The Secret Ingredient for Minimizing Skin Sensitivity
Omega’s in skincare
We’ve all been taught how omega’s (essential fatty acids) are good for us in our diets. According to globally recognized nutritional studies, omega rich foods like fish, greens and nuts help us rebuild tissue, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, improve joint and bone health. But what about Omega’s in skincare? Is it just another gimmick, or are there actual skin health benefits to it?
I found out the hard way.
After being diagnosed with inflammatory Rosacea, my general skin health was terrible. It was hypersensitive, flaking, constantly inflamed and its natural barrier seemed non-existent - I would wake up in pain some mornings as I’d scratched my cheeks during the night and find new scabs. The skin picking didn’t help of course, so I was desperate to understand how I could minimize my skin’s sensitivity levels.
Understanding these slight differences between functions were the key to finding the right formulation for one our longest selling staple products, the Omega Repair Cream. It is the first and only cream we have in our assortment and the first clinically consumer perception surveyed product in our panel.
She believed that each of these Essential Fatty Acids played an important part in repairing skin health. Even Omega -7, a rare mono-unsaturated fatty acid found in Australian Macadamia Oil, would have a positive effect on recovery.
I was skeptical at first about applying an oil based cream as heavier prescribed creams from the doctors had caused me to break out, but it was pleasantly silky and lightweight.
After the first month of daily use, my skin started to feel less sensitive. It took me about 3 months to really see and feel like my skin had started to normalize. 3 years in, I still have a skin condition but can confidently walk around with a smooth, less sensitive face.