Advanced developments in skincare not only follow the discovery of more effective active ingredients. The way skin itself is perceived is changing. The skin is not just an inert protective barrier, it is an integral part of us, it reflects our overall mental and physical health, it is a mirror of our emotions. The Skin-Ego is an interface between inside and outside. Skin-Ego is part of our specific identity, expresses the relationship of our psyche, thoughts and emotions with the skin and is one of the most modern trends in skincare.
Our ECM Advanced Repair range supports the full development of this interplay between the psyche and the skin, the inside and outside by providing stimuli for self-repair mechanisms leading to healthy, glowing skin.
Healthy skin is one of the most important elements of the overall impression and skin is said to act as ‘The Mirror Of The Soul’.
In everyday language, we use a variety of metaphorical expressions that indicate the psychological significance of the skin: to be thin- or thick-skinned, to save our skin, to get under someone’s skin, to jump out of our skin, to have skin in the game, to be comfortable in our own skin, to make one’s skin crawl, to be no skin off one’s nose, to save one’s skin, to skin someone alive.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and provides a protective barrier to the environment. It is a uniting covering, an envelope for our inner self, and it connects the physical and the psychic.
The skin is so fundamental, its functioning is taken so much for granted. The origin of our memory is the skin function of storing the tactile sensory traces from when we were a newborn babies, and according to experts, the origin of our ego (our sense of self), is the psychic function of the skin.
The protective function of the skin-ego as a shield against stimulation relies on the function of the surface layer of the epidermis. However, the skin-ego is asymmetrical: there is no protective shield facing inward and acting as a shelter from stimulation from within. Therefore, at Albiva we believe in the holistic approach to skincare. Our products have been formulated with external and internal (biochemical) stimuli to best support the unique and distinctive personality of the skin, the Skin-Ego, and achieve healthy complexion full of vitality.
- “The Skin is the Cradle of the Soul”, Andrzej Werbart, www.journals.sagepub.com
- “The Skin-Ego”, Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, www.pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov