Moisturizers and day creams work rather interestingly, they either help attract water to the surface of your skin to add more hydration to the skin or they can also trap water on the surface of the skin and keep it from evaporating. Stratum Corneum, the top outer most layer of our skin is made up of all dead skin cells. Now as nasty as that may sound to some, dead skin cells have a purpose too, they protect us from the sun and most importantly they absorb a lot of water. They absorb five to six times their weight in water. If the stratum corneum is dry, your skin will start to look flaky and dull. Now the trick to lock all the moisture in your skin is to moisturize right after you wash your face.
Now the most important ingredients that you need to be looking for in your day creams are Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone and Cetyl Alcohol. Jojoba oil, almond oil and coconut oil are also highly beneficial.
Now that we have the boring stuff out of the way, here are our recommendations for the top day creams available.
1. Tatcha – The Dewy Skin cream
This company has been all the hype and for all the right reasons. This cream has a blend of Japanese purple rice, Okinawa algae and hyaluronic acid and many other amazing ingredients. It helps lock in moisture, improves radiance of the skin, improves the plumpness of the skin, improves the texture of the skin and helps firm the skin. And here’s the best part, all you need is a pea sized amount every morning.
This is a day cream inclusive of SPF and retinol which helps protect your skin from sun damage, fine lines and wrinkle formation and adds radiance.
3. Ponds – Flawless White Day cream
This day cream help counter the issue of dullness and dark spots. It helps lighten the skin and has great UV protection. It also helps moisturize dry thirsty skin and keeps it hydrated all day. It is suitable for all skin types.
4. FRESH – Rose Deep Hydration Moisturizer
This luxurious smelling day cream not only makes you smell beautiful, but also makes you look beautiful as it locks in the moisture for over 20 hours leaving it moisturized, nourished and instantly hydrated.
5. Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Gel Cream
This is a lightweight, oil free moisturizing gel which has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid which helps keep the skin looking plum and moisturized all day long.