Skin Saviour Cream - Why Your Sensitive Skin Needs It

Skin Saviour Cream - Why Your Sensitive Skin Needs It

We created our newly released Skin Saviour Cream to offer an essential oil free, super-nourishing and lightly-textured face cream for our customers with sensitive skin – read more here

Sensitive skin is often characterised by a poor or inadequately functioning barrier. Therefore, it is important to avoid using substances that disturb the barrier and to use well-formulated barrier-building skin care that is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant molecules (read more here).

Here we describe the rationale for including some of the key ingredients we’ve used in this cream, and why your sensitive skin will love it.

Skin Saviour Cream is fortified with:

Omega-6 fatty acids - this class of essential fatty acids is key to maintaining and restoring the skin’s lipid barrier and include linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid (read more here). Many people with sensitive skin have a poor or inadequate barrier function that can be remedied by application of these fatty acids. Skin Saviour Cream is particularly abundant in omega-6 fatty acids, including the rare gamma-linoenic acid found in borage seed oil. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in significant quantities in baobab seed oil, borage seed oil, oat seed oil, cranberry seed oil, chia seed oil and cucumber seed oil.

Omega-3 fatty acids - this class of essential fatty acids is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, which is especially important for sensitive skin. Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in chia and cranberry seed oils.

Antioxidants - antioxidants neutralise the action of free radicals, preventing tissue damage caused by exposure to UV light, pollutants, metabolic activity and from inflammation. They are also extremely important in slowing ageing.  Some antioxidants also have anti-inflammatory benefits - we elaborate more on these below. 

Skin Saviour Cream key ingredients

Skin Saviour Cream contains a balanced combination of pure certified organic botanical oils that deliver a broad array of nutrients that work together to soothe, calm and soften the skin. Here we describe the key players in the Skin Saviour Cream that make it a stand-out formulation for sensitive skin.

Shea butter 

Our unrefined shea butter is a key ingredient in all our creams. It soothes and calms the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties, protects collagen and elastin from destructive proteases and slows the ageing process in the skin. It has excellent barrier properties and delivers high doses of antioxidants that protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. Read more about the benefits of shea butter here.

Oat Seed Oil

Oat seed oil is a star ingredient because of its unusually high levels of antioxidants (1). It is rich in the avenanthramides, which are unique to oats, and thought to be the active ingredient behind the skin-soothing benefits of oatmeal baths. The avenanthramides are known to prevent itching and also have anti-inflammatory benefits making this ingredient especially beneficial to sensitive skin (2).

Cucumber seed oil

Cucumber is famed for for its cooling and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. Cucumber seed oil is very rich in in flavonoids and terpenoids, both of which have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects (3). It is also high in phytosterols which offer additional anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as vitamin E which is renowned for its ability to soothe inflammation and promote skin healing.

Cranberry seed oil

In addition to its very high omega-3 content, cranberry seed oil is rich in tannins, anthocyanins, flavonoids and phenolic acids with known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, Studies have shown it to have excellent free radical scavenging ability (4

We hope you enjoy trying out the latest addition to our range. We look forward to hearing your feedback.





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