As we dive into the summer season, spending time outdoors becomes irresistible. However, too much sun exposure, hot temperatures, humidity, pollution, and other environmental stressors can negatively impact on the skin barrier. A damaged skin barrier can lead to many issues, including sensitivity, irritation, premature aging, heightened sun damage, and more. There are effective ingredients to help build and rebuild a strong defense/skin barrier.
Ingredients to Look For:
1. Bifida Ferment Lysate
This probiotic ingredient helps strengthen the skin's microbiome by enhancing the skin's natural moisture barrier. Alongside hydrating the skin, bifida ferment lysate improves the skin's ability to defend against environmental aggressors.
At 2% concentration, Niacinamide can increase the synthesis of ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol, which are building blocks of a skin barrier. This reduces trans-epidermal water loss allowing your skin to retain moisture and maintain healthy skin.
3. Sodium Hyaluronate aka Hyaluronic Acid:
Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid and uniquely attracts and retains moisture. It's capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water. A well-hydrated skin barrier is stronger and more resilient. Sodium hyaluronate also forms a film on the skin's surface, acting as a protective shield against environmental stressors, pollutants, and moisture loss.
Products To Look For:
Accelerate Recovery: Triple Action Serum
This probiotic serum uses both bifida ferment lysate and sodium hyaluronate to help your skin's natural recovery process by hydrating, repairing, and strengthening the skin barrier.
A Soothing Solution: Skin Balancing Moisturizer
This 2% niacinamide gel-cream uses sodium hyaluronate and other key ingredients to cohesively strengthen and balance the skin to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.