Since the launch of CLEAN BEAUTY, many of you ask us about the criteria for choosing a skin cream and you are right in asking, because our skin reflects our beauty and our emotions, but it is also a vital organ meeting certain physiological rules.
1/ RESPECTING YOUR SKIN TYPE
First of all, you must respect the type and age of your own skin through tailored products. A normal skin type does not have the same needs as dry skin. Teenage skin differs considerably from mature skin. Therefore, avoid applying a skincare product for teens or maybe your baby’s lotion thinking that it won’t make any difference. In general, greasy, combination or dry skin will not react in the same way to a cream.
2/ EMULATING YOUR SKIN THANKS TO BIOMIMICRY
The skin is a living organ, therefore it recognizes the ingredients that emulate its nature. Petrochemical ingredients are inert and are not recognized by our skin. At best, they have no effect on the epidermis, at worst, they interfere with the skin’s physiological functions. This is particularly the case for mineral oil, which in cosmetics turns out to be occlusive and comedogenic. Silicones, on the other hand, are semi-occlusive. Natural ingredients are perfectly recognized by the skin.
3/ THE RIGHT CREAM AT THE RIGHT TIME
You might have noticed it, your skin can change a lot: depending on the season, on your physical state or stress, it can play tricks on you. Who said that oily skin can not be sensitive sometimes? We listen to what it says and we must adapt depending on these variations. Furthermore, our skin does not have the same needs throughout the day: in the morning, we protect it from aggressions and the weather, whereas in the evening we help it relax and regenerate.
4/ A CREAM ADAPTED TO THE DIFFERENT AREAS
Lastly, this may seem obvious, but it is better to say it: our skin is different depending on the area of our body and its use. Facial skin is very muscular, we use it to express ourselves and to chew. On the other hand, the skin of the eyelids is very thin in order to allow us to blink.