You may have heard about the wonders of Korean skincare. If not, it is among the highest rated products in the world.
One of the items touted is a skin conditioner. Popular all over Asia for years, skin conditioners are still relatively new here in the USA.
So, what is skin conditioner and do you need one?
Not a Toner, But a Moisturizer
You might be saying to yourself, “I’ve never even heard of a skin conditioner. What is skin conditioner and how is it different from all of these other skincare products?”
You might be thinking, it’s a toner, but skin conditioner, such as our NR8 Formula, has a specific function to hydrate, soften and nourish your skin.
Applied after cleansing and before your normal makeup routine, this skin conditioner acts as a lightweight skin moisturizer that is quickly absorbed by your skin.
In short, skin conditioners are truly the jack-of-all-trades in the skincare market.
Most skin conditioners are fragrance free and lightweight in nature with little or no water in them. Because of the lack of water a little bit goes a long way.
I like to say the consistency is a mix between a serum and moisturizer cream.
Skin Conditioner vs. Skin Moisturizer
Most of us are lead to believe that using a heavy cream skin moisturizer before bed is the best way to hydrate our skin. Because these heavy cream skin moisturizers are rich in emollients, oils can actually be forced back into the skin overnight and result in puffiness.
Stemming from Korean beauty regimes, heavily plant-based skin conditioners are becoming more prevalent. While not often recommended in clinical environments, beauticians are increasing advocacy for skin conditioners because they do not usually contain oils or moisturizing agents that can impact the skin’s natural moisturizing function.
A skin conditioner is super light and suits all skin types. While a cream-based skin moisturizer is designed to be applied in concentrated areas. Over applying your skin moisturizer can actually cause more harm than good.
With a skin conditioner, a little goes a long way. When applied, it will absorb into your skin quickly.
Are You Over Using Your Moisturizing Cream?
Zein Obagi, M.D., a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist and founder of skin-care line ZO Skin Health says, “When you use moisturizer every day, you run the risk of making your skin older, not younger,” he warned. “If you apply a lot of moisture, skin will become sensitive, dry, dull, and interfere with natural hydration.”
Furthermore, Aesthetician, Kate Kerr is not a fan of moisturizers because they are manufactured with occlusive ingredients. “Moisturizers contain a blend of proteins, lipids and water like lanoline, squaline, petroleum, mineral oils or shea butter. These particular ingredients flood the upper layers of the epidermis and while they prevent water loss they also mimic skin’s natural moisturizing processes. Skin is tricked into thinking it has enough moisture so the natural hydrating processes go into hibernation making skin sluggish and lacking in moisture. So we reach for more moisturizer, thus exacerbating the problem.”
In a nutshell, over moisturizing signals to your skin that it has enough water, lipids, and protein (skin’s building blocks) and that it can slow down the production of these important skin nutrients. This can turn into a vicious cycle in which your skin appears dry because it’s no longer producing necessary nutrients which causes you to moisturize more.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Oil
If you have oily skin and you pick up a bottle or tube of skin moisturizer and see an ingredient with the word “oil” in it, you might hesitate to buy it. It’s important to know that virtually all creams, lotions and skin conditioners use some form of oil or emollient to make the product slip across the skin. Otherwise, they would be in a powder form.
However, not all oils are comedogenic and pore-clogging. Secondly, wearing moisturizer does not directly cause breakouts. Acne occurs when the cells that line the inner pores fail to shed properly and the pore becomes clogged. This process happens whether or not you use oil-free products. Ultimately, choosing the correct products for your skin type is what will guarantee the best results.
NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner
We asked at the beginning of this blog: What is skin conditioner? We hope we helped answer that while also outlining the benefits to incorporating one into your skincare routine.
With all the info we learned about moisturizing creams over the past couple of years, we couldn’t wait to create a good, quality skin conditioner.
NR8 is power-packed with a specific function, to hydrate, soften and nourish your skin. It relieves symptoms of severely dry skin while calming your skin to soothe visible irritation and replenishing skin’s natural moisture. This aids in your skins natural skin recovery.
Similar products, like ZO Skin Health from the Beverly Hills dermatologist mentioned above sell for well over $100. NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner is affordable at just $29. HOWEVER, right now due to a bottle issue, you can get this amazing product for just $12.91!
So what’s wrong with the bottle? The pump doesn’t always work. The skin moisturizer inside is still one of the best! Use the pump if you can or just unscrew the top and shake a little onto your hand.
Click Here for a bottle or two of NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner for just $12.91
Please Note: Once the bottle version sells out this deal is over.
The Secret To Why NR8 Skin Conditioner Is So Effective
NR8 is made with the finest, natural ingredients from all over the world including Pracaxi Oil. Harvested naturally from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Pracaxi Oil has been referred to as a “MIRACLE OIL”.
The rich fatty acid content in pracaxi provides restoring hydration, nourishing lubrication and anti-inflammatory properties when used in skincare. Some of the other benefits of pracaxi as an ingredient include:
- Provides regenerative and softening properties to skin. This can include scars, and other permanent damage.
- Helps promote balanced collagen production to help heal wounds and reduce scarring
- Helps to prevent abnormal scar formation
- Effective treatment for hyper pigmentation
- Strong antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-hemorrhagic properties
- Natural mosquito repellant
- Protects the skin from environmental damage
- Highly absorptive, increasing the efficacy of other ingredients when combined with pracaxi oil
Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of our $100 mistake and grab a bottle of NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner. Remember this special is solely due to the pump not working properly. All of that aside, the product inside the bottle is still one of the best skin moisturizers you will find.
What is skin conditioner, and should I be using one? It’s a comprehensive, lightweight skincare product that is taking the beauty scene by storm…so yes! It doesn’t hurt to try one and see the results first hand.
Click Here to grab a bottle of NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner for just $12.91
Please Note: Once the bottle version sells out this deal is over.
When we posed the question of what is skin conditioner and should you be using it. I hope we answered the question of what it is. And in my personal experience getting away from a cream-based moisturizer has done wonders for my skin. My skin is still super hydrated and the NR8 has actually helped to even out and tone my skin. Not to mention it has helped to reduce the appearance of some old acne scars.
Should you use a skin conditioner? I would say if you have never tried one, YES. Most people who try it love it.