Skin is not only a layer of protection. It is one of the body’s highly important functional organ. In addition to its esthetic aspects including radiance, smoothness and skin tone, recent dermatological and cosmetological researches have demonstrated the importance of skin.
As a result, extra-cellular ENZYMES such as sphingomyelinases and glucosinases, are essential in order to guarantee the formation of ceramide bi-layers, which ensure proper cellular cohesion.
In addition, phospholipases regulate the cellular proliferation of keratinocytes. Ceramidases, phosphatases, catalase and superoxyde-dismutase are involved in the skin’s protection against free radical damage.
It is therefore necessary to protect the enzymatic functions of the Stratum Corneum. Enzymes are the biochemical wheels of cells, hence Life itself.