Moisturisers - The One Thing No Skin Type Can Do Without

As the scorching summer heat makes temperatures soar, one thing is for sure: No matter who you are, sooner or later you’re going to feel dehydrated and thirsty for a drink of water. The same universal truth applies to your skin.

Whether you have normal, oily or chronically dry skin, it needs to be hydrated.  That’s because extreme heat and dry cold air, both strips the moisture from the outer and even inner layers of your skin, causing it to become dull, dry and itchy.

That’s where moisturisers come in, providing the welcome splash of life that helps your skin maintain ideal hydration levels. Oil-based moisturisers do this by enhancing your skin’s ability to retain water that’s already there, while water-based moisturisers take it to the next level, by also adding to your skin’s water reserves.

So how do you decide which one to go for? Well, “balance” is the name of the game.

If you have chronically dry skin, then we recommend that you balance it with an oil based moisturiser. For oily and all other types of skin, balance things with a water-based moisturiser, for best results. You’ll find loads of skin care products containing water-based moisturisers in our CODE skin hydration range. From hand cream to face moisturiser to body lotion. Basically, we’ve got you covered!

The Bottomline

Slather on some moisturiser as part of your daily routine and keep your skin sipping on oodles of moisture for that healthy supple and smooth texture.


Whether you have an oily skin type that produces too much sebum or chronically dry skin that produces too little of the oils that lock moisture in place, or even normal balanced skin, it still needs to be hydrated.

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