Have been the luckiest person to have a few sunny days away in Biarritz in this rainy month of May, where the Atlantic Ocean offered me a few days of good waves, enough to get the taste of what surfing is about and how it makes you feel. Though it was mostly cloudy while in the water, I did managed to get my face burnt by the sun (even though I used SPF 50). Since I’ve been back in Paris, my full attention has been on helping my skin recover. Have been using lots of lotions and potions to achieve this goal, but only a few have made a difference, so I thought it might a good idea to share these with you since summer is around the corner (hopefully).
The star of French pharmacies, Biafine is used both as a moisturiser and medication. The cream contains ingredients like trolamine and sodium alginate, promotes healing of damaged skin by recruiting macrophages. Macrophages are white blood cells that help with wound healing, so the more of them you have at a particular skin site, the faster the process can happen. Biafine Cream Emulsion works on everything from wounds to dermatitis to first- and second-degree burns. It is often used after procedures on the face such as chemical peels and laser treatments to help with healing,” according to Dr. King, a board-certified dermatologist who specialises in medical and cosmetic dermatology. (Well + Good)
Universkin™ H is a unique combination of hyaluronic acid, organic silica + L-rhamnose, and a biomimetic peptide in a minimalist formula triggering 3 actions. It strengthens the skin barrier and promotes hydration thanks to a combination of 2 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. It also stimulates the synthesis of collagen fibres and firmness proteins through the synergistic action of organic silica and L-rhamnose. Finally, it protects hyaluronic acid and the firmness proteins already present in the skin via a specific biomimetic peptide that prevents its degradation.
Created by Professor Augustinus Bader, a world-leading stem cell and biomedical scientist, it’s inspired by his extensive research into healing processes and treatments. The fast-absorbing formula contains natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesised molecules that work to nourish, protect stimulate cell regeneration, leaving skin even and smooth.