I.C. Sanitizing Cream – The Skincare Product That Protects and Moisturizes
How Sunflower Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Dimethicone, Caprylic Triglycerides, Vitamins A, D, and E, and Benzalkonium Chloride Work Together to Support the Health and Function of the Skin
By: Richard Rich
I.C. Sanitizing Cream is a skincare product that contains a variety of ingredients that work together to help restore the lipid layer of the stratum corneum (SC), the outermost layer of the skin. The SC plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s barrier function, which is responsible for protecting the body against external threats such as microorganisms, physical damage, and water loss. When the SC becomes damaged or depleted of its natural lipids, it can lead to dry, irritated skin that is more susceptible to external threats.
Sunflower butter – which is a rich source of ceramides and Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids. Ceramides are a type of lipid that is naturally present in the SC and plays a crucial role in maintaining its structure and function. They help to form a protective barrier on the skin that helps to prevent water loss and protect against external insults. Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that are necessary for maintaining the health and function of the skin. They help to keep the skin hydrated and supple and may also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Shea butter – which is rich in ceramides and other lipids that help to restore the SC’s lipid layer. Shea butter is also a good source of vitamin E and other antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from oxidative stress and prevent premature aging.
Jojoba oil – helps to restore the lipid layer of the SC. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, and fatty acids, which can help to nourish and protect the skin. By using I.C. Sanitizing Cream regularly, you can help to keep your skin hydrated, healthy, and protected from external threats.
Dimethicone – a type of silicone that helps to prevent trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) by forming a protective barrier on the skin. This helps to keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness and irritation.
Caprylic triglycerides – are a type of lipid that is derived from naturally occurring fatty acids, such as those found in coconut oil. These triglycerides are often used as an emollient in skincare products, as they help to moisturize and soften the skin. Caprylic triglycerides may also have other beneficial effects on the skin, such as improving the skin’s barrier function and reducing inflammation.
Vitamins A, D, and E – which are important for maintaining the health and function of the skin. Vitamin A helps to promote cell turnover and may have anti-aging effects, while vitamin D helps to regulate the skin’s immune response and may have antibacterial properties. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells. Together, these vitamins help to support the health and function of the skin, making the I.C. Sanitizing Cream an effective choice for maintaining the skin’s natural defenses.
Benzalkonium chloride – is a type of cationic surfactant that is commonly used as an antimicrobial agent in hand sanitizers and other skincare products. It is effective at killing a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. When applied to the skin, it works by disrupting the cell membrane of microorganisms, causing them to die. It has shown to be less drying on the hands than alcohol-based sanitizers which is helpful in preventing the drying and cracking of the skin.