Effective Care for Fragile Skin

Fragile (Couperose) skin types with a visible web of capilliaries are particularly sensitive and reactive to environmental hazards and to heat, alcohol and smoking.

The primary goal of an effective care program for this condition should be based around strengthening the walls of the capillaries, with soothing, cooling products.

 

Although visible redness may primarily be caused by genetic predisposition, individual lifestyle can considerably affect the skin condition of every one of us.  

The increasing life span of the population brings an ever growing number of aging people with visible, cumulative skin damage. Their skin becomes hyper-pigmented, thin and fragile. Widely used medication (including blood thinners ) does contribute to longevity, however, it is often accompanied by side effects expressed in persistent hyper-sensitive redness.  

Paradoxically – this same group with mature skin readily adopts “ active rejuvenation proceduresthat may challenge the “tired” capillary walls –beyond their recovery potential. 

Unfortunately, chronic damage to capillary functioning is irreversible. At the same time, the list of cosmetic means at our disposal is limited, providing only temporary relief. 

By contrast, the list of behaviors that should be avoided is long and enjoys a longer lasting effect . 

Generally water based soothing and cooling hydro-gels provide fast but temporary relief for redness and discomfort.

For longer lasting improvement the use of AHA based care regimen is recommended. Gradual skin renewal will enhance regeneration and thickening of the epidermis thus diminishing the visibility of capillaries. Any such care must be accompanied by a broad spectrum protection “religiously”!

For Alódem, only the most delicate and skin friendly herbal ingredients were selected. Succulent herbs such as Aloe and Mallow, due to their rich moisturizing content; Anti-inflammatory herbs such as Calendula and Licorice; Calming (soothing) herbs such as Gromwell, Chamomile, Honeysuckle and Balm mint; Herbal extracts with Antioxidant properties such as Green tea and Edelweiss;  Lightly Astringent herbs such as Butcher's broom and Mistletoe, known to support the capillary walls; and to support the natural lipid layer  Inca Sacha Inchi and Macadamia have been added.

Equally important are the carrier formulations into which the active ingredients are incorporated. Preference of water based gels and emulsions while avoiding the use of occlusive oils or water in oil emulsions that may hinder the thermo-regulation this skin types so desperately needs.  

The list of prohibitions related to lifestyle (what should be avoided) is long: Smoking, coffee, exposure to the sun, hot showers, heat and dry air are the key elements .

In terms of c osmetic treatments, any harsh actions such as abrasive peels, heat related treatments, occlusive preparations and metabolic stimulation.

And, the wide use of astringents which seemed to be the default choice for this skin condition has proven to be too demanding for capillary fragility.

 

Product code: ALO-170

Alódem Facial Mist


More than 99% NaturalA refreshing facial toner formulated as a light, oil free gel that soothes the skin, increasing its moisture binding capacity.

Contains moisturizing components that are similar to those naturally present in the skin. This composition provides optimal skin tolerance and leaves a comfortable, soothing sensation.

Contains premium moisturizers including Collagen (marine origin). Dead Sea minerals, Hyaluronic Acid and Phospholipids that protect the natural barrier of the skin.

Ideally serves to cool and relieve redness in all skin types. Especially ideal for stressed skin or as a relief following excessive exposure to the sun.

For oily and combination skin, it may be used it on its own as a refreshing moisture touch.

For dry and normal skin, it is best used under a day or night cream.
How to use
When used for facial care, spray into the palm of your hand (in order to avoid spraying into the eyes) and then apply onto required area to refresh or hydrate it. For the body, or larger skin areas, Facial Mist may be sprayed directly onto the skin where required and left to dry. Once fully dried, it will leave a silky smooth film on the skin.

For external use only! Avoid contact with eyes! Keep away from children! Store in a cool dry place!

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Betaine, Sea Water (Dead Sea Mineral Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Soluble Collagen, Sclerotium Gum, Allantoin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Phytate, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids.

Excipient Class  : W

Preservative: Paraben free 

While Anna Lotan makes every effort to ensure that the information above is current, in the event of a discrepency, the product packaging should be deemed to be correct.

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