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Did you know that even in humid climates, such as Indonesia's, skin can lack hydration?

The skin in humid climates

High humidity areas, like Indonesia, can have a negative effect on skin barrier function, as outlined below:

  • increased sweating (loss of moisture)
  • lower skin pH

Dramatic changes in humidity - such as moving from a very humid outdoor environment to a temperature controlled building - may cause the skin to lose more moisture than normal.²

When the skin is not properly hydrated, the outermost skin cells become shriveled, leading to dry, flaky skin and a disrupted skin barrier.

A disrupted skin barrier is also more susceptible to irritants.⁴

A disrupted skin barrier can result in:

Skin hydration is the process of increasing water content of the skin by drawing in and trapping moisture

QV is scientifically formulated to cleanse and hydrate and has the following features and benefits:

• Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores

• Dermatologically tested

• Helps maintain skin barrier function

• pH Balanced

• Vegan-friendly and not tested on animals

• Gentle formulations – to reduce the chance of skin irritation

QV has no added:

• Fragrance

• Colour

• Soap

QV helps:

• Reduce skin dryness

• Reduce TEWL

• Visibly rejuvenate skin

• Visibly increase skin suppleness

Humectants, Emollients, Occludents

There are 3 distinct types of moisturising ingredients: humectants, emollients, and occludents. 

Discover the right QV solution for your skin hydration needs

References

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2. Sato J, Denda M, Chang S, Elias PM, Feingold KR. Abrupt Decreases in Environmental Humidity Induce Abnormalities in Permeability Barrier Homeostasis. J Invest Dermatol 2002;119(4):900–4.

3. Baumann L. Dry skin. In: Cosmetic dermatology - principles & practice. Hong Kong: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2002. page 29–32.

4. Lee SH, Jeong SK, Ahn SK. An update of the defensive barrier function of skin. Yonsei Med J 2006;47(3):293–306.

5. Draelos ZD. The science behind skin care: Moisturizers. J Cosmet Dermatol 2018;17(2):138–44.

6. Greive K. Glycerine: the naturally effective humectant. Dermatol Nurs 2012;11(1):30–34. 

7. Andersen F, Hedegaard K, Petersen TK, Bindslev- Jensen C, Fullerton A, Andersen KE. The hairless guinea-pig as a model for treatment of cumulative irritation in humans. Skin Res Technol 2006;12(1):60–7. 

8. Bettinger J, Gloor M, Gehring W. Influence of a pretreatment with emulsions on the dehydration of the skin by surfactants. Int J Cosmet Sci 

9. Fluhr J, Gloor M, Lehmann L, Lazzerini S, Distante F, Beradesca E. Glycerol accelerates recovery of barrier function in vivo. Acta Dermato Venereologica 1999;79:418–421.