The Real Difference Between Skin Hydration and Moisturization

The Real Difference Between Skin Hydration and Moisturization

There are so many skin care products on the market that claim to hydrate or moisturize your skin. And although many people think the terms are interchangeable, hydrating and moisturizing are completely different! Continue reading to understand the essential difference between skin hydration and moisturization so you can elevate your skin care routine and avoid dry, dehydrated skin.


When you think about hydration, do you automatically picture a tall glass of water? Us too! But what is hydration, really? Simply put, hydration is the process of absorbing water. And when it comes to skin care, hydration is all about increasing the water content in your skin cells. The result? Smooth, supple skin and a healthy complexion.

But realistically, what is the point of increasing the water content in your skin if you cannot effectively hold on to that water? This is where moisturization comes in. After your skin has had a healthy dose of hydration, it is essential to use a good moisturizer that forms a protective barrier on your skin to lock in the water. That way you can ensure your hydration lasts throughout the day.


Moisturizers and hydrating boosters both play an extremely important role in ensuring that our skin is getting all the moisture it needs to fight dryness and signs of aging. And now that you understand the big difference between moisturizer and hydration, you’re probably curious about which skin care products to choose, right? Well, the best way to promote hydration in your skin is to use quality skin care products with powerhouse hydrating ingredients. Hello, hyaluronic acid! This natural ingredient is super popular because it can miraculously retain water within a state between solid and liquid. It also has the remarkable power to retain up to 1000 times its molecular weight in water.


If you are looking for lasting hydration without much effort, our Hydrating Face Mask is a perfect choice. In just fifteen minutes, the mask can brighten and hydrate the skin for a more radiant overall complexion. Not only does it leave you feeling effortlessly refreshed, but it also repairs and rejuvenates your skin thanks to 14 seriously powerful botanical extracts.

You could also try our Hydrating Booster, clinically proven to soothe your dry or dehydrated skin. The best part? The serum has three molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, so it can deliver hydration to various layers of your skin. With regular use, you’ll love how it improves your overall skin health, suppleness and smoothness.


Once you have hydrated your skin, you’ll need a quality moisturizer for dry skin. To lock in all of that hydrating goodness, we recommend a silky and lightweight formula. For example, our ever-popular Moisturizer is clinically proven to attract and seal in moisture, leaving your skin feeling gorgeous, silky and soft. You’ll fall in love, trust us.