When our skin is healthy, the barrier function is intact, and the acid mantle naturally balanced. However, when our skin is out of balance, any number of the following conditions can occur:
Immunogenic Inflammation: When a rogue substance enters the skin, such as artificial fragrance or pollen, the immune system is instantly put on high alert.
Neurogenic Inflammation: When more neuro-active chemicals are released into the dermis than usual, the nervous system becomes overstimulated, resulting in a stinging sensation.
Unbalanced Acid Mantle: Several things, as discussed below, can upset the delicate micro-flora that keeps your skin healthy, allowing toxins to penetrate the dermis and cause irritation.
This natural balance is challenged daily; pollution, smog, sunlight, hormones, stresses and more. When this happens, a cycle of events occurs within your skin; natural immune triggers are produced deep within your skin; this is part of your skin’s natural defence against these harmful triggers.
Unfortunately, these immune triggers can become overstimulated, and when that happens, your skins natural equilibrium is disrupted. Over time, healthy cells are damaged, collagen and elastin fibres become distorted and break down, and your skin becomes less able to repair itself. The delicate microflora that makes up the acid mantle is knocked off balance and whilst we can’t see this happening, your skin begins to lose its natural glow leading to premature ageing and breakouts.
Sos has been naturally formulated with probiotics and a natural steroid in the form of Canadian willow extract to reduce this cycle of damage and activate the repair process, balancing the healthy bacteria on your skin and calming both immunogenic inflammation and neurogenic inflammation, calming the immune triggers and reducing their damaging effects.
SOS probiotics ingredients then activate the immune repair process, boosting your skins natural ability to restore collagen and elastin and healthy skin cells. With regular application, your skin’s equilibrium is maintained, and the probiotics continue to protect and restore your skin. The result is balanced, glowing skin.