Every day we hear from people who experience discomfort caused by dry skin. They repeatedly apply moisturisers and gels and wash using various special shampoos, but the problem persists. Problems range from dry skin on the body, face, scalp or intimate areas. The problem is often not limited to just one area.
Where are the fats?
15 years ago, we bought our first scientific measuring instruments to be able to measure fat, moisture, skin redness and the skin's moisture-binding ability. When we began to make our measurements, we discovered that fat levels were well below the expected levels, whether we measured the arm, face or scalp. Most often, we apply a moisturiser, but this rarely suffices to restore dry skin because there will still be a shortage of fats.
The importance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in the right balance and of good quality
According to a research team from the University of Connecticut, Omega 3 and Omega 6 play a key role in our skin health. Omega 6 is especially important for the function of the skin barrier, whereas Omega 3 is important for the skin's immune system*. A deficiency or imbalance of these fats is a common problem in the Western world and can lead to the skin barrier lacking the ability to retain moisture due to of a lack of essential nourishment. One cannot therefore expect that a moisturiser will be able to restore the imbalance that the lack of these fatty acids leads to. We therefore recommend that you add fats to the skin, scalp and mucous membranes, preferably from the outside and within.
Blackcurrant seed oil
For those who have problems with dry skin, dry scalp and intestinal discomfort, we recommend trying our products with Nordic blackcurrant seed oil, both on the outside and within, and see what they can do for you!