Ultramoisturized Skin from Head to Toe
Written by: Jean Godfrey-June
Published on: August 19, 2021
Updated on: August 29, 2022
Knowing how to layer makes any season—even summer—infinitely easier and more pleasurable. We’re not talking satin slip dresses and ribbed cotton sweaters but rather rich creams and nourishing oils to keep your face, body, and even hair looking and feeling their healthiest. Every one of our favorite moisturizing essentials makes an enormous difference on its own; a routine involving several is pretty much the ultimate indulgence.
Exfoliate (It’s GP’s All-Time Favorite Skin Trick)
It seems counterintuitive, but exfoliating is the key to moisturizing: When you gently remove dead skin cells, newer, living cells get closer to the surface, improving your skin’s barrier function. This also makes it easier for your skin to absorb any treatments that follow.
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Invest in the Rich and the Creamy
Wherever it is you most need hydration, focus on the thickest, most emollient options you can find. Moisturizing creams and butters sink right in and keep skin feeling nourished and supple.
Layer on Oils
Oils are one of our favorite ways to moisturize. While creams and lotions are a relatively new invention, people have been using oils to moisturize their skin for eons. Oils are great on their own or layered over (or under) serums, creams, lotions, and treatments.
Hydrate from Within
At goop, we’re passionate about the idea that beauty comes from the inside out; diet, water consumption, and more can make a difference in your skin. We find that supplementing with fish oil—every goop vitamin protocol includes top-quality fish oil—and collagen can help, too.
Finish with Sunscreen (Unless You’re Off to Bed)
Shield your skin with the ultimate youth-preserving supercream—mineral sunscreen. These silky, blendable options are made with high-performance ingredients that feel incredible on skin.