Skin’s barrier integrity is one of the single biggest contributors to its overall vitality and beauty—and curiously one of the most overlooked—responsible for everything from its capacity to maintain water and electrolyte balance, thermo-regulate, synthesise Vitamin D, and even detect sensations.
“Skin integrity is all,” according to Richard Parker, Founder and Director of RATIONALE Research, and ‘all,’ as it happens, summarises it well. Skin’s barrier integrity is one of the single biggest contributors to its overall vitality and beauty—and curiously one of the most overlooked—responsible for everything from its capacity to maintain water and electrolyte balance, thermo-regulate, synthesise Vitamin D, and even detect sensations.
When skin’s structural integrity is unimpaired, it retains moisture effectively, remains resilient in the face of environmental aggressors, and that fabled ‘glow’ of lit-from-within skin? Reliant first and foremost on sound barrier integrity.
But by contrast, when the outermost layer is impaired (which can be caused by anything from environmental exposure to cosmetics, air quality to over-exfoliation) it effects every other function the skin is designed to perform.
While skin integrity seems to be a fairly novel concept in the wider world of skincare, the principle of replenishing the skin barrier each evening has been a feature of the Essential Six Ritual ever since its inception. Our newly styled Integrity Collection (formerly the ProCeramide range) exists to do precisely this: a range of fortifying formulations, rich in Skin Identical Ceramides and Lipids, each dedicated to rebuilding the vital skin barrier.
Now, with the RATIONALE Research Team ever-expanding our offering for new and diverse skin needs, our newest formulation has been created as another in this line-up of barrier-fortifying formulations, delivering complete comfort and calmness to skin as it repairs delicate barrier integrity compromised during the day.
#4 The Crème contains a revolutionary complex of intercellular lipids, signalling proteins, minerals and fortifying Australian SolarRepair Botanicals to empower skin’s ability to defend itself against intrinsic and extrinsic influences, while also promoting moisture retention within the skin’s outermost layer—the Stratum Corneum—to support skin’s own healing responses.
And accompanying #4 The Crème comes a second new offering, created to deliver even further specialised support to the skin barrier: The Integrity Restorative Facial. Offered by RATIONALE Flagships nationwide and one of our most targeted innovations to date, this new-generation facial is the ultimate hands-on treatment experience; free of devices, it allows the power of touch, lymphatic massage and professional formulations to be at the forefront of the experience.
Recommended as an ideal offering for those new to RATIONALE (or new to active skincare in general), this experience strengthens even the most sensitised skin, rebuilding its vital barrier integrity to empower beauty and brilliance in all of its expressions.