Mandelic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid derived from bitter almonds (Prunus amygdalus var. amara). It is used as a gentle exfoliating agent in skincare. Studies have also shown that mandelic acid can improve collagen production and cellular turnover.
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) is a beautiful, flowering herb that has been used through the centuries as a cleaning agent and medicinal plant. It produces a lather when in contact with water. In certain villages in Romania, Soapwort lather is called săpunele and is used as a soap-alternative for dry skin.
Rose Hip (Rosa canina) Seed Oil is derived from the fruit and seed of the rose plant. It is rich in nourishing fatty acids and vitamins. Studies suggest that rosehip can help with improving signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.
Individuals with a dry skin type (a skin type that produces less sebum, or “skin oil”, than normal) are highly prone to experiencing dehydrated skin. The skin's oils help keep water in and on the skin. Dry skin is lacking in natural skin oils, and this means skin can no longer protect itself against transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
A simple test experts recommend is to pinch your cheek. Healthy skin will quickly bounce back once you let go. However, if even gentle pressure causes the skin to wrinkle instead of holding its shape, it’s a good sign that your cells are begging for water.
When the epidermis is depleted and dehydrated, it isn’t able to properly perform at its full potential. It becomes sluggish and struggles to complete important processes, including the production of new cells and other hydrating substances within the tissue, which are necessary for optimal skin health.