If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve come to our site in search of the right skincare solution for your skin. Or maybe you’re researching what ingredients you should be looking for in the most effective, lasting skincare solutions. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
That’s right, you’re about to learn all about the natural moisturizing factors every skincare product (including ours) must contain in order to maintain healthy, youthful skin.
There are several factors that can result in low NMF and lipid content. Surprisingly one is bathing (please don’t stop 😉 ) and extra exposure to UV rays (i.e., tanning or staying out in the sun without sunscreen). This is why you want your skincare products to contain at least some of the natural moisturizing factors or skin-identical ingredients in the formula to replace some of these lost essential lipids.
You also want use products that contain organic and natural ingredients so that you don’t expose your skin to pesticides. Some of organic skin-identical ingredients or NMF ingredients include vegan hyaluronic acid, Squalane, Safflower Oil, phospholipids, cocoa butter, lecithin, palm oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and coconut oil.
When any of these ingredients are included in a formula for a skincare product, they seem to work as a stabilizer for the intercellular skin matrix, which, of course, results in healthier, more beautiful skin. These ingredients also work to keep the intercellular region of the skin intact, which prevents surface irritation from penetrating into the skin and acts a defense against bacteria while assisting the skin’s healing process.
If you’re looking for skincare products that will not only hydrate and moisturize, but also works to keep skin youthful and healthy in the long term, you should look to have some of these in ingredients in every formula you use. By keeping the intercellular matrix intact, the results of your skincare routine have a more lasting effect than they would if you were to use a product that did not contain the skin identical repairing factors to work below the surface.
For more information regarding NMFs and their role in maintaining skin hydration, check out this informative article featured on the Practical Dermatology website.