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NEW LA CLINICA ESSENTIALS
The products your skin can't live without for outstanding results.
For all skin types, all ages.
Easy to use, simply immerse into your current skincare regime.
The biggest skincare lesson worth learning this year? Good skin health is all about a robust skin barrier. If the winter chill has gotten under your skin, you’ve exfoliated a little too enthusiastically or you’ve found yourself saying “oops I overdid my retinol” - here is how to save your skin:
The Skin Barrier or Moisture Barrier (stratum corneum) is exactly that, a protective layer of your skin filled with ceramides, fatty acids, and lipids that acts as a sort of gatekeeper, keeping an eye on and controlling what goes in and what comes out. Sometimes nicknamed ‘bricks and mortar’ due to the fact that it is made up of a collection of sturdy cellular-like structures (corneocytes) and a lipid membrane representing the mortar holding it all together.
While Winter is the season for dry, red, fussy skin, skin barrier aggressors are everywhere; heating, over-washing, dehydration or the sun or wind. But the most overwhelmingly common reason? The overuse of actives and using too many products all at once. The skin cannot handle all the products thrown at it, becomes overwhelmed, and, as a result, the barrier becomes compromised.
Retinol / Vitamin A is one of those hyped skincare ingredients that everyone is excited to use in the hopes that it will transform their skin. Valid excitement as retinol does indeed have many outstanding benefits. Yet often, people will get a little too excited and fall into the trap of “more is better” and jump straight into daily a layering of a new retinoid product onto ill-prepared skin. Then wonder why after a few days their skin goes into crisis mode; red, dry and irritable. Throwing their arms in the air with despair “retinol just isn’t for me”.
If this is you, or you simply have sensitive, irritated skin, read on to discover that yes, you can and will recover your skin from a compromised skin barrier. Here is how to save your skin:
Then, there's only one word you need to remember: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Ceramides are your friend here, they are natural lipids produced by your body and work as fatty acids that help hydrate and strengthen your skin barrier.
A favourite for a reason, think of this as your ultimate moisture cream. Every ingredient was thoughtfully added with clinical data and research to back it up. Deeply hydrating and full of skin barrier supporting nourishment, such as ceramides, niacinamide, allantoin and oat beta glucan. This cream is buttery soft and won’t weigh the skin down. Your perfect accompaniment to actives, to soothe dry, irritated skin or simply as your everyday hydration hero.
Containing no fragrances or essential oils, this multifaceted moisture cream has been formulated for hydration, skin-nourishment and skin barrier fortification as the primary focus.
This silky-smooth serum is your holy grail in skin barrier resilience. Specifically designed to support the skin barrier by hydrating, soothing, reducing inflammation and supporting the healing process.
The little sister to the Deep Hydration Moisture Cream, just a little lighter and dewier. We took what we loved about our iconic skin barrier hero and made it with less plant oils and in a gel-cream base. Perfect for those who prefer a glowy finish in their moisture cream or those with oily skin.
The Re-Activation Nourishing Facial Oil isn’t just a facial oil, it contains a unique dehydrated hyaluronic acid suspended in a fatty acid. When applied to the skin it absorbs moisture that would otherwise be escaping from deeper layers in the skin and retains it in place, creating a more hydrated, resilient, robust skin barrier.
The Essentials Bio Vitamin Oil goes the extra mile if you’re suffering from super dry skin or eczema. Rosehip and Jojoba Oil, Squalane and Bakuchiol as well as skin-nourishing Vitamins C & E all provide your skin with the ultimate relief from dry skin and long-lasting hydration.
A gentle cream cleanser is an excellent choice for a simple retinol routine. Effective enough to remove debris, yet it won't strip the skin of its natural oils. Impaired complexions would benefit from the Sensitive Skin Cleanser for its calming, soothing properties.
A blend of skin-nourishing oils to replenish sensitive and impaired skin. Instantly soothing, it helps reduce redness and incidence of skin flakiness.
A rich, creamy replenishing moisture mask to restore hydration and softness to all skin types. Packed with natural goodness to form a protective layer to help skin retain suppleness