HOW DOES IT WORK TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN?
MOLECULAR PRECISION FOR YOUR SKIN
If you have sensitive or dry skin, if premature ageing is a concern, if you want smooth, hydrated skin, or if you want to do something to protect your skin for the future, a healthy skin barrier is vital, and R10 Labs will help get you there.
The skin is a miraculous organ. The largest in the body, it has a range of actions with the most important of these being to provide a protective barrier between the body and menaces of the outside world. This protective barrier shields the body against physical injury while also protecting it from other hazards such as microbes, harmful chemicals and other environmental toxins which are better out than in.
How does the skin protect you?
How your skin manages to do that is a miracle in natural science. The layer of the skin responsible for this is called the stratum corneum. This layer is made up of stacks of flat cells encased in a thick coating of lipids (fats). You could liken this layer to a brick wall, with the cells as the bricks and the many lipids as the cement, holding the cells together and acting like a sealant.
Like a house, if the cement between the bricks gets damaged, the skin has trouble keeping things out of the lower layers of the skin. This means that microbes, bacteria, allergens and even seemingly innocuous, skincare and cosmetic ingredients can easily find their way into the dermal layer of the skin causing an inflammatory response.
This results in skin which is overly sensitive and seems to be reactive to everything (even to natural and hypoallergenic products) A poorly functioning lipid layer is also consistently linked to all manner of inflammatory skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and acne. Who knew that fats could be so important?
How does the lipid barrier get damaged?
This is called TEWL “Trans Epidermal Water Loss”. Inflammatory chemicals are also released when barrier function is in damaged causing inflammation in the skin, setting the stage for premature ageing.
There are several factors that can wear down the lipid barrier, from both outside (external) and even inside (internal) the body, as if it’s job wasn’t difficult enough, it gets attacked from both sides!
Common external factors:
- UV exposure
- Excessive heat or cold
- Air pollution
- Harsh Cleansers
- Hot water
- Strong emulsifiers
- pH levels
- Ionic surfactants
Common internal factors:
- Emotional stress
- Poor diet
Premium Skincare = Healthy Lipid Barrier
While we can diminish certain factors from having an effect, we can’t eradicate every possible factor that can affect our skin’s natural defence and regenerative systems. With the help of our Liquicrystal Technology skincare, your skin is not helpless.
There’s only one skincare (if you guessed R10 Labs, you’re right!) that promotes healthy skin function despite the forces working against it.
Our smart skincare is scientifically designed to hydrate and protect skin when faced with extreme conditions, so you can have a balanced and functioning lipid barrier in any place. This is all possible through our proprietary LiquiCrystal® Technology, a technology which was perfected over 5 years of research & development.
R10 Labs LiquiCrystal® Technology
While conventional emulsifiers such as micelle’s have been proven to cause irritation to our skin by disrupting the lipid barrier, our Liquid Crystal emulsion bio-mimics the lipid bilayers in your skin, which improves the natural barrier.
With the inspiration taken from nature and designed by combining the properties of natural Olive oil and our technical expertise, Liquicrystal® Technology enables our skincare formulations to deliver unmatched performance in moisturisation, hydration, lower skin irritability and to deliver the complimentary high-tech actives to all parts of your skin.
Smart skincare is an important part of maintaining a healthy lipid barrier that promotes a firm, youthful-looking complexion. By ensuring that your outermost layer is kept healthy and strong, you can maintain overall healthier and happier skin that brings your inner shine to the surface.
The science in skincare is our ongoing series helping consumers better understand the science in skincare. We translate the science into a format that is much easier to read, bust the myths and give you a clear, transparent and honest assessment so you can make an informed choice of what goes onto your skin.
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Structure and Function of Skin From a Cosmetic Aspect – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128020050000409
The human skin barrier is organized as stacked bilayers – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22534876
Altered lipid organization and decreased barrier function in atopic eczema patients – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/231613918
Skin and Liquid Crystal: A brief review on their similarities – http://www.orientjchem.org/vol32no4/skin-and-liquid-crystal-a-brief-review-on-their-similarities/
Liquid Crystal Gel Reduces Age Spots by Promoting Skin Turnover – https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9284/1/3/202/pdf
A Liquid Crystal Application in Skin Care Cosmetics – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18505494/
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