Summer has finally arrived and when it comes to achieving that coveted glossy, silky smooth skin that we all want, traditional body washes and body care products can fall short. What lots of people don’t realize is that some of these products can actually exacerbate dryness and leave our skin craving hydration more than ever. The good news is Agent Nateur is here to rescue your summer skin from dryness! From our body (balm), holi (wash), through to holi (body), we have the perfect body nourishment routine to help you when your skin is thirstier than ever before.
Understanding what is driving your dry skin is really important. Here are some of the top reasons why you might be experiencing dry, or drier than usual skin:
- Nutrient deficiencies, including a lack of essential fatty acids, can cause dry skin. These deficiencies impact the skin's hydration and can lead to thin, parched and dehydrated skin. Essential fatty acids are vital for maintaining skin health and preventing dryness so it’s crucial to maintain a balanced diet that includes these essential nutrients to nourish and hydrate the skin, alongside using your favorite Agent skin-nourishing products. Other nutrient deficiencies, such as ascorbic acid, retinol, protein-energy, vitamin K, biotin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, and zinc, as well as inherited disorders related to copper, biotin, zinc, and tryptophan metabolism, can also affect the skin.
- Hormone imbalances, including those caused by pregnancy, menopause, birth control, thyroid disease, and other factors, can contribute to skin dryness too. Low estrogen levels have been linked to dry skin, and hormonal changes during pregnancy can also lead to dry skin.
- In addition, blood sugar regulation issues associated with chronic hypoglycemia, and diabetes can contribute to dry skin. These conditions disrupt the body's ability to regulate blood sugar levels, leading to imbalances that can affect the skin's hydration. If left uncontrolled, dry skin can be a common symptom of these conditions.
Conditions such as psoriasis, hypothyroidism and other autoimmune disorders can contribute to dry skin too. This was a big driver behind me developing my holi (body) because the plant oryza sativa in the formulation is incredible for helping with psoriasis. Other autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Type 1 diabetes, and Sjögren's syndrome are conditions also associated with dry skin.
If you want to include daily solutions for dry skin, the Agent body (balm), holi (wash) and holi (body) are the best place to start. They contain a ton of specific ingredients formulated especially for skin nourishment and hydration to help you experience a transformation that will leave you feeling like a radiant goddess. It’s time to restore your skin’s natural glow!
First up, holi (body), our OG body oil that has been formulated to help nourish, hydrate, and renew dry skin. Our sumptuous blend of luxurious oils absorbs quickly into dry skin for a satin, dewy finish. There are many hydrating ingredients in holi (body) but one very medicinal ingredient is oryza sativa. It’s a Japanese rice bran oil that is full of antioxidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful, natural emollients. A study exploring the role of Oryza sativa in alleviating psoriasis symptoms revealed its effectiveness in helping to reduce the severity of the skin condition. The rice extract demonstrated various positive effects, including decreased epidermal thickness, inflammation, and apoptosis induction, along with an increased expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines and a reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.
Our body (balm) is an ageless body treatment cream. It deeply hydrates, nourishes and moisturizes your skin, leaving it smooth, radiant, and ageless from day to night. The balm-like texture effortlessly melts into your skin, creating a velvety, glistening finish that lasts and gives you the ultimate glow. Created specifically for the driest skin, this body (balm) is infused with hydrating plant extracts, skin-nourishing oils, and powerful anti-aging ingredients that set it apart from the rest. It’s the rosehip oil and organic helichrysum oil that really help with skin hydration. Rosehip oil, brimming with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C, delivers a radiant glow by preserving moisture and safeguarding against environmental stressors. It works perfectly alongside organic helichrysum, a treasure among oils. With a beautiful aroma, it has an unmatched ability to revive and replenish dryness. Like holi (body), it also contains oryza sativa.
Finally, holi (wash), our ageless resurfacing foaming oil body cleanser for shower or bath. We love this product because not only do you get to immerse yourself in the sensual, majestic, and mysterious blend of oud, sandalwood, rose, coconut, and chamomile but on this journey from gel to oil to creamy foam, you get to nourish and hydrate your skin at the same time. Lactic acid is a big part of this. People often believe lactic acid is a drying agent, but it is actually a moisturizing powerhouse that deserves recognition. It doesn't strip away moisture but rather works in harmony with your skin's natural hydration process. Lactic acid improves skin hydration, enhances the skin's natural moisture factor, helps to keep your skin moisturized and alleviates dryness, leaving it feeling supple and nourished. Lactic acid strengthens the skin barrier by promoting ceramide production, unlike other acids that can weaken it. Ceramides are essential lipids found in the upper layers of the skin.
Glycerin has been recognized as the ultimate humectant for enhancing hydration on the top layer of your skin, as confirmed by a 2016 study. Working alongside this ultimate hydrator, Jojoba Oil offers deep hydration, nourishment, and anti-aging properties too. It provides a luxurious, velvety texture to your skin while stimulating collagen production, maintaining skin tone, regulating sebum production, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles too. This dynamic combination of Glycerin and Jojoba Oil ensures optimal moisturization and rejuvenation for your skin.
Sweet Almond Oil provides long-lasting moisture, nourishment, and warmth to the skin, leaving it hydrated and comfortable, even after bathing. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, combating free radicals and promoting hydration by attracting and retaining water in the skin. It also strengthens the skin barrier and offers moisturizing and softening benefits. Aloe Vera is a non-greasy ingredient that effectively hydrates, moisturizes, and replenishes the skin, making it ideal for dry and damaged skin. It restores the skin's moisture barrier, reduces redness, and provides nourishment.
Between body (balm), holi (wash) and holi (body), we have everything you need to give your skin the heavenly hydration it deserves.
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