They are a substance produced by the body, made up of minerals, lactate, urea, amino acids & humectants, which coats the surface skin cells to keep them moisturised. NMF increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture, which results in more hydrated, plump, smoother skin. Natural moisturising factor (NMF) are a class of ingredients that can also be known by sodium lactate, sodium pca and trehalose.
Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMFs) are a group of naturally occurring substances found in the skin's outermost layer, the stratum corneum. They play a crucial role in maintaining the skin's hydration and barrier function.
NMFs offer benefits such as: - Provide essential hydration to the skin, attracting and retaining moisture from the environment. - Help maintain the skin's barrier function, preventing excessive water loss and protecting against external irritants. - Contribute to the suppleness and smoothness of the skin's surface. - Play a vital role in the overall health and appearance of the skin.
If any of the following apply Natural Moisturising Factors might be a good option for you:
Dry and dehydrated skin
Impaired skin barrier
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Natural Moisturising Factors:
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