" Saccharide Isomerate, a 100% plant-derived soothing agent has been shown to gently calm sensitive skin and reduce the signs of ageing."
Skin sensitivity is on the rise globally. More than half world's population have some degree of sensitive skin. Sensitive skin can affect everyone from babies to elderly people. This can be either a lifelong or temporary condition.
The Common Causes of Sensitive Skin
If you suffer from sensitive skin, you have overactive nerve endings in the top layer of your skin. Some people have a weak skin barrier that can be easily broken down, exposing the nerve endings to external elements. This causes the skin to be more sensitive to sensations.
Apart from genetic conditions, there are some external factors that can weaken skin barrier and cause skin sensitivity such as:
- Sun exposure
- Extreme or changes in temperatures including harsh weather
- Poor quality of water including hard water, chlorine in swimming pools
- Sleep deprivation and stress
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause or menstrual cycle
- Dry skin conditions including dehydration
- Harsh chemicals in household or skincare products
- Foods that cause allergies
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How to Care and Strengthen Sensitive Skin
Daily skincare routine is crucial for every skin type and, even more so, for sensitive skin. To reduce sensitivity, you need to strengthen the skin barrier function so that your skin can have a better defense mechanism against external aggressors.
3 Steps to Strengthen Your Skin Barrier Function
1. Eat healthy
A healthy diet should be the first step in sorting out health and skin issues. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also make sure that your body gets enough protein and healthy fats. Protein and healthy fats help maintain a healthy skin barrier function.
2. Avoid the commonly known skin irritants and sensitisers
Limit the exposure to the commonly known irritants and sensitisers to avoid skin irritation and allow more time for your skin to rebuild its weakened barrier. Avoid any contact with household and skincare products that contain harsh chemicals. I have been formulating advanced clean skincare products for twenty years. For best results, I don't use the commonly known skin irritants and sensitisers such as artificial fragrance/colour, harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients.
3. Be gentle with your skin
If you have sensitive skin, make sure that your hands are clean before you touch your face or other sensitive areas of your body. Be gentle with your skin. Use skincare products that contain these following soothing ingredients:
- Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
Scientifically proven to strengthen skin barrier, niacinamide helps protect sensitive skin from irritation and all ageing factors. Don't confuse niacinamide with niacin. Unlike niacinamide, niacin can irritate sensitive skin and therefore avoid using skincare products that contain niacin.
- Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5)
Known for its hydrating and soothing properties, panthenol helps prevent skin irritation and dryness while also reduces the signs of ageing. Studies showed that panthenol reduces skin sensitivity.
- Saccharide Isomerate
This 100% plant-derived soothing agent has excellent soothing and hydrating effects on the skin that stay up to 72 hours. Saccharide Isomerate also minimises the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
- 24-karat Nano Gold
Known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and revitalising properties, nano gold penetrates deeper into the skin to calm and rejuvenate sensitive skin. It is one of the main ingredients in Bio-Collagen Serum. To protect and strengthen sensitive skin, gently massage this soothing anti-ageing serum into freshly-cleansed skin on the face, neck and around the eyes. For best results, follow with Bio-Collagen Ageless Cream which has been formulated with 24-karat gold nanoparticles, 3 best hyaluronic acid enhancers and super antioxidants to calm, nourish and revive sensitive skin.
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Scientific Sources: Niacinamide: a B vitamin that improves aging facial skin appearance, Dermatologic Surgery, 2005 Jul, 31 (7 Pt 2), Pages 860-865; Topical niacinamide reduces yellowing, wrinkling, red blotchiness, and hyperpigmented spots in aging facial skin, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2004 Oct, 26(5), Pages 231-238; Pentavitin®, Feel deep hydration for 72 hours, DSM Nutritional Products LLC; Hyanify Marine Ingredient, Replenishing effect from the sea, Lipotec; The Journal of Dermatological Treatment, Volume 28, 2017 - Issue 3, Pages 251-257: A new topical panthenol-containing emollient: skin-moisturizing effect following single and prolonged usage in healthy adults, and tolerability in healthy infants; Journal of Cosmetic Science, 62, July/August 2011, Pages 361–369: Skin moisturizing effects of panthenol-based formulation; Enhanced antioxidant activity of gold nanoparticle embedded 3,6-dihydroxyflavone: a combinational study, Applied Nanoscience, , Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 153–161; Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-tumor properties of gold nanoparticles, Journal of Pharmalogical Reports, 2017 Feb: 69(1): 119-129; Bimetallic silver nanoparticle–gold nanocluster embedded composite nanoparticles for cancer theranostics, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Issue 4, 2016; The effects of gold nanoparticles in wound healing with antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate and α-lipoic acid, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 8 (2012) 767–775.
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