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Focus on our moisturizing active ingredients

When it comes to taking care of your skin, one piece of advice comes up constantly to aspire to visibly healthier and radiant skin: hydration. Behind this term, both simple and complex, hide many promises for your epidermis because hydrated skin is fundamental to starting a routine and treating other problems such as imperfections or even wrinkles. A lack of hydration leads to dryness, dullness, and even signs of aging.
This is why moisturizing active ingredients play a crucial role in your care. Thanks to our article, become an expert on these active ingredients, learn to recognize them in an INCI list, discover their benefits and build your new Kadalys moisturizing routine.


  1. The definition of a moisturizing active ingredient and its importance for the skin
  2. The different moisturizing active ingredients and their actions
  3. Kadalys moisturizing treatments to pamper your skin

I) The definition of a moisturizing active ingredient and its importance for the skin

Our exploration begins with a determining question: what is a moisturizing active ingredient?

An active ingredient is a substance integrated into your beauty treatments: cream, mask, oil, etc. to give it a particular action and/or benefit. A moisturizing active ingredient therefore has the superpower of attracting water like a magnet then retaining it, and thus increasing the water content of your skin. But their role does not stop there, they also help to strengthen the hydrolipidic barrier, this natural shield which protects your epidermis from external aggressions.

What are the most hydrating active ingredients

Indeed, there are 2 main factors that have an impact on skin hydration:

  • The hydrolipidic film which limits water loss to maintain good hydration. When it is not sufficiently hydrated, it deteriorates, which lets the water trapped in your epidermis escape and intensifies dehydration.
  • Hyaluronic acid, naturally present in your body, acts as a water sensor before it evaporates.

Moisturizing active ingredients, whose importance cannot be underestimated, act on these 2 elements linked together. No matter your skin type - oily, dry, combination, or even sensitive (find out your skin type right here) - everyone needs hydration.

Indeed, well-hydrated skin is synonymous with healthy skin, it is more supple, smoother, and above all, better equipped to defend itself against harmful external elements such as cold or pollution. The benefits of hydration therefore go far beyond the simple feeling of comfort. Imagine for a moment your skin as arid land, it needs rain to bloom again. The moisturizing active ingredients are that long-awaited rain, bringing vitality and radiance to your skin where every drop of hydration counts.

II) The different moisturizing active ingredients and their actions

In the quest for ultimate hydration, there are many moisturizing active ingredients, however some stand out for their effectiveness. Here are some of the most remarkable moisturizing active ingredients used in skincare:

Hyaluronic Acid (INCI Name: Sodium hyaluronate)

We no longer introduce it to you, it is the undisputed star of moisturizing active ingredients. Present naturally in your body, its hydrating power is unrivaled in plumping the skin and reducing the signs of aging. It forms a water-filled film on the surface of the skin thanks to its ability to retain up to 1000 times its weight in water. It is the ideal companion for those looking to provide extreme hydration to their epidermis while combating wrinkles and fine lines thanks to its smoothing, firming and softening effect.

Glycerin (INCI Name: Glycerin)

Glycerin, or Glycerol, is a timeless classic in the world of cosmetics. This component, derived from plant sources at Kadalys, is a powerful humectant that helps maintain water on the skin's surface by absorbing moisture from the air. That is to say, it attracts water from the surrounding air to the surface of the skin to leave it soft and supple. It therefore plays a key role in preserving hydration and protecting the skin barrier.

Aloe Vera (INCI Name: Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract)

Among nature's treasures, Aloe Vera occupies a special place. Extracted from the Aloe Vera leaf, it is recognized for its exceptional properties as a moisturizing active ingredient while promoting cellular regeneration of the epidermis . Rich in water, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, added to the formula of your treatments, it acts as a protective veil, supporting the skin's hydrolipidic barrier and promoting its natural hydration. Aloe Vera stands out for its ability to soothe irritated or sensitized skin, creating a protective film that helps retain moisture without clogging pores.

Moisturizing active ingredient: Aloe Vera

Red Algae Complex (INCI Name: Chondrus crispus powder)

Less known but just as powerful, the Red Algae Complex works wonders for thirsty skin. These marine plants are rich in minerals and antioxidants, providing intense hydration while fighting oxidative stress. They help revitalize the skin and strengthen its resilience in the face of external aggressions. Its action, similar to that of Hyaluronic Acid, helps to strengthen the skin's protective barrier to maintain an optimal level of hydration for 24 hours.

Squalane (INCI Name: Squalane)

Squalane, often derived from Olive Oil or Sugar Cane, is an emollient that mimics the skin's natural sebum, providing light but effective hydration. It is particularly appreciated for its ability to penetrate quickly without leaving a greasy residue, making the skin soft, smooth, and hydrated without clogging pores.

Each of these hydrating active ingredients has its own way of pampering your skin by providing it with the hydration it so desperately needs.

III) Kadalys moisturizing treatments to pamper your skin

Now that you're convinced, you're looking for a source of hydration. At Kadalys, we want the best for you and your skin. This is why we have integrated these formidable moisturizing active ingredients into the formula of our treatments to create an effective facial routine.

Start by removing makeup with our Gentle Micellar Gel and cleansing your face with our Cleansing Gel , both of which contain Glycerin to remove makeup and impurities while hydrating the skin.

Regarding care, the first step is our Thirst-Quenching Eye Mask and its unique combination of high-performance active ingredients: Glycerin and Red Algae Complex. It hydrates your delicate eye area to smooth dehydration lines and revive your eyes. You can apply it in a light layer then remove the excess or leave it on overnight for even more benefits.

Moisturizing Care: Quenching Eye Mask


Follow with our Pink Oil Glow Booster Serum, which contains Squalane, to strengthen and intensify the thirst-quenching action of your cream. You can therefore apply it to your face before your cream or add a few drops directly to your moisturizer. It's the perfect combo for healthy skin with a guaranteed healthy glow.

Now it's time to move on to moisturizers. At Kadalys, there is no shortage of choice, you will find what you are looking for depending on your skin type and your problem.

To stock up on hydration and calm your skin with a pleasant feeling of freshness, opt for our Radiance Soothing Gel-cream, it contains Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid to guarantee intense hydration for 24 hours. A true ally of thirsty skin, it will provide your skin with all the water it needs.

If you are looking for a moisturizing cream with smoothing powers, turn to our Day and Night Creams from the Musalis collection which contain Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin while reducing signs of fatigue. They are ideal for skin between 22 and 40 years old.
For skin aged 40 and over, we recommend our Musalift range, and its Day and Night creams which are also rich in Hyaluronic Acid to fight against the signs of aging due to a skin barrier weakened by a lack of hydration.

Finally, to perfect your routine, opt for our “Sweet Banana” Soothing Mask which, thanks to its longer exposure time, intensely hydrates the skin. Recognizable by its spirulina blue color, it soothes and calms irritated skin with its Squalane content with moisturizing powers. 1 to 2 times a week, apply the mask all over the face or on uncomfortable areas where you feel the need.

With this complete routine, you'll never run out of water again. Say goodbye to the discomfort of dry, tight skin.

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