Best Moisturizer for Oily/Combination Skin
Introducing our fifth #DRTWLFACE finalist, Alicia Lo, @alicialoyx. In this exclusive interview, Alicia shares her beauty and skincare habits that help her to achieve that dewy and radiant glow with Dr. TWL Dermaceuticals’ Radiancé FluideTM Hydrating Emulsion.
Radiancé FluideTM Hydrating Emulsion
Our Radiancé FluideTM Hydrating Emulsion is a light-weight moisturizer that helps you to achieve a natural dewy glow for your skin. Oily or combination skin types can look out for this moisturizer as it will not feel heavy on the skin, and is perfect as make-up base.
With amino acids for skin repair, oligopeptides for anti-ageing and niacinamide for brightening, you can get a moisturized and fresh look.
Amino acids in our hydrating emulsion are mainly used for cellular repair, delivering nutrients to nourish our skin cells. As building blocks of our skin, amino acids are powerful molecules that regulate protein metabolism. They play a key role in proper skin barrier function, keeping the skin protected by damage and seals moisture inside, preventing transepidermal water loss. A lack of amino acids can compromise the barrier function.
With an ability to repair skin from within, amino acids can also acceleration your skin’s wound healing process and help to repair minor skin injuries.
According to Dr. Teo Wan Lin, a dermatologist at Dr TWL Specialist Skin and Laser Centre, “Oligopeptides communicate with signals in our skin cells called cytokines and chemokines to produce more collagen, allowing tightening of your skin and to reverse ageing effects.
The oligopeptide in this moisturizer has an identical chemical structure to epidermal growth factor (EGF) that stimulates skin growth at cellular level and speed wound recovery. By mimicking the structure, oligopeptides work as a healing agent to renew skin and reduce thinning of the skin caused by ageing.
This ingredient is loved for its brightening properties, refining skin texture and evening skin tone. They act as skin-whitening agents as they address melanin formation. The activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme in melanocytes, decreases, thus lowering the level of melanin in your skin cells when less melanin is produced. Melanocytes are the cells that synthesise melanin.
Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, has also shown to increase skin elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Due to its soothing nature on the skin, niacinamide is an ideal ingredient to target pigmentation while boosting the skin’s hydration. It keeps the skin moisturised as it boosts ceramide and fatty acid levels, keeping the skin glowing and well-hydrated.