NEW! Melting Moisture Mask
A question: Do you feel sensations of tightness, dryness and sometimes irritation on your skin, especially now the cooler months are here? If you are nodding yes, you’re not alone. You and millions of people worldwide struggle with skin dryness, so welcome to this educational piece to bring you the solutions your skin will thank you for!
Many things can impact the skin and cause dryness. Firstly, you can blame your parents, as genetics can play a large role by inheriting a skin producing low volumes of barrier lipids and oil.
Our environment can impact the skin with dryness too. Air conditioning, the heating of your home and a crackling fireplace can all reduce humidity in the air, depleting moisture from the skin and compromising the skin’s protective oils.
Furthermore, as the temperature in our climate drops during Autumn and Winter, the temperature of our showers or baths increases, washing away these vulnerable and vital oils in the skin.
It’s well known that topically applied moisturising treatments can improve skin dryness. Gels and lotions can add vital moisture (or water) to the skin cells. But to add oils to the skin requires a little more consideration from the cosmetic formulator, to ensure the oils can penetrate into the skin.
Light formulas can’t rise to the challenge of deeply nourishing the skin, yet rich oils tend to solidify at room temperature and have a low penetration level within the skin.
Introducing Dermalogica‘s NEW! Melting Moisture Masque
Imagine a super nourishing solid treatment oil that can melt into the skin when it’s “melting point” reaches skin temperature? Well you do not need to imagine as this is what Dermalogica‘s NEW! Melting Moisture Masque has to offer. This unique, ultra-comforting skin nourishing treatment contains a unique Melting Point Complex rich in plant butters, waxes and oils. Mango Seed Butter, Mimosa, Jojoba and Sunflower oils begin as a high viscosity paste, but after smoothing over the skin, soon melt deep into those dry, thirsty skin cells to instantly soften and increase luminosity.
Melting Moisture Masque also contains Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, that maintains and restores skins’ lipid barrier, while Vitamin E being a powerhouse antioxidant, neutralises free radicals which lead to premature ageing and irritation.
All these key ingredients condition and smooth providing a sense of nourishment, comfort and relief to a dry skin.
One Unique Advantage
What makes Melting Moisture Masque so unique and nourishing, in addition to the Melting Point Complex, is that it’s a leave on masque. To use, simply apply a pea size product to the fingertips and smooth over a clean skin, allowing the product to melt in. Tissue off excess if needed, or better still, transfer the excess to dry elbows, knees, cuticles and hands. Use Melting Moisture Masque twice a week for the best results.
To create the ultimate skincare remedy for dry skin, pair Melting Moisture Masque with Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Cleanser and Intensive Moisture Balance moisturiser.
A final word
For enhanced results increase oils in the diet from nuts and avocado and dressings using olive oil, along with eating fish at least once a week. What’s more, supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, Chia Seed and Fish Oils can boost lipids internally.
Resist the hot shower call and reduce bathing time to keep skin lipids in balance, and always apply your body cream and face cream within two minutes of bathing. This traps moisture in the skin cells and ensures maximum absorption of your moisturiser.
Lastly, exfoliate the dry dead skin cells with Dermalogica‘s MultiVitamin Thermafoliant or HydroMasque Exfoliant once to twice a week, which will also aid with increased absorption of Melting Moisture Masque.
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WRITTEN BY – Susan Neilon (Dermalogica Senior Educator)