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Lipid Rich Skincare Benefits



Lipid Rich Skincare Benefits

Lipid rich skincare has a multitude of benefits for maintaining skin health. With skin barrier health being a key term and focus in the beauty and skin care industry, there is a rise in consumer interest in products that target skin barrier support.

As a result, there has been a surge in demand for ingredients that improve barrier function and therefore overall skin health. This trend is accompanied by a growing education focus on key molecules and elements that are beneficial to skin barrier support. Lipids are one of the molecules that are trending within- the beauty and personal care industry, due to consumer demand. 

What are Lipids?

Lipids are organic molecules that are essential ‘building blocks’ of living cells. These molecules are a family of organic compounds, made up of fats and oils. They play a fundamental role in biological processes, maintaining the structure and function of cells. Lipids are essential for skin, their diverse functions making them vital components of skin health.

Why are Lipids Beneficial to Skin?

Skin lipids are abundant in the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. These lipids play a crucial role in maintaining the barrier function of the skin. If your skin is lipid depleted it may become dry, uneven and prone to irritation, as the protective barrier function is compromised. It can leave the skin susceptible to skin concerns such as texture and moisture loss.

Symptoms of a weakened skin lipid barrier:

  • Dryness and dehydration
  • Inflammation and redness
  • Sensitivity
  • Visible signs of ageing
  • Non-comedogenic

Advantages of a healthy skin lipid barrier:

Restoring and Replenishing Skin Lipids

Skin lipids restore and replenish the skin by performing a vital role in preserving the integrity of the skin’s barrier function. These lipids, including ceramides, fatty acids and cholesterol/sterols, form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, preventing moisture loss and protecting against external stressors.

Replenishing these essential lipids through skincare products, the skin’s barrier function is strengthened. As a result, the skin is supported in retaining moisture, improving visible signs of ageing and promoting overall skin health.

AvenaPLex’s Complex Profile

AvenaPLex is an active lipid complex with proven effects on skin physiology. The ingredient unique properties include skin identical lipids, with abilities that replenish the skin lipid lost through age or imbalance and offer protection.

The enrichment of lipids provided by AvenaPLex repairs, renews and protects the skin lipid barrier. With lipid rich skin care trending in the personal care market, AvenaPLex is an optimal inclusion for products targeting the health and protection of the skin barrier.  

Our unique and powerful active AvenaPLex, is an example of a beauty and personal care ingredient with capabilities supporting skin repair and replenishment.

Lipids Trending in Skincare

Consumer education and increased interest in the molecular action surrounding skin barrier health are clear drivers in the skincare industry. Amongst this focus of interest, lipids have emerged as a trending component, reflecting a heightened consumer demand for skincare products designed to bolster skin barrier function.

Staying ahead of these driving conversations is key. At Oat Cosmetics we are proud to have science-led ingredients, such as AvenaPLex, that are proven to enrich and support skin health, on a molecular level.

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