Studies have shown that the most effective skincare products are that closely mimic our skin’s own lipid composition with a 1:2:1 ratio of ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids. Treating the skin with its own naturally occurring lipids reinforces the skin’s barrier and regenerative process, enhancing its overall health and appearance.
When our skin is at peak performance, its top layer (epidermis) acts as our first level of defense—shielding us from environment aggressors like UV rays, pollution, and extreme temperatures—while maintaining its natural oils and hydration.
The stratum corneum (lipid barrier) is the outer layer of the epidermis, a matrix of lipids (skin’s natural fats) and skin cells stacked like a brick and mortar wall.
While young skin has an abundance of naturally-occurring lipids, as we age lipid production declines, which can lead to dull, rough, wrinkled skin. Age isn’t the only factor—harsh exfoliating products can also disrupt the vulnerable lipid barrier.
Our patent-pending Lipid-Lock™ Technology protects the skin from TEWL (Trans-Epidermal Water Loss), calms, plumps and hydrates the skin with nourishing essential fatty acids and free-radical fighting antioxidants that have the same molecular structure as your skin’s own sebum. You will find this cutting-edge technology in all Angela Caglia skincare.