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D“Different people’s skin responds differently to the same skin care, sometimes favourably and sometimes not,” explains Kosé Research Laboratory Scientist, Itsuki Miyachi. “Everyone’s skin has its own unique properties and is in a constant state of flux. We came to believe that the key to understanding the idiosyncrasies lies in ‘skin capacitors’ that exist inside the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of our skin where dead skin cells tend to accumulate.”
The problem starts when our skin capacitors start to decrease in size and are unable to take the weight of any moisture that we try to feed them. “Skin with smaller skin capacitors lacks translucency and has a lower capacity to cleanse itself with moisture, reducing the overall quality of the stratum corneum and causing a state known as stratum corneum breakdown,” says Miyachi.
All the million-dollar creams would not be effective if they are not going through our skin capacitors.
Miyachi nods in agreement. “Our challenge, therefore, was to formulate a new beauty ingredient that would be able to actively influence the stratum corneum.”