High humidity areas, like Indonesia, can have a negative effect on skin barrier function, as outlined below:
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
QV is scientifically formulated to cleanse and hydrate and has the following features and benefits:
• Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores
• Dermatologically tested
• pH Balanced
• Vegan friendly#^ and not tested on animals#
• Gentle formulations – to reduce the chance of skin irritation
QV has no added:
• Reduce skin dryness
• Reduce TEWL
• Visibly rejuvenate skin
• Visibly increase skin suppleness
• Maintain skin barrier function
Glycerin occurs naturally in the skin, it is well tolerated by most people and rarely causes irritation or allergy5. Its humectant (hydrating) effect is especilly strong in high-humidity environments6.
Studies have shown that glycerin-containing moisturisers can both reduce TEWL and help replenish skin hydration.7,8,9
Those of us with dry or sensitive skin are often advised to use a cleanser with no added soap and avoid soap. But why? What exactly are alternatives with no added soap, and how do they work if they don’t have soap in them?