Anaqueous Skincare

What is anaqueous skincare?

Anaqueous skincare refers to skincare products that do not contain water as one of their main ingredients. In other words, these products are formulated without the addition of water or aqueous solutions. Instead, they rely on oils, butters, waxes, and other non-water-based ingredients as their primary components, chosen for their moisturising, nourishing, and protective properties.

Since water is not the primary ingredient, un-aqueous skincare products tend to be richer and more concentrated compared to traditional water-based formulas. They provide intense hydration and nourishment, making them particularly beneficial for dry, dehydrated, or mature skin types, creating a barrier that locks in moisture.

Because they do not contain water, anaqueous skincare products generally have a longer shelf life compared to water-based products. Water-based products are more prone to microbial growth and spoilage over time, whereas oil-based products are more stable and less susceptible to contamination.

Examples of un-aqueous skincare products include facial oils, oil-based cleansers, body oils, balms, and oil-based serums. These products are gaining popularity for their ability to provide deep hydration and nourishment to the skin without the use of water.