Skin Smoothing Cream is our #1 moisturiser for a reason!
As one of the first products launched by Dermalogica, Skin Smoothing Cream has certainly stood the test of time. Since the 1980's our lives and environment have changed, together with dermalogica's developments in skincare technology the timing is perfect to update this favourite and we are excited to share with you why!
When is this happening?
New Skin Smoothing Cream with HydraMesh Technology begins sale on the 5th October. The new formulation will be for the first time available for sale in 3 sizes (100ml, 50ml and new 15ml trial size).
What has changed?
The average adult loses nearly half a litre of moisture through Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) every day, making continuous hydration an essential component of overall skin health. But between increasing environmental triggers and ever-busier lifestyles, today’s moisturisers need to do more than just replace lost hydration. Dehydration also disrupts the skin’s microbiome and accelerates the loss of crucial enzymes – so we made it our mission to harness advanced hydration technologies into a next-generation formula for our best-selling moisturiser.
Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream is now upgraded with the latest technology to feature state-of-the-art Active HydraMesh Technology, which works on a molecular level to help reduce TEWL and infuse skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration. This advanced technology also helps shield skin’s natural microbiome from environmental stress.
The details on hydration
Proper hydration is central to skin health. The skin has its own Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF). This is the collective name for a group of molecules that help retain moisture in the skin. Hydration can also come from topically applied skin care products, the water you drink throughout the day, and your diet. Likewise, lifestyle can have a big impact on skin’s hydration levels: environmental factors, stress, and even the weather can significantly deplete skin’s hydration reserves.
The result of this depletion is dehydrated skin. It can affect anyone, and can appear as fine lines, dryness and tightness – and one of the biggest consequences of dehydrated skin is an increase in sensitivity. Regardless of the symptoms, the solution is providing continual hydration to keep skin dehydration at bay.
Why is the lipid barrier important?
Found in the outermost layer of the epidermis – the stratum corneum – lipids are the “mortar” in the skin structure that form a protective barrier from the outside world, helping to keep irritants out. The lipid barrier plays a crucial role in managing skin’s moisture levels by stopping water loss and preventing extreme dryness.
When the lipid barrier is impaired or slow in replenishing itself, this protective barrier is compromised – which can result in dehydration and increased sensitivity.
What is the microbiome?
The skin hosts a wide array of organisms that comprise its microbiome (natural microbial ecosystem). Traditionally we tend to think of most bacteria as “bad”, but the skin microbiome plays an important role in some of the skin’s key processes. In terms of cell turnover, the microbiome helps regulate skin’s pH – which is vital for the function of crucial enzymes. It’s also a key part of the immune system, and physically blocks “bad” bacteria from the skin.
Research is ongoing, but we’re now starting to understand the positive impact that certain bacteria within the skin’s microbiome can have on skin health. Therefore, by influencing the microbiome, we can influence the overall health of the skin.
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