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Hydration or nutrition: what does your skin need?

Nourishing and hydrating your skin are not the same thing. Hydration is related to moisture while nourishment is related to oil.

Not all skins have the same needs. Dry skin will need nutrition and hydration, dehydrated skin hydration only, combination and/or oily skin will need a lighter treatment so as not to overload it. Before choosing your treatment, you must be able to determine skin type - or even skin condition.

How to read the signs


To understand everything about the needs of your skin, you have to know how to distinguish its type (its nature, in a way) and possibly its condition. What is the difference between the two? Skin type (normal, oily, mixed, dry) is influenced by genetics, while skin condition corresponds to an initially temporary condition which can become permanent (dehydrated, sensitive, reactive, mature skin). Where it can get complicated is that each skin type can be combined with one or more skin conditions. Skin can be: oily and dehydrated; mixed and sensitive; or dry, reactive and mature - all at the same time!

Hydratation ou nutrition : what does your skin need?

How to tell the difference? Dehydration may be due to changes of the hydrolipidic film of the skin, causing its moisture content to evaporate. This phenomenon is reflected in the appearance of dehydration lines, a lack of suppleness and a feeling of temporary discomfort, sometimes just after you cleansed the skin. Dry skin lacks both lipids and moisture. As a result, it is prone to tightness, discomfort throughout the day, and sometimes flaky patches. The texture is uniform, with visible fine lines and sometimes roughness on the face. The complexion may appear dull. Because it is more vulnerable to external aggravations, dry skin often turns out to be equally sensitive, making it easily irritable.

Adapt your routine to the needs of your skin.

Which skin treatment to choose ?

Dry skin

To relieve and make dry skin more radiant, it is necessary to give it both moisture and lipids. Sisley has developed a treatment that restores the natural nutrition and hydration of the skin while also relieving it: Velvet Nourishing Cream with Saffron Flowers a nourishing and soothing cream that restores the skin's lipid and fluid balance. Dry and mature skin, on the other hand, will enjoy the very sensory Black Rose Precious Face Oil, Sisley’s first face oil. Thanks to its powerful cocktail of plant-based active ingredients that are nutritious, regenerating and protective, it provides the skin with the elements essential to its vitality and youthfulness.

Dehydrated skin

Dehydrated skin can affect all skin types and is characterized by a lack of moisture. Because this condition can be exacerbated by age, sun exposure, pollution, wind, air-conditioning and stress, it is essential to give your skin both a powerful dose of hydration and all the protection it needs. To do this, you can rely on the Hydra Global range, with its anti-aging moisturizing and care. The serum, combined with the action of treatment, allows intense and continuous hydration.
The result? The skin, being perfectly hydrated, looks younger, more supple and replenished.

Normal skin

Some skins have no special needs except for daily hydration. To prevent the appearance of ageing, we recommend a shield treatment like All Day All Year, and Hydra Global it is perfect for all skin types and guarantees an optimal hydration level. To give the skin shine and elasticity, try the Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream .

Combination or oily skin

It would be wrong to think that combination or oily skin do not need to be moisturised. These skin types need it as much as others. However, they need an adapted treatment that will both moisturise and rebalance so that the skin's imperfections and shiny appearance can be remedied. The ideal routine? Try the Intensive Serum with Tropical Resins combined with the Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins. This duo makes it possible to improve the quality of the skin without causing discomfort or affecting its suppleness.

SOS action


When the skin suffers from external aggressions (sun, wind, intense cold), you can rely on an intensified treatment to quickly provide relief and softness. The soothing and nourishing properties of the Restorative Facial Cream instantly soothe, relieve and repair the skin.

Which treatment is for you?

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