Corneotherapy is contemporary approach to skincare that focuses on restoring and maintaining the natural barrier function of the skin. While both corneotherapy and conventional skin treatments aim to improve the health and appearance of the skin, corneotherapy offers some distinct advantages.
Here’s a few reasons why corneotherapy is considered more beneficial than conventional approaches:
Corneotherapy takes a holistic view of the skin and its function, considering the interaction between various factors such as the skin barrier, immune system, and skin microbiome. It aims to address the root causes of skin issues rather than simply treating symptoms.
Focus on skin barrier repair:
The skin barrier plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. Corneotherapy emphasises the restoration and optimisation of the skin barrier function, which helps prevent moisture loss, irritant penetration, and inflammation. By repairing the skin barrier, corneotherapy aims to improve overall skin health.
Corneotherapy recognises that each person's skin is unique and may have different needs, and it emphasises individualised treatment plans tailored to specific skin conditions, taking into consideration factors such as skin type, sensitivity, extrinsic triggers and genetic predispositions.
Minimises disruption of the acid mantle and microbiome:
The acid mantle is a slightly acidic protective layer on the skin's surface that helps defend against harmful microorganisms. Conventional skin treatments, and even poor-quality cleansers or exfoliants, can disrupt the acid mantle, leading to imbalances and potential skin issues. Corneotherapy focuses on maintaining the skin's natural pH balance, acid mantle and microbiome, reducing the risk of irritation and sensitivity.
The key principle of Corneotherapy is to maintain the integrity of the epidermis at all times.
Reduction of unfavorable side effects:
Many conventional skin treatments, such as peels or mechanical exfoliation methods can disrupt the skin's natural balance and cause side effects like erythema, lipid dryness, or increased sensitivity. Corneotherapy aims to minimise these side effects by using gentle, non-aggressive approaches that support the skin's natural processes without damaging the skin’s barrier defence systems.
Enhanced product performance:
Corneotherapy employs specialised formulations that are more compatible with the physiology of the skin (or skin-identical) and only contain active ingredients that are designed to address the specific skin issues presented. By optimizing and maintaining the skin barrier, Corneotherapy allows these active ingredients to function with greater efficacy.
By addressing the underlying causes of skin conditions and supporting the skin's natural functions, corneotherapy aims to provide long-term improvement rather than temporary relief. It focuses on achieving sustainable results and promoting skin health over time.
It's important to note that while corneotherapy offers benefits over many conventional approaches, it may not be appropriate for all individuals or some skin conditions where medical interventions are required. It's always advisable to consult with a qualified Corneotherapy trained skincare professional or dermatologist to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for your specific needs.