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Our b-silk™ protein mimics your natural barrier function and provides a breathable layer of reinforcement against the elements.
Our Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream is chock-full of b-silk™ protein, essential lipids, ceramides and hydrating oils. These ingredients work together to restore and maintain your skin’s barrier function. How does it work? We thought you’d never ask.
What is the skin barrier?
Our Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream is packed with b-silk™ protein to reinforce the skin barrier. What is the skin barrier? Also known as the stratum corneum, this is the outermost layer of the skin. Its structure is similar to a brick wall, with old skin cells (a.k.a. corneocytes) stacked and held together by lipids and fats.
A healthy skin barrier performs two functions. First, it helps your skin retain moisture by preventing water loss from deeper skin layers. Second, it helps protect your skin from harsh elements like UV rays, pollutants, microbes, and chemicals.
Your barrier’s function is a direct result of many factors, including nutrition, age, your daily skincare routine, and your surrounding environment. Over time, the barrier starts degrading and gets weaker and a little worse at performing its function. This brings on moisture loss, and lets in external aggravators, which further damage the deeper layers of skin by breaking down structural proteins like collagen and elastin. To further complicate matters, every time you cleanse, fats and lipids are stripped from the skin, weakening the skin’s barrier function.
That’s where Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream comes in. B-silk™ protein, our innovative key ingredient, mimics your natural barrier function and provides a breathable layer of reinforcement against the elements. Natural lipids and fats replenish your skin barrier, anti-inflammatory ingredients calm your skin, while active oils stimulate cell turnover and work to fight signs of aging. Here’s an introduction to the key players.
Call in the reinforcements! Our proprietary ingredient forms a lightweight, breathable barrier that locks moisture in and keeps environmental factors at bay. When b-silk™ protein is applied, tiny silk molecules lock together to form an invisible film on the surface of your skin. Unlike many other barrier-forming ingredients, the b-silk™ protein barrier is not greasy and allows your skin to perform its function while providing vital reinforcement. Read more about b-silk™ protein here.
Ceramides are essential lipids that help restore skin integrity and elasticity, fortify the skin barrier, and make the skin look plump and firm. They are naturally produced by the skin, but can be depleted by cleansing, chemicals, and environmental factors. The Rich Cream contains three types of naturally-occurring ceramides: Ceramide AP, EOP, and NP. All of these have a slightly different molecular structure and work in concert to support barrier function.
Gentianaceae Leaf Extract
The Indian Gentian plant is a medicinal herb native to the Himalayas, and used as a traditional Ayurvedic herb for centuries. It has been shown to help with self-regeneration of the skin and to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Phytosphingosine is a naturally occurring lipid found in your skin’s outer layers. It plays an important role in protecting and nourishing your skin. Phytosphingosine acts as a skin conditioning agent as well as an anti-inflammatory agent, calming and soothing irritated skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil is a powerful source of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. It is naturally rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from environmental stressors. It also contains omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid, which helps decrease inflammation and stimulates new cell growth, and beta-carotene, which is beneficial for the healthy appearance of skin.
Let’s See the Results.
We’ll take any chance to show off our data. B-silk™ protein is clinically shown to deliver results in just four weeks. With continued use, skin keeps getting better.
Want to see for yourself? Shop Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream today to get started.
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