How a Lotion / Cream Works

Your skin is made up of multiple layers. The one that lotions interact with is the very top layer, the epidermis. The epidermis is very thin, about as thick as a piece of paper. But it is not a very permeable layer - i.e. things don't very easily go through it. The entire purpose for that layer of your skin is to keep foreign objects out.

Skin has a very small degree of permeability from the outside. Water can soak into it, for example. But most of the nutrients that reach skin do so from the inside - through the blood vessels that are in the dermis layer of the skin. So the most important way to get vitamins to your skin is to *eat* them and get them into your blood. Adding anything through a lotion is pretty meaningless.

Be sure to clean / wash your skin before putting on a lotion. You don't want to have a lotion trapping oils and dirts in your pores, causing them to fester in there. Also, be sure to use a lotion in a reasonable amount of time. Lotion is a mixture of chemicals (even if they're natural chemicals) and pretty much all lotions break down over time.

Body / Hand Lotion Reviews
Avon Naturals Lavender & Chamomile Body Lotion
Body Image Sweet Citrus Lotion
Camille Beckman Glycerine Rosewater
Jojoba Oil Body Lotion
Neutrogena Whisper Light Body Lotion
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Creme
Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe
Village Naturals Spa Body Creme


Foot Lotions and Creams
Freeman Bare Foot Peppermint Plum Lotion
Body Shop Intensive Foot Rescue Lotion
Montagne Jeunesse Deodorising Foot Cooler


Face Lotions and Creams
Avon Anew Clinical Instant Face Lift
Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum


Eye Creams
Avon Solutions Advanced Eye Perfector with Avec Peptides
Avon Ageless Results Eye Cream
Avon Anew Clinical Dual Eye Lift Gel & Cream
Freeman Bare Foot Peppermint Plum Lotion
Loreal Revitalift Eye Creme
Olay Regenerist Eye Cream


Skin Care Lotions, Masks, Soap Reviews