OM Reduces Essential Fatty Acid Deficiencies. Fatty acids (lipids) make up all cell membranes, including skin cells. Healthy skin cells work in synergy to build a strong skin barrier. OM aids in the prevention and correction of skin barrier and cornification disorders and also lowers the rate of trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), keeping your skin healthy and beautifully soft.
OM Anti-Oxidant Protection OM is free of water (so no bacteria can live in it) and is made up of a composition of vegetable oils, barrier substances (including Shea Butter), Evening Primrose Oil and Urea. Fatty acids from vegetable oil are responsible for the silky soft texture of Oleogel N, as well as excellent oxidative stability and anti-oxidant protection.
It Creates Healthy Skin The skin’s ageing process is characterised by the skin’s irregular desquamation and loss of corneocyte compaction, which leads to rough skin. Urea provides humectant properties in OM (natural humectants deplete with age), allowing it to heal dry and flakiness, keeping your skin soft and supple. Not only does urea provide moisture, it is also a natural exfoliant. Combined with lactic acid in the skin, urea works to remove hyperkeratinisation improving cellular turnover and in turn improving the corneocyte compaction of the skin.
OM Has Incredible Healing Properties OM contains Evening Primrose Oil, which has one of the highest concentrations of Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA). This is largely responsible for the healing properties of Oleogel N. GLA’s have been proven to reduce the symptoms of eczema by relieving inflammation, itching and flaking. In addition to this, GLA’s help to reduce acne by diluting sebum and therefore reducing the risk of pores becoming clogged. Furthermore, they help to treat rosacea by reducing inflammation and by producing prostaglandins, which stimulate the contraction of blood vessels.
5. It’s a Multi-Tasking Marvel
Not only does OM do everything we just talked about, you can use it on your enitre body. It’s fantastic for nails, hands and feet during at-home manis and pedis. It can be used as an intensive treatment for dry elbows and knees. This beauty can also soothe barrier disorders on the scalp.