08 Mar Repair your skin with skin barrier ingredients
We all want to protect our skin, and one of the best ways to do that is with skin barrier ingredients.
I read an article recently by “The Naked Chemist” that explains our skin barrier very well:
What Is The Natural Barrier?
The outermost layer of the epidermis – the stratum corneum – functions as both a physical and chemical barrier.
This barrier role is twofold:
- To prevent penetration from invading allergens and bacteria.
- To prevent evaporation of water, referred to as trans-epidermal water loss.
It is made up of multiple stacks of flattened cells called corneocytes; layers upon layers of dead cells surrounded by an oily, water-repellent coating that provides a formidable skin barrier to the outflow of water, and an impermeable membrane to the environment.
This oily surrounding is made up of 50% Ceramides, 25% Cholesterol, and 10% Fatty Acids. All of these lipids are super important for normal skin barrier repair function.
When your skin breaks down, the skin barrier becomes compromised; irritants, microbes, and allergens can easily penetrate, creating conditions such as dermatitis or eczema.
An alteration in the stratum corneum lipids has been identified in several skin disorders associated with a damaged permeability skin barrier, including atopic dermatitis and inflammation.
So, it makes sense that “skin-identical ingredients” will help to improve certain skin conditions by repairing and protecting your outer layer of skin.
Symptoms Of An Impaired Barrier:
- Flaking: A typical sign of dehydrated skin.
- Tightness: That one-size-too-small sensation that is often associated with dry skin.
- Redness: Skin inflammation occurs because the barrier is unable to protect against irritants.
- Itchiness: Classic “winter itch” is a sure sign of damage to the barrier function. An impaired barrier can have an effect on nerve endings, which leads to itching. When the skin is scratched to relieve the itch, the barrier function is injured further, causing inflammation and redness.
Ingredients That Protect Our Skin Barrier:
Ceramides: NCN products that contain ceramides are:
Niacinamide: NCN products that contain niacinamide are:
Hyaluronic Acid: NCN products that contain Hyaluronic Acid are:
- All-In-One Anti-Aging Cream.
- Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream with Ceramides
- Eye Fix.
- GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Amino Complex Formula I.
- GHK-Cu Copper Peptide Amino Complex Formula II.
- Vitamin C+ Serum.
Fatty Acids: NCN products that contain Fatty Acids are:
- Phyto-Biotics Blueberry & Oat Skin Quench.
- Rinseable Cleansing Oil.
- Volu-Lift Recontouring Face Cream with Ceramides.
- DNA Serum.
- Corrective Face Oil Cocktail for Dry/Aging/Mature Skin.
- Corrective Face Oil Cocktail for Dry/Acne Skin.
- Rhassoul Cleansing Bar.
Zinc Oxide: NCN products that contain Zinc Oxide are:
Panthenol: NCN products that contain Panthenol are:
Phospholipids: NCN products that contain Phospholipids are:
Triglycerides from Coconut Oil: NCN products that contain Triglycerides from Coconut Oil are:
Check out how many skin barrier ingredients are in the All-In-One Anti-Aging Cream! It’s one of my favorites and yours too – a huge seller here!