Whether you're a seasoned skincare enthusiast or just starting your journey, you're likely familiar with cult favourites like vitamin C and niacinamide. But, a rising star in the skincare world is gaining attention... introducing: Ectoin.
What is Ectoin?
Simply put, ectoin is a kind of protein that certain bacteria, like E. coli, produce as a defence mechanism. It acts like a guardian, protecting the bacteria from the immune system of the organism it's living in.Recently introduced to skincare, ectoin is making a significant impact due to its unique benefits.
Ectoin skin benefits
Imagine a skincare ingredient that not only hydrates but also works its magic on dry, damaged, and irritated skin. Well, meet ectoin, the natural moisturising maestro. With skincare repair properties, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles and is a burst of hydration that leaves your skin feeling as refreshed as a morning breeze.
Who is Ectoin suitable for?
Now that we've spilt the tea on ectoin's enchanting abilities, let's talk about who gets to benefit from this skincare superstar.Ectoin is suitable for all skin types; whether you're the queen of combination skin, the champion of oily skin, or have common dry spells.
What products does Ectoin work well with?
As with all skincare routines, the key is to find what products work best for you and think about what might complement ectoin. Think of ectoin as your skin's new best friend, bringing along a bag of unique benefits that are turning heads in the skincare world. Now all that's left to do is find some friends to accompany it.
Try, for instance, the IMAGE Skincare ageless total pure hyaluronic filler. Ectoin and hyaluronic acid work well together to minimise wrinkles and fine lines and ensure healthy, youthful-looking skin.
We also recommend finding a good moisturiser that has ectoin in it. Try the Murad Essential-C Overnight Barrier Repair Creamto help neutralise pollutants, and brighten and smooth while strengthening the skin's barrier overnight. Or, the Estée Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release Moisturiser is a lightweight treatment perfect for enhancing the skin's tone and delivering a radiant and even glow. Use this together with ectoin and your skin will be shielded from free radicals and the appearance of premature ageing.
If you enjoy concluding your skincare regimen with a moisturising eye cream, Perricone MD's Hypoallergenic CBD Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream should be next on your list. This skincare delight not only pampers your delicate eye area but also harnesses the power of ectoin to ensure your skin is deeply nourished, as well as working with the Bisabolol to brighten under the eyes.
Dynamic duo: Ectoin in SPF
SPF shouldn't just be worn in summer months, in fact, it's important to wear it all year round. For optimal skin care, it's crucial to choose SPFs that include Ectoin in their formula. Let's delve into why SPFs containing ectoin are a vital addition to your skincare arsenal.
When infused into SPF formulations, ectoin creates an additional layer of defence, safeguarding your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, pollution, and other external aggressors. This dynamic duo ensures that your skin doesn't just survive but thrives, remaining resilient and fortified even in the face of relentless sun exposure.
Our current favourite, the Ultrasun Face Anti-Age SPF30, isn't just a sun protector, it's a powerhouse of ectoin too. This multitasking marvel takes skincare to a whole new level, thanks to ectoin actively working to protect your DNA and cells. It goes above and beyond by warding off not only UV rays but also infrared and blue light.
Another Ultrasun favourite is the Ultrasun Face Tinted Honey Fluid SPF50+. With a slightly higher SPF level, this water-resistant formula not only replenishes optimal moisture levels but also diminishes the signs of UV/Infrared-A-induced ageing, such as lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. All of this whilst also giving a natural warm radiance to your skin!