May 01, 2018
Corneotherapy-The science of maintaining and restoring healthy skin

Corneotherapy takes the science of cosmeceuticals one step further. It could be argued that corneotherapy is the skin care concept of the future.  It’s where science meets beauty.  Another way of thinking of it is that it provides the link between dermatology and cosmetics.

Corneotherapy is an advanced treatment pathway for progressive skin therapists. It is integral to maintaining long term skin health by respecting the integrity of the stratum corneum and its defence systems at all times. The necessity of understanding its function is becoming increasingly apparent as we see skin therapists, dermatologists and other skin care professionals unintentionally adding to the phenomenon of skin barrier disorders by catering to consumers who can tend to demand quick fixes, peels to reveal ‘new skin’ and skincare products containing potentially harmful substances. Essentially skin cannot be corrected if the stratum corneum is not in equilibrium, meaning “balance”. When the skin barrier is not in balance and is disrupted, it loses its ability to protect & defend itself, meaning it is no longer safeguarded from environmental stressors & pollution. Whenever you see redness and inflammation present, the skin barrier is compromised and unable to perform effectively. By using Corneotherapy and a truly corneotherapeutic skincare range, optimal skin health is achieved. When the skin barrier is healthy and functioning efficiently, correcting skin conditions becomes much simpler.


The Brand that we use here at Bellevue spa-DERMAVIDUALS epitomises all that Corneotherapy advocates. Recognising that lifestyle factors such as indirect exposure to pollutants, chemicals, pesticides and surfactants are likely to continue to impact negatively on our skin, Dr Hans Lautenschläger and his team developed a bespoke dermatological skin care solution designed to optimally maintain the natural skin barrier and prevent premature ageing. Free from substances that are not recognised by the skin, the products are formed with a base product called Dermal Membrane Structure (DMS). This product resembles the membrane structure of the natural skin barrier and thus corresponds to the principles of Corneotherapy (improving the function of the skin barrier and its ability to defend and protect the skin from external factors). Dermaviduals products are scientifically formulated to match the composition of the skin, thereby penetrating more effectively than traditional creams which contain emulsifiers – sitting on the surface of the skin, offering only short term results.  The product range allows skin treatment therapists to individually adapt creams, serums, cleansers and masks, with a choice of over 40 different active serums to treat virtually every skin concern.

Follow us where next time we write about all the ACTIVES used in Dermaviduals and how they can help your skin!

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