It is important to understand that skin reacts differently to specific environmental conditions like humidity, heat, dry air and cold. In order to maintain your natural moisture barrier and defenses, you should hydrate and nourish with products that work with the climate you’re in. For example, the creams and lotions you use during the summer may be less effective in autumn or winter and when you travel, sudden temperature changes and poor air quality can cause excess oil production, premature aging, sun damage, dryness and blemishes.
With so many products on the market it can be difficult to know what to use and when to use it so Pour Moi has created an innovative skin balancing system that works with your busy lifestyle.
For travelers like me, this collection is essential when exploring new destinations. In the past 5 months I’ve been to Miami, Key West, Mexico, Valencia, Madrid and Malta. I’ve also spent hours on planes soaking up the dry desert-like air while going from one extreme to the next – ice storms in Toronto and scorching island heat.
The Temperate Day Cream ($35.00) is a great daily moisturizer for mild weather like autumn and spring. It contains encapsulated retinol, antioxidants, seaweed extract and Vitamins A, C and E to promote cell production, address premature aging and protect against UV damage, free radicals and pollution. It is also infused with anti-wrinkle peptides and powerful emollients like hyaluronic acid, white truffle extract and squalane to trap moisture from the atmosphere and keep water in. The lightweight, fast absorbing formula is non-greasy and smooth so it works well under makeup.
My entire family was using the Polar Day Cream ($35.00) on our last trip because the night time low in Malta was 14˚C with cool dry winds. This specialized blend is loaded with natural butters, oils, botanical extracts and vitamins to seal in moisture, boost radiance and address wrinkles. Because the texture is lightweight and gentle with no residue or oiliness, the cream does not feel as hydrating as it actually is. Initially I didn't think it was doing very much but my face feels soft and silky with no chapping or discomfort.
If you’re escaping to a beautiful beach destination, you’ll need the Tropical Day Cream ($35.00) for heat and humidity. Coconut acid keeps pores clear from irritants while humectants draw and trap moisture from the air to prevent dehydration. This formula contains many of the same anti-aging ingredients and even adjusts to air conditioning.
The Desert Day Cream ($35.00) provides skin saving results when you’re in a hot, dry atmosphere (like when I went traveled to Dubai, Thailand and Singapore). The water and oil-based hydrators reduce Transepidermal Water Loss and neutralize temperature variations so your skin has time to acclimatize. It also softens, plumps and energizes while shielding from pollution.
These 4 products are pretty much all you need to get through the year but for even more hydration, layer them with the White Serum ($65.00). This silky formula is highly concentrated and suitable for all skin types. It absorbs very quickly with no heaviness and helps control oil production while deeply conditioning, rejuvenating and improving skin texture.
The brand has also updated their packaging so the opaque BPA free bottles are leak-proof and come with an airless lockable pump to ensure that you get every last drop. The cap seals tightly to prevent bacteria contamination and the inner tubes have double lined walls to preserve the active ingredients. The formulas are also non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free.
Pour Moi is available at pourmoiskincare.com and The Shopping Channel.