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Dry Skin

Having dry skin can be uncomfortable, it is a condition that occurs when skin barrier layer is ineffective, or disrupted, making it difficult for the skin to retain moisture and resulting in itching, scaling and sometimes cracking of the skin. The skin barrier is a key part of our skin defense system which prevents water from leaving and bacteria and allergens from entering the skin.

Our skin is constantly exposed to various environmental and lifestyle factors which may disrupt it either physically, mechanically or microbially.

Environmental stress

Exposure to dry weather, lack of humidity, harsh winds, chemicals, and even hot water can cause the skin to dry out and become inflamed.

Skin barrier disruption

Recent research shows that disruptions to the skin biome may contribute to skin barrier dysfunction and have been linked with eczema. We live in harmony with communities of good bacteria on the surface of the skin, one billion on every square cm, which produce nutrients and skin oil, act as part of our immune system and prevent colonisation by bad bacteria. Disruption to our skin biome can occur because of antibiotics, antimicrobial soaps and frequent over cleansing, which can remove the protective skin barrier and allow skin to become dehydrated and dry.

Our Nourish Cleanser is an oil based cleanser which is designed to gently yet effectively cleanse dry and very dry skin without stripping it of its protective moisture.

Our Restore cream contains glycoproteins produced by a unique bacteria found in the Wadi Desert. These natural proteins increase hydration by up to 30% and reduce roughness and scaliness of dry skin. They also stabilise the protective mechanism of the cell and protect langerhans cells from damage. Langerhan cells form the basis of the skin's immune system and its ability to fight the effects of skin stress.

Our bio retinol rich Replenish serum contains Omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 as well as vitamins A, C and E. It is blended with organic oils such as Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip oil and bio mimetic oils to help to replenish the skin's barrier layer.

S5 products are suitable for sensitive and dry skin and are free from parabens, SLS/SLES, PEGS, DEA, Mineral Oil, Silicon, Propylene Glycol, GMO or synthetic fragrances.