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Rest Day Comfort Cream

Rest Day Comfort Cream

Micro-Biome & Barrier Support

Regular price £62.00
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 | 55ml
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With Amino Acids, Probiotics, Ceramides & Pro-Vitamin D3

A nutritious, calming cream designed with our Bio-Mimetic Nutri-Barrier Complex (a synergistic blend of amino acids, vitamins and bio-mimetic actives) to support and restore each of the skin’s vital barrier functions - Acid Mantle, Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) and Microbiome, encouraging skin to rest and recuperate.

Medium weight and non-comedogenic, this strengthening, calming and soothing cream is ideal for both day and night-time use and will calm, soothe and strengthen sensitive and sensitised skin.

pH 5-5.5 (Slightly acid to mimic the skin’s ideal pH and support the Acid Mantle).

Best for

All skin types, tones and ages (from tween to mature), especially sensitized, sensitive and stressed. Ideal post treatment, menopausal or young skin.

Key benefits

Calming, soothing & restoring

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Strengthens the skin's barrier to reduce redness and irritation, leaving skin smooth, strong, supple, calm and healthy.
  • Supports ceramide production.
  • Supports the Acid Mantle.
  • Supports and replenishes the microbiome.
  • Boosts hydration and NMF.
  • Reduces TEWL.

Key actives

OSKIA's BIO-MIMETIC NUTRI-BARRIER COMPLEX - a synergistic blend of amino acids and vitamins, together with calming Allantoin, Blue Microalgae complex, Bisabolol & MSM soothe, condition and support skin health.

Trehalose, Polyglutamic & Hyaluronic Acids hydrate, mimic and support the NMF.

Oat Ceramides & Probiotics support barrier function helping prevent Transepidermal Water Loss and dryness and promote a healthy skin microbiome.

Spirulina Platensis Extract (rich in protein, Vitamin K & Magnesium), together with Vitamin E provide anti-oxidant protection.

Awards & press

Beauty Shortlist Awards 2023 - Best Moisturiser for Age 30 plus

Beauty Shortlist Awards 2023 - Best Skincare Product for Age 30 plus

Beauty Bible Awards 2022 - Best Day Moisturiser - Gold

Smell and feel

Fragrance free but with a light oat scent. Medium weight and non-comedogenic.

How to use

Apply onto clean skin as required.

CAUTION: Avoid direct eye contact. If contact occurs rinse with water. Do not use on broken skin.

Ingredients

Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Cetearyl Alcohol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Myristyl Myristate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Red Algae) Extract, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate,
Betaine, Sodium PCA, PCA, Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Arginine, Proline, Trehalose, Bisabolol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut)
Seed Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Lactate, Maltodextrin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Hydroxide, 1,2 Hexanediol.

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Intentional Nutrients

  • Betaine

    A key amino acid, and known for its role in aiding digestion and supporting liver function. Topically, Betaine is a wonderful moisturizer, hydrator and soothing nutrient. It is also known to reinforce the skin's natural barrier function, helping to prevent water loss and protect against environmental stressors.

  • Bisabolol

    Bisabolol

    A natural compound derived from chamomile plants, renowned for its soothing and calming properties. Reduces skin irritation, redness, and inflammation making it suitable for sensitive and reactive skin. Also supports the skin's natural healing processes, making it effective in post-treatment or post-sun exposure skincare.

  • Glutamic Acid

    Glutamic Acid

    An amino acid that promotes hydration, supports the skin's natural moisture barrier, and enhances overall skin texture. It’s a component of the skin's natural moisturising factors and helps bind water to the skin, improving hydration and maintaining a smooth appearance. Contributes to a healthy moisture balance, crucial for preventing dryness and maintaining the skin's suppleness.

  • Horse Chestnut

    Horse Chestnut

    Extracted from a very British native tree, Horse Chestnut extract provides fantastic anti-inflammatory and cell protective benefits. Its main compound is escin, which helps strengthen capillary walls, promotes cell renewal and micro-circulation.

  • Hyaluronic Acid

    Used for its exceptional ability to retain moisture, holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which keeps the skin well-hydrated and plump. Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion.

  • MSM

    Our founding mineral and the most bio-available form of sulphur, it is used in over 140 components in the body, including collagen, keratin, glutathione production and is a wonderful anti-inflammatory. Proven reduction of fine lines, helps conditions from acne and eczema to leaky gut syndrome, damaged joints, arthritis, osteoporosis and psoriasis.

  • Omegas 3, 6 & 9

    Essential Fatty Acids that boost lipid content and aid repair of the skin’s barrier function, protecting delicate skin and increasing hydration to increase softness and elasticity.

  • OSKIA's BIO-MIMETIC NUTRI-BARRIER COMPLEX

    A synergistic blend of amino acids and vitamins, together with calming Allantoin, Blue Microalgae complex, Bisabolol & MSM to support and restore the skin's natural barrier function.

  • OSKIA AMINO ACID BLEND

    Our bespoke blend of healthy-boosting amino acids helps support barrier function for super smooth, hydrated and healthy skin. It contains Alanine, Arginine, Betaine, Glycine, Lysine, Proline, Serine & Threonine.

  • OSKIA MSM Regen Complex

    Our Unique MSM Regen Complex is an exclusive blend of cellular nutrients that help support the skin's natural cellular processes to boost skin health.

  • Polyglutamic Acid

    Polyglutamic Acid

    A naturally occurring biopolymer peptide (a chain of glutamic amino acids) derived from fermented soybeans. It has exceptional water-binding properties holding 5,000 times its weight in water, better than Hyaluronic Acid (HA), making it a potent moisturising ingredient. However, unlike HA, PGA also has antioxidant properties, inhibits the production of melanin and potentially prevents hyaluronidase, which is the enzyme that breaks down the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin. Overall it strengthens the barrier function, improves texture, boosts skin hydration and plumps.

  • Red Algae

    Red Algae

    Also known as Rhodophyta, has hydrating, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and antimicrobial properties. Also promotes collagen production and contribute to a more even skin tone by reducing the appearance of pigmentation irregularities.

  • Vitamin E

    With anti-oxidant and calming properties, Vitamin E is beneficial in helping prevent the signs of premature ageing through protecting the skin from environmental pollution, protecting against UV radiation and powerful anti-inflammatory action.

  • Alanine

    One of the amino-acids used by OSKIA with wonderful calming properties to sooth irritated skin.

  • Allantoin

    Naturally found in comfrey, sugar beet, chamomile & wheat sprouts, Allantoin is used to calm and repair damaged skin. Ideal active for sensitive or
    inflamed skin and heal scars. It stimulates the fibroblasts (cells that produce
    collagen) and boosts extracellular matrix synthesis to firm, reduce wrinkles
    and scaring.

  • Arginine

    An amino acids that helps improve skin hydration by enhancing the skin's natural moisture-retaining abilities. It can also support the skin's natural repair processes and improve overall skin health.

  • Glycerin

    Glycerin

    A humectant used in moisturisers that absorbs water from the air, helping the skin retain water. It is a sweet, syrupy alcohol that is produced from water and fats extracted from vegetable oils. It has been used in cosmetics for hundreds of years as a solvent, plasticizer, humectant, emollient and lubricant.

  • Glycine

    Glycine

    An amino acid involved in collagen production, essential for wound healing and maintaining skin's elasticity. Including glycine in skincare products can support the skin's ability to repair itself. Also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe and calm irritated skin, potentially reducing redness and discomfort.

  • Lysine

    A key amino acid that plays a role in collagen synthesis, which is crucial for maintaining skin's elasticity and firmness. Can support barrier function, important for maintaining hydration and protecting against external irritants. Also has wound healing, antiviral and antioxidant properties.

  • Oat Ceramides

    Oat Ceramides

    Support the skin’s barrier function by helping to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and dryness, therefore promoting a healthy skin microbiome. Soothing and calming, a great ingredient in formulas for sensitive and compromised skin.

  • Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)

    An excellent skin softener and conditioner providing suppleness and hydration to irritated skin or dry hair. Stimulates skin cellular proliferation and help tissue repair. It also protects the skin against sunburn and acts as a humectant, holding water within the product or attracting water from the environment.

  • Potassium

    Used to help regulate hydration levels, support cellular function, soothe the skin and promote a balanced pH. Helps calm irritation and contributes to overall skin health.

  • Probiotics

    Probiotics

    Live bacteria clinically-proven to calm and sooth irritated skin, while maintaining the health of our bacteria to prevent the colonisation of bad bacteria to ward off infections.

  • Proline

    Proline

    A key amino acid and component in collagen production, helps maintain the skin's natural barrier function, essential for retaining moisture and protecting against environmental stressors. Its inclusion in skincare supports collagen synthesis and can also help minimise the appearance of scars by promoting proper tissue regeneration.

  • Shea Butter

    A rich nut butter, rich in Vitamin D, F and Omega's 3, 6 & 9. Traditionally used all over the world to nourish and protect skin. Helps improve suppleness, increase moisturisation and improve the appearance of irritated skin. Contains Allantoin, a wonderful anti-inflammatory, which justify its traditional healing use.

  • Sodium Chloride (Salt)

    Used for its natural cleansing, toning, refreshening, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic and moisture absorption properties. Also used as a stabiliser.

  • Sodium Gluconate

    Sodium Gluconate

    The salt form of Gluconic Acid produced from the sugar Glucose. It is used to improve the stability of a formula and can function as a humectant with isotonic functions, meaning it helps skin retain a balanced amount of water inside and outside the cell wall.

  • Sodium Lactate

    Sodium Lactate

    The sodium salt of Lactic Acid, which offers hydration-enhancing benefits when used in skincare. It’s part of our skin’s natural moisturising factor which helps to maintain skin’s hydration. It absorbs moisture from its environment and improves water retention.

  • Spirulina-Platensis Extract

    Derived from blue-green algae, rich in micro-nutrients, with potent antioxidant properties to protect against free radicals, provides hydration due to its high water content, and has strong anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Threonine

    Threonine

    An amino acid that Contributes to skin health through its involvement in protein synthesis and overall cellular function. Its properties make it an effective ingredient in skincare products for supporting skin barrier function, moisture retention and overall skin vitality.

  • Trehalose

    Trehalose

    A naturally occurring sugar molecule designed to enhance moisture levels and shield the skin from external factors. Aids moisture retention, enhancing the skin's resilience and protecting against environmental stressors, temperature fluctuations and UV radiation.

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Skin Barrier Importance

The skin’s barrier comprises of numbers ‘parts’, each of which need to remain intact and healthy. These include the Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF), the Microbiome and the Acid Mantel.

NMF

is an expansive group of chemicals and substances including amino acids, lactates, sugars, salts, PCA, urea and peptides that work together to keep the skin’s surface intact, supple and hydrated. As we age, the NMF naturally weakens, and external, environmental factors, such as harsh exfoliation and pollutants, can damage and alter it, leading to dryness, accelerated ageing, sensitivity, skin damage and the ability of pathogens to enter the skin and moisture to escape.

The Acid Mantle

(also called the hydro-lipid film) is a fine layer on the outer surface of our epidermis that is made of a mixture of dead skin cells, oils (sebum), amino acids and other skin secretions and sweat* – it is the fine protective layer that sits between us and the world. This helps keep one’s skin at an optimal, slightly acidic pH between 4.5- 6.2 which is a protective barrier and the body’s first defence against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. It is also our main protector against Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) which simply means water or hydration escaping from the deeper layers of the skin, in other words, dehydration.
*Acid Mantle composition – water (from sweat), lactic acid, urocanic acid, fatty acids, pyrrolidine carboxylic acid, eccrine glands which secrete amino acids.

Skin microbiome

is the ecosystem of millions of micro-organisms that live on the surface of our skin that includes bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is our body’s first line of defence and a vital part of our immune system.

FAQs

Who is this product recommended for?

This product is suitable for all skin types, even young/teenage skin as supporting the skin's barrier function is important for everyone. This product is particularly calming and soothing for people with sensitive, stressed, hormonal or redness-prone skin. Our top tip: great for applying to calm and soothe after facial treatments and ideal for menopausal skin.

Is this product suitable for vegans?

Yes, this product is suitable for vegans.

Can I use this cream every day?

Absolutely! This cream can be used twice a day like any other moisturiser.

Does this product contain parabens?

This product and the rest of our range is FREE FROM any artificial chemicals, fragrances, preservative, colorants, petrochemicals, phthalates, DEA, TEA, sulphates or parabens.

Is this product gluten-free?

Yes, this product is free from gluten and all traces of gluten.

Can this product be used during pregnancy?

The entire OSKIA range is suitable to use during pregnancy apart from our Super-R, MSM Bio-Plus, Lactoferrin+ & Vitamin E Bath Oil. OSKIA is a natural skincare range and we use a very small quantity of organic essential oils in our products to give them a very light but lovely fragrance. As the organic essential oils are in very small quantities, they are perfectly safe to use during this very special time. For your peace of mind, if thinking of trying any of our supplements, please do consult your General Practitioner first.

Once I open this product how long can I use it for?

This product can be used for up to 9 months after opening.