Microskin™ Simulated Second Skin performs in two distinct ways.
Microskin™ is applied to the skin in liquid form. As the delivery agents rapidly evaporate it leaves a water resistant film on the skins surface that looks and feels like your natural skin.
During the evaporation phase the Cellulosic and Oil components migrate towards the skins surface and partially enter the Corneum layer. This assists in binding the dried filmto the skins surface and provides considerable elasticity to the film.
When the Microskin™ film is removed with the Removing Serum the Cellulosic and Oil bound Corneum Cells are exfoliated with the removed film. Technically, any ingredients which remain on the surface of the skin or in the Corneum layer are referred to as ingredients which have “penetrated”. They are not considered to have entered the capillary system and therefore are not referred to as having been “absorbed”.
As Microskin™ is formulated on more Lipophilic (Oil based) ingredients these components have a difficult job continuing further down the path of penetration in the Corneum layer due to the lower Epidermal layer having a higher water concentration and therefore considered more Lipophobic (Oil resistant). As we all know Water and Oil do not mix easily – if at all.
The concentrations of ingredients in the Microskin™ film are carefully balanced to provide sufficient penetration only to hold the film firmly onto the skin and not allow high penetration into the Corneum layer. This balancing of components is carefully managed to provide elasticity of the dried film to produce lasting properties.
To prevent total blocking of sweat glands and hair follicles the ingredient balance is carefully adjusted to allow the skin to “breathe” and perspiration to pass through the water resistant film.
When we say that Microskin™ allows the skin to breathe we do not mean that the skin actually breathes and the Microskin™ film continues to allow that to happen. As it is widely known the human respiratory system does not include the skin, even though the human skin is the body's largest organ and makes up about 15% of body weight. It does lots of amazing things but it does not play an active role in helping us to breathe.
What the Microskin™ film does do, is allow the air to reach the skin. Microskin™ is uniquely engineered so when the delivery agent of Microskin™ rapidly evaporates it creates microscopic vents in the Microskin™ film which allows oxygen from the air to reach the skin. Oxygen exposure of the human skin is considered important for maintaining a healthy skin.
A further important property of the Microskin™ film is it allows perspiration to pass through the film and does not stick to hair allowing your hair to continue to grow. Facial hair will also continue to grow so the male members of our Microskin™ family of users will still have to shave. However as the Microskin™ film is extremely resistant to water and has extremely high adhesive and strength properties careful shaving may be carried out without damage to the Microskin™ film.
Again the innovative engineering of Microskin™ allows it’s unique adhesion, water resistance and elasticity properties to be used without blocking the skins pores through which perspiration passes to the air. When the body begins to sweat it is not unusual to observe beads of perspiration forming on the surface of the Microskin™ film. Sweat does not harm or damage the Microskin™ film.
These Microskin™ properties further demonstrate the uniqueness of Microskin™ and the incredible functionality it offers as a simulated second skin.