With so many moisturizing products currently available, Tend Skin Company had no plans to create such a product. Based on a surprising number of inquiries, we decided to proceed.
That being said, we opted for a high end, state-of-the-art moisturizing product that spared no expense to provide the best ingredients.
We discovered two major ingredient types that are nor yet used together in a moisturizing product. One type of Ceramide group of ingredients. The other is an ingredient derived from the “Sweet White Lupin” plant.
Together, these two ingredient groups account for over 70% of the product’s cost. The remaining ingredients are pretty typical of what is found in most moisturizers.
These chemicals comprise the lipid portion of the skin. There are three Ceramides used in this product including Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, and Ceramide 1. Phytosphingosine, a Ceramide precursor is also included in the mix.
The skin surface layer. Or Stratum Corneum, consists of two components: Dead cells that derive from the lower layers of the skin and work their way to the surface as new cells form beneath them, and the space between these cells, or intercellular space. It is in this intercellular space that Ceramides, other lipids, fatty acids and even cholesterol, which is an ingredient in the product, reside. Their purpose is to help maintain the moist suppleness of the skin’s surface. Ceramides comprise about 40-50% of skin barrier lipids, so it makes sense that these compounds should be included in a moisturizing product.
SWEET WHITE LUPIN
The white lupin plant group has been known for the last 50 years, however interest in sweet white lupin in skin products is recent. This ingredient is an important part of skin lipids and proteins in the laboratory, so it is a natural ingredient to be added to skin moisturizing product. It acts as an emollient by reducing water loss from the skin due to its barrier properties.
The remaining ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Emulsifying wax, Cholesterol Sodium lauroyl lactyate, Carbomer, Xantham gum, Methylparaben, Cetearyl alcohol, Propylene glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Mineral oil, Sodium PCA Behentrimonium methosulfate, Diazolidinyl urea, Sweet almond extract, Citric acid.
Like all Tend Skin Products, Waterproof Moisturizing Body Lotion contains no animal derived iongredients and was not tested on animals.
You will find that the moisturizing effect lasts and lasts. Unconditionally Guaranteed!
Average rating from 2 reviews: 5.0
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