Epidermal Exfoliation and Skin Cell Renewal
Effective skincare needs to target the epidermis so understanding how this layer of skin functions is key to recognising what skincare should achieve. Cells of the epidermis are constantly dividing to produce new cells. These new cells replace those in the upper layers every 30 days. This renewal process describes our body’s natural ability to exfoliate the skin and make new healthy young skin cells. The integrity of the epidermis, particularly its outer layer, is necessary for healthy, optimal functioning skin.
After the age of 20, the skin’s renewal process slows and occurs closer to every 60 days. As a result, your skin and complexion appears duller as pores enlarge, congestion increases and patchy, flaky skin become more prevalent. Skins light reflectivity reduces giving a lacklustre looking skin. Therefore, we need to increase the skin’s metabolic rate in order to generate fresh skin cells for healthy, radiant, blemish-free, youthful skin. Increasing the metabolic rate means that more new cells are produced and old dead cells removed.
Today we have the benefits of dermatological science and technology to support the fundamentals of skin physiology. Both Lumi and, Dr Natasha Cook CONCENTRATED CLARIFIER and CONCENTRATED MICROPEEL contain clinical strength Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids to effectively assist exfoliation and cell renewing to help maintain youthful, high-functioning skin. Lactic acid is the primary AHA in our formulations because it is highly effective with low irritancy.