Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion

At Naturium, we are firm believers in moisturizing from head to toe. We’re excited to share our latest body care product: Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion. This lotion makes the perfect pair with any of our body washes. It’s super silky, absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling moisturized, all day. Read on to learn more about it.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT…
OVERALL CLINICAL DATA ON SPECIFIC INGREDIENT(S) & HOW THEY FUNCTION:

The stratum corneum acts as an efficient barrier against pollutants, irritants, xenobiotics, and transepidermal waterloss. It is often described as having a “brick-and-mortar” structure since the corneocytes or skin cells are embedded in a lipid matrix composed of ceramides, free fatty acids, cholesterol, and cholesterol esters. Aside from the lipid barrier, skin barrier homeostasis and stratum corneum hydration are also dependent on the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), which is composed of small hygroscopic molecules. Removal of NMF or damage to the lipid barrier leads to skin dehydration or dryness, irritation, and uneven desquamation, which appears as skin flaking. Irritation and dryness can make skin appear reddish on lighter skin tones while dryness and flaking appears gray or ashy on darker skin tones. Factors that contribute to dry skin include overuse of cleansers, excessive exfoliation, low humidity conditions, genetics, alkaline/high pH skincare products that disrupt the skin’s acid mantle, aging, which leads to reduced levels of skin lipids, and UV exposure. There are a number of strategies to restore the skin barrier, such as increasing the skin’s water holding capacity by preventing transepidermal waterloss through the use of occlusive ingredients. Occlusive ingredients include oils, butters, petrolatum, silicone derivatives and waxes. They form a protective film on the surface of the skin, essentially trapping moisture within. Another method to improve the skin barrier is by replacing deficient key lipids in the skin such as ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol. A number of skin disorders are linked to deficiencies of these stratum corneum components. Finally, the skin barrier can be supported by the use of humectants and hygroscopic molecules that draw moisture to the skin similar to the skin’s NMF.

Our Customized Efficacious Cosmetic Version.



Our new Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion supports the skin barrier through the use of our Advanced Lipid Complex which is a combination of occlusives and skin replenishing lipid molecules. This includes the emulsifiers themselves that are not only responsible for keeping the oil and water phase together in the product but are biomimetic and structurally similar to skin making skin more hydrophobic and healthy. Included in this restorative complex is safflower seed oil. Safflower seed oil is primarily composed of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid which is crucial for skin barrier homeostasis. Replenishing depleted levels of linoleic acid, Omega-6 fatty acid, can do wonders to turn around dry flaky skin. This botanical oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of various tocopherols. It also contains acacetin, a flavonoid that can reduce the appearance of photoaging by reducing the activity of enzymes responsible for collagen breakdown after solar exposure. This potent oil is paired with rosehip oil and moringa oil which provide essential fatty acids and plant sterols. The Advanced Lipid Complex also encompasses occlusive shea butter and squalane which act as refatting agents, ingredients that provide the skin with the fat it needs. They reduce transepidermal waterloss and provide a soft, smooth and non-greasy skin feel. In addition to our Advanced Lipid Complex, our silky lotion also utilizes humectants like sodium PCA, part of the skin's NMF, as well as glycerin to draw moisture to the skin surface. Multiple B vitamins, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E all aid in skin health improving the appearance of texture and tone. Formulated at a skin friendly pH of 5.5-6.5 and fragrance free for even the most sensitive skin, our Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion will leave skin feeling softer, smoother, and more supple.

Our Customized Efficacious Cosmetic Version.

Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion

$15.00

14 fl oz/414 ml Our replenishing body lotion works to restore skin's natural barrier for soft and supple looking skin. Formulated with omega fatty ...

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Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion

$15.00

14 fl oz/414 ml Our replenishing body lotion works to restore skin's natural barrier for soft and supple looking skin. Formulated with omega fatty ...

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