One of the most important steps in your daily skincare routine is moisturising correctly to keep a healthy and glowing complexion. With so many options, it can be challenging to know which moisturiser is right for you. At Sanctum, we believe using pure certified organic skincare is key to protecting, nourishing and hydrating your skin. Knowing your skin type and understanding your complexion goals is a great place to start. Working with our biochemists and product development team, read our guide on how to choose the right moisturiser for your skin type, to promote a radiant and youthful complexion.

Oily and Acne Prone Skin

Acne. Let’s talk about it. Most of us have it, but many of us don’t know how to handle it. Especially when it comes to hydration. It can be challenging to find a moisturiser that won’t clog pores or aggravate oily or acne prone skin. Moisturising is a very important part of treating acne as moistened skin tends to loosen sebum build up inside pores. When choosing the best moisturiser for acne, steer clear of clogging ingredients like petroleum, mineral oil or silicones. It’s also best to stay away from anything that contains alcohol, as drying out skin to control oil production will only produce more oil, which leads to greater inflammation. We recommend Sanctum’s Moisture Balance for oily skin types. A natural and organic oil-free, gel-based lotion formulated to help guard against moisture loss while balancing oil flow. With key ingredients of Aloe, Oak Bark Extract and Rose Flower Water, skin will feel calm, smooth and hydrated. Use a small amount of Moisture Balance morning and night after cleansing and toning.

Dry Skin

Dehydrated skin is one of the most common skin conditions. Common causes of dehydrated skin include smoking, seasonal changes, not drinking enough water, too much coffee or alcohol, or simply genetics. Smooth and nourish your skin with Sanctum’s rich, natural and organic Moisture Concentrate. A hydrating blend of Vitamin A and active moisturising concentrates help to increase skin elasticity, while Cocoa Butter softens and conditions the skin. Apply Moisture Concentrate daily after cleansing and toning. Using a small amount to press gently onto the face and neck.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin types can show up red, itching, burning and dry. If your skin is sensitive, try to uncover what your triggers are to avoid them. There are many possible reasons, but often sensitive skin occurs in response to particular skin care products. Fragrances, alcohol and toxins are common causes of sensitive skin reactions. If your skin is painful, consult a dermatologist. If it’s your products, switch to organic. Sanctum Skincare Moisture Replenish is a natural and organic nourishing day lotion, rich in Vitamin E which helps promotes cell renewal and skin elasticity. It also contains natural antioxidant and moisturising properties to help soothe, nourish and protects sensitive skin. When first using the product, do a patch test on your skin by dabbing the cream on your forearm or behind your ear. Leave overnight and check the next morning. If no reaction occurs, this is the product for you. Use a small amount of Moisture Replenish on the face and neck daily, after cleansing and toning.

Mature Skin

Mature skin needs a little extra attention and care. Night moisturiser is perfect for this skin type, as the skin has a greater ability to absorb creams and repair while sleeping. During this time, your skin is protected from pollution and UV rays, allowing active ingredients in night creams to repair damage caused during the day. Sanctum’s Night Conditioning Cream has a silky smooth, light-weight texture that locks in moisture for maximum hydration and supports the skin's regenerative process. This luxurious cream is formulated with Vitamin E to help promote cell renewal and skin elasticity, with antioxidant properties that prevent the signs of ageing. Use at night after cleansing and toning. Take a small amount then gently press all over face and neck.

August 07, 2018