Optoderm Balance Day/Night Cream
A phospholipid-based cream to repair and maintain the skin barrier. Contains niacinaminde, N-acetyl-glucosamine, caffeine, zinc, ribose and biomimetic moisturising factors. 50ml airless
OptoDerm Balance forms a lipid bilayer on the skin. This phospholipid bilayer interacts with the lipid bilayers within the stratum corneum to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier, protecting it from harmful substances and bacteria and preventing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) . Phospholipids contain relatively high amounts of linoleic acid, which plays an important role in the skins own synthesis of Ceramide 1, a lipid that is important for intact barrier function.
The niacinamide in Balance has an occlusive effect, without being greasy. A published study found that niacinamide was more effective than petrolatum (a common occlusive ingredient in moisturisers) in reducing water loss from the skin and in increasing its moisture levels. Niacinamide is also non-comedogenic (pore clogging), is a potent anti-aging ingredient in its own right and helps to prevent excess sebum production, in acne-prone skins.
N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG) & Niacinamide, together, confer multiple skin benefits, including pigmentation reduction, decrease in sallowness and increased skin elasticity and tone. They also synergistically promote natural desquamation of the skin, without the need for exfoliation. They are both effective actives in treating acne-prone skins.
Caffeine is a powerful anti-oxidant and also helps prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT, a form of testosterone that leads to increased sebum production and clogged pores, in acne-prone skins. Zinc is a powerful anti-oxidant and also plays a role in inhibiting the production of DHT.
Balance contains both sodium lactate and sodium PCA, as major NMF factors, as well as urea, glycine, fructose, ribose and inositol. These ingredients give Balance it’s unique biomimetic properties.
All skin types
- Increases moisture
- Pigmentation reduction
- Incease elasticity
- Promotes natural desquamation
How to use:
Apply morning and night to face after cleansing and application of serums. It may take your skin a few days to adjust to a new face cream. This is normal. It takes 5-11 days for the full effect of Balance’s lipid bilayer to become apparent on a dry skin. Use sparingly – a little goes a long way.
- Lactic Acid
- Aqua (Water)
- N-Acetyl Glucosamine
- Ethylhexyl Palmitate
- Cetyl Alcohol (and) Isostearyl Isostearate (and) Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (and) Cetyl Behenate (and) Behenic Acid
- PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides
- C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
- Cetyl Alcohol
- Hydrogenated Olive Oil
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables
- Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters
- Zinc Sulphate
- Zinc Gluconate
- Sodium Acrylates copolymer (AND) Lecithin
- Hydroxylated Lecithin
- PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate
- Sodium PCA
- Sodium Lactate
- Lactic Acid
- Caprylyl Glycol
- Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin
- Parfum (Fragrance)