Skin & Beauty Glossary Terms


Free Radicals

Energized oxygen molecules created from UV exposure that damage the skin.

Antioxidants

Consider vitamins that help fight free radical damage. We recommend Vitamin E, C, A for additional protection.

Humectants

Ingredients that hold and bind water to your skin. We recommend Indian Fig, Hyaluronic Acid.

UVA/UVB Rays

The sun’s ultraviolet rays are classified into different wavelengths, UVA and UVB. UVB rays mainly affect the outer layers of the skin and can cause sunburn. The epidermis, or skin’s outer layer, absorbs UVA rays, which penetrate more deeply and are a proven cause of premature aging of the skin.

Cell Communication

A continuous exchange of moisture and nutrients takes place on a cellular level.

Collagen

A fibrous protein is the chief component of connective tissue (skin and tendons).

Dermis

Skin’s inner or second layer.

Elastin

The skin’s connective fiber. Its flexibility and elasticity hold tissues in place.

Epidermis

The skin’s outer or top layer.

Lipids

Naturally found in the epidermis, they seal in moisture by strengthening the natural skin barrier; protecting against water loss.

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