Some people's skin produces less oil than others. If that's you, then your skin will also feel dry. Why? Because your skin’s oils (called sebum) are what your body uses to do the natural work of sealing in moisture. If this is your problem, then more oil = moister skin.
If you live in a dry climate, it’s likely your skin’s moisture is being depleted. One easy way to fight that: a humidifier, which can help add moisture to your indoor living spaces, improving skin’s moisture retention.
Especially if they contain retinol. Retinol decreases your skin's oil production, which can irritate and dry out your skin as you start using it. If you’re using this, we recommend consulting with your dermatologist to see if you can get a more gentle prescription or if you can reduce treatments.
This is a big one. Sometimes this is in the form of hard water or long, hot showers. Hot water strips moisture from skin, so try lukewarm water instead. But it's also an issue in lots of popular moisturizers (even natural ones). Remember: oil is what helps seal moisture into dampened skin. Water fights against this (think about how your lips get chapped if you constantly lick them). If your moisturizer lists water as the first ingredient (meaning there is more water than any other ingredient in the formula) and you have dry skin, it's probably time to consider switching.
Common additives in popular skincare products like sulfates and fragrances can irritate and dry out skin, and they provide no benefit to your skin. How strongly do we believe this? Strongly enough that we started a clean skincare brand way back in 2009, and our core moisturizer still has just four gentle, all natural ingredients.
Let's summarize that info above: natural oil is the key to moist skin. Water and harsh additives are the big problems. It's simple enough, which means for us, the solution was simple too: a truly clean moisturizer with all-natural ingredients and no added water or harsh chemicals, with the goal of supporting your skin's oil production.
Petitgrain Moisturizer IS:
Rich in lipids (i.e. healthy fats)
to help build and replenish the skin’s barrier and balance skin’s sebum (oil) production.
Since a high water concentration dries out your skin, the #1 ingredient we use in the Petigrain Moisturizer is ethically sourced shea butter, an emollient and skin "superfood" that captures dampened skin's moisture to hydrate, condition and support skin elasticity.
Enhanced With Petitgrain Essential Oil
Struggling with acne? Petitgrain essential oil helps keep skin clear by discouraging blemishes, but without drying out your skin with harsh retinol.
The Petitgrain Moisturizer is Rich in lipids to help build and replenish the skin’s barrier and balance skin’s sebum (oil) production.
Apply the waterless Petitgrain Moisturizer onto dampened skin to deeply hydrate, improve complexion, and fight acne-causing bacteria.
Formulated with shea butter, an emollient and skin “superfood”, the Petitgrain Moisturizer traps in moisturize to hydrate, condition and support skin elasticity.
Petitgrain essential oil helps keep skin clear by discouraging blemishes without drying out your skin.