Terms that you hear a lot in the skincare world are Moisturization and Hydration. I’m going to break both down for you and explain why you need both to ensure your skin is healthy and glowing with this winter weather.

What is Moisturization? – When a product is moisturizing, it is providing oils to the skin. Your skin uses these oils to replenish its natural lipid barrier, which helps lock in moisture, prevent water loss, and maintain a smooth and supple appearance. This lipid barrier is crucial for protecting the skin from environmental stressors, such as harsh weather conditions and pollution, while also supporting overall skin health. Moisturizing products are especially beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin, as they help restore balance and improve texture.

What is Hydration? – If a skincare product is providing hydration to your skin, it is supplying water content. Our bodies are approximately 60% water, and maintaining adequate hydration levels is essential for optimal skin function. Hydration helps plump up the skin cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a healthy, radiant complexion. Hydrating products often contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and aloe vera, which attract and retain moisture within the skin’s layers. Incorporating hydrating products into your skincare routine is essential, especially during the winter months when cold temperatures and indoor heating can lead to dryness and dehydration.

Why do you need both? – Combining both moisturizing and hydrating products in your skincare routine is the optimal approach for achieving healthy and glowing skin. Some products, like our Hand & Body Lotion and our Emulsified Body Butter, are formulated with a blend of moisturizing oils and hydrating ingredients. While moisturizers focus on providing oils to replenish the skin’s lipid barrier and lock in moisture, hydrating products deliver water content to hydrate and plump up the skin cells. By incorporating these multi-functional products into your routine, you can address multiple aspects of skin hydration, ensuring comprehensive nourishment and protection. This dual approach not only helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance but also enhances its natural resilience, promoting a smoother, more youthful complexion. Additionally, utilizing products that contain both moisturizing and hydrating components can amplify their individual benefits, leading to more effective and long-lasting results. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, integrating moisturization and hydration into your skincare regimen can help you achieve optimal skin health and radiance, especially in challenging weather conditions like winter.

Brandon M.
Owner & Formulator – Bubble & Fizz LLC

What products do we offer to fight winter skin?

Hand & Body Lotion

Emulsified & Solid Body Butters