Corneotherapy is a preventative approach to skin care that works from the outside in.  The focus is on repairing and strengthening the barrier function of the skin, the protective, outer layer of skin called the Stratum Corneum.   

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests if you take care of the stratum corneum the rest of the skin will take care of itself.

Between our skin cells are lipids (oils) and moisturising factors that keep the cells lubricated and which influence the appearance and texture of our skin.  Together they form the intercellular matrix.

In cases of Sensitised Skin, Dehydrated & Dry Skin, Eczema, Rosacea and other inflammatory disorders you will nearly always find that this intercellular matrix is depleted and impaired.

Replenishing these lipids (oils) and moisturising factors is the first step towards healthier functioning, looking and feeling skin. 
Corneotherapy avoids ingredients that can stress the skin - petrochemicals, preservatives, fragrance, emulsifiers and silicones.

The focus instead is on skin identical ingredients that are compatible with your skin's own chemistry.  These include natural moisturising factors - ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol,  triglycerides, phospholidids, urea, glycerin and ingredients that mimic the lipids within your skin - olive oil, shea butter, squalane, essential fatty acids. 

The skin is able to easily integrate and metabolise these skin compatible ingredients and use them to produce more lipid dense tissue which helps to preserve the skins youthfulness and to stabilise and maintain the natural intercellular skin matrix  that is so crucial for healthy skin.

Your skin is a living organism and will respond to whatever you feed it.  By working with the physiology of the skin, Corneotherapy works with your skins natural ability to repair and regenerate itself.

Corneotherapy Facials are ideal for everyone but in particular anyone experiencing any kind of problem skin, skin imbalances, chronic dryness or wanting to delay the signs of ageing.

The range of Skin Care that I use is based on the principles of Corneotherapy is Dermaviduals. 
For more information on  Dermaviduals products visit the Shop Dermaviduals section on this site
For more information on the Dermaviduals Facials please see the section on 
"Biomimetic Facials".