The principle behind the Naked Chemist
is intelligent ingredients that mimic the composition and structure of the skin
I believe good skin health begins with a healthy moisture barrier, the protective wall locking moisture in and keeping irritants out. Dry and damaged skin is not an easy thing to treat, simply because there are so many factors that may be contributing to its impairment. It may be oil-dry; that is, lacking important lipids, or it may be dehydrated, water-dry
Your skin is naturally made up of ceramides, triglycerides, squalene, cholesterol, fatty acids, magnesium, hyaluronic acid, lipids and more, but ageing, environmental stresses, inappropriate treatments, and products all undermine the integrity of the skin.
The barrier function has a brick-and-mortar like structure; the “bricks” are skin cells called Corneocytes and the “mortar” is a fatty mixture containing 25% Cholesterol, 25% Fatty Acids, and 50% Ceramides, and all types of lipids. If the skin’s sebaceous glands are less active, lipid production slows down and barrier function is inhibited.
Fortify contains the perfect ratio of vital skin-identical ingredients, one that completely mimics the composition and structure of the skin, so that it integrates perfectly into the phospholipid of the cell membrane and extracellular spaces between the cell wall, in order to strengthen and replenish the natural barrier, bringing that much-needed relief to dry, fragile, inflamed and depleted skin.
These ingredients are the skin science behind restoring and maintaining the health of the barrier. When this is functioning effectively, the delicate micro-flora that makes up the acid mantle is also healthy and balanced, thus correcting problematic skin conditions comes naturally.
Ceramides: Key components of the top layer of skin that are fully compatible with the ones already found within our own cell membranes. Their protective role supports cellular rejuvenation, whilst reinforcing the natural barrier function.
Phospholipids: Our cells are surrounded by a membrane, made up of essential lipids structures – the optimal activity of our cells is regulated by this membrane fluidity. Due to their structure, phospholipids are able to penetrate the cellular membrane and nourish it, making them highly efficient ,when it comes to restoring and protecting the barrier.
Macadamia Nut Oil: A skin identical oil rich in Omegas including moisturising Oleic acid (9) Linoleic Acid (6) restores the barrier function and reduces water loss. Palmitoleic Acid (7) an active anti-microbial, helps to ward off premature ageing.
Cholesterol: An important lipid found naturally in the outer layer of the skin. which depletes with age or trauma. 25% is found between our skin cells, so it play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the barrier and rebuilding the skin.
Magnesium Chloride: Alleviates inflammation and dryness in magnesium-deficient skin, by increasing elasticity and moisture.
Aqua – Water
Persea gratissima – Avocado fruit oil
Macadamia ternifolia – Macadamia nut oil
Phytosteryl macadamiate – Macadamia oil esters
Phytosterols – Plant derived sterols
Caprylic triglycerides – Naturally derived emollient
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Phospholipid – Lecithin vegetable derived
Ceramide NP – Stearoyl phytosphingosine
Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate – Olive emulsifer
Cetyl alcohol – Naturally derived emulsifier
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Sclerocarya birrea – Marula oil
Adansonia digitata – Baobab seed oil
Squalane – Olive derived lipid
Tocopherol – Vitamin E
Cholesterol – Plant derived lipid
Sodium hyaluronate – Hyaluronic acid
Magnesium chloride – Magnesium chloride
Sodium levulinate & sodium anisate – Naturally derived preservative