What is Humectants, Emollients & Occlusives
Smarter Natural Skincare, the breakdown. The ideal skincare regimen should contain a humectant, an emollient and an occlusive. Bind, support and protect.
Know the ingredients you are putting on your skin.
What is a humectant?
Humectants are water-loving ingredients! Think deeply hydrating components like your AHAs, Salicylic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid. Working by pulling moisture from the air, these water-magnets help keep the top layer of your skin hydrated. Almost like a binding agent, humectants draw, retain and bind hydration and skin. With two weights of HA in our Ultimate Serum, this is your humectant step! Helping keep both the upper and lower layers of your skin hydrated, this water-based serum not only lures water to the skin, but it delivers potent active and anti-ageing ingredients.Shop Ultimate Serum
What is an emollient?
Emollients are your middle step helping to replenish the moisture and nutrients in your skin. These ingredients are often oil-rich components, think fatty acids, lipids, esters, oils and butters. From argan oil, olive oil, Shea Butter to rosehip oil and jojoba, these all fall under the emollient umbrella. This step allows you to treat dry or flaky skin, leaving you feeling smooth and soft. Helping support and replenish your skin barrier, emollients work best when applied after your humectant step or on wet skin. All of our specialised facial oils act as your emollient step. So, whether you have dry & dehydrated skin, oily & acne prone, mature & ageing concerns, sensitive & irritated or normal skin, choose a targeted facial oil to give your skin the tools to help itself.Shop Jojoba & Facial Oils
What is an occlusive?
Your occlusive step comes in the form of a moisturiser. Helping lock in all the powerful ingredients in the previous steps, an occlusive creates a barrier helping keep all the goodies in and all the pollutants out. Preventing water and moisture loss, there are some occlusives on the market that block pores like petroleum jellies, lanolin, silicones, mineral oil and beeswax. In our moisturising creams, instead of using pore clogging occlusives, we use hydrolysed (solidified) jojoba and other natural plant waxes as occlusives which provide a powerful barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss and keep pollutants out but at the same time, allowing the skin to breathe. Here at TJC, our entire collection is free from all nasties Each ingredient in our products is vegan, cruelty free, chemical free and contain no phthalates, sulfates, silicones, PEGS, parabens or mineral oils. Every single component is hand selected for its benefits ensuring that each product is safe for everyone. So, when it comes to your occlusive step, you can trust all of our day and night moisturisers.Shop Moisturizers