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Comment utiliser la papyrus ?

How To Use Papyrus Care According to Your Skin Type?

This plant has been used for centuries by the Egyptians. It contains active ingredients that prevent skin dehydration and strengthen the hydrolipidic barrier. In skin care products, it is found in the form of native plant cells: Cyperus Papyrus Leaf Cell Extract. Learn in this article what papyrus is and how to use it.

Papyrus, a Semiaquatic Plant Native to the Nile Delta.

What is Papyrus? It is a herbaceous monocotyledonous plant native to Egypt.  Since 2 500 BC, the papyrus constituted the support of the writing of the civilization of Ancient Egypt. Being the royal symbol of Lower Egypt, this plant was also the goddess Hathor’s symbol of power (Hathor being regarded as mother goddess in ancient Egyptian religion).

In skincare, papyrus is used in the form of leaf cell extract. This is obtained through an environmentally friendly biotechnological process that aims to reproduce and multiply cells from plant cell stems in a controlled environment.

Papyrus Care, the Ally of Dehydrated Skin.

The skin contains 60% to 80% water depending on age, the majority of which is found in the dermis: the proteoglycans that make it up fix large quantities of water molecules. The horny layer, the most superficial layer of the skin, contains 13% to 15% water. The skin is said to be dehydrated when this percentage falls below 10%. The stratum corneum becomes rough, brittle and loses its integrity.

Dehydrated skin is due to a failure in the hydrolipidic barrier which is no longer able to retain water. Skin dehydration is often linked to environmental factors (cold, wind, pollution, sun, etc…), stress, fatigue, lifestyle (smoking, insufficient hydration, alcohol consumption, use of cosmetic products that are too aggressive/stripping) and the taking of certain medications (anti-cholesterol, anti-acne, etc…).

All skin types require hydration. However, it is even more urgent to act on dehydrated skin. A papyrus care limits insensible water loss, which is the natural evaporation of water through the skin. On the other hand, papyrus leaf cells promote the creation of lipids (free fatty acids, cholesterol, ceramides, etc…) of the epidermis’ stratum corneum. These lipids are the very ones that help maintain cohesion between the corneocytes, the cells of the stratum corneum that act as the skin barrier. Thanks to this improved hydrolipidic balance, the epidermis limits its dryness and provides better protection against external aggressions.

How To Use Papyrus for Dehydrated Skin?

Native papyrus cells are found in some skincare and makeup products designed to maintain the skinʼs moisture content or to strengthen it. Non-photosensitizing, papyrus leaf cell extract can be used in the evening as well as the morning.

Find papyrus cells in our hydrating night serum. This botanical blend regenerates the skin and can be used as a substitute for your usual night cream. To apply it, the following procedure is recommended:

  1. Pour a few drops of care on your palms;

  2. Rub your hands together to warm up the solution and place one hand on each cheek;

  3. Continue by placing your right hand on your forehead and the other hand on your chin. In order for the treatment to penetrate deeply, don't hesitate to massage your face gently in circular motions.

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