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Which Prebiotic Moisturiser should I use for my skin type?

When it comes to deciding what type of moisturiser you need, understanding your skin type comes first.
10 Aug 2020

Your skin needs hydration no matter what skin type you have, whether it’s dry, combination or even oily. A hydrated skin barrier is best able to function at an optimal level and do its job to protect the body from external aggressors. When the skin is sensitive or reactive - which can happen in combination with whatever skin type you have - it is necessary not only to repair its cutaneous barrier but also to preserve its microbial barrier; the invisible barrier, known as the microbiome, that is made up of trillions of organisms that naturally protects the skin. These probiotics are fed and nurtured with prebiotics, so products containing prebiotics such as the Toleriane Sensitive range, provide a daily dose of skin food to maintain the skin barrier for less sensitivity day after day. The Toleriane Sensitive range contains soothing and protective actives including Glycerin to hydrate for up to 48 hours, ceramide to repair and protect the skin barrier, Vitamin B3 to intensely soothe and La Roche-Posay prebiotic thermal water which has a proven track record to act on microbial diversity on dry and irritated skin. Its unique microbiological and mineral profiles drive the growth of skin’s friendly bacteria for a healthy microbiome. All Toleriane Sensitive products are tested on sensitive skin and are high tolerance, non-comedogenic (don’t block pores), non-irritant and non-sensitizing.


What is sensitive skin?

You are likely to have sensitive skin if it burns, stings and pulls or is prone to redness and imperfections. Psoriasis and eczema are other tell-tale signs that your skin is reactive. Today, more than half the world’s population claim to have sensitive, over reactive skin, with 1 in 3 people suffering from allergic skin. Environmental stress from pollution, UV, air conditioning, diet and even the products you’re using can compromise skin’s delicate balance. Try Toleriane Sensitive Creme which works to repair and hydrate sensitive and combination skin.


What is dry skin?

Dry skin can feel tight, itchy and rough and look dull. This is because dry skin produces less sebum (oil) than normal skin. As a result, this skin type lacks the lipids it needs to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external aggressors and often becomes sensitive as a result. Try Toleriane Sensitive Riche, a rich moisturiser that intensely hydrates while also helping the microbiome to flourish.


What is Oily skin?

Oily skin often looks shiny and feels greasy. This skin type is due to an overproduction of sebum (oil) which then pools on the surface of the skin. If untreated this excess sebum can soon clog and enlarge pores leading to irritation, imperfections, blackheads and acne. Oily skin can be caused by hormonal changes, cosmetics, genetics, diet or certain medicines. While it may seem counterintuitive to hydrate already oily skin, stripping it of oils through cleansing often induces the skin to produce even more oil to compensate. Try Toleriane Sensitive fluid which hydrates and soothes very sensitive or intolerant skin and has a strict formula charter to minimise the risk of intolerance.


Using the right prebiotic products for your skin type will ensure it gets just the moisture it needs while feeding the microbiome, the skin’s second barrier for less sensitive and stronger, healthier looking skin every single day!

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