With the current seasonal changes, it is time to carefully review your skin care routine and products. Cold weather, indoor heat, hot water, low humidity; even things like hormonal changes make your skin feel dry and dehydrated. Did you know there’s a difference between the two? Tina Alster, board-certified dermatologist explains, “Dehydrated skin lacks water and dry skin lacks oil.” 1 Another key difference is that dehydrated skin is typically referred to as a condition (that can be changed or improved), whereas dry skin is a type, and cannot be changed—but can be treated.2
Ingredients that help repair the skin’s barrier provide much needed moisture. This keeps the skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and are important this time of year. These ingredients are found in Vivier’s moisturizers. What should you look for? Emollient ingredients such as squalene, fatty acids, and humectants like panthenol and glycerin. Emollients help with skin barrier function while humectants work to attract and retain water in the skin.
Vivier’s LEXXEL is a great choice for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skins. It contains Hexamidine USP; an ingredient known to lock in moisture and sooth sensitive skins. Allantoin, an excellent anti-irritant, adds healing, calming and soothing properties.3 Vitamin E protects, while a blend of fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids hydrate and moisturize.4 Per Leslie Baumann, M.D., “Linoleic acid plays a role in the production of ceramides within the skin and therefore aids in improving dry skin.”5 LEXXEL’s beautiful, whipped texture is elegant and soothing for even the most sensitive skin.
How about a little indulgence? Winter is the perfect time to treat your skin to some tender loving care. Vivier’s Ultra Hydrating Mask, used once or twice a week, is great as a spa-like treatment at home, or it can even be used daily as a rich, protective leave-on moisturizer. With sweet almond and shiitake mushroom extract, Vitamin E and shea butter, you have a luxurious formula enriched with emollients and humectants. Pumpkin seed extract, a source of fatty acids, provides both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 6
Talk to your skin care professional and let us know which formula you can’t live without!
Until next time!
1-2. Polla, Ada. “Dehydrated Skin or Dry Skin?” Beauty Store Business, Creative Age Communications, Inc., 23 Oct. 2017, www.beautystorebusiness.com/dehydrated-skin-or-dry-skin
3-4. Michalun, Natalia; Michalun, Varinia M. MILADY’S SKIN CARE and COSMETIC INGREDIENTS DICTIONARY. 3rd . Clifton Park, NY: O’Connor; 2010:174: 100, 113 5. Baumann, Leslie. “What Are the Best Moisturizing Ingredients?” Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology, 9 Apr. 2019, derm.net/2018/11/what-are-the-best-moisturizing-ingredients/
6. Montesano D, Blasi F, Simonetti MS, Santini A, Cossignani L. Chemical and Nutritional Characterization of Seed Oil from Cucurbita maxima L. (var. Berrettina) Pumpkin. Foods. 2018;7(3):30. Published 2018 Mar 1. doi:10.3390/foods7030030
By Perri LomaxA Vivier Skin Care Expert.