Are You Using Emulsion? You Should Be!

No, we’re not talking about paint, we’re talking about your skin. An emulsion is like a light version of a moisturiser, with skin-boosting properties aimed at increasing the overall level of moisture in your skin without weighing it down.

Let’s dive into the world of emulsion, and how it can help men get softer and more nourished skin.

What is emulsion cream for the face?

Emulsion creams might not be something you’ve heard of before, but they are a staple in the Korean skincare world – a country known for being at the forefront of new skincare ideas. A lightweight moisturiser, emulsion is water-based rather than oil-based, which makes it a good choice for all skin types, particularly oily and sensitive skin.

If you have oily skin, you might think adding an emulsion to your routine would increase the oil, but actually it helps to do the opposite. Oily skin is actually dehydrated skin, as the sebaceous glands overproduce sebum to combat the dryness. This leaves you with excess oil which has nowhere to go. If you use an emulsion to lock in moisture, it will help to reset your sebum production and reduce the appearance of oil on your skin.

Man using emulsion

What is the difference between emulsion and cream?

The main difference between emulsion and cream is consistency. As mentioned, emulsions are water-based, which is what gives them their lightweight feel. That’s not to say they aren’t packing a punch though – the great thing about emulsion is that it can help promote healthy skin without irritating it.

Emulsion is also used alongside other skincare products to help lock them in and maximise their effectiveness. Whether you are looking for something to add to your routine, or you just need a boost for a specific skin complaint, emulsion might just be the answer.

Can I use emulsion as a moisturiser?

Yes, you can, but it does depend on what your skin type is. It might be that emulsion is enough to add the required moisture to your skin, but it can also be used as an additional source of hydration for particularly dry or sensitive skin.

If you feel as though your daily moisturiser isn’t giving your skin enough nourishment, adding an emulsion is a great way to give it that extra push.

Man with clear skin

Is emulsion and essence the same?

As we mentioned, emulsion is a huge part of a Korean skincare routine. Essence is another product used to increase moisture and treat specific skin complaints, however it is not a necessary part of a daily routine for most men. With a good quality moisturiser and emulsion at hand, you’ll be able to enjoy maximum moisture without being weighed down. We understand that men rarely want to spend hours in front of the mirror employing a 12-step routine, just a few simple products can really give your skin the boost it needs.

The Bulldog Skincare Original Emulsion contains three of our favourite ingredients: aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea. Each one is known for its hydrating properties and we’ve made sure the consistency is right for the robust needs of male skin without ruining your delicate pH balance.

How do you use emulsion?

Emulsion is an easy addition to skincare routines – just use morning and evening alongside your other products to help lock in the good stuff. After cleansing and toning, add a bit to the palm of your hand and massage into your face. Follow it up with your daily moisturiser and you and your skin will be ready for anything.