What is Wet Skin Moisturizer?

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What is Wet Skin Moisturizer?

Learn how to incorporate this unique skincare product into your skincare routine!

You spend countless hours following a precise skincare routine for your face, but what about the rest of your body? Show the rest of your body some love by applying a wet skin moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower. Keep reading to learn more about how wet skin moisturizers work and how to incorporate them into your skincare routine!

What is Wet Skin Moisturizer?

Wet skin moisturizers are applied directly to wet skin as soon as you’re done showering. They instantly lock moisture into your skin, so it feels soft, smooth, and refreshed. Wet skin moisturizers are specially-formulated to work with moisture and humidity from your shower, sealing them onto your skin with a nourishing barrier.

They don’t stop at sealing in moisture, either. Wet skin moisturizers are infused with nourishing oils and butters like coconut, shea, and restoring argan oils. The result is a formula that is effective and long-lasting moisture that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth all day long.

Depending on your skincare goals, some wet skin moisturizers contain sunless tanner to give your skin a natural-looking glow. The moisturizing ingredients blend with the water left on your skin to absorb quickly, and its color-enhancing technology works with your natural skin tone to create streak-free, natural-looking color.

When Should You Apply Wet Skin Moisturizer?

This is where wet skin moisturizers really shine! The best time to apply wet skin moisturizers is immediately after you finish showering. With wet skin moisturizers, you don’t have to towel off because they work with the moisture on your skin. Place a bottle in the shower, so you remember to use it every day.

Have you found yourself washing your hands a lot lately? Wet skin moisturizers are also great for hands. If you’re constantly washing your hands throughout the day, wet skin moisturizers can protect your hands from dryness. Keep a bottle near the sink and apply it directly to your wet hands after each wash to seal in moisture.

Bringing a bottle with you to the pool is another excellent way to keep skin soft and smooth all season long. Chlorine in pools can quickly sap your skin’s natural moisture, leaving behind a dry, flaky appearance. Apply wet skin moisturizer after swimming to keep your skin hydrated after a dip in the pool or ocean.

What Are the Ingredients in a Wet Skin Moisturizer?

Wet skin moisturizers are designed to seal moisture into your skin for lasting softness. They contain ingredients that soothe and nourish. While each one has a special blend for targeting specific concerns, they all share some common ingredients.


A common ingredient in many moisturizers, glycerin is great for dry skin. It works to create a protective barrier that locks in moisture.

Mineral Oil

Mineral oil is an occlusive agent that minimizes evaporation by creating a physical barrier which water cannot pass. It forms a protective barrier that keeps moisture in and potentially damaging and harmful environmental agents out.

Hyaluronic Acid

This naturally occurring substance is already present in your body, making it an ideal ingredient for gentle moisturizing. Hyaluronic acid is very hydrophilic, meaning it absorbs water from its surroundings. When combined with the rest of our essential ingredients, the result is soft and supple skin that is plumped and visibly firmed.

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

As the only substance that is FDA-approved for self-tanning skin applications, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is present in all of our Natural Glow® Wet Skin Moisturizers. It is a colorant that is primarily sourced from natural sugar beets and sugar cane.

Oil Infusions

Many wet skin moisturizers are infused with nourishing oils to help your skin look and feel amazing! Look for these amazing ingredients to pick the best option for your skin:

  • Coconut Oil: Containing medium-chain fatty acids that are known to provide softness and encourage healing.

  • Argan Oil: This restorative and gentle oil is sometimes referred to as liquid gold for its valuable properties.

  • Shea Oil: Derived from the African Shea nut, this vitamin and antioxidant-rich oil is known to naturally enrich your skin.

Do Wet Skin Moisturizers Work?

Absolutely! Wet skin moisturizers offer lightweight and long-lasting hydration. A wet skin moisturizer provides a gentle yet effective barrier that seals moisture in and harmful contaminants out.

Wet skin moisturizers are perfect if you're looking to save time on your moisturizing routine. You apply it directly to wet skin right after showering for long-lasting hydration. So, go ahead and give wet skin moisturizers a try! Your skin will gain quick-absorbing, non-greasy nourishment while shaving a few extra minutes off your morning routine.

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