Hydration vs. Moisturization

September 1, 2018

What is the difference between a hydrating and moisturizing product?

While they are very similar in function, helping maintain water the skin needs for a healthy and youthful appearance, they are achieved in unique ways. Read more to find out how they benefit your skin.


Hydration is related to the amount of water in the skin. This process is mostly affected by what we eat and drink and can be enhanced with products that use humectants to hydrate the skin.

Keys + Benefits

  • Supports water-holding capacity in the skin
  • Works internally by drinking water and avoiding certain foods
  • Helps skin stay soft and supple to improve the appearance of dull, dehydrated and tight-feeling skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines

Epionce Solution: Intense Defense Serum

Hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate), an effective form of topical hydration, in the Intense Defense Serum helps hold in moisture for a more youthful, natural glow.


Skin serves as a protective barrier of the body,  and consists of lipids (oils) that help hold in water. Using an occlusive moisturizer daily helps ensure skin does not lose the hydration it needs to function.

Keys + Benefits

  • Helps maintain natural lipids found in the protective skin barrier
  • Helps seal water in the skin
  • Use a good nighttime moisturizer that contains powerful emollients and humectants such as Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream

Epionce Solution: Renewal Facial Products

Epionce Renewal Facial products contain meadowfoam and safflower extracts that are rich in fatty acids, which are key components to maintain healthy moisture in the skin.

Connect with an Epionce skin care professional to learn more about how a Renewal Facial products can benefit your daily regimen.


Further Reading

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Benefits of Daily Moisturizer