7 Great Ingredients For Your Skin Barrier

7 Great Ingredients For Your Skin Barrier

Are you using too much active ingredients? Or you have been skipping your moisturiser and sunscreen religiously? If yes, your skin barrier might need skincare with the right ingredients to keep them safe. Don't let your skin barrier cries. Let we tell you 7 great ingredients for your skin barrier!

#1 Ceramide

Ceramides are fats or lipids that are found in the uppermost skin layer (constitutes more than 50% of your skin barrier). What ceramides can do? Ceramides will hold your skin together by forming a protective layer that helps to minimise moisture loss and create a barrier from the entry of harmful substances. 

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#2 Niacinamide

Niacinamide also known as vitamin b3 or nicotinamide, that has soothing and healing properties. Do you know other than adding natural glow, fades your acne scars and minimize the appearance of your pores, niacinamide also helps to increase the production of ceramide. So if you use any ceramide product with niacinamide as one of the ingredients, it will be so great for your skin barrier.

#3 Cholesterols

Important lipids that can be found naturally in the outer skin layer. It holds together skin barrier and work closely with ceramides and fatty acids.

Example: Phytosterols.

#4 Fatty acids

Also refers to triglycerides. It's part of skin barrier.

Example: Capryl triglycerides, linoleic acids.

#5 Jojoba oil

Do you know that jojoba oil is suitable for oily skin? This is because it's not considered as TRUE oils. Jojoba oil has high content of wax esters thus making it as a good repair option for skin barrier.

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#6 Humectants

Humectants are water-retaining ingredients. They work by pulling water from the surrounding to maintain skin's hydration. Humectants are best to be used together with emollients.

Example: Glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and sodium hyaluronate.

#7 Natural-moisturising factors (NMFs)

Natural moisturising factors (NMFs) are present naturally in our skin. However, it can be depleted due to repeated environmental stressors that causes damage to the skin barrier. Ageing process can also reduce the level of NMFs in our skin.

Example: Sodium PCA, trehalose, urea, amino acids (peptides).

Product's highlight:

Alluskin Barrier Cream is made up of these 7 ingredients to serve the purpose of repairing your weakened or damaged skin barrier. Beautiful blends of humectants, emollients, and occlusive together with unique cream texture, your skin will be able to appreciate the goodness. This fluffy ceramide cream will melt into gel once it touches your skin. Try it yourselves and feel the difference. Shop here.

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Bottom line: YMMV. Please always listen to your skin and do skin patch test prior use.