What is Corneotherapy?

Corneotherapy approaches skin care uniquely by aiming to always preserve the integrity of the epidermis. The most outer layer of the epidermis is the skin’s barrier – or stratum corneum. The stratum corneum functions to form a wall to protect the underlying tissue from infection, dehydration, chemicals and mechanical stress.

The Dermaviduals philosophy is based on corneatherapy.

At its foundation, the Dermaviduals principal is that skin cannot be corrected if the stratum corneum is not in equilibrium. The stratum corneum, once seen as a layer of ‘dead’ cells whose sole function was to provide an impermeable barrier, has suddenly come ‘alive’ as the understanding about its critical role and treatment has enhanced. So corneotherapy treatment is centred on recovery of the stratum corneum.

When the skin’s barrier is disrupted, it is no longer protected from environmental stressors and pollution and loses its ability to protect and defend itself. If perfumes, emulsifiers and mineral oils are added to skin care products, the skin can quickly become further compromised.

With the Dermaviduals philosphy, before any treatment or product is prescribed, a thorough skin analysis is undertaken. This analysis is performed to ensure the treatment doesn’t upset the acid mantle, instead giving it what it needs to maintain harmony. Then, ‘super food’ via advanced pure products, can be prescribed to give the skin exactly what it needs.

The objective is to maintain & restore healthy skin by working on skin integrity by individually formulating a personalised solution.