Restorative CERAMIDES + FATTY ACIDS + CHOLESTEROL rebuild barrier lipid integrity. Moisturize at a profound level.
Epidermal lipids are an essential part of the skin’s stratum corneum. Therefore the most effective lipids for maintaining skin health are those most identical to the epidermal lipids: ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids.
These lipids also make up about 50% of cell membranes, and can be damaged due to a process called lipid peroxidation, as well as exposure to internal and external stressors.
Intercellular lipid damage compromises barrier function, which can lead to transepidermal water loss. TEWL can result in dryness, irritation and wrinkles. Therefore it’s evident that lipids are an integral part of skin health, and key to a well-functioning barrier system. The essence of skin moisturizing is lipid replacement, best accomplished by applying the relevant lipids.
CERAMIDES Lipid molecules within cell membranes, they help cells form a protective layer that plumps skin and retains moisture.
CHOLESTEROL An important barrier lipid, it has water-binding properties and is crucial to maintaining proper barrier function.
FATTY ACIDS Polyunsaturated fats crucial to proper barrier function, examples are: Cranberry Seed oil, Black Raspberry seed oil, Chia seed oil, prickly pear seed oil, evening primrose oil.
PHOSPHATIDYL SERINE A phospholipid that is an important (though small) component of the lipid barrier. Some studies show topical application slows wrinkling by inhibiting enzymes that break down collagen.
EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID A vegan alternative (from algae oil) to the hard-to-get type of Omega-3 (EPA) found in fatty fish.
Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Ceramide NP (Stearoyl Phytosphingosine), Milk Lipids (Phosphatidylethanolamine, Phosphatidylcholine), Squalane, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Phosphatidyl Serine, Phospholipids (Soy Lecithin), Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Phytosterols (Plant Cholesterol), Eicosapentaenoic/Docosahexaenoic Acid (Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Schizochytrium spp. Microalgae), Propanediol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum
Fragrance + Essential Oil Free
Use AM + PM. Shake well. Dispense approximately 1/2 dropper and warm between palms. Smooth over face/neck/chest, avoiding eye contour area.
Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Use within 6 months of opening.