Keeping your skin glowing and feeling healthy during these cold months can be a challenge. If you live in a part of the world that experiences cold weather, you’ll know that falling temperatures combined with indoor heating and strong winds can all wreak havoc on your skin. A compromised barrier function, loss of moisture and a heightened sensitivity all leaves us with a dull and lifeless complexion which longs for a supportive skin care routine. After many years of investigation and research into the gentle botanical power Nature provides, we believe we have identified the most nutritive and potent ingredients needed by the skin to combat the harsh effects of winter. Indeed, we believe it so whole heartedly that we’ve packed all this knowledge into our Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil so you can rock a hydrated, glowing complexion all year round.
Restoring Compromised Skin
Unique and lightweight, the Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil’s key functional ingredients are based on nature’s best-kept secret: Unsaponifiable oils. This special fraction of the purest and most active part of the plant oils is naturally brimming with highly beneficial properties, which have been proven to repair the skin’s barrier function by stimulating its filaggrin production. What is filaggrin? Naturally occurring in the skin, filaggrin is an essential protein that promotes organization and aggregation of keratin and enhances the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor), a pool of low-weight hydrophilic (water loving) molecules which bind water, necessary for both skin hydration and integrity. Therefore using a product high in unsaponifiable oils is paramount to replenishing our skin’s natural protective barrier. (Hello healthy looking skin!) The Intelligent Frontier’s unsaponifiable oils at a glance:
- Sunflower Seed Oil Unsaponifiables:Is the ultimate moisturising agent due to its lipid-replenishing ability, which deeply soothes the skin. It also stimulates the synthesis of epidermal key lipids.
- Glycine (Soybean) Oil Unsaponifiables (from a wholly sustainable source): potent unsaponifiables which act as a soothing skin conditioner.
- Olive Oil Unsaponifiables:Contains verbascoside which is a potent radical scavenger – Ideal for counteracting oxidation and preventing premature ageing.
- Wheatgerm Oil Unsaponifiables:Restructures the skin by protecting some key proteins in the upper layers of the skin which then increases production of molecules essential for the formation of the skin’s own Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF).
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Get your glow back
Packed with radiance boosting nutrients, our Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil will also help you kiss goodbye to that winter pallor. When used after cleansing, its potent blend of skin smoothing vegan pollen (rich in amino acids, enzymes, sugars, magnesium, zinc and vitamins) and powerful antioxidant vitamin E revitalises and restores your skin’s youthful vitality. Pedro Says… Highly bioavailable and easily absorbed, I often recommend adding a just a few drops of our Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil to our Ideal Moisture Level Serum, to mimic the skin’s natural composition and help further lock in key hydration and nutrients that both these natural products provide. So there you have it. When the mercury falls reach for your Intelligent Frontier Facial Oil to help keep your skin looking healthy, balanced and restored.