What is Moisture Sandwiching?
…and Do I Need to Try It?
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Whether outside in the heat of the summer or planning an activity-filled weekend, you know the essentials of keeping your body happy. But who knew there’d be a buzzworthy term for “sandwiching” your skin with hydration and moisture?
This may sound like just a current trend, but Epionce has been in the field of keeping your skin happy, healthy and well-hydrated for more than two decades. So we’re here to tell you all about it!
How to Moisture Sandwich
Moisture sandwiching refers to the process of applying products on top of damp skin to ensure it stays hydrated. However, it’s about more than just hydration according to Epionce founder and board-certified clinical dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt. “If the skin barrier is healthy and intact, it will lock in moisture. If the barrier is not healthy, any additional moisture added will only evaporate and provide no long-term benefit.” He explains that a healthy barrier is about 30% water. If you add additional moisture beyond this level your skin may begin to break. Bottom line: it’s about getting the barrier healthy with an Epionce regimen so it can hold the right amount of moisture necessary to keep skin happy.
As a pioneer in the skin barrier-bettering field, Dr. Thornfeldt knows the importance of layering gentle yet effective products to trap moisture to help smooth and refine texture.
Applying your preferred toner, mask, serum and moisturizer to damp skin right after cleansing allows your skin to hold water better than if your face were dry, resulting in ultimate hydration and maximized product benefits.
Is it necessary? For most people, dehydration, dryness and a compromised skin barrier can occur from time to time. These are scenarios when we would recommend trying the moisture sandwiching technique.
Epionce Balancing Toner does the work of removing any traces of dirt, oil, makeup and other surface impurities gently without damaging the skin or causing unnecessary dryness, but its concentrated blend of botanical extracts and humectants is where its hydrating properties come into play. Humectants boost moisture and refine texture, resulting in a surge of hydration for your barrier.
Enriched Firming Mask is expertly formulated with highly emollient botanical ingredients to help soothe skin, calm redness and give a visible boost of hydration. Expert tip: leave on overnight for optimal skin-plumping benefit.
An Epionce award-winner, Intense Defense Serum is a highly advanced anti-aging serum using botanical sources of Vitamins A, B, C, D and E for healthier-looking skin. It’s a clinically-proven serum that visibly improves signs of skin aging better than leading professional-strength serums.
Last but not least, follow your Epionce regimen with our Intensive Nourishing Cream, which contains maximum levels of key complexes to improve radiance and help reduce the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and décolletage. An ultra-rich cream, award-winning Intensive Nourishing Cream provides superior hydration for all skin types, especially photoaged skin.