Don't Be Afraid to Hydrate Your Skin

Best Skin Moisturizers Stonington CT and Westerly RI

Best Skin Moisturizers PhotoMost skin types need moisturizing -- though the degree and type of moisturizing varies tremendously depending on your skin type, age, travel patterns, and climate.

  • Mature skin gets drier--we lose the fats and lipids in our skin cell walls--making our skin cells less stable and cohesive--more prone to drying out with drier and colder weather, harsh cleansers or skin products, medications, and other factors.
  • Oily skin may need very little moisturizing. A small amount of an oil free moisturizer may keep a good balance--avoiding looking shiny.

The most effective moisturizer and barrier repair creams for very dry skin should contain the combination of ceramides, cholesterols, and fatty acids (palmitate and linoleate) in the specific ratio of 3:1:1.

Moisturizers offered at Dr Duke's office - Stonington, CT

New DP Derm Hylafuse Complex:  Hyaluronic Acid is a skin essential naturally present in all three layers of the skin. It is a molecular building block of connective tissues as well as a potent moisturizer and skin plumper. Hylafuse Complex contains three molecular sizes of Hyaluronic Acid.The different molecular weights  are targeted and absorbed at different levels of the skin. An intensive and unadulterated feeling of hydration is created which lasts  for up to eight hours after application.

  • Binds its own weight 100 times in water, the HylaFuse Complex contains 
  • Transports additional biologically active ingredients such as vitamin C, copper peptides, zinc, B5.
  • Medium molecular weight ensures longer lasting moisture retention throughout the skin’s upper layers.
  • Large molecular weight Is specifically engineered to re-fortify the skin’s outer layer. This process reinforces the barrier function and the skin’s natural moisture factor.
  • Acts like a protective second skin. . This process decreases acute and chronic dehydration which contributes to skin inflammation, sensitivity and pre-mature ageing.
  • The HylaFuse Complex promotes Smoother skin - The appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles is reduced.
  • Skin density appears volumized and plumped.
  • Enhanced delivery of biologically active molecules - Essential vitamins, peptides and antioxidants are more readily absorbed for maximum effect and activity.

ELTA MD  AM Therapy :  oil- free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, and safe for sensitive skinAM Therapy provides all day moisturize in a lightweight base, while smooths skin texture and evens out skin color and tone. It moisturizes without oily or heavy emollients.  This moisturizer contains willow bark extract that gently stimulates cell turnover for smoother skin without causing irritation. Niacinamide (vitamin B3) enhances skin color and tone. Hyaluronic acid helps increase moisture.

ELTA  MD  PM Therapy : oil-free, fragrance-free, noncomedogenic, and safe for sensitive skin .  PM therapy moisturizes without heavy emollient to restore skin while at rest.  Contains ceramide sthat help strengthen the skin's natural moisture barrier. Niacinamide and antioxidants help improve skin color and tone and speed the metabolism to maximize the nightly skin repair process.  Rice protein peptides penetrate to stimulate cell growth and collagen formation, resulting in more skin elasticity and vitality .

Replenix Anti-Oxidant SPF50 Sunscreen & Moisturizer: Micronized 6% zinc oxide provides a high level of a broad spectrum sunscreen. The moisturizer base contains: glycerin (a humectant that pulls water into skin cells from the environment), capric triglycerides (an emollient), and cucumber. Multiple anti-oxidants calm and restore the skin: silymarin, bisabolol, ectoin, vitamin E, Green Tea Polyphenols, and caffeine. This product is fast absorbing, oil and paraben-free, sensitive skin friendly, has no white streaking, and is an excellent makeup primer. This Replenix Sunscreen can act as your daily moisturizer/sunscreen combination--your make up base - or your main high grade sunscreen.

EltaMD Moistur-Rich Body Creme:  luxuriously rich and creamy body moisturizer for dry, sensitive, flaky skin. This therapeutic moisturizer contains ceramides to replenish moisture and increase the thickness of the upper skin layers, hyaluronic acid,  plant-based lipids, mango and seed butter all to super hydrate the skin cells, and niacinamide to gently encourage cell turnover.

Enzyme Gel: enzyme enhanced gel based moisturizer which is healing and soothing. Contains hyaluronic acid for that added hydration in a non-sticky formulation. Great for oily skin that does not need a heavy product, and effective for soothing and healing after in-office procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or other skin rejuvenation treatments..

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