Skin Toning vs Body Toning

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Yong-Li Zhou


In my recent interview with Ticker News Co host, Adrian Franklin, I highlighted the difference between skin toning and firming versus body toning and firming. Skin toning refers to the texture and complexion of the skin, whereas body toning is achieved through muscle strengthening and condition (AKA exercise). Brands often conflate the two in order to mislead consumers.

I am here to point out that unfortunately, a topical product, such as a body cream or lotion, cannot physically tone your muscles. Does that mean you should forego a firming body lotion all together? Absolutely not. As the largest organ of our body, we should be caring for the skin on our body in the same way as we care for the skin on our face.

Skin toning and firming is achieved through the maintenance of healthy skin function. In order for skin to function properly, it needs to maintain adequate water content. We can assist the maintenance of water content so as to ensure the healthy function of cells by ensuring we cleanse and exfoliate the skin on our bodies regularly, we moisturise and we use SPF liberally. If you are regularly exposed to environmental conditions (such as sun exposure, artificial heating or cooling, etc.) or an avid user of fake tan, these steps are particularly important to ensure you have a happy and healthy functioning dermis. 

So, why choose Enbacci’s Complete Body Firming Lotion?

As mentioned above, skin toning and firming is achieved through maintenance of adequate water content in the cells. The Complete Body Firming Lotion contains a myriad of ingredients to not only hydrate the skin, but to also help create an occlusive barrier, which prevents trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). 

Due to the high price point of actives, like the Saponaria pumila stem cells*, majority of the body lotions out in the market do not contain actives like Enbacci’s Complete Body Firming Lotion. These actives are often reserved for facial products where consumers are more often than not, happy to spend those extra dollars. However, as mentioned above, we should be caring for the skin on our body in the same way as we care for the skin on our face.

We’d like to hear from you. Do you or would you spend extra money caring for the skin on your body? What are some of your favourite body products and why? 

 

*For more information about the Saponaria Pumila stem cells, click here.

 

 


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