America: the country known for the three B’s; Barbeque, Botox and Britney Spears. As a media-driven nation, most opinions are frequently posted on Twitter and innermost emotions come in the form of status updates on Facebook. So, it’s only natural that our country feeds off of the hype and fear which spread like wildfire. One such fear is that of oil. We go through drive-thru’s for fries cooked in oil, pop fish oil supplements, but then have a mini freak-out if we find out there’s oil in a skin care product. Guess what? Your skin needs oil. Stop being such a follower. The outermost layer of the skin, the Stratum Corneum, is composed of lipids, ceramides, fatty acids and cholesterol. All these components come together to protect the skin from the elements, help both preservation and absorption of water and aid in the body's thermoregulation. If the skin’s barrier is compromised, the body is vulnerable to infection and attack.
Therefore, after you stop hanging on Cosmo magazine’s every word, actually reverse the anti-oil damage you've done to your skin by using common unsaponifiables. Clarins is as huge in Europe as Estee Lauder brands are in America and Clarins prides itself on a "plant to product" philosophy. Tried and tested is their Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate, which is chocked full of unsaponifiables. Whether sensitive, abused or overly exposed to chemicals and synthetic ingredients, this “SOS” in a bottle will dramatically improve your skin’s appearance and infuse it with the healthy oils you have been fearing. From experience, cancer patients in remission who have undergone chemotherapy experienced a miraculous, “healed” sensation on treated area. Eczema and Rosacea sufferers will think this was made exclusively for their skin with Lavender and Marjoram oils, anti-inflammatory Mint, and Vitamin A to boost skin’s reparative ability. Simply dispense 2-3 pumps into palms and press onto freshly cleansed and toned skin. Follow with a moisturizer to help further penetrate the concentrate. Skin will instantly feel soothed and its integrity will improve with use. Now, if there was a serum to reverse the gullible nature of beauty savvy women, we'd be all set.
Clarins Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate and other beneficial facial oils can be found at Nordstrom and on Clarins' website.