Anyone who’s known us for longer than five minutes, knows exactly how passionate we are about maintaining a healthy skin barrier. So much so that pretty much every product in our lineup has a healthy barrier at its core. But, while we’re talking about barrier care and maintenance, it helps to know exactly which ingredients should be on your list and in your skincare routine. And that’s exactly what we’re here to talk about.
Let’s dive right into our very own list of barrier-loving ingredients!
Allow us to illustrate the importance of ceramides in your skincare routine with the help of an example. Imagine that your skin is a brick wall. For this wall to stand intact and strong against any external damage and wear tear, it needs cement to hold the bricks together. If your skin is the wall, your skin cells are the bricks, then ceramides are the cement in between the bricks to keep your overall skin in top shape. This in turn prevents moisture from escaping and also makes your skin more resilient to damage.
We love a good Niacinamide in our routine! After all, is there anything this little guy cannot do? Be it tackling breakouts or pigmentation, Niacinamide can do it all effortlessly. However, the reason we love this skingredient is for its ability to increase production of ceramides, which as you already read above is the cornerstone ingredient in barrier care.
We cannot talk about having a healthy barrier without looping hydration into the conversation. And we cannot talk about hydration, without talking about hyaluronic acid. Juiced up skin cells are essential for a healthy barrier. Hyaluronic Acid draws moisture deep into your skin, and helps keep the moisture locked right in!
Vitamin F Forte & Omega Fatty Acids
These work to maintain the oil balance in your skin, thereby retaining its suppleness and protecting it from breakouts. The also help smoothen the skin’s surface, improve hydration, prevent moisture loss and reduce dehydration, flakiness and inflammation.
Probiotics help balance the skin’s pH and play a crucial role in replenishing and maintaining the skin microbiome (yep, that’s totally a thing) healthy and happy. The result? Skin that’s stronger, healthier and more balanced!
So, there you have it. The next time you’re wondering what to look for in a product or a routine focusing on barrier strengthening, keep this list of ingredients handy!
You can also find all of these ingredients in our skincare lineup! Click here to explore.