Fragile by nature or sensitised by external agents. Whatever the reason, sensitive skin gets irritated, suffers, and becomes taut; it reacts excessively when faced with stress, fatigue or environmental pollution.
To restore its harmony, softness and comfort it is necessary to offer high-tolerance products adapted to the extreme delicacy of sensitive skin, which cover its needs and reinforce its self-protection, combining calm and balance. This is the fundamental objective of the Anesi HARMONIE line.
Sensitivity can´t be associated with a specific type of skin. All skin types can feel this discomfort temporarily or for a longer period of time.
According to studies carried out in research centres, more than 70% of women between 18 and 65 years old say they have sensitive skin:
- 50% have suffered redness, itching or irritation.
- 69% state that their skin does not react well to at least two of the following factors: cold, water, lack of cream, fatigue or stress.
When establishing a classification of sensitive skins, most experts agree that 3 groups can be identified, according to their triggers:
- Redness due to diet, alcohol, stress, emotions and sudden changes in temperature.
- Redness, tightness and peeling triggered by the cold, wind or air conditioning.
- Redness, tightness, itching and pimples caused by water, soap or certain cosmetics.
What are the symptoms of sensitive skin?
Natural or caused by external factors, the result is the same; a hypersensitisation of the epidermis. The causes are simple: a lack of hydration and an insufficient defence system. It usually affects thin and delicate skin.
But even a strong epidermis can become fragile due to a long illness or the use of unsuitable cosmetic products, highly oxidizing creams or, simply, through the non-use of treatment products.
Sensitive skin is unable to perform its function as a barrier and becomes permeable to aggressive environmental and climatic external agents and ultraviolet rays.
These harmful agents alter the physiological mechanism, causing an internal reaction that manifests through itching, redness or dryness. The corneous layer deteriorates due to the inability of the keratinocytes to produce the number of lipids necessary to avoid the evaporation of intercellular water and maintain the cellular structure, thus causing the early appearance of wrinkles.
The HARMONIE line by Anesi has been formulated to eliminate these discomforts, restore sensitive skin to the comfort and well-being it craves and respond to its needs and shortcomings, using high-tolerance active ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Horse-Chestnut, the common grape vine, Licorice, Ginkgo Biloba or Vidalys Calming Complex, which perform the following functions:
- Calming and preventing inflammation.
- Reinforcing the skin’s natural defences.
- Covering its hydration and nutrition needs.
- Protecting the epidermal layer from aggressive external agents.
Also, keeping in mind that dry skin can be sensitive; that oil-prone combined skin can have delicate areas, often located around the cheeks; and that skin that is not accustomed to treatments can react excessively to cosmetic products, it is essential to know that the HARMONIE line can be combined with all of the treatments from the other Anesi lines.