Natural Hydrolysed Keratin in skincare reinforces the protective outer layer, keeping skin healthy.
Keratin is a protein that occurs naturally in your hair, nails and skin. Depending on the amino acid levels, it can be hard (as it is in nails) or soft (as it is in skin). No matter what form it’s in, Keratin, has two main functions; to adhere surface cells to each other, and to form a protective layer on the outside of the skin.
In our skin, the outer layer (the epidermis) is made up of dead keratin cells, pushed to the surface by new keratin cells growing underneath. This outer layer provides waterproofing functions for a smoother, more even texture and to strengthen and promote skin elasticity. The loss of strength and elasticity in older skin is due to losing keratin over the years. Functional hydrolysed keratin is perfect to repair existing damage, or to protect healthy skin, keeping it well guarded against heat, chemicals or friction.