Tips for Healthy Skin Barrier this Winter Season

February 9, 2023

Winter clothing, hot chocolate, and relaxing by the warm fireplace are all things we love in the Winter Season. What is the one thing we don’t like about the colder weather? Is what it does to our skin. Dry, Itchy, irritated skin is never fun.

The drop in temperature results in a decrease in moisture in the skin. Lower temperatures less humidity and it doesn’t help that we have heaters and fireplaces indoors.

Why does our skin change with colder weather?

Climatic change of cold weather is known to affect the skin barrier by causing inflammation, dryness, and irritation due to dehydration and transepidermal water loss. The skin’s appearance is red, dry, flaky, and inflamed. Far from Hydrated Skin and doesn’t feel comfortable at all!

What tips can we do on a daily basis to protect our skin and help it to maintain a healthy skin barrier?

Hydration! Hydration!Hydration!

First create moisture in your home by introducing a humidifier! With a touch of essential oils, such as lavender, orange, or peppermint to enhance your mood.

Second, keep hydrated! You might think keeping hydrated on hot summer days is the only time but in fact drinking the recommended 8-12 8 oz glasses a day is what it takes to improve your skin's moisture.

Lastly, apply a nice vicious cream, rich in Moisturizing and Soothing Actives after getting out of the shower or washing one's face.

Seppic’s latest launched prototype US20186A Winter Wonderland Cream is the perfect fit.

US20186A Winter Wonderland Cream

A rich, viscous cream that leaves a nice satin, powdery finish!


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SEPINOV™ EMT 10 excellent emulsifying-stabilizing polymer performs exceptional in the presence of high oil formulations, gliding on the skin and leaving a cocooning and satin skin feel.

MONTANOV™ 68 MB and MONTANOV™ 202: the essential 1:1 ratio combination of the two natural O/W emulsifiers provides liquid crystal stabilization and moisturizing benefits by strengthening the skin barrier function.

EMOGREEN™ L19 offers a non greasy, powdery skin feel following application.

SEPICALM™ VG WP coming from lipoamino acid technology and water lily flower origins, brightens and soothes the skin resulting in an even skin tone and radiant skin.

HYDRACHRYSUM™ Award winning patented Moisturizing Active offering the solution to dry skin.

SEPIFINE™ BB provides a soft and velvety skin finish while creating a pleasant matte effect.

DUB CIRE H1* offers a unique sensorial feel on the skin with a velvety and comforting skin finish.

DUB LAHE* is used for its unique light skin feel and hydrating boosting capabilities.

Barrier protection is key!

Skin Barrier is the first line of defense when it comes to our bodies. With external irritants, such as cold winter weather, our skin can become dehydrated, burnt by the cold resulting in dry, irritated, red, and chapped skin. The fatty lipids become weary and TEWL -Transepidermal water loss- increases. Dry skin is commonly described by an alteration of the barrier function & a disrupted skin homeostasis.

It especially leads to water loss (dehydration), impaired lipid production (loss of impermeability) & an inflammatory signaling cascade. As the barrier function is altered, pro-inflammatory mediators are released and the INFLAMM'DRYNESS™ begins.

Our classical MONTANOV 68MB and MONTANOV 202 O/W emulsifiers can protect the skin barrier by reducing TEWL by 20% (vivo test)

A combination of AQUAXYL and HYDRACHRYSUM, two key moisturizing actives from Seppic can provide immediate and long lasting moisture relief to the skin.

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