Physiogel Daily Defence Range for Sensitive & Eczema-Prone SkinFriday, October 14, 2016
It must be a surprise to you all to know that almost 60% of women in Singapore actually suffer from skin sensitivity? Well. I thought I was the minority to suffer from dry, sensitive and eczema prone skin!
I've had eczema since birth and my family has a long history with this skin condition. While it sucks to be suffering from this life-long skin disease, I've learnt to come to terms with it over the years. So it is very important for all of us to understand what causes one to have sensitive skin and how to prevent/treat it.
Apart from inheriting skin sensitivity, the top 2 causes of sensitive skin are actually harmful environmental pollutants and dryness.
In Singapore, we are all exposed to a ton of harmful pollutants in the environment and there's nothing we can really do to avoid them. Think of all the cigarette smokes we are exposed to, combustion gases from cars, the recent haze episode, and the scorching sun... these are the factors we usually don't think much of, but are actually disrupting our skin's protective lipid barrier.
This leads to sensitive skin.
I didn't have much expectations of the Physiogel Daily Defence Range initially because I've tried a ton of products that claim to help soothe my sensitive, dry and eczema prone skin, but have mostly left me feeling disappointed. But i was pleasantly surprised with the range!
The full range contains : Day Cream (Light), Day Cream (Rich), Replenishing Night Cream and Gentle Facial Cleanser
The Day Creams also contain the Triple Action Formula - SPF15 UVA/UVB sun protection to prevent burning and ageing, Advanced Physiogel BioMimic Technology that helps to mimic the skin's protective lipid barrier, and Antioxidant Complex to help neutralize damaging free radicals.
What I love about this range is that it has 2 variants for its Day Creams, where you can choose between light (for normal/combination skin) or rich (dry/very dry skin), depending on your skin needs.
The Day Cream (Rich) is a fast-absorbing cream that is thicker in texture than the light one, but is very much more moisturizing as well. It did not feel sticky, or oily on my dry spots and kept them hydrated and less irritated all day.
The Day Cream (light) is a much lighter version that is less thick, lightweight, fast-absorbing and yet provides ample hydration for normal/combination skin types.
I love to use the light version for all over my face, and the rich version on my eczema and dry spots because they need much more hydration than the rest of my face. I find that putting my creams in a targeted manner like this helps to treat each individual spot with what it needs and it has helped my skin with less sensitivity after using it for a few weeks.
Another star product is also their Replenishing Night Cream. I apply this after my whole skincare ritual as my last step before I hit the sack at the end of a tiring day.
I love the texture of this Replenishing Night Cream because it is not too heavy, but yet it forms a very comfortable and soothing layer on my skin that helps with all night hydration.
A night cream or anything richer for the night is a must especially if you sleep in AC every night, ladies!
Overall, I'm very pleased with the Physiogel Daily Defence range and for what it has done for my skin. It is now significantly less irritable, sensitive and I've also noticed more elasticity and radiance in my skin.
These products all come in a pump-bottle which makes it leak-free and super hygienic, perfect for travels and on-the-go ladies.
It's time to protect your skin if you haven't already! You can also redeem free samples today if you'd like to give them a try xx