This is my personal favourite cream of all time. It’s actual suitable as a day AND night cream too, so extra points to this baby from me.
Although its formulation is quite thick, it has the incredible ability to absorb into the skin quite quickly while leaving the thinnest film on the surface of the skin to let your skin breath. It’s unique ingredient make-up is also another plus from me.
Panthenol is the key ingredient of the Hydrium Line from COSRX. It has moisturising and hydrating properties while also promoting soothing and healing in the skin. The healing aspect of the cream is also backed up by Propolis Extract. Propolis is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic ingredient and is most commonly used for its restorative abilities. This meaning it helps to protect the skin against bacteria, reduce redness, and also strengthen the skin’s functionality by accelerating the growth of new skin cells.
While panthenol and propolis work to heal and strengthen the deeper layers of the skin, Coconut Oil and Ceramide help to improve the skin’s protective barrier and increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Now, don’t back away when you see ‘Alcohol’ in the ingredients list. Let me clear a little misconception of alcohols for you. There are some alcohols which are ‘bad’ for your skin. These are also known as astringents, meaning they dry out the skin further and often cause more damage than good. More common forms of these astringent or volatile alcohols include SD Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol and Alcohol Denat (and less often Ethanol).
The second type of alcohols, ‘good alcohols’, are known as fatty alcohols. These are actually beneficial for skin care and are derived from vegetables. They are non-irritating and they even act as emollients and emulsifiers in skincare by increasing moisture retention and by helping to prevent the separation of oils and water in products. The most common ‘good’ alcohols are Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, and Behenyl Alcohol (and also Arachidyl Alcohol which is in the Moisture Power Cream!)
Okay! And that’s the end of my mini word vomit!
The Moisture Power Enriched Cream from COSRX is ideal for dry skin types of all kinds. It helps to increase the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture, while also softening the skin’s texture and reducing sensitivity. It also sits well under makeup!