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? If you’ve been applying lotion, but still suffer from dry skin, 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.

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.

How Does Wet Skin Moisturizer Work?

Wet skin moisturizers are specially formulated to work with moisture and humidity from your shower, sealing them onto your skin with a nourishing barrier. Your skin is more receptive to moisture right after a shower when your pores are still open and absorption can be maximized.

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

"Wet skin moisturizers are specially formulated to work with moisture and humidity from your shower, sealing them onto your skin with a nourishing barrier.”

When Should You Apply Wet Skin Moisturizer?

After showering: Since your skin can absorb moisturizers best when they are wet, the best time to apply wet skin moisturizers is immediately after you finish showering. Place a bottle in the shower, so you remember to use it every day.

After washing your hands: Have you found yourself washing your hands a lot lately? Wet skin moisturizers are also great for hands. Especially with the pandemic requiring us to wash our hands often, perhaps more than we had in the past, wet skin moisturizers can protect your hands from dryness. Keep a bottle near the sink and apply it directly to your wet hands to seal in moisture after each wash.

After a dip in the pool: 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.

“Since your skin can absorb moisturizers best when they are wet, the best time to apply wet skin moisturizers is immediately after you finish showering.”

How to Apply Wet Skin Moisturizer


  1. Shower as you normally would. Scrub with soap or body wash. Rinse off.
  2. Immediately after rinsing, apply a wet skin moisturizer. Use a dime-sized amount for your arms and a quarter-sized amount for your legs.
  3. Don’t rinse again! Towel off and feel the benefits of softer, smoother skin.

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 preserves moisture and keeps potentially damaging and harmful environmental agents out.

Hyaluronic Acid

This naturally occurring substance is already present in your body, making it ideal 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 FDA-approved substance 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 oils known 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 and is known for its valuable properties of moisturization and dry skin healing.

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

Benefits of Wet Skin Moisturizer

Save time: Wet skin moisturizers are perfect if you're looking to save time on your moisturizing routine. Your skin will gain quick-absorbing, non-greasy nourishment while shaving a few extra minutes off your morning routine.

Easy to apply: You apply it directly to wet skin right after showering for long-lasting hydration. It goes on just as easily as any other lotion would!

Deep-penetrating hydration: Since wet skin moisturizers are applied right after the shower, your pores are still open, leading to optimal absorption. Wet skin moisturizers are also specifically formulated to maximize effectiveness when it works with the moisture and humidity from your shower.

Go ahead and give wet skin moisturizers a try!

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