Skin Identical Ingredients | Nicole Contos Insider Tips
Think of Skin Identical Ingredients as the social butterflies of the dermis. Since they mimic the skin’s natural composition, they get along with all skin types — even the most sensitive or acne-prone. Here are just a few examples and where you’ll find them in the Nicole Contos Signature Skincare Line:
These fats are the building blocks of the skin. So it’s no surprise that they’re vital for maintaining the skin’s integrity. As we age, we produce less of them, which can weaken the skin’s barrier function. The result? Everything from wrinkles to irritation to dehydration. A topical with a lipid will work to replenish the skin for a more hydrated and firm appearance.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-found sugar molecule that’s a water lover. It’s extremely effective at penetrating the skin, because of its small molecular size. In itself, collagen is too large a protein to be absorbed through the skin effectively. A topical HA will bind water to collagen at the deeper layers of the skin — for a plumper, dewier, and more hydrated look.
Found in: Oxygen Therapy Mask
Glycerin is a humectant, which gives it a unique ability to moisturize the skin. Many other moisturizing ingredients sit on the surface of the skin and act as a barrier. On the other hand, Glycerin has the amazing ability to attract water to itself. As a result, Glycerin in a topical will act as a super hydrator, working to maintain a healthy barrier function and create soft, supple skin.
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