Tip of the Month : Barrier?! Isn’t it just skin?
Our Skin Care TIP of the Month is all about Barrier Repair Technology & Benefits for Optimal Skin Function.
Learn why it’s vital for skin health, anti-aging and looking good longer.
The main function of the stratum corneum, also called the skin barrier, is to protect the body against damage caused by environmental insults like the sun and pollution. It’s our shield and first line of defense against the outside world. A healthy skin barrier protects the young, maturing skin cells deeper in the skin from being damaged. So it’s vital to care for this protective barrier.
Lipids (oils) in the skin are critical to its function and structure because they act like the glue that holds the skin cells of the stratum corneum together. A normal, healthy ratio of lipids in the skin is 1:1:1 – 1 cholesterol, 1 ceramide and 1 free fatty acids. Epionce founder, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt, and his research team discovered that adjusting the lipid ratios to 3:1:1 – 3 cholesterol, 1 ceramide and 1 fatty acids – triggered skin healing. This original proprietary concept was built into the foundation of the Epionce product line as Barrier Repair Technology.
- Repairs and optimizes the skin’s natural protective barrier
- Clinically proven to improve signs of skin aging
- Clinically proven to rapidly repair skin post-treatment
- Helps improve symptoms of skin disease, like eczema, psoriasis, acne and keratosis pilaris
I’m not sure what you mean by “skin barrier.” Isn’t it just skin?
The skin barrier refers to the outermost layers of our skin. These layers are made up of several layers of flattened skin cells that are held together with a combination of oils and water – think of the skin cells as bricks and the oils as mortar. This skin barrier provides protection from the outside world – like UV rays (sunshine) and pollution – from penetrating down to the deeper layers of the skin. Just like we don’t want damage to the roof or wall of our house because they protect us from the outside world, we don’t want damage to our skin barrier.
Why should I care if my skin barrier is damaged? I just want to look younger!
We all want to look youthful and fresh. In fact, younger skin tends to have a healthier skin barrier. It is after years of damage and unprotected exposure to the elements that our skin starts showing signs of aging. A damaged skin barrier is linked to skin aging and disease. Remember, your skin is the largest organ of your body. If any other organ of your body was damaged, you would want to get it repaired as quickly as possible. The same goes for your skin. The Epionce Renewal Facial products contain Barrier Repair Technology, which repairs the skin barrier to get it back to its younger-looking state.
How do I repair the barrier?
Epionce helps our skin to repair itself in the same way our body works to repair the skin. Barrier Repair Technology uses specific types of oils your skin barrier already is made of to trigger rejuvenation in the skin. These oils come from a variety of botanical ingredients at precise therapeutic concentrations. You will not find this technology in any other product line as it is unique to Epionce alone. It works because clinical study data show how quickly the skin barrier is repaired after using Barrier Repair Technology.
- In a 12-week study, Renewal Facial Cream alone reduced tactile roughness by 56% and improved clarity by 53%
- In a 12-week study, Intensive Nourishing Cream alone reduced tactile roughness by 60% and reduced wrinkles by 31%
- Medical Barrier Cream was shown to rapidly normalize barrier function by 89.6% within 45 minutes after application and had repaired the skin barrier 100% within 2 hours