“Multitasking active ingredients like these are the future of cosmetic products that are targeted at sensitive skin types,” says Dagmar Kleefeld. Thanks to multitasking active ingredients, the skin doesn’t need to be exposed to additional creams and lotions. Melanie Hartmann, agrees, “It’s better to have fewer active ingredients that have more functions than a lot of active ingredients that obstruct one another.” For example, RonaCare® Ectoin protects cells from drying out and helps the skin to retain moisture longer. It also stabilizes the natural structure of proteins, nucleic acids, and biomembranes, and thus protects the skin from the damage caused by UV radiation, fine particles, and allergens. RonaCare® SereneShield, another innovative cosmetic raw material from our dermocosmetics portfolio, targets blemished skin. It readjusts the skin’s microflora, reinforces blemished skin, and helps to reduce any redness that might occur. Eusolex® UV Pearls® is a product that protects the skin from damage due to sunlight in an especially gentle way. Because of their physical properties and stability, the UV filters from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, are gentle enough even for children’s skin.
“Once you have found the right care product for your sensitive skin, you should stay with it rather than experimenting any further,” says Dr. Hartmann. Naturally, even the best cosmetics can’t fight the signs of a stressful daily life. So if a consumer not only finds the right care products but also switches over to a healthy diet and occasional rest periods, he or she is well on the way to more attractive skin. After all, there’s a reason for the saying “The skin is the mirror of the soul.” Dermocosmetic active ingredients from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, can help to make this mirror image an attractive one.