our skin care
Skin health isn’t just about topical care. Overall, your diet, health and lifestyle have a tremendous effect on your skin. Healthy skin care should address a holistic approach that includes good hydration, nutrition, healthy living, and a regimen that supplements your body's natural processes. To understand why, we must have an idea of how the skin functions.
Simply stated, your skin is the largest organ of the body. It is comprised of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), dermis (inner layer) and subcutis (base layer). This understated organ functions as a protective barrier, eliminates waste, regulates body temperature and facilitates the sense of touch.
The epidermis is made up of keratinocytes, which grow upwards in layers of cells that die and flake off as they reach the surface. The visible, outermost layer, called the stratum cornea, is made up of dead cells that shield the tender skin underneath. Intercellular lipids within the Keratinocytes and stratum cornea are responsible for healthy barrier function. This vital lipid barrier layer is perpetually depleted during the cycle of cellular life and death. Factors such as diet, hormones, climate and topical skin irritants, interfere with the skin's natural rhythm and further stress the lipid barrier, leading to dehydration, wrinkles, blemishes, premature aging and other damaging skin conditions.
As we age, it takes longer and longer for our skin to repair itself and replenish its lipid barrier. Depending on your age, it may take as long as 5 to 6 weeks - the time it may take for new skin cells to make their way to the surface - to see meaningful effects on the skin. However, immediate improvements in the appearance of the epidermis can be achieved by topically replenishing essential lipids within the barrier layer and applying hydrating emollients and occlusive products to the stratum cornea - plumping up dead cells, making skin look firmer, preventing loss of moisture and protecting against external stressors.
The dermis plays a critical role in the overall health, texture and youthful appearance of your skin. Blood vessels within the dermis supply the epidermis with nutrients and oxygen, which are essential for the formation of healthy new cells. These nutrients are supplied by the nutrient-rich foods you consume. Fibers of collagen and elastin are two proteins produced in the dermis. They are responsible for the strength and flexibility of skin tone and firmness. The dermis is where both topically applied and internally consumed ingredients can have the most profound impact - resulting in stronger, healthier cells at the surface.
Recent studies show that skin cells have a circadian rhythm and that the critical functions your skin performs, are controlled by a time regulator. This smart, inner clock acts like an on-and-off switch and controls skin cell activity, telling it when to start renewing, or when to stop DNA repair, for example. This is a compelling discovery for skin care treatments and application practices.
Our topical products are designed to work with the renewal process of your skin's anatomy and its circadian rhythm, or chronobiology. They are designed to be applied strategically, to synch with your skin's rhythm, for 24-hour care. They are preventative and reactive solutions that improve, maintain, protect, and enhance the skin's layers. Our products care for your skin - inside and out - with antioxidant and nutrient-rich lipid, collagen and elastin boosting ingredients that
strengthen the protective barrier layer
fight damaging stressors that break down collagen and elastin.
Simply put, our products work with your skin's own system of care! > Body Health