“ 1.5 liters of water a day and 8 hours of sleep! ”: this is the beauty tip that our mothers and friends have often told us. Hydration seems to be essential to maintain beautiful skin. To hydrate you can of course drink water, but hydration must above all come from an appropriate skincare routine.
Does all skin need hydration? How and why add moisturizing active ingredients to your routine?
Hydration: a need for all skin types.
All skin types can be dehydrated, even the oiliest skin types. Too much hydration does not result in overproduction of sebum, quite the contrary! It is rather the lack of hydration that is responsible for too oily skin.
Indeed, the skin is composed of an acid mantle: the hydrolipidic film. As the name suggests, it is made up of water and oil. The aqueous phase of the skin is composed of sweat and water - sweat is on the surface and corresponds to the insensible loss of water, while water is located deeper. The oily phase is composed of sebum, coming from the sebaceous glands. This oily phase has a crucial role: that of maintaining water in the skin.
The hydrolipidic film protects the skin, if it is unbalanced – for example when its pH becomes too neutral – the skin dries out, redness and imperfections appear.
When the skin tends to produce too much sebum, you may want to dry it out to try to mattify it. However, the skin needs oil and water to stay healthy: it is when it is too dry that it produces excess sebum to protect itself, even though it is dehydrated. This results in expression lines; the skin is less elastic, less plump, it marks more easily.
The challenge of an adapted care routine is therefore to maintain the balance of the hydrolipidic film.
How to bring hydration to the skin?
If drinking water allows you to hydrate, it is also possible to hydrate the skin thanks to your skincare routine. Certain well-known cosmetic active ingredients effectively provide hydration to the epidermis.
Hyaluronic acid is THE molecule most famous for targeting dehydration. It can retain more than 1000 times its weight in water, and there are several types, to hydrate at different levels.
With high molecular weight, hyaluronic acid keeps water on the surface of the skin to superficially hydrate it, and thus provide an immediate feeling of comfort. When its molecular weight is low, it acts more deeply, for long-term hydration. We have selected a low molecular weight vegetable hyaluronic acid in our formulas, to obtain deep and lasting hydration.
We also use an osmolyte and amino acid complex, naturally present in the skin as a component of the NFM ( natural moisturizing factor ). It acts at the heart of the cells to detoxify them, while maintaining intense hydration.
We also find in our formulas aloe vera, an active ingredient renowned in organic and natural cosmetics for its moisturizing benefits. Thanks to a humectant mechanism, this plant retains water in the skin.
Cocoa butter, at the center of our formulas, also moisturizes the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen for a plumped epidermis.
Where can you find these active ingredients at Théobroma?
Hyaluronic acid is present in the majority of face care products in our range. However, not all of our treatments have the same function or the same use: their synergy makes it possible to obtain optimal hydration.
XOCOA+ serum : hyaluronic acid is combined with aloe vera and pea proteins to increase its effectiveness tenfold. This serum has a very complete formula: the organic cocoa butter it contains is a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C brings luminosity and radiance to the complexion. Designed to suit all skin types by restoring and protecting the skin barrier, it preserves a good moisture balance.
Ek-Chuah Mask : Our mask is a great way to add a moisturizing step to your skincare routine. It is to be used once or twice a week, to bring comfort and nutrition to the skin.
H-Kin Day Ritual : thanks to its hydration activating complex, this day cream with antioxidant properties provides immediate and long-lasting hydration. Its global action restores the skin barrier. It's a simple gesture to incorporate into your daily skincare routine for more supple and comfortable skin.
Anti-aging cream TZOLK-IN 260 : the anti-aging cream is to be preferred for an action on skin aging. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, it also contains argan oil. This emollient and moisturizing oil activates cell regeneration by restoring the hydrolipidic film of the skin. It is ideal for improving its elasticity and firmness, it is also chosen for its protective properties.
To keep your skin hydrated, do not hesitate to add these treatments to your routine, and above all to be regular in their application: regularity is essential for lasting results.