Your skin is the largest organ of the human body. The skin serves as a protective barrier that prevents external threats, regulates body temperature, plays an active role with the immune system and permits the sensation from a simple touch. The multi-functional activities of the skin require a complex structure that consists of the following layers: subcutaneous tissue, corium (dermis) and epidermis.

Phospholipids are compounds found in human skin. They are composed of cholesterol, waxes, fatty acids, and fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K. Phospholipids play a decisive role in the structure of any cellular membrane, as the phospholipid bilayer is semi-permeable, allowing only certain molecules to diffuse across the membrane to enter or exit the cell. In typical protective function they restore and stabilize the skin’s barrier layers. Phospholipids protect and strengthen.

Ultra Pure Dermatect Skin Care Oils actually mimic the method of action of natural phospholipids found in human skin. Its science!

A simple example: Imagine a brick wall… the bricks would represent the skin cells, the layers of bricks would represent the layers of skin and the cement mortar in between and surrounding the bricks would represent phospholipids, ultimately protecting and strengthening the entire structure.