Healthy skin provides an essential barrier, keeping water inside the body and preventing invasion of irritants, allergens and bacteria that may trigger inflammation and infection. This is just one reason why it is critical to keep the integrity of the outer layer of skin, the stratum corneum, intact. The stratum corneum is comprised of corneocyte cells and lipid bilayers which act like mortar between the corneocyte cells. Washing or scrubbing our faces can remove some of the corneocytes and lipid bilayers. Other factors that can impair the skin barrier are exposure to sunlight, wind and low humidity, the use of soaps or harsh exfoliating cleansers, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and natural aging. When these aggressors compromise the lipid bilayer, trans-epidermal water loss increases, the corneocytes dehydrate and cracks are left in the skin barrier leaving the skin dry and exposed to invasion of foreign bodies.
There are four products in Environ Skin Care’s Focus Care™ Moisture+ Range that contain various combinations of scientifically researched ingredients that assist in delivering moisture boosting benefits to dehydrated skin, leaving it looking healthier and visibly hydrated.
- Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream is formulated with medium concentrations of Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid. By supporting the effects of the skin’s natural pH and assisting with the benefits of the natural exfoliation (desquamation) process of the skin, these Alpha Hydroxy Acids are known to help improve the appearance of textural problems associated with dehydration (roughness of the skin’s surface), leaving the skin looking and feeling softer and smoother.
- Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser is a luxurious cream, containing a variety of dynamic moisturizers and emollients that may assist in enhancing the benefits of the skin’s barrier function as well as the effects of the natural moisturizing factors. Vitamins and antioxidants enhance the user experience by adding to the overall protection from the effects of free-radical damage, resulting in skin that feels nourished and refreshed.
- Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules deliver a concentrated burst of vitamin enriched hydration for the skin. Containing a blend of retinol and antioxidants, these capsules help to protect the appearance of the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals. By enriching your skin with natural surface oils, it is left looking visibly refreshed and energized.
- HA Intensive Hydrating Serum contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This powerful humectant helps plump the appearance of wrinkles and helps protect the skin against the effects of UV damage. The moisture binding characteristic of this special molecule helps to improve the appearance of dehydration, leaving the skin looking visibly smoother and plumper.
To learn more about these effective moisturizing and nourishing products, contact [email protected] or 877-337-6227 and to speak with an Environ Skin Care consultant in your area.
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