We believe that hydrated skin is healthy skin, and Quench fills that gap.
Your skin contains between 15–20% water, but if this level drops, the skin can quickly become dehydrated, which is characterised by a rough texture, dryness, flakiness, and fine lines; inflammation may also be present, which can impair both the acid mantle and protective barrier function, which is why keeping your skin hydrated is vitally important.
The Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) comprises urea, lactic acid, pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (sodium PCA), hyaluronic acid, and lipids, all of which can deplete as a result of trauma or ageing. When this occurs, surface dehydration becomes apparent. Humectants are the compounds that bridge that gap, attracting and binding water that hydrate your skin by drawing water from the deeper layers or the air when the humidity is greater than 75%.
Dry skin lacks oil which is very different from a dehydrated skin type that lacks water, and your skin requires both. With its water-based/ lipid-rich formula, Quench offers both moisture and hydration and formulated at the ideal pH of 5.7; it will help balance an oily skin type; this is important because an overproduction of oil on the skin’s surface, can often lead to dehydration.
Tip: Use alone or layer on top of your H2O to use as a luxurious, plumping, overnight mask. You’ll wake up to hydrated, bouncy, baby-soft skin.
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