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Best Dry Skin Moisturizer-Balms vs Emulsions

best dry skin moisturizer 2024

Balms are thicker and richer in texture compared to emulsions. They often contain a higher concentration of oils and butter, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, or plant oils.

Balms are the oldest and most natural way to moisturize your skin.

Balms provide intense hydration and are excellent for deeply moisturizing very dry or rough patches of skin. They create a protective barrier on the skin, helping lock in moisture.

Balms are beneficial for areas prone to extreme dryness, such as elbows, knees, and heels. They can also be used on the face, especially during colder months or for individuals with dry facial skin.

Emulsions are lighter and more fluid compared to balms. Emulsions are water-based formulations that are major water.

Emulsions provide hydration without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin. They absorb quickly and are suitable for all-over body use, including on the face.

Emulsions are better for daily use because they can be easily applied to larger areas of the body and are suitable for those with oily and normal skin.

For Oily to Normal Skin and Daily Use you need Light Hydration for which an emulsion is more suitable as it provides sufficient hydration without feeling heavy.

For Dry, Very Dry Skin and cracked skin: Look for balms with ingredients like beeswax, plant oils, botanical extracts and vitamin E which help repair the skin barrier and retain moisture like our Bambouberry Signature Moisturizing Balm.

If you have sensitive skin, choose products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic to minimize the risk of irritation like our Babassu & Berries Moisturizing Balm

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