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

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VITAMINS

Effective Vitamins are ingredients of all our products: 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AÇAÍ EXTRACT

Açaí berries are known as a skin superfood and provide you with vital antioxidants, unsaturated fats, minerals and vitamins – especially vitamin A and E. Those protect your skin from harmful impacts from the environment such as UV rays and free radicals that you are more exposed to during sports.

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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.

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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 utmost importance, especially for sportsmen and athletes.

The special needs of athletic skin can hardly be met with cosmetic products. The primary goal must be sustaining and repairing a functional skin barrier to effectively counteract the consequences of physical training on the skin. Requirements for athletes’ skin care, following scientific studies, are as follows:

✓ antioxidant
✓ skin-soothing
✓ hydrating
✓ regenerating
✓ microfora-regulating

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

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