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!