Beauty That’s More than Skin Deep

Skin is amazing!

Here are a couple of lesser-known facts about your skin that are important to keep top-of-mind when making choices around your beauty and wellness regimens.

#1. Skin is an amazing bodily organ that holds the human form together and shelters us from the outside world. Much like fiber and leafy greens helps with digestive health, your skin has certain nutrients and needs that will help it to be the healthiest it can be. High doses of nutrients like Vitamins A, C, D, E, other minerals and essential fatty acids are such ingredients critical to maintaining healthy skin.

#2. The top-most layer (where skincare products are applied) is made up of dead skin cells, and the deeper layers are made up of living skin cells. Although this is a topic most of us likely covered in high school biology, many skincare brands tend to disregard the anatomy of the skin altogether when formulating their products--focusing on formulas that improve the top, surface layer of the skin without reaching the deeper layers of living tissue that need the nutrients most.

Tips of the Trade

It’s clear that a lot happens beneath the surface of our skin. So to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck when buying skincare products, follow the below tips and tricks that will help you decipher which products will amplify cell health, and which to steer clear of:

#1. We’re firm believers in the age-old saying “less is more.” The best thing to look for in a skincare product is a short ingredient list, which usually indicates there’s less room for the skincare “nonessentials” such as additives, fragrances, or filler ingredients that only serve the illusion of healthy skin, providing a safer bet that the few ingredients are healthy “essentials.”

#2. If you can, find products that are pharmacist-formulated. Pharmacists are expertly trained in the science of formulating the right balance and combination of ingredients and dosages, plus they know how to effectively deliver skin nutrition directly to the cell. If properly formulated, skincare products can be made so that the value of each molecule or ingredient put into the bottle, will be recognizable, medicinal, and effective in the human body.

#3. If you have an interest in getting more technical, learn some of the names of common parabens and silicones to avoid in skin care products, along with the types of synthetics that are foreign to the body. For instance, cyclopentasiloxane is a silicone that is common in skincare products. Opt instead for an ingredient like hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin, and is used to retain moisture.

Modernizing Skincare: The Mox Way

More than half of all Americans reportedly use skincare products that are likely not addressing the skin’s actual needs. But it’s not too late for our society to expect more from skincare brands. At Mox, we believe the future of skincare requires an entirely different strategy. And our mission is to affect positive change in the skin, at a deeper level. That’s why Mox products respect your body’s chemistry and anti-aging systems. And why we are intent on selecting the right ingredient for the body, rather than sticking with the status quo.

It’s our mission to help the skin grow newer, younger cells while creating a happier, healthier you. We hope that experiencing nutrition-rich skin care (that doesn’t break the bank) is something you’re excited about trying.