SLM (Skin Lipid Matrix)

For many years, conventional O/W and W/O emulsions have been the heart of skin care products. However, the classic emulsifiers needed in these products to maintain their stability can also interact with the lipid layers of the stratum corneum. This may cause wash out effects and skin irritations.

Emulsifier-free
The Skin Lipid Matrix (SLM) is a big step forward to minimize these disadvantages. This new kind of base formulations is based on lamellar structure forming ingredients and does not contain any classic emulsifier. The SLM is composed of skin identical lipids that can regenerate and reconstruct the skin barrier.

The excellent skin cell renovator
The stratum corneum, the horny layer of the epidermis, is composed of two parts, the corneocytes and the lipid matrix which fills the space between them. A disruption of the lipid layer, or the simple lack of skin lipids, can create moisture deficiency and dry skin. The SLM acts as an excellent skin renovator by providing new skin lipids.

SLM 2005
SLM with Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine and Ethanol
INCI: Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Glycerin

SLM 2015
SLM with Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine and Butylene Glycol
INCI: Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine

SLM 2026
SLM with Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine and Pentylene Glycol
INCI: Water/Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) But ter, Squalane, Ceramide NP

SLM 2028
SLM with Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine and Ethanol
INCI: Water/Aqua, Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) But ter, Squalane, Ceramide NP