What's your favorite daily moisturizer?

ZinkZink Member
Curious to what ya'll use and why! 

Personally I don't have a favorite, but I'm considering using/making a daily wear moisturizer at least in the winter months as I've had excessively dry skin lately. 

Looking at Amazon the best reviewed formulas are also the simplest, typically OIW emulsions with Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth-20, Glycerin or a Glycol, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid and preservative. (I'm going to go ahead and guess that Perry uses petrolatum :D).


  • I use either our new vitamin C cream or the polypeptide cream. Both have visible effects.
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    I've got a bottle of Suave lotion that I use sometimes after washing dishes. But mostly, I rarely remember to use it.
  • ZinkZink Member
    @Belassi, our new? Never heard of that brand ;)

    @Perry i have a sneaking suspicion that most cosmetic chemists are men and most men don't moisturize.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @Zink - that is an interesting observation. When I first started in the cosmetic industry I would have agreed that most of the cosmetic chemists were men. But lately, I've noticed many more women coming in as chemists than men. If I had to guess men still outnumber women but the ratio is around 55:45.  Of course, that could just be my biased experience talking, I don't know the actual numbers. 
  • ZinkZink Member
    Yeah, could be that they're just not on this forum as much, seems like about 2x more men than women use forums http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/19/mobile-messaging-and-social-media-2015/2015-08-19_social-media-update_04/

  • A basic hyaluronic acid gel (of course I make my own  :) )
  • Suffered many years from dry skin, tried everything on the market and never really solved the problem. In 2006 started to experiment with various blends of oils and found the best was Jojoba, Sesame, Olive, Coconut, and Sunflower oil.  Worked well for me, and so turned it into a product which now has good sales.
    Dr. Mike Thair
    Cofounder & Chief Formulator
    Indochine Natural
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    shea butter
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  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    mostly soap and prayers, to be honest

    my skin is naturally very dry, but it's not prone to flaking or irritation, so I have no real need to moisturise

    the only time I've regularly moisturised (and often forgot) was when I had an injury from a road traffic accident
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
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