When targeting skin concerns, it’s always important to start with the basics: And keeping skin moisturized is about as basic as it comes. Look for ingredients that have emollient and occlusive properties, as these will help keep the skin from drying out. “Trapping in water with moisturizers helps to decrease transepidermal water loss and prevents dry skin, hence, ease crepey skin,” board-certified dermatologist Purvisha Patel, M.D., tells mbg.
Coconut oil is a long-time favorite ingredient for a reason. The deeply hydrating botanical has been shown to be deeply moisturizing1 via robust research. In fact, studies show it can help increase moisture levels in the skin2, as well as improve skin barrier function3.
But that’s the only way it helps improve the appearance of crepey skin. Some research notes that the oil can boost collagen production4 by improving skin fibroblasts activity.