The ABCs of Skin Health

January 20, 2023

You know the basics about caring for your skin: Cleanse. Moisturize. Wear SPF. Repeat! But how do you know that your products will meet your skin barrier needs?

There are three more essential “ABC’s” to consider when it comes to enhancing your daily skin care and overall wellness routine. Understanding what’s in your skincare products, how these ingredients work, and their clinical effectiveness, are essential to optimizing your skincare regimen.

 

A is for Antioxidants

Antioxidants are superhero nutrients (like vitamins A, C and E) that should be included in your daily diet and your skin care regimen. Antioxidants work to extinguish toxic oxygen molecules known as free radicals that are negative byproducts of pollution and sun damage. Antioxidants are shown to help protect skin from damage and photoaging. 

Antioxidant-rich foods include green tea, olive oil, leafy greens, squash, salmon, dark chocolate and blueberries, which have one of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit! 

Antioxidants are also important topical ingredients that support the skin barrier’s natural defenses, fight free radical damage and brighten the complexion. Epionce products in the Renewal collection are formulated with botanical antioxidants like apple fruit extract (rich in the “super-antioxidant” quercetin) and rosa canina fruit oil that’s packed with vitamin C.

 

PRODUCT: Intense Defense Serum contains plant-derived samphire, raspberry seed oil and melon fruit extract, which are full of antioxidants like vitamins A, B, C, D and E.

 

B is for Barrier Boosters

It’s important to use skin care that contains hydrating humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin to replenish moisture, and emollients like shea butter, squalene and ceramides that seal in that hydration. Barrier-nurturing Epionce formulas contain humectants and natural lipids (glycerin, ceramides, olive oil, plus meadowfoam extract and safflower seed oil that are rich in fatty acids) to effectively fortify the barrier, keeping your skin healthy and supple.

Barrier-boosting bonus: Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (found in salmon, almonds and walnuts) and healthy monounsaturated fats (olive oil, avocados) that help to moisturize and nourish the barrier from the inside out.

 

PRODUCT: Expertly formulated for improved clarity and radiance, Renewal Facial Cream supports the skin barrier and helps reduce the visible appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of skin aging.

 

C is for Clinically Proven

Always choose trusted skincare products that are rigorously tested and contain science-backed ingredients that are proven to be safe and effective. Epionce’s barrier-bettering formulas are rooted in medical heritage, safety studies and decades of impressive clinical results—clinically proven to help support the health and wellness of your skin barrier.

 

PRODUCT: Intensive Nourishing Cream delivers clinically proven anti-aging results without irritation for the face, neck and décolletage. This rich moisturizer offers intense hydration and helps to smooth and refine skin texture.

Need help finding the right products for your skin type? Find an Epionce Pro Near You.

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