The Ingredients Experts Love In A Hydrating Body Lotion
Not only do those botanicals offer moisture, but they also have antioxidant properties. “Look for hydrating lipids and antioxidants to trap moisture and keep free radical damage in check,” board certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D., reminds us. Speaking of, the formula contains two additional potent antioxidants to further bolster the formula. First, there’s a stable form of coenzyme Q10 which can help skin cells fight against lipid peroxidation, improve tone, and even strengthens the free radical fighting power of other antioxidants. Additionally, there’s a fruit complex which can help the skin deal with oxidative stress, even out overall skin appearance, and tend to texture.
But of course, there’s the namesake’s biotic ingredients. “Moisturizers that support a balanced microbiome are not just important for the face, they are absolutely critical for the rest of our body,” says Bowe. This blend contains an algae derived prebiotic that helps support your skin microbiome and can calm the skin. The high-tech and selective postbiotic helps the skin act more vibrant, stay hydrated, and even smoothes fine lines. Together these support your body’s crucial skin microbiome—which in turn can help reduce skin irritation, improve epidermal framework reconstruction, and overall improve hydration levels.
We’d be remiss not to talk about the new fragranced option, neroli. This well-rounded and bright scent is a sophisticated combination of essential oils, natural extracts, and responsible synthetics that was formulated in compliance with the IFRA 49th Amendment and Prop 65—the most up-to-date international and domestic fragrance regulatory standards available. For top notes, you’ll smell bergamot, ylang-ylang, and petitgrain. In the middle, neroli is the predominant note. The base is warm cedarwood.