Skin Barrier and Moisture

A dry, low-humidity environment with temperatures that are too high or too low is the main cause of weaker skin barrier functions. If the cornified layer’s moisture content drops below 10%, dead skin cells do not fall off in time, thereby resulting in insufficient lipids that fill between the cells.

This causes the skin to easily lose its moistness to the air, and foreign substances easily penetrate into the skin, making the skin dry and sensitive to even the smallest irritations. This may lead to asteatosis, acne, or even skin diseases like psoriasis or atopic dermatitis.

What We Found?

SKIN&LAB Skin Barrier Research Center studied the moisture barrier mechanism to capture moisture inside the skin and protect the skin against harmful substances on the outside. We particularly focused on hyaluronic acid, which is a jelly-like substance found between collagen and elastic fibers in the dermal layer. We discovered that after the age of 25, the skin barrier is destroyed and the water retention capacity is deteriorated, which quickly reduces hyaluronic acid inside the skin.

Barrier Destroyed from Age 25

From the age of 25, the skin barrier is destroyed and the water retention capacity is deteriorated, which is why it is important to strengthen the moisture barrier by constantly moisturizing and replenishing the skin with hyaluronic acid.

How Hyaluronic Acid Changes

As you see in the chart, progressive reduction of the Hyaluronic Acid polymers in the skin as a result of aging. That's why we need to keep our skin stay hydrated which is essential to prevent dry skin!

What is Medical Hyaluronic Acid?

While general hyaluronic acid went through the 1st fermentation process using microbes, SKIN&LAB’s medical hyaluronic acid is 105% ultra-high purity hyaluronic acid that went through up to 4th purification process, showing excellent moisture retention and persistence.

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Ultra-low-molecular-weight Hyaluronic Acid

We applied SKIN&LAB’s Nano FLEX-SOME™ technology to ultra-low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid that is 4,000 times smaller, so the clean, high-purity hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates the skin and quickly improves the damaged moisture barrier.