Estheticians: Effective Ingredients to Treat Dry Skin

One of the main issues estheticians treat in clients is dry skin. Whether it is caused by genetics, the environment, or harsh products, dry skin leaves a client’s face itchy, blotchy, and flakey, none of which are desirable outcomes. With so many different, less-than-effective products on the market today, it can be hard to find adequate treatment for dry facial skin. 

As an esthetician, you understand the importance of teaching clients which ingredients are the most effective. Here’s a look at what should be included in the best moisturizers for dry skin. 

Natural Plant Oils 

Nature has a way of providing the best solutions to a problem, even dry skin. Many oils that naturally occur in plants have soothing, moisturizing properties when applied to the skin. Choosing oils high in fatty acids and antioxidants will repair and protect the moisture barrier of the epidermis. Products with oils such as grape seed, macadamia seed, and rosehip seed will provide the nourishment your client’s skin needs to keep its moisturized luster.

These ingredients have the added benefit of being multipurpose. The oils contain other vitamins and nutrients that help keep the skin healthy. Grapeseed oil is antimicrobial and will fight breakouts, while rosehip seed oil contains an ingredient called retinol that encourages healthy cell turnover. 

moisture infusion

Skin Moderne’s Moisture Infusion is a nourishing blend of oils contained in the natural delivery system Bicosome Bicoalgae XT. This delivery system targets specific layers of skin, allowing deeper, more effective moisturization. 

Natural Plant Butters

Plant butters are a natural source of emollients, ingredients that soothe rough, flakey skin and provide a protective film that prevents moisture loss. Rich, natural products such as shea, cocoa, and jojoba butter provide a healthy dose of the emollients needed to maintain moisture and prevent a continued cycle of dry, irritated skin. 

The thick consistency of plant butter naturally makes it perfect for dry and mature skin. These substances are also known for containing vitamins and antioxidants that are crucial to keeping skin healthy. The best time to apply butter products is right before bed, allowing the time needed for deep moisturizing penetration.

dinner smoothie

The Dinner Smoothie night cream by Skin Moderne packs a double punch of skin superfoods and shea butter, providing overnight moisture and rejuvenation benefits to dry skin. 

Other Natural Ingredients

Other ingredients you can recommend to clients are omega fatty acids and ceramides. These naturally occurring ingredients strengthen skin and encourage water retention. Together, they soften and revitalize dry and dull skin. 

These ingredients are best when combined in products like Skin Moderne’s Phyto-Fusion Smoothie. The ceramides can also be used separately in anti-inflammatory products such as Pacifi that encourage moisture retention and soothe irritation. 

Notes About Recommending Products:

  • When teaching clients how to treat dry facial skin, you should recommend clean skincare products. Most mainstream products, even moisturizers, contain desiccants. Desiccants are drying ingredients that will damage and dry out skin, defeating the intended purpose of the moisturizer. 
  • It is important to point out to clients that natural oils are different than essential oils. Essential oils contain fragrance components that sensitize the skin, which can further aggravate already dry skin and lead to more discomfort for the client. For the same reasons, clients should avoid artificial fragrances.

As an esthetician, you see every day how healthy skin can make all the difference for a client. Skin Moderne understands your need to provide the best results for your clients, which is why we provide you with high-quality products with guaranteed positive results. Discover more about our products by calling (559) 967-0950 today.