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- n. An emulsion of fat and water, a film of which normally covers the skin
The skin depends on the hydrolipid barrier to retain water.
Phospholipids derived primarily from soy and egg yolks are the only substances that possess the ability to directly rebuild the hydrolipid barrier when applied topically.
Recover the integrity of the precious hydrolipid barrier that enables the skin to retain water, fight wrinkles, and keep out harmful chemicals
Virtually all soaps, foaming cleansers, and alcohol-based toners with the exception of cetyl and cetearyl alcohols, which are not drying like other alcohols will compromise the skin’s hydrolipid barrier.
Various cleansers containing natural antimicrobial essential oils and substances can deeply purify the sebum and even help normalize its production without compromising the skin’s hydrolipid barrier or causing breakouts.
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