Beautiful skin matters.

For this reason, a good moisturiser should be in your arsenal of products.

All skin types (oily skin included) need a daily dose of hydration to stay plump, radiant and healthy.

In a youthful society, ageless skin has become a reality.

Many of us are taken in by the allure of exotic ingredients, sold to us via glamorous models and the trappings and trimmings of pretty packaging,

Research has found, the psychological reasons we purchase personal care products, is interestingly far more complex than what is actually in the formulation.

Skin care doesn’t have to be really sophisticated, or cost the earth to be effective.

A well thought out facial moisturiser, formulated with natural botanical extracts can have some wonderful benefits for the health of your skin.

So let’s get down to basics, and look at moisturisation in greater detail:

Moisturisation is a Science

  • Repairing
  • Increases hydration
  • Provides protection
  • Reduces sensitivity
  • Reduces bacteria on the skin
  • Treats and prevent dry skin
  • Keeps an oily shine at bay
  • Reduces inflammation and irritation within the skins tissues
  • Improves epidermal barrier function and promotes skin healing
  • Improves the health and function of epidermis, the skins visible layer

    Obviously the results you get, is due to the degree that the individual face moisturiser will deliver these goals, and how well it has been formulated.

    Key Ingredients of a Face Moisturiser

    So what should be in a face moisturiser?
    Well our skin naturally contains components and lipids that keep our skin supple and hydrated, this is referred to as the natural moisturising factor (NMF).

    When the NMF content of our skin is reduced the texture becomes rough, flaking and fine lines appear, impairing our natural skin moisturiser, so it makes sense that a good face moisturiser should help to keep the structure of our epidermis intact.

    Elements Found in the NMF

    • Urea
    • Glycerin
    • Ceramides
    • Fatty Acids
    • Cholesterol
    • Phospholipids
    • Sodium PCA
    • Triglycerides
    • Amino Acids
    • Linoleic acid
    • Triglycerides
    • Hyaluronic acid
    • Glycosphingolipids
    • Glycosaminoglycans
    • Mucopolysaccharide

    The Naked Truth
    As I discussed earlier, a good face moisturiser doesn’t have to cost the earth.

    A recent study found that a fairly mid-range natural moisturiser that contained botanical emollients, lipids and humectants, helped to improve the skins barrier function, increase the epidermal thickness of the skin and decrease the transepidermal water loss (TEWL) by 15% percent.

    Ideally your moisturiser should contain ingredients that mimic the structure and function of a healthy skin, and put back some of the primary elements that help to keep our skin healthy. 

    A well thought out formulation is important, the selection of an appropriate moisturiser depends on a number of things; including the formulation, ingredients skin type and conditions, and the individual requirements of the person.

    All of the Naked Chemist products are fully customisable and designed to mimic skin that is healthy with skin-identical ingredients.

    Personally giving you the tools to treat all of your skins requirements on different levels, so you can achieve healthy, youthful skin for many years to come.

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