My Skincare Philosophy
You need to know how skin works to create serious skincare, and I’ve devoted years to researching the structure and function of the skin. A strong, solid skin barrier is the foundation of healthy skin. Located in the top layer of your skin and comprised of Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) and skin oils, the skin barrier forms a water-resistant, anti-bacterial super shield. It protects skin from bacteria, allergens, chemicals, and pollution while maintaining optimum pH, skin firmness and hydration by limiting water loss in skin cells. A weak, depleted skin barrier means irritants are allowed to penetrate, bacteria are allowed to flourish, and moisture is lost. This leads to dry, red, itchy, inflamed skin. From ingredients to formulas to customer education, the mission of LILY DE MAI is to support, replenish, and strengthen the skin barrier so that you have calm, hydrated, glowing skin.
Organic – Active – Skin Identical
When you have sensitive skin you know that ingredients matter. The right ingredients can transform your skin. The wrong ones create a painful cycle of redness, dryness, and inflammation. I avoid trendy ingredients and gimmicks in my formulas, and I don’t focus on numbers. One ingredient or 50 ingredients doesn’t make an effective product. What matters is using the correct, clinically proven ingredients in concentrations that have been proven to produce results. All of LILY DE MAI’s ingredients are meticulously researched and selected for their efficacy, gentleness and, most importantly, there clinically proven ability to soothe, hydrate, strengthen, and revitalize sensitive skin. My formulation philosophy is Organic — Active — Skin Identical. All of our products feature key ingredients from each ingredient group that work in synergy to promote beautiful skin.
Bio-compatible Skin Identical Ingredients — Sensitive skin responds best to bio-compatible skin identical ingredients like Ceramide 3, Pomegranate Sterols, Hyaluronic Acid and Sodium PCA. These transformative ingredients mimic the naturally occurring components of healthy skin. When you apply bio-compatible skin identical ingredients, you are replenishing and fortifying your skin barrier with ingredients it recognizes and needs. The result is skin that is perfectly hydrated, strengthened, calm and less red.
Clinically Proven, Age-defying Actives — Actives like Vitamin C, CoEnzyme Q10, Niacinamide, Pro-Vitamin B5 and TriPeptide-29 have been clinically proven to support collagen and elastin production, even out skin tone, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce inflammation and protect skin from UV rays, pollution and environmental damage. That means brighter, more luminous skin with less pigmentation and discoloration. It also means stronger, plumper, firmer skin with less sagging and wrinkling.
Pure Organic Botanicals — LILY DE MAI is committed to using certified organic ingredients whenever possible, as we believe this is best for your skin and our planet. Organic plant oils and extracts sourced from around the globe are the foundation of our products. Botanicals like Shiso Oil, Cranberry Oil, Green Tea, Licorice, Irish Moss, Manuka, and Rose contain exceptionally high levels Omega 3 | 6 fatty acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. These precious botanicals naturally soothe, hydrate, re-mineralize the skin, reduce redness and irritation, and protect skin from environmental damage.
It’s All About Results
Calm, Hydrated, Less Red, Firmer, Brighter, Beautiful Skin
At LILY DE MAI we believe in the purity of nature and the power of science to transform your sensitive skin. Our targeted Organic – Active - Skin Identical ingredients work together to address sensitive skin issues in four key ways:
- Support, revitalize, and strengthen the protective skin barrier — the foundation of calm, healthy, radiant skin.
- Soothe inflamed skin and reduce redness.
- Deeply hydrate dry skin and minimize surface water loss and dehydration.
- Promote collagen and elastin production, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin, and produce a brighter, more even skin tone.
Putting It All Together
LILY DE MAI is driven by one mission: creating sensitive skincare that strengthens and supports the protective barrier with bio-compatible skin identical ingredients that mimic the natural components of healthy skin. What could be more effective and nourishing than putting ingredients that occur naturally in our skin, onto our skin?
LILY DE MAI’s foundational products are HARMONY Omega 3 | 6 Recovery Serum and BLISS NMF | Transformative Moisture Mist. My formulation goal was to create an oil serum that mimicked the oil soluble components of the skin barrier and a facial mist that mimicked the water-soluble components of the skin barrier. When you use these two products together, your skin receives complete barrier support, hydration, and nourishment.
With highly concentrated, innovative formulations and exceptional performance, LILY DE MAI Sensitive Skincare delivers the best of science and nature working in harmony with your skin.
- Exceptionally high levels of certified organic botanical extracts and plant oils.
- Bio-compatible skin identical ingredients including ceramide 3 sodium PCA, and pomegranate sterols.
- Gentle, effective, clinically proven active ingredients, including vitamin C, Niacinamide and Tripeptide 29.
- Lightly and lusciously fragranced with the highest quality organic and wild harvested essential oils, absolutes, and plant extracts. Purposefully formulated for therapeutic and aromatic effect.
- Gluten-free and vegan ingredients, with the exception of HARMONY Omega 3|6 Recovery Serum, which contains sodium chondroitin sulfate derived from fish
- Made in small batches in GMP compliant skincare labs for optimum freshness and protection from contaminants. Challenge and stability tests are performed on all of our products containing water and hydrosols to ensure that they are free from mold and bacteria.
- Ecocert Certified broad-spectrum natural preservative system.
- Ecocert Certified plant-based emulsifier and solubilizer.
- Tested on humans, never on animals.
- Recyclable and reusable packaging.
- Our products do not contain isopropyl or SD alcohol, abrasive exfoliants, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, mineral oils and petrolatums, ethoxylated compounds, PEGs, or synthetic fragrances and dyes.
BE BEAUTIFUL AND LOVE YOUR SENSITIVE SKIN!