ATHLETE SKIN SCIENCE

The formulas of our products are based on scientific insights about the special skin needs of athletes.

EN - Pain Points Minerals are lost via sweating The naturally moisturizing factors of the skin (NMFs) consist of 19% minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These minerals, which are also called electrolytes, protect the skin from dehydration and bind moisture. These minerals are secreted through sweating, among other things. Since the body can’t produce them by itself, they need to be supplied via food or the skin. If the skin surface is missing these moisture-binding minerals, the NMF gets out of balance and the skin dries out. Mechanical skin stress can damage the skin Our skin is built in a way such that it protects the body from external mechanical effects such as friction and pressure. However, these protective reactions of the skin can result in skin problems for athletes; from pressure sores to painful eczema, redness and inflammation, which lead to interruption of training and should be treated dermatologically. A powerful and healthy skin barrier is of utmost importance, especially for sportsmen and athletes to support the skin in its protective function during outdoor activities. Click on the icons to find out more. Find your Pain Points Dehydration due to frequent showers At 4.8-5.5, our skin has a slightly acidic pH value. On the other hand, water is pH neutral with a value of 7. Contact with water increases the pH value of the skin for a short time which is balanced via an intact skin barrier. Frequent showering is a big stress factor, though, which is even exacerbated by the use of cleansing products. Therefore, regular moisturizing is a must for every athlete. Sport increases oxidative stress Physical effort increases the creation of free radicals and induces oxidative stress, which has negative effects on skin health and accelerates the aging process. The term “runner’s face” describes the prematurely aged (face) skin of runners and athletes respectively, which have been training for several years and therefore are regularly exposed to oxidative stress. Moreover, the “runner’s face” can also be traced back to a low body fat percentage and increased UV exposure. Numerous studies prove that supplementing with antioxidants has a positive effect on oxidative stress caused by athletic strain.

EN - Pain Points Minerals are lost via sweating The naturally moisturizing factors of the skin (NMFs) consist of 19% minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These minerals, which are also called electrolytes, protect the skin from dehydration and bind moisture. These minerals are secreted through sweating, among other things. Since the body can’t produce them by itself, they need to be supplied via food or the skin. If the skin surface is missing these moisture-binding minerals, the NMF gets out of balance and the skin dries out. Mechanical skin stress can damage the skin Our skin is built in a way such that it protects the body from external mechanical effects such as friction and pressure. However, these protective reactions of the skin can result in skin problems for athletes; from pressure sores to painful eczema, redness and inflammation, which lead to interruption of training and should be treated dermatologically. A powerful and healthy skin barrier is of utmost importance, especially for sportsmen and athletes to support the skin in its protective function during outdoor activities. Dehydration due to frequent showers At 4.8-5.5, our skin has a slightly acidic pH value. On the other hand, water is pH neutral with a value of 7. Contact with water increases the pH value of the skin for a short time which is balanced via an intact skin barrier. Frequent showering is a big stress factor, though, which is even exacerbated by the use of cleansing products. Therefore, regular moisturizing is a must for every athlete. Sport increases oxidative stress Physical effort increases the creation of free radicals and induces oxidative stress, which has negative effects on skin health and accelerates the aging process. The term “runner’s face” describes the prematurely aged (face) skin of runners and athletes respectively, which have been training for several years and therefore are regularly exposed to oxidative stress. Moreover, the “runner’s face” can also be traced back to a low body fat percentage and increased UV exposure. Numerous studies prove that supplementing with antioxidants has a positive effect on oxidative stress caused by athletic strain. Find your Pain Points

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INGREDIENTS

VITAMINS

Effective vitamin are included in all our products. Vitamin C promotes the formation of collagen, vitamin E protects as an antioxidant against UV light and free radicals.

JOJOBA OIL

The deeply effective lipid regulates the moisture balance of your skin and has an antibacterial effect due to its high content of vitamin E.

ALOE VERA

The allrounder in skin care slows down the development of wrinkles through its moisturizing effect and makes your skin look young and vibrant.

VITAL SUBSTANCES

Our products contain effective micronutrients: Vitamin A helps generate cells, Vitamin C stimulates the development of collagen and, being an antioxidant, acts as a protection against UV rays and free radicals and minerals such as calcium and magnesia make for a healthy, smooth skin appearance.

SHEA BUTTER

The rich fatty acids and the skin-smoothing vitamin E in shea butter offer the skin a valuable mix of nutrients. In addition, they protect against environmental influences in an insulating manner, bind moisture, have a cell-regenerating effect and keep the skin soft and supple.

AÇAÍ EXTRACT

Açaí berries are known to us as a (skin) superfood and because of its anti-aging properties, especially in Brazil, also known as “Beauty Berry”. They provide you with important antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and vitamins – especially vitamins A and E. These protect your skin from harmful environmental influences such as UV rays and free radicals, to which you are increasingly exposed during sports.

PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL

The unique combination of vitamins and the extremely high content of unsaturated fats make this oil a natural, highly effective anti-aging complex. It is rich in antioxidants and therefore contributes to cell renewal and provides intensive moisture.

CAFFEINE

This coffee ingredient lifts the skin, slows down the skin aging process and stimulates cell renewal. This way your skin can absorb other nutrients and ingredients even better.

THE ASKYN APPROACH

A powerful and healthy skin barrier is of paramount importance for athletes.

The special requirements of athletes’ skin can hardly be met with conventional cosmetic products. The primary goal must be to maintain and restore a functional skin barrier in order to effectively counteract consequences for the skin through physical training.
Athlete skin care claims based on scientific studies are as follows:

✓ antioxidativ
✓ skin soothing
✓ hydrating
✓ regenerating
✓ Microflora-regulating

Our product formulas are tailored to the stresses placed on the skin barrier by sports, have been selected on the basis of scientific studies and pursue defined goals:

✓ They build up an antioxidant protective shield to reduce essential factors of premature skin aging
✓ They make the skin barrier strong and resistant
✓ They protect the skin from drying out and restore vitality and elasticity

OUR PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY

SKIN TYPE: ATHLETE

Our products are suitable for all skin types – dry skin, combination skin or very sensitive skin.

POWERED BY NATURE

The highly effective formulas of our products are based on plant oils and extracts.

MADE IN GERMANY & SWITZERLAND

Our development and production is carried out according to the strictest hygiene guidelines.

SUSTAINABLE FROM THE INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND ON THE ROAD

ASKYN products are 100% vegan, animal-friendly, fully recyclable and delivered to your home in a climate-neutral way.

SCIENCE MEETS SPORT

Our skin care experts work with athletes from different sports along the entire value chain to find the ideal formulas for athletes.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PACKAGING

The tubes are made of EU recycled plastic and the cardboard boxes are made of FSC® certified material.