The Anti-aging Fruit
Discover How This Sweet Citrus Is Perfect For Sensitive Mature Skin
Sensitive skin is a general condition where the surface skin barrier is damaged and usually beneath the skin, collagen levels are low. While most people only have mild irritation and sensitivity, some deal with severe atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis does not appear all of a sudden usually, rather, it starts as mild sensitive skin.
As mild sensitive skin is not properly and promptly treated, the condition can worsen to atopic dermatitis. Moreover, sensitive skin is much more prone to developing premature wrinkles earlier.
If you have any of these signs of skin sensitivity, it is imperative to start using the right skincare and seeking professional facials.
Signs of Sensitive Skin
- Redness: skin is easily reddened, especially after cleansing, and the redness does not easily subside.
- Dryness: skin feels dry often and does not retain moisture for very long even when a thick layer is applied.
- Irritation to new/most skincare products: redness and discomfort often occur when trying a new product for the first time.
Old, dead skin cells do not absorb or retain hydration as well as young healthy skin cells.
No amount of hydration can stimulate faster turnover. As the old skin cells on the skin surface remain longer due to a slower turnover rate, our skin surface becomes dry and wrinkles start to form.
Moreover, dark spots and uneven skin tone also take longer to clear up with a slower turnover rate.
Although exfoliating and using peels may temporarily help stimulate faster skin cell turnover, it still does not treat the root of the problem. You should only exfoliate once or twice a week to prevent skin damage.
How Can Satsuma Help Sensitive Skin?
Usually available in the fall and winter, eating sweet satsuma tangerines also have benefits for the skin and overall health as they are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
In traditional Korean medicine, also known as “han-bang” (pronounced ha-n bah-ng), satsuma tangerine has been used for centuries in herbal medicine(1). Recently, research has been confirming the benefits of fermented satsuma extracts for atopic dermatitis and skin aging:
- Helps inhibit redness/inflammation (2)
- Improves the skin’s ability to naturally produce hyaluronic acid to moisturize itself (2)
- Provides anti-atopic activity by helping regulate inflammation (3)
- Significantly helps boost collagen growth and health (4)
Fermenting is an ancient practice in traditional Korean medicine and cuisine. From soybean miso paste to vinegar-y kimchi of all kinds, fermentation brings out and concentrates flavors and nutrients.
This also applies to skincare; we make all of our natural extracts by starting with a controlled fermentation process to maximize the concentration of nutrients and to make the nutrients more easily absorbable by the skin. To learn more about traditional Korean medicine, check out our article on real Korean skincare.
How to Treat Sensitive Mature Skin?
Trying to soothe sensitive skin and fight off signs of aging can feel frustrating and overwhelming.
However, it is still possible to achieve healthy skin with these 4 key starter skin care principles:
1. Never use makeup removing wipes // these pre-soaked wipes may have the terms “safe for sensitive skin” or “dermatologist approved” on the labels but using wipes in general to tug and pull at the skin will irritate sensitivity regardless of the formula. Instead, use makeup removing oil cleansers that you can use with your fingers and rinse with water.
2. Do NOT use face scrubs // most face scrubs can damage even normal healthy skin types. Using a face scrub on sensitive skin can cause serious redness and more sensitivity as the skin barrier is damaged. Instead use a daily exfoliating toner with a cotton pad to gently remove dead skin cells efficiently.
3. Use hydrogel or biocellulose sheet masks // most sheet masks are made with cotton but these can feel itchy for people with very sensitive skin. Instead use sheet masks made with hydrogel or biocellulose for a comfortable fit and more intensive hydration. Sheet masks are much more convenient and moisturizing than wash-off masks.
4. Invest in a powerful, hydrating serum // ideally one that has no alcohols and is rich with naturally sourced ingredients that help boost collagen and soothe redness. Most sensitive skin serums only have soothing and hydrating ingredients but boosting collagen is also key to helping strengthen the skin against future irritation.
The Forte Serum is formulated with satsuma mandarin along with 22 other rejuvenating natural herbs
The herbs are fermented then made into extracts using ultrasonic technology instead of heat to retain maximum nutrient quality. To help strengthen the skin against future irritation and sensitivity, the Forte Serum also provides 9 potent collagen boosting peptides.
Lastly, the full formula is processed with nanoliposomal technology, which makes the formula easily absorbed deep into the skin for effectiveness, very stable, and minimizes the need for preservatives.
After 2 Weeks of Using Cell Forté Skincare*
Feel hydrated, smoother skin
See less fine lines & wrinkles
more even skin
Feel firmer, tighter skin
After 2 Weeks of Using
the Cell Forté Skincare*
feel hydrated, smoother skin
see less fine lines & wrinkles
see brighter, more even skin
feel firmer, tighter skin
1 Noh, Hyung Jun, et al. "Anti-inflammatory activity of a new cyclic peptide, citrusin XI, isolated from the fruits of Citrus unshiu." Journal of ethnopharmacology 163 (2015): 106-112.
2 Kim, Chulwon, et al. "Fermented dried Citrus unshiu peel extracts exert anti-inflammatory activities in LPS-induced RAW264. 7 macrophages and improve skin moisturizing efficacy in immortalized human HaCaT keratinocytes." Pharmaceutical biology 57.1 (2019): 392-402.
3 Kang, Gyeoung-Jin, et al. "The inhibitory effect of premature Citrus unshiu extract on atopic dermatitis in vitro and in vivo." Toxicological research 27.3 (2011): 173-180.
4 Bae, Jun Tae, et al. "Protective Effects of Fermented Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract against Ultraviolet‐A‐induced Photoageing in Human Dermal Fibrobolasts." Phytotherapy Research 26.12 (2012): 1851-1856.