TREATMENT AND CARE FOR 
DRY FACIAL SKIN

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF DRY SKIN

Everyone suffers from dry skin from time to time. The symptoms of dry skin are, among others, dry lines, flakiness, and red spots. Not life-threatening in any way, but the appearance of dry skin can make you look older. Ironically, dry skin is often caused by (the unjust use of) cosmetic products. Excessive scrubbing, washing with aggressive cleansers, and cosmetics with irritating ingredients such as denatured alcohol can destroy the skin's barrier function. 

 

AGE AND DRY SKIN

Apart from that, science tells us that the older we get, the more difficult it is for our body to recover from damage done to our skin. So in case of use of the wrong skin cosmetics or unjust use in general, this is the result: too much moisture evaporates from the skin, flakes build up, and bacteria can run their course, drying out the surface of the skin. Luckily, we can give nature a hand by caring for our skin with the help of the right, natural skincare products. Comme Ça Skincare has a few incredible, vegan, cruelty-free products ideal for treating dry facial skin.

 

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LE YOUTH SÉRUM FOR DRY SKIN

Le Youth Sérum is a fantastic moisturizer for dehydrated, dry skin. It is a beautiful blend of vegetable oils, algae, and plant extracts with unique properties. The algae extract restores skin elasticity [1], and together with the Acmella Oleracea extract, reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles [2] which appear faster and are more visible because of insufficient or unjust treatment of dry skin. The gorgeous blend of plant oils softens the skin, while the vitamins and antioxidants protect the dry skin [3,4,5]. This lovely fusion of plant-based ingredients and the seductive scent of vanilla makes for the perfect recipe to indulge daily in lush facial care and to give your skin that ultimate glow.

LA VITAMINE C POWDER: 
DRY SKIN SUPERFOOD

Another natural face product: La Vitamine C Powder is a true superfood for the skin and is explicitly suitable for the treatment of dry skin. It consists of the purest and most effective form of vitamin C [6], combined with the strong antioxidant ferulic acid. Vitamin C restores the skin barrier [8], which is crucial for dehydrated and dry skin, and it is essential for the formation of collagen [7], which tightens the skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles [8]. It also brightens the skin, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation [8, 9], and is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin from premature skin ageing.

Do you have any questions about this or another skincare related topic? We are happy to help you with any uncertainties you may have. Shoot us a message at charlotte@commecaskincare.com, and we will answer your inquiry within 48 hours.


Psssssst! Browse through our articles with advice about other skin conditions, such as rosacea, wrinkles, and acne, too!

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  2. Frederic Demarne, Ghislaine Passaro. Use of an Acmella oleracea extract for the botulinum toxin-like effect thereof in an anti-wrinkle cosmetic composition. (2009) Patent application. https://patents.google.com/patent/US7531193B2/en

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  5. Rojas-López, Adalith & P. Cañizares-Macías, María. (2013). Antioxidant Capacity in Vanilla Extracts Obtained by Applying Focused Microwaves. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 04. 244-253. 10.4236/fns.2013.48A030. https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=35897

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  9. Espinal-Perez LE, Moncada B, Castanedo-Cazares JP. A double-blind randomized trial of 5% ascorbic acid vs. 4% hydroquinone in melasma. International Journal of Dermatology. 2004 Aug;43(8):604-607. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02134.x. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15304189/