Why is Helia-D Cell Concept Moisturizing Serum an ideal choice for Normal/Combination Skin?
Combination skin, i.e. skin prone to greasiness in certain areas, also needs adequate hydration. It is a misconception that products with a drying effect, such as those with strong alcohol, solve the problem of greasiness, in reality they work against this very process and encourage the skin to produce even more sebum to counteract the drying effect. The lack of water in the skin must be replaced with moisturizing ingredients, preferably suitable for the skin type, which in the case of normal/combination is something that is light and does not make it difficult even on oilier parts.
Our moisturizing serum acts specifically against dehydration, it can be included in the facial care routine regardless of age, it even helps the development and maintenance of healthy skin starting from adolescence. Among its main active ingredients are hyaluronic acid, which has an excellent water-binding effect, and Niacinamide, which can help us improve many skin problems. The apricot kernel oil content of the serum contributes to healthy skin through its anti-inflammatory and skin softening effect.
What can we expect from the active ingredients of the serum?
Hyaluronic acid is also found in the skin, a so-called natural moisturizing factor (NMF = Natural Moisturizing Factor), which has excellent water retention capacity. It can bind up to a thousand times its own weight in water, which makes the skin more flexible and softer to the touch. It not only relieves dehydration, but it also relieves the small wrinkles that appear as a result, thanks to the fact that the skin becomes fuller. Another important feature is that it strengthens the skin barrier and has an antioxidant effect. There are several types of hyaluronic acid with different molecular weights, the absorption of which is greatly influenced by their size. Hyaluronic acid with a high molecular weight can retain the most moisture, but due to its size, it is the least absorbed. Those with a medium molecular weight are the best at strengthening the skin barrier, while those with a small molecular weight can penetrate the skin the deepest.
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a very versatile type of vitamin, and it is no coincidence that it is so popular. It has particularly useful properties for combination-oily skin, it helps to normalize sebum production and has an anti-inflammatory effect, so it also works against acne, and thanks to its smoothing and firming effect, it strengthens the pore wall and can therefore also be used against large pores. It has been shown to strengthen the skin barrier, with regular and long-term use, and at a concentration of 4-5%, it is effective not only against the formation of pigment spots, but also against the appearance of wrinkles due to its ability to stimulate collagen production.
Apricot seed oil
A natural emollient containing antioxidant vitamin E, which is rich in skin-care fatty acids: it contains the highest proportion of oleic acid and linoleic acid. It is easily absorbed into the skin, it is not sticky, but it still makes the skin soft and well-groomed.