What Is Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)?

Proper hydration is crucial for healthy skin. As the name suggests, transepidermal water loss (TEWL) refers to the evaporation of water through the epidermis, or outer layer, of your skin. (TEWL is pronounced “TOOL” )  When TEWL is high, your skin becomes dry, itchy, and often irritated. People with atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, psoriasis, … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin

Skin Care Gift Ideas for 2018

Shopping for the skin care fanatic on your list just got a whole lot easier! We’ve put together a list of the top skin care and beauty gift ideas for 2018 that the ladies and gentlemen on your holiday shopping list are sure to love. 1. Cleansing Brush There are lots of different cleansing brushes … Continue reading

December 19, 2018 Beauty, Skincare

Best Moisturizer for DSNW Baumann Skin Type®

Baumann Skin Type DSNW® is one of the more challenging skin types, since it has several different characteristics that need to be addressed in your skin care regimen. The DSNW skin type is characterized by dryness, sensitivity, non-pigmentation, and wrinkles. This skin type has an impaired barrier, so using the proper barrier repair moisturizer is crucial, … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin

What Are Emollients?

Emollients are commonly used ingredients in cosmetic products to help make your skin soft and smooth. They are usually lipids (fats), oils, silicones, or chemical additives such as propylene glycol. They may also be categorized as occlusive agents, humectants, or barrier repair ingredients. All the word “emollient” really tells you is that its function is … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin

What Are Humectants?

Humectants are substances that have the ability to draw in moisture from their surrounding environment. Your skin naturally contains humectants such as hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for giving your complexion its plump, youthful appearance. For this same reason, hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in many dermal fillers used to plump your skin and … Continue reading

November 14, 2018 Skincare

Why Myristoyl/Palmitoyl Oxostearamide/Arachamide Mea—Also Known as MLE Technology—Is the Best Barrier Repair Ingredient

Our skin contains a built-in barrier system that serves two main purposes: 1) to hold in water and 2) to keep irritants, allergens, and other harmful particles out. Many different factors can affect the health and functionality of your skin’s barrier, including genetics, your Baumann Skin Type®, and the environment in which you live. If … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin