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In winter, our skin becomes easily dehydrated & tight due to the diverse temperatures it is exposed to. Outdoors, cold air, wind, rain & snow leave the skin feeling cold & can feel irritated, & indoors, heat rises drastically & the skin warms. These dramatic changes constantly throughout the winter causes our skin to lose moisture, especially with central heating & fires because the air dries out. In Ireland, many skins are predisposed to sensitivity so the capillaries can become easily irritated due to constantly dilating & constricting. This can also lead to broken capillaries, & rosecea is a common complaint for many. Linked with dehydration & sensitivity, a high percentage of Irish skins will also experience a dry skin condition such as dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis.

Taking all of these factors into account, it is vital to keep the skin well moisturised & protected throughout the winter so that little water is lost from the skin even in ever changing climates. This is where PHYT’S, 100% natural, organic & certified skin care, comes in. Because the PHYT’S range uses so little water in their products which only serves to dilute a cream, the ingredients are potent & active & the textures feel thicker so the end result is a penetrative cream with a protective function for the epidermis. The bases of all the moisturisers are composed of vegetables oils which are hydrating and nourishing vegetal oils for all skins. Some moisturisers contain Hyaluronic Acid which is a molecule that continuously attracts atmospheric moisture to the skin keeping it plump & comfortable. When the skin is well hydrated, the tissues are plump & therefore fine lines are less obvious. So one can see it is vital to keep the skin well moisturised to keep it hydrated, comfortable & young.

Sensitive & Reactive Skin

What is sensitivity?

• Complexion flushes easily
• Reactive / irritated topically by applications / environment / temperature / bodily processes
• High colouring with broken capillaries
• Delicate skin typically

How does it occur?

• Hereditary
• Neglect / abuse (poor skin care, harsh products / treatments, lifestyle, diet, alcohol, smoking)
• Celtic skins are often preconditioned (fine / more delicate tissues)
• Internal / External factors (medications, diet, supplements, inflammation, sun, wind, heat, cold, etc)

PHYT’S Organic Ingredients that soothe the capillaries of irritations & have anti-inflammatory effects:
• Argan Oil, Hemp Oil, Shea Butter, Chamomile, Ylang, Lavender, Howood, Palmarosa,
Mandarin, Sage, Lavender, Marjoram, St. John’s Wort

PHYT’S Organic Ingredients that stimulate the circulation & reduce visible redness
• Rosemary, Thyme, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Broom (Box Holly)

PHYT’S Organic Ingredients that reinforce capillaries & connective tissue
• Centella Asiatica, Horsetail, Cypress

PHYT’S Best Hydrating & Protective Moisturisers

Soin Riche Protect is a protective day moisturiser for dry & sensitive skins that react readily to external elements such as heat, cold, wind etc. As well a bathing the skin with hydration, this moisturiser keeps the skin shielded from reacting to irritants with Shea Butter, Castor Oil & Hazelnut. Rosemary reinforces the capillaries & keeps them comfortable while sage is healing & regenerative on the skin. 40g

Crème Hydra Riche is a Hyaluronic Acid based moisturiser to constantly attract atmospheric moisture to the skin & prevent water loss through external factors. After 1hr of application the epidermis is proven to have 60% more moisture in its cells. The skin is plumped & Aloe Vera reinforces this while also giving a feeling of firmness. Shea Butter & Almond oil are nourishing & regenerative. 40g

Soin Visage Nutrition Extreme is a PHYT’S top seller for a typical Irish skin: dry, sensitive, reactive. It’s fantastic to calm & soothe skin inflammations such as psoriasis & eczema, capillary problems like rosecea or simply or simply a reactive skin. It’s soothing & healing properties are down to Argan & Hemp oils, which are rich in Omega 6 & 3 in a balanced ratio. These are essential fatty acids which are vital to our cells health & functioning. Also highly nourishing with these oils plus Olive, Soybean & Shea Butter, Nutrition Extreme can be used for simply the driest of skins. 40g

SPF 50 & 30

It is important to protect the face in general from over exposure to UV but particularly when the skin is already aggravated by sensitivity issues: UVA & UVB will only cause further damage & deterioration to the already weakened capillaries. PHYT’S Sun Protection Factors are completely natural using a mineral contents of zinc and titanium to protect the skin from sun damage. These non-nano particles sit on the skin so that light is reflected away and heat does not build up from light. This effect also gives the skin a beautiful radiance and redness appears lesser. Enriched with Argan, Sunflower and Sesame, it is nourishing and moisturising so can be worn on its own or over a more specific moisturiser (moisturiser always goes on the skin first!)

Remember, no matter your type, treat your skin like silk… it is far more delicate than you think!