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Moisturizing the skin on your face and body is the key to healthy, radiant skin no matter if you have dry skin, oily acne-prone skin or sensitive skin. However, applying a lotion, cream or oil, can take time, from spreading, patting it in and letting it dry. In addition, these heavier textured moisturizer types may often also be uncomfortable to consistently reapply in heat and humidity of tropical Singapore. This is why the best spray moisturizer for Singapore weather is a necessary addition to your skincare routine. All the same hydrating and moisturizing abilities packaged in a convenient lightweight spray bottle for faster and easier application – so you can apply it on the go during the day.
What is a moisturizing spray?
The best spray moisturizer for Singapore weather is formulated to be in a liquid form as traditional moisturizer textures such as lotions, creams or butters are not effectively dispensed through a spray applicator. This makes sprays ideal for quick and lightweight moisturization in warm weather, especially in tropical climates like Singapore. It should be formulated with hydrating and moisturizing active ingredients, to brighten and soothe skin.
Ingredients in the best spray moisturizer for Singapore weather:
Deep Sea Water
Deep sea water works wonders on the skin due to its higher purity, and richer levels of minerals, nutrients. Furthermore, salt content in deep-sea water enhances the hydration abilities of seawater by retaining more water in the skin. Salt is also well-known to act as a natural exfoliator. Present in deep-sea water, the minerals in salt penetrate the pores, helping to cleanse the pores as well as slough away dead skin cells. This results in a brighter, smoother skin complexion, free from dirt and impurities.
Polyglutamic acid (PGA)
Found to hold up to 5000 times its own weight in water, polyglutamic acid is a powerful hydrating skincare ingredient. “Cosmeceuticals such as polyglutamic acid, which is a large molecule, sits on the surface of the skin. It functions as a humectant 5x more effective than hyaluronic acid,” accredited dermatologist, Dr. Teo Wan Lin. When γ-PGA is incorporated into cosmeceutical moisturizers, it acts as a good hydrophilic humectant with the ability to increase production of natural moisturizing factors in the skin. Furthermore, γ-PGA has also shown to enhance skin elasticity more than hyaluronic acid.
Methionine is an essential amino acid since the body doesn’t produce it naturally. This amino acid plays a significant role in tissue growth, repair and in the growth of new blood vessels. Therefore, it is essential for healing and repairing damaged tissue such as those of the hair, skin and nails. Studies in recent years showed that a deficiency in methionine can cause a severe lag in wound healing. Conversely, accelerated wound healing was observed when methionine is supplemented to the wound healing process.
In the physiology of acne, wound healing plays an important role in the recovery of skin cells. For example, from inflammatory effects triggered by a bacterial infection. The quicker the healing of the infected and compromised skin cells, the less the cumulative inflammatory response and inflamed red pimples which is the symptom of acne. A more prompt wound healing also decreases the probability of scarring of the skin, which is a common consequence of acne.
The best facial spray mist from our pharmacy contains a complex blend of micronutrients for skin, including essential amino acids for collagen regeneration such as methionine.
Rice bran contains Gamma Oryzanol, a potent antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory properties tamping down redness, itchiness, and swelling. “Studies have shown that gamma oryzanol can intercept UV rays at the skin’s surface. This slows the process of melanin pigmentation, thus reducing dark spots,” Dr. Teo Wan Lin. Rich in fatty acids and squalene, rice bran can also help to keep moisture locked into your skin.
Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice contains a compound called Liquiritin. Studies show that this is a compound that suppresses UVB-induced cell damage through prevention of inflammation and oxidative stress. Furthermore, many studies conducted suggest that Glabridin, a compound found in Licorice extract, can inhibit the production of tyrosinase. This is the enzyme that causes pigmentation in response to sun exposure.
Glycine Max Soybean Extract (Soy extract)
Soy is unique as it is rich in isoflavones. This is a type of plant estrogen (phytoestrogen) that is similar in function to human estrogen but is much weaker. In the body, estrogen has been found to aid in the prevention of skin aging. Studies have shown that phytoestrogens in skincare help to stimulate the synthesis of collagen in the skin. As a result, the skin improves in skin dryness, thickness, facial wrinkles, increased hyaluronic acid, and type I and III collagen production.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
Research shows that green tea extract has photoprotective abilities, protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Studies have shown that green tea extract can inhibit the production of collagenases. Collagenases are enzymes that break the peptide bonds in collagen, effectively breaking down the collagen in our skin. Furthermore, it also abundant in the compound epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC) which is the most widely studied catechin in Camellia Sinensis. It has anti-androgenic benefits which lowers sebum levels in the skin, preventing acne formation.
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
Plant extracts containing UV-shielding and/or antioxidant properties have become more attractive as an alternative to potentially irritating chemical sunscreen agents. Studies found that sunscreen cream supplemented with extracts derived from Scutellaria Baicalensis (SB) root extract had a higher SPF value than a control sunscreen cream without the extract. This demonstrates that plant extracts like SB root extract can increase the SPF value as effectively as the traditional inorganic UV blocker Zinc Oxide. This botanical ingredient was shown to increase SPF by inhibiting inflammatory events as well as by absorbing UVA radiation.
The Mineral Booster is a dermatologist-formulated refreshing face mist for all skin types designed to enhance the skin’s natural reserve of antioxidants. Building skin resilience, this directly improves the skin’s ability to handle oxidative stress caused by environmental damage and aging.
You can find the botanical ingredient list of the best spray moisturizer for Singapore weather, the Mineral Booster here:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Corthellus Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Glycine Max Soybean Extract, Spinacia Oleracea Spinach Extract, Zea Mays Corn Kernel Extract, Oryza Sativa Rice Bran Extract, Asparagus Officinalis Stem Extract, Egg Yolk Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Carrot Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis Sage Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Licorice Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Rosemary Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract