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Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - THE BEAUTY -

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.”

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