). Despite the simplicity in its molecular composition, HA has a variety of physicochemical properties that allow it to encompass a large volume of water giving solutions high viscosity, even at low concentrations.
By doing this, it boosts firmness and thereby prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the user a ‘dewy complexion’. Again, in simple terms, skin that is hydrated, will look more radiant and youthful – and it is an important ingredient that we will always add as first choice.
Scientific evidence: We much prefer to be honest in everything that we do and say at SkinLikes and if you are scientifically minded, the you may find the article on HA from the US National Library of Medicine helpful. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17466613/
Is Palmitic Acid bad for skin?
Palmitic acid can be found in many popular skincare products and moisturisers. A saturated fatty acid, and unhealthy ingredient, it is the principal constituent of refined palm oil. Swathes of rain forest have been cleared to make way for farmers to grow this crop, and in way, they are plundering the few acres of rain forest left on the planet – and it’s bad for the defenceless animals who have lived there for hundreds of years.
The Orangutan has a birth rate of just one baby in nine years. These are precious, harmless, animals who are been driven from their homes as a result of this deforestation. So, our advice is that before you buy a skincare product, please read the label and if it contains palm oil or anything from it, then give it a miss. SkinLikes never have and never will use anything to do with palm oil or its derivates, especially when there are so many sustainable alternatives that are grown without the need for deforestation.
Why moisturiser is used?
Moisturising every day can reduce the chance of developing skin problems caused by extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and cause common skin conditions like acne.
The most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest are the most sensitive areas of our skin and they are the areas that replace themselves more often than any other area on the body. This regular turnover of skin cells leaves these areas vulnerable to the dryness and other skin problems that dryness brings, but by moisturising you can help your skin stay young and healthy. At the same time, it does greatly help the skin if you drink water, with plain old tap water being best.
Can moisturiser make your skin worse?
If you don’t read the label on the moisturiser and especially so if it’s an inexpensive product full of mysterious ingredients, no matter how much smart marketing and advertising has been used to lure the purchaser, you will run the risk of being duped by a manufacturer with no qualms of the consequences of what they sell. So, yes, a moisturiser of this type can make your skin worse.
The lack of moisturising isn’t, except in rare cases going to cause medical problems, but the facts are that if you don’t moisturise, then you increase the risk of microscopic fissures that eventually, if left unattended, turn into full blown cracks in the skin that invite infection and inflammation.