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HYDRATIONRequest The Research | DRY SKIN + HYDRATION
WHAT IS T.E.W.L. ?
Dry skin is characterised by dull, rough, scaly, red, and often itchy skin. The principal mechanism responsible for the development of dry skin is trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL); a normal process whereby water moves from the underlying dermis, through the epidermis and stratum corneum to evaporate on the skin surface. The rate of TEWL can be affected by internal and external factors including:
• Decreases in natural moisturising factor
• Abnormal enzyme function
• Temperature and humidity changes
• UV radiation and pollution exposure
• Severe skincare routines
• Aging, genetics and hormones
• Diet and water intake
Optimal barrier function is the cornerstone of achieving and maintaining skin hydration. We’ve compiled this information below from publicly available peer reviewed literature to explore new botanical sources and their phyto-compound profiles. *This information is not based on clinical trials of Cellular Extracts. IMAGE: EWL in skin with barrier function integrity and barrier function damage as seen in dry skin. Source: www.skinetrate.com/transepidermal-water-loss.html
Core Treatment Conisderations
MOISTURISING CATEGORIES FOR TOPICAL APPLICATION
Humectants are molecules that bind water (internal and from the atmosphere) in the stratum corneum. NMF are humectants. Compounds are predominately water soluble.
Ex: Hyaluronic acid, Glycerine, Honey, Aloe vera
Occlusives will create a barrier on top of the skin to reduce TEWL. Occlusives are used to enhance topical drug delivery. In daily skin care, occlusives sometimes can enhance hydration by decreasing TEWL.
Ex: Argan Oil; Beeswax; Lanolin; Safflower Oil
Emollient compounds soften and smooth the skin by replacing lipids and enhancing barrier function.
Ex: Fatty acids, Ceramides, Squalene
PHYTO-COMPOUNDS TO CONSIDER FOR HYDRATION
Based on plant profiles achieved by Cellular Extraction, verified by 3rd party analytical laboratories, the table below summarises phyto-compounds that have supporting research in peer reviewed scientific journals of the core treatment considerations mentioned. References are not based on clinical trials of the Cellular Extracts. Cellular Extraction delivers the natural molecules in their entourage, maintaining their integrity as they exist in the cell. Analytical testing is done on the Glycerine/water Cellular Extract concentrate format.
AHA: Tartaric acid
BHA: Salicylic acid
α-Linolenic acid : Omega 3
γ-Linolenic acid : Omega 6
Linoleic acid : Omega 6
Oleic acid : Omega 9
FROM THE LAB: DRY SKIN & HYDRATION
Dive deeper into our research on Hydration. Discover the issues, treatment considerations, the water and oil-soluble phyto-compounds, their actions, and the Cellular Extracts and Oils that deliver them!