Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My favorite CosMedix moisturizers

These are my four favorite moisturizers Hydrate, Pyto Harmony, Emulsion, and Pytoclear!

Hydrate SPF 17 (sun protection factor) is great for people who don't wear makeup! It does not look good under makeup! The other three recommended moisturizers are perfectly fine and look great under makeup. From CosMedix: "This light, daily antioxidant moisturizer hydrates the skin while helping to protect it from sun exposure. With an advanced zinc oxide and natural antioxidant formula, Hydrate + provides exceptional UV protection without irritating synthetic chemicals. Great for every skin type as away time moisturizer." I love the smell and the way if feels and I love how it calms the skin after a peel.

Phytoharmony is great as a night time intensive hydrater for very oily skin and a great day time moisturizer for normal to dry skin . It does not have SPF, so Reflect SPF 30 is an option to wear over the moisturizer. From CosMedix: "Phytoharmony - A moisturizing and collagen- and elastin-stimulating formula is especially beneficial for those with aging, menopausal and hormonal skin coping with dryness and dehydration. Phytoharmony uses a combination of phytohormones including soy isoflavones and DHEA to replenish the skin’s valuable stores and revitalize dry, maturing skin." 

Emulsion is great as a day or nighttime moisturizer for dry, very dry, and mature skin. It is a great night time moisturizer for normal to combination skin,  especially during the winter months. From CosMedix: "Emulsion - This deep-penetrating moisturizer alleviates and helps prevent irritation following aggressive exfoliation. A soothing blend of nature’s perfect hydrators—jojoba oil and shea butter—in a unique liquid crystal formulation, Emulsion helps replenish the skin’s delicate liquid crystal matrix to revive dry, aging or recently resurfaced skin." 

Phytoclear is great as a daytime moisturizer for combination skin and oily skin. Phytoclear can be alternated with Phytoharmony as a night time moisturizer for oily to very oily skin. Remember, activities play a part in how much your skin is already balanced with oil and water, so choose your moisturizer carefully!  From CosMedix: "Pytoclear - This unique formula hydrates while targeting bacteria and excess oil. Addressing hormonal factors with a balance of soy isoflavones and pregnenolone, Phytoclear works to keep pores clear, stimulate collagen and restore a healthy glow to oily, impure and menopausal skin." 

Apply a moisturizer to your skin and finish with Sunscreen. My favorite is Reflect by CosMedix! It's a spray-on SPF of 30 and is light and non-greasy. You won't even notice it's on! SPF is a must because it blocks the harmful effects from overexposure to the suns rays. One harmful effect is premature aging! Need I say more?

So I've talked a little about my favorite moisturizers and one of my favorite sunscreens. These aren't the only effective products on the market, but they're the ones I feel work best for my clients and myself. If you'd like to pick a moisturizer on your own, be sure to check out my post on what to look for in a moisturizer.



  1. I really need to get up to Tally to try some of these great products!

  2. Yes you do! Skin care and photography! Sounds like a lovely visit! I'll spoil you!