February 19, 2019 0 Comments

How many times have you thoroughy read the label on the back of your skincare bottle? Ok, a lot! So you allready know that the majority of all beauty products list water as the first ingredient.

Did you know that water is up to 70 or more per cent of your usual creams and lotions? Did you also know that water in fact dries the skin more than it nourishes it?

As usual, Korean manufacturers were the first that created water-less products, since they are often ahead in terms of cosmetics innovation. Their motive was to increase skincare benefits and they were not driven by their enviromental sensitivities, or the global spirit of water preservation. 

Either way, water-less beauty is the new hype in environmentally-friendly skincare and every day more beauty products make the turn.

And this is really a win-win situation since it combines benefits not only for our skin, but for the environment also taking into consideration both the water preservation and the scale economy in containing materials that are basically made from plastic.

Waterless cosmetics benefits 

No more preservatives

High content of water means increased sensitivity to bacteria and breeding ground for micro-organisms. Therefore, no water means no bacteria, so you can forget all the preservatives and parabens that are normally used.

This is great, since in some cases, preservatives can be guilty of causing irritations or allergic reactions.  

More concentrated formulas

When water is not used, glycerin, hyaluronic acid or botanical extracts may fill the gap. All of the above offer increased dosages of active ingredients to our skin that can even reach 100%.

Water less formulas also offer long term skin protection and better solubility for Vitamin C or Retinol.

Better for the environment

Since waterless products formulas have higher concentration, consumers can use less compared to other products making great economy and saving money in the long run.

Manufactures in the other hand can reduce their costs by using smaller packagings and reduce the overall impact on the environment.