Beauty

Ultramoisturized Skin from Head to Toe

Written by: Jean Godfrey-June

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Updated: August 29, 2022

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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.

1

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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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator, goop, $125/$112 with subscription
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  3. Nécessaire The Body Exfoliator, goop, $30
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    Scrub Shampoo
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  4. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Body Polish goop, $48/$43.20 with subscription
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2

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.

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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGENES Nourishing Repair Body Butter, goop, $58
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    Body Butter
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  3. Crown Affair The Renewal Mask, goop, $58
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  4. Grown Alchemist Nourishing Conditioner, goop, $49
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3

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.

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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Afterglow Body Oil goop, $48/$43.20 with subscription
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  3. Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Castor Oil Light, goop, $50
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4

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.

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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder, goop, $60/$55 with subscription
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  3. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Everyday Glow Multivitamin, goop, $60/$55 with subscription
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5

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.

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  2. The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 30, goop, $69
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  3. Unsun Hand Cream SPF 15, goop, $27
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