What is Corneotherapy?
Corneotherapy – what is it?
Corneotherapy is the science of the epidermal skin barrier defence systems. Corneotherapy is a holistic approach that is aimed at the recovery of the Stratum Corneum. If the Stratum Corneum (top layer of skin) is compromised via the process of unnecessary excess cleansing and exfoliation for example, you end up with an inflamed and irritated skin that cannot defend itself from environment stressors and aggressors.
Before any skincare treatment/products are prescribed, a thorough examination of the Stratum Corneum’s intricate bi-layer alignment is undertaken to determine the best course of home care and in clinic treatments.
If fragrances, emulsifiers, preservatives, silicones (mineral oils) and amines for example are added to skincare formulations, the outer/inner layer of skin becomes highly compromised (can also be accumulative) and the risk of developing inflammatory barrier disordered skin conditions is high.
Corneotherapists believe in the chemistry of ingredients to be as physiologically compatible to the skin as close as possible. Corneotherapists will only choose in clinic treatment modalities that keep the epidermis intact at ALL times; and this principle should apply to all Skin Treatment Therapists within the beauty industry today despite being Corneotherapy or not.
By repairing the skin’s barrier defence systems under the principles of Corneotherapy, we reduce trans-epidermal water loss, ensuring external aggravating factors are held at bay and the effectiveness of the Dermal Membrane Structure is assured.
Preserve the integrity of the epidermis at ALL times