Oil Based Serums

Skin Hydration Fact:
Skin hydration is a 2-step process composed of replenish and seal. Replenish involves infusing the skin with humectants that carry hydrophillic properties to bind moisture to the skin, with Hyaluronic Acid as the leading and naturally occurring substance that has the amazing power of holding moisture up to 1000 times of its weight. When the skin is adequately hydrated, the diffusion of other active ingredients into the skin is facilitated and therefore well-hydrated skin also optimizes the efficacy of other products in line. However, since skin moisture can deplete due to barrier malfunction and evaporate from pores, moisture that has been replenished must be sealed and retained within the skin to allow maximum cellular utilization to maintain a healthy metabolism in order to achieve visually supple and radiant skin that also boasts softness and smoothness when touched. Light-weight, naturally-occurring, and nutrient-packed oils are often used as emollients to serve the purpose of sealing replenished moisture. The Skin Need serums are powerful moisture boosters enriched with naturally occurring humectants and emollients to complete the 2-step replenish + seal process. A total of 8 formulations - categorized into 5 hydration-based and 3 nourishing- based serums - are composed of high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane respectively, with added benefits of other actives to target various skin conditions to provide well-rounded treatments.

Biomimicry and enhancing barrier function
The skin barrier is a watertight seal that operates as the surface barricade to separate internal substances from the outside world, controlling the entrance and exit of materials, and serving frontline functions of the skin as one of our body’s eleven organ systems. Skin with an injured barrier is more susceptible to contact and irritant dermatitis, psoriasis, as well as infections; while factors such as detergents, acetones, friction, and UV exposure impair barrier function, leading to trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and result in skin dehydration and dryness manifested in the form of fine lines, rough patches, and in some cases different forms of dermatitis. Since the barrier is composed of a mixture of ceramides, cholesterol, as well as fatty acids, an ideal barrier fortifying formula should offer the above components in an appropriate ratio to strengthen barrier function and prevent TEWL. The Skin Need Membrane Lipids Repair, 100% Squalane, and 100% Squalane + Vitamin E infused with Super Oils utilize ingredients original to the human barrier protection sourced from top grade and naturally derived raw materials formulated in stabilized systems to mimic the effects of these vital components of the skin’s natural barrier production. For three formulas are created to balance the moisture of different skin types with its associated skin problems, and deliver lightweight nourishing, moisture sealing, calming, anti-oxidizing, and skin retexturing effects.

All our Oil Serums are free of:

  • SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) -
  • increases the potential of skin irritation and may disturb internal health
  • SLES (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate) - a known irritant, and its bioaccumulation is damaging to marine life
  • Propylene Glycols - potential risk of irritation and allergic reaction in high doses
  • TEA (Triethanolamine) - occasionally causes contact allergy and chemical damage to skin
  • Parabens - when absorbed, metabolized, and excreted, could potentially lead to adverse health effects
  • Silicon Derivatives - very chemically inert, and can take as long as hundreds of years for the earth to decompose; incidents of aggravating breakout has been reported from prolong use of products with high silicon derivatives
  • PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) - a by-product of fossil fuel, a mild skin irritant; may pose an issue for those with liver problems as the liver may not be able to process PEG efficiently
  • Mineral Oil - greasy texture that easily weights the skin down; may increase skin’s susceptibility to UV damage; confers no biological activity
  • Petrolatum - derived from petroleum and may prevent penetration of other ingredients into the skin