PHOSPHOLIPIDS AND WHY YOU NEED IT IN YOUR SKINCARE

 

By Nateisha Scott

The protective barrier you and your skin never knew you needed. For hydration and repair, Phospholipids is what you need in order to keep your skin in a healthy condition.

Phospholipids and why you need it in your skincare

By Nateisha Scott

WHAT ARE PHOSPHOLIPIDS?

Phospholipids provide a barrier for the skin; it hydrates and assists the skin for repair. A type of lipid molecule that is the main component of the cell membrane, it is made up of two fatty acids, a phosphate group and a glycerol molecule. Phospholipids are described as having heads and tails, the ‘head’ of a phospholipid is hydrophilic which means attracted to water whilst the ‘tail’ of a phospholipid is hydrophobic that repels water. As a combination this means that a phospholipid attracts water and absorbs it and a crucial component in keeping the skin hydrated.

HOW DO PHOSPHOLIPIDS WORK?

Phospholipids work like a second skin; they mimic the skin’s natural lipids to seal in any product added to the skin and then helps deliver the active ingredients deeper into the skin.

The protective barrier you and your skin never knew you needed. For hydration and repair, Phospholipids is what you need in order to keep your skin in a healthy condition.

WHAT ARE PHOSPHOLIPIDS?

Phospholipids provide a barrier for the skin; it hydrates and assists the skin for repair. A type of lipid molecule that is the main component of the cell membrane, it is made up of two fatty acids, a phosphate group and a glycerol molecule. Phospholipids are described as having heads and tails, the ‘head’ of a phospholipid is hydrophilic which means attracted to water whilst the ‘tail’ of a phospholipid is hydrophobic that repels water. As a combination this means that a phospholipid attracts water and absorbs it and a crucial component in keeping the skin hydrated.

HOW DO PHOSPHOLIPIDS WORK?

Phospholipids work like a second skin; they mimic the skin’s natural lipid to seal in any product added to the skin and then helps deliver the active ingredients deeper into the skin.

WHO BENEFITS FROM PHOSPHOLIPIDS?

Phospholipids help hydrating ingredients penetrate the skin. They really are key when it comes to a healthy and hydrated complexion. Whether you suffer with dry or irritated skin or face colder climates, the added focus phospholipids have in retaining moisture in the skin will keep the skin plump, hydrated and fuller.

Similarly, for mature skin types where your skin naturally retains less moisture, adding products that contain phospholipids is a great step in the right direction for retaining as much moisture to the skin as possible. Although our skin is built to hang onto moisture there are factors such as age, genes, evaporation and osmotic pressure that can make a difference to how your skin stays moisturised. As our skin matures, we produce less molecules that trap water in the skin and almost every layer of the dermis gets weaker and therefore incorporating products that are rich in texture and have moisturising factors will help to keep the skin healthy look and moisturised.

WHERE YOU WILL FIND IT?

Our Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is a concentrated, nourishing formula designed to cushion the skin in a protective barrier as it hydrates and assists the skin to repair. Rich in texture, it infuses the skin with anti-ageing and hydrating ingredients to help the skin recover from daily environmental aggressors. Phospholipids in this formula shield the skin to lock in moisture while hyaluronic acid hydrates the deeper layers in the skin to give a plumping effect. In addition, our NAC Y2 creates the optimum environment in the skin to help the production of collagen and elastin. This helps to strengthen the skin and work to reduce the appearance of fine lines – perfect for dry, damaged and dehydrated skin.

WHO BENEFITS FROM PHOSPHOLIPIDS?

Phospholipids help hydrating ingredients penetrate the skin. They really are key when it comes to a healthy and hydrated complexion. Whether you suffer with dry or irritated skin or face colder climates, the added focus phospholipids have in retaining moisture in the skin will keep the skin plump, hydrated and fuller.

Similarly, for mature skin types where your skin naturally retains less moisture, adding products that contain phospholipids is a great step in the right direction for retaining as much moisture to the skin as possible. Although our skin is built to hang onto moisture there are factors such as age, genes, evaporation and osmotic pressure that can make a difference to how your skin stays moisturised. As our skin matures, we produce less molecules that trap water in the skin and almost every layer of the dermis gets weaker and therefore incorporating products that are rich in texture and have moisturising factors will help to keep the skin healthy look and moisturised.

WHERE YOU WILL FIND IT?

Our Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is a concentrated, nourishing formula designed to cushion the skin in a protective barrier as it hydrates and assists the skin to repair. Rich in texture, it infuses the skin with anti-ageing and hydrating ingredients to help the skin recover from daily environmental aggressors. Phospholipids in this formula shield the skin to lock in moisture while hyaluronic acid hydrates the deeper layers in the skin to give a plumping effect. In addition, our NAC Y2 creates the optimum environment in the skin to help the production of collagen and elastin. This helps to strengthen the skin and work to reduce the appearance of fine lines – perfect for dry, damaged and dehydrated skin.

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