Post a Comment. One thing that I have noticed as I have gotten older is that my skin has become more sensitive. Part of the reason is that I have developed eczema on my neck, so that would at least explain some of it. But I have to believe that one of the other reasons has to be menopause and the hormonal disruptions that I am experiencing in my skin.
My skin has become drier, and with dry skin often comes sensitivity. What I decided to do was focus on the microbiome of my skin. The microbiome is extremely important in keeping our skin which is the body's largest organ functioning at an optimal level. It is a combination of microorganisms that consist of good bacteria and fungi to help keep out the bad bacteria and fungi.
Keeping this in homeostasis is very important for the skin to function properly. When it is not, then rashes and inflammation occur. It is thought that eczema and atopic dermatitis might be due to a dysfunction of the skin's microbiome. You will likely be hearing more about skincare products that help out regarding the function of the skin's microbiome.
Korres is one company that specifically has a whole line dedicated to it. Their Greek Yoghurt line for Sensitive Skin with Probiotics is for skin whose microbiome isn't functioning at an optimum level. The Greeks have long believed in using fermented yogurt for treating various ailments. I had it used as a sunburn treatment once.
The lactic acid and probiotics helped to cool and soothe the inflammation of the burn and prevented blistering. Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Gel-Cream is one of their products from their sensitive skin line that I have tried out and used when my skin is acting up and believe me, it works wonderfully. This cream is the ultimate hydrating, gel-cream moisturizer with a protein-boosting Greek yoghurt for a plumped, healthy looking bounce that lasts all day. It has a unique whipped texture that immediately melts into the skin and unlocks a time-released hydration that lasts for 48 hours.
Non-comedogenic and clinically-proven microbiome-friendly technology provides a skin veil for an ultimate healthy glow. The gel-cream is made with real Greek Yoghurt that is packed with collagen boosting protein, balancing probiotics, vitamin and minerals, this superfood nourishes and restores nutrients to the skin. Mineral rich sea water helps to minimize pores and lock in hydration. Passion Flower Oil minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles while keeping the skin smooth, plump and hydrated.
Item limited to max quantity of Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group. Bought this for my teenage daughter who has dry excema prone skin with the occasional breakout. Within days her skin visibly improved with no excess oiliness.
Having tried the route of skincare for excema which made her skin breakout in the t-zone, I thought this worth a try knowing the benefits of probiotics on the skin with the combination of yoghurt. Would highly recommend and not just teens - anyone that wants a gentle skincare that does the job well. I love this gentle but effective nourishing gel cream! Definitely would purchase again. Super light and comfort day cream. The best! I have combination skin and used it during summer and beginning of the autumn.
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According to manufacturer info , it's also a moisturizer and helps to make the product feel great on the skin. It works synergistically with preservatives and helps to improve water-resistance of sunscreens. A colorless liquid used in small amounts as a so-called masking ingredient, meaning it can hide the natural not-so-nice smell of other cosmetic ingredients. It has a nice rose-like scent and can be found in several essential oils such as rose, neroli or geranium.
It also has some antimicrobial activity and can boost the performance of traditional preservatives. It's a helper ingredient that helps to thicken up formulas and form a nice gel texture. It leaves a rich, elegant feel with a velvety finish on the skin and works over a wide pH range. A natural emulsifier that brings a soft and powdery feel to the formula. It's also very gentl e and is recommended for sensitive or baby skin products. If you ever wondered what those little Listerine breath strips were made of, you found your answer!
It dissolves in water and can make a thin, elastic, and moisture-absorbing film when spread on the skin that can cause an instant tightening effect. It can also be used as a thickener to get a silicone-like feel and can be used in peel-off masks.
Btw, it's made from fungus via fermentation. Its special magic power is to bind to the skin stronger and longer than other moisturizer ingredients do so it can keep the skin hydrated longer than usual. Chia seeds are in fashion and there is a reason for that. They are not only a superfood for your body but putting the oil all over your face seems to be a good idea too. Thanks to its great fatty acid content, chia seed oil counts as a great skin hydrator and it can help to maintain a healthy skin barrier function.
According to manufacturer's info , it can even alleviate itchy skin. If that is not enough, it also contains a couple of nice antioxidants , including Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Coumaric and Caffeic Acid. Serine is an amino acid that most often comes to the formula as part of a moisturizing complex. It's a non-essential amino acid meaning that our body can synthesize it and serves as a water-binding ingredient. In general, amino acids are great skincare ingredients that play an important role in proper skin hydration but there is not much info out there about what specifically serine can do for the skin.
If HA does not tell you anything we have a super detailed, geeky explanation about it here. The TL; DR version of HA is that it's a huge polymer big molecule from repeated subunits found in the skin that acts as a sponge helping the skin to hold onto water, being plump and elastic.
HA is famous for its crazy water holding capacity as it can bind up to times its own weight in water. As far as skincare goes, sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid are pretty much the same and the two names are used interchangeably. As cosmetic chemist kindofstephen writes on reddit "sodium hyaluronate disassociates into hyaluronic acid molecule and a sodium atom in solution". In spite of this, if you search for "hyaluronic acid vs sodium hyaluronate" you will find on multiple places that sodium hyaluronate is smaller and can penetrate the skin better.
Chemically, this is definitely not true, as the two forms are almost the same, both are polymers and the subunits can be repeated in both forms as much as you like. We also checked Prospector for sodium hyaluronate versions actually used in cosmetic products and found that the most common molecular weight was 1. What seems to be a true difference, though, is that the salt form is more stable, easier to formulate and cheaper so it pops up more often on the ingredient lists.
If you wanna become a real HA-and-the-skin expert you can read way more about the topic at hyaluronic acid including penetration-questions, differences between high and low molecular weight versions and a bunch of references to scientific literature. You can read all about the pure form here. This one is the so-called esterified version. A type of sugar that has water-binding properties and helps to keep your skin hydrated. Yes, it's the thing that can be found naturally in pee. And in the skin.
It is an awesome natural moisturizing factor, aka NMF. NMFs are important components that help the skin to hold onto water and keep it plump, elastic and hydrated. What makes urea special, is that it is not only a simple moisturizer, but it is thought to be a " small-molecule regulator of epidermal structure and function " meaning that it has a bunch of extra biological activities.
It acts as a mild keratolytic agent some of its moisturizing action is thought to come from urea's ability to break down bonds in the protein called filaggrin and thus freeing up amino acids in the skin , enhances antimicrobial peptide expression and improves skin barrier function.
Overall , just like glycerin , urea is a real oldie but a goodie, a nice ingredient in any moisturizer. It's one of the most commonly used thickener s and emulsion stabilizers. If the product is too runny, a little xanthan gum will make it more gel-like.
Used alone, it can make the formula sticky and it is a good team player so it is usually combined with other thickeners and so-called rheology modifiers helper ingredients that adjust the flow and thus the feel of the formula. Btw, Xanthan gum is all natural, a chain of sugar molecules polysaccharide produced from individual sugar molecules glucose and sucrose via fermentation. The extract coming from ginger , the lovely spice that we all know from the kitchen.
It is also a medicinal plant used both in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for pretty much everything you can imagine muscular pain, sore throat, nausea, fever or cramps, just to give a few examples. As for ginger and skincare, the root extract contains the biologically active component called gingerol that has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Combined with Bisabolol , the duo works synergistically to sooth the skin and take down redness. Other than that, ginger also contains moisturizing polysaccharides, amino acids, and sugars , and it is also quite well known to increase blood circulation and have a toning effect. Those are mostly present in ginger oil , but small amounts might be in the extract as well around 0. It's one of those things that help your cosmetics not to go wrong too soon, aka a preservative.
It can be naturally found in fruits and teas but can also be made synthetically. Has to be combined with some other nice preservatives, like potassium sorbate to be broad spectrum enough. It can be found in nature - in green tea - but the version used in cosmetics is synthetic. Other than having a good safety profile and being quite gentle to the skin it has some other advantages too. Btw, it's also used as a food preservative.
Exactly what it sounds: nice smelling stuff put into cosmetic products so that the end product also smells nice. Fragrance in the US and parfum in the EU is a generic term on the ingredient list that is made up of 30 to 50 chemicals on average but it can have as much as components! Also, if your skin is sensitive, fragrance is again not your best friend.
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Key Ingredients Anti-acne : Salicylic Acid. Exfoliant : Lactic Acid , Salicylic Acid. Skin brightening : Ascorbic Acid. Chelating : Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate. Skim through Ingredient name what-it-does irr. Also-called: Aqua;Water What-it-does: solvent. Expand to read more Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin hello long baths!
Glycerin - superstar. Read where this data comes from and how to interpret it. Sodium Acrylates Copolymer. What-it-does: viscosity controlling. C Alkane. What-it-does: solvent , emollient. What-it-does: emollient.
Hexyldecyl Stearate. Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder - goodie. Also-called: Sodium Alginate What-it-does: viscosity controlling Irritancy: 4 Read where this data comes from and how to interpret it. Combined with calcium salts, it forms a rigid gel used in "rubber masks". Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide - goodie. Ascorbic Acid - superstar. Also-called: Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid What-it-does: antioxidant , skin brightening , buffering.
Behenyl Alcohol. What-it-does: emollient , viscosity controlling , emulsion stabilising. Bisabolol - goodie. Also-called: Alpha-Bisabolol What-it-does: soothing. Caprylyl Glycol. Cellulose Gum. Also-called: Carboxymethyl Cellulose What-it-does: viscosity controlling , emulsion stabilising Irritancy: 0 Read where this data comes from and how to interpret it. Cetearyl Alcohol.
Chlorella Vulgaris Extract. Disodium Phosphate. What-it-does: buffering. Glyceryl Caprylate. What-it-does: preservative. Glyceryl Polyacrylate. Glyceryl Stearate Citrate. What-it-does: emollient , emulsifying. Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate. Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables. Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate. Expand to read more On the downside, the biological role of LMW-HA in the skin is being a pro-inflammatory signaling agent and there is a study by another manufacturer called Evonik showing that HA versions with smaller than 50kDa molecular weight might be pro-inflammatory when put on the skin.
Lactic Acid - superstar. Laminaria Digitata Extract. Also-called: Horsetail Kelp Extract. Lecithin - goodie. Lonicera Caprifolium Honeysuckle Flower Extract. What-it-does: perfuming. Lonicera Japonica Honeysuckle Flower Extract - goodie. Expand to read more The other possible role is being a natural preservative. Menthyl Lactate. Microcrystalline Cellulose. Expand to read more Combined with Cellulose Gum , it also works as a nice gelling agent. Panthenol - goodie.
Expand to read more Another great thing about panthenol is that it has anti-inflammatory and skin protecting abilities. Pentylene Glycol. Phenethyl Alcohol. Polyacrylate Crosspolymer What-it-does: viscosity controlling , emulsion stabilising. Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate. What-it-does: emulsifying Irritancy: 0 Read where this data comes from and how to interpret it.
Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice. Potassium Phosphate. Saccharide Isomerate - goodie. Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil - goodie. Expand to read more Thanks to its great fatty acid content, chia seed oil counts as a great skin hydrator and it can help to maintain a healthy skin barrier function. All in all, a nice plant oil with a unique fatty acid composition and some nice antioxidants. Serine - goodie.
What-it-does: skin-identical ingredient. Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan. Sodium Hyaluronate - goodie. Expand to read more In spite of this, if you search for "hyaluronic acid vs sodium hyaluronate" you will find on multiple places that sodium hyaluronate is smaller and can penetrate the skin better.
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate. What-it-does: chelating. Tocopheryl Acetate. Also-called: Vitamin E Acetate What-it-does: antioxidant Irritancy: 0 Read where this data comes from and how to interpret it.
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This product is part of a promotion and not available for purchase. About Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream Normal - Combination Give oily, dehydrated, and unbalanced skin a boost of hydration with this unique gel-cream daily moisturiser, perfect for combination to normal skin types. Key benefits Ideal for oily and dehydrated skin Plumps and re-hydrates Soothes and re-balances Lightweight Cruelty free How to use Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream Apply a small amount to clean skin Gently massage until fully absorbed Avoid the eye area For best results use morning and evening Probiotics for the skin Probiotics, are simply microorganisms, similar to the bacteria found in our gut, and they help to facilitate many natural health functions in our body.
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