Back to Basics: Skincare

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Back to Basics: Skincare

You probably understand the benefits of high-quality serums, moisturizers and eye creams but are you giving as much attention to the first steps of your skincare? A strong foundation to your routine will enable your skin to better absorb the ingredients in all of your products. For this reason, we are featuring our favourite cleansers, toners and makeup removers and explaining why they are so much more than ‘basic’. 

Cleansing removes dirt, excess oil, pollution and unwanted skin cells from your face. Cleansing is also the first step in eliminating free radicals. Free radicals (both from the external environment and from the metabolic reactions inside skin cells) are among the causes of altered cellular molecules. When the balance between free radicals and the cell’s antioxidants is disrupted, the cell goes into a state of oxidative stress, creating a damaging chain reaction that leads to wrinkles, sagging, inflammation, irritation and acne. 

Diego Dalla Palma’s Cleansing line features an Active Ingredient called Cell Detoxium. By initiating a cellular process that releases enzymes, Cell Detoxium degrades toxins and promotes the removal of cell waste. This process restores skin’s balance - eliminating free radical damage - to repair cellular function. 

Micellar Cleansing Milk

Along with Cell Detoxium, this luxurious creamy cleanser also contains the Active Ingredient ‘Hydramoist’.

Hydramoist cleanses the skin deeply and gently while fully respecting the hydrolipid film on the face. Hydramoist creates micelles - spherical structures, with the capacity to ‘catch’ dirt and oil. The droplets of oil, fat, or liposoluble impurities (such as sebum) migrate to the central part of the micelles because of their water-resistant properties. They become trapped in these structures where they can be cleansed away.

Micelles are a non-irritating way to cleanse skin, promote hydration, reduce inflammation or irritation, and increase skin permeability for better absorption of other products.

Micellar Cleansing Milk maintains the optimal level of hydration and prevents hard water from drying the skin. 

Active Ingredients: 

Cell Detoxium: Aids detoxification and correct cellular function.

Hydramoist: creates the micellar structure that effectively allows deep and gentle cleansing, fully respecting the hydrolipid film of the face.

Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5): Moisturising and regenerative.

Revitalizing Tonic

Revitalizing Tonic restores skin’s acidity, bringing its PH to normal levels for balanced skin and a healthy hydrolipidic barrier. The hydrolipidic barrier is your skin’s protective film. This film shields your skin from free radicals, toxins and harmful bacteria. A healthy hydrolipidic barrier will reduce irritation, inflammation and other skin imperfections.

Additionally, this Tonic prevents water from drying the skin - it even removes limestone in your water for hydrated skin that breathes more easily.

Active ingredients: 

Cell Detoxium: Aids detoxification and correct cellular function. 

Hyaluronic acid: Absorbs hydration to moisturize skin.

Trelahose: Moisturizes and protects cells.

Mineral nutrients (zinc, silicon, magnesium, iron and copper): Regulate cellular metabolism. 

Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5): Moisturising and regenerative.

Micellar Cleansing Water

This excellent water-based cleanser gently and quickly removes make-up and impurities from the face. This product does not require rinsing or toning. Alcohol and preservative-free - each individual batch is analyzed to ensure the nickel content is lower than 0.00001%. This product is ideal for cleansing sensitive and couperose skin.

This sophisticated Cleanser also contains Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) - an ingredient that binds to water and holds it in the skin. It’s anti-inflammatory, is involved in wound healing and further encourages the skin’s barrier. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol is both a humectin and an emollient, meaning that it attracts and holds water and the emollients soften and smooth cracked skin for deeper hydration. 

With Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol and Helixin it moisturizes skin and leaves it firmer and more elastic.

Active Ingredients:

Cell Detoxium: stimulates the elimination of toxic substances and waste from skin cells. 

Hydramoist: Creates the micellar structure that allows cleansing deeply and gently, fully respecting the hydrolipid film of the face.

Helixin: Soothing, moisturizing, anti-chapping.

Hyaluronic acid: Moisturizing.

Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5): moisturising, reinvigorating.