A day cream plays an important role in maintaining a healthy and radiant skin, no matter the skin type. We’ll be answering frequently asked questions that our skincare specialists encounter from our lovely customers, and we’ll spill the tea on the best day creams for your skin type. Understanding why a day cream is beneficial and choosing the best day cream for your needs is the first step of putting together the best skincare routine of your life.
What is a day cream, and why do I need it?
A day cream, also known as a moisturizer, is specifically formulated to nourish and protect your skin during the day. It serves as a vital step in your skincare routine, acting as a barrier against environmental stressors. Want to maintain a healthy skin? Then don’t skip your day cream! A moisturizer is essential according to our skincare specialists, this is also why you will see them include it in every routine they put together for you. A day cream includes plentiful of benefits, think hydration, protection, and nourishment.
Do day creams help with wrinkles?
Yas, day creams will soothe your thirsty skin and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Whether you would like to tackle dehydration wrinkles (tiny horizontal lines which appear when skin is dehydrated), or wrinkles that have appeared over the years, a day cream will help calm your worries. While they cannot completely eliminate wrinkles, Korean day creams are filled to the brim with hydrating and caring ingredients that will tackle any type of wrinkles. Look out for ingredients such as peptides, niacinamide, collagen, linoleic acid, and hyaluronic acid. These can improve the skin's elasticity and smoothness, minimizing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Can SPF be used as a day cream?
An answer to this question varies a lot on your skin type, skin needs, and season. For someone with oily skin, applying a day cream and an SPF on top during the warm summer months might just be and feel like too much. However, it’s not for nothing that Korean skincare has become so loved. They have plenty of options for oily skin types that would still like to enjoy the benefits of a day cream, just have a look at one of the many loved gel creams.
Someone with dry skin however will definitely need that extra layer of care before applying their sunscreen since a sunscreen by itself won’t cut it. For these skin types we always advise to use a day cream in order to lock in all moisture and help rebalance the oil-water in their skin.
However to fully enjoy the benefits of your Korean skincare routine using a day cream is still an essential step. Sunscreen primarily focuses on protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, whereas day creams provide a more comprehensive approach by hydrating, nourishing, and tackling any other specific needs. So if you really want to get everything out of your skincare routine, don’t skip the day cream (and the sunscreen either!).
The best day cream for every skin type
Normal skin: iUNIK Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream
With normal skin types look for a good moisturizing base. Since your skin is in balance, it’s important to try to maintain that balance and reinforce a healthy skin. Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and beta-glucan are some of the ingredients to add to your regular routine. The iUNIK Beta-Glucan Daily Moisture Cream makes the perfect addition to your routine because of its highly hydrating content. Glass skin here we come!
A more intense moisturizing cream will help relieve dryness, rebalance the skin and nourish it. Ingredients like shea butter, ceramides, squalane and hyaluronic acid are your friend. The Purito Dermide Relief Barrier Moisturizer will make the perfect day cream for dry skin because of its lightweight yet nourishing formula infused with skin loving goodies like 5 types of ceramides and meadowfoam.
Sensitive skin: Purito B5 Panthenol Re-barrier Cream
Gentle care is the way to go with any routine for sensitive skin, and that includes the moisturizer as well. Barrier reinforcing, strengthening and calming ingredients like panthenol, oatmeal, centella asiatica, and green tea are your new BFF. The Purito B5 Panthenol Re-barrier Cream is a gentle yet effective cream that will care for sensitive skin, strengthen it, and calm any irritations.
Combination skin: Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream
A combi skin will be a bit more oily in some areas while dryness will come through in other areas, therefore choosing a lightweight cream that still delivers that hydrating punch is the ultimate goal. Ingredients your skin will love are hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and green tea, making the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream one of the best choices for a day cream. It’s lightweight, has a hybrid formula of a gel-cream that absorbs perfectly into the skin while giving your skin that much-needed punch of moisture.
Oily skin: Beauty of Joseon Red Bean Water Gel
An overactive sebum production is one of the main pains of oily skin types. However oily skin times can actually also become dehydrated, leading to a vicious cycle where even more oils are produced. That’s why using a day cream is also essential for these skin types. Balancing ingredients are key, look for green tea and niacinamide in your skincare. Beauty of Joseon Red Bean Water Gel is a gel that delivers moisture and works balancing for oily skin. It’s also enriched with skin caring peptides to ensure smooth and cared for skin.
Mature skin: Round Lab Soybean Nourishing Cream
Loss of elasticity, moisture, and wrinkle-care are some of the main concerns of mature skin types. That’s why these skin types might want to go for a nourishing day cream which will not only restore moisture but will also have extra benefits like strengthening the skin and making it smoother. Some top ingredients for mature skin types are peptides, collagen, and adenosine. Round Lab Soybean Nourishing Cream will nourish the mature skin while taking care of wrinkles and reinforcing the skin barrier.
While many day creams are suitable to be used in the night as well, sometimes a night cream in itself is also a great addition to the skincare routine. This ensures optimal care in both the day- and nighttime. Let us know if you'd like to hear our recommendations for a night cream for every skin type. In the meantime, let us help you put together a life changing skincare routine. Sink your teeth in our blog post highlighting the best toners for your skin, and find the best sunscreen recommendations for every skin type.