All the cells in our body follow a rhythm throughout the day which is controlled by our own internal clock or our ‘clock’ gene.
These clock genes impact our biological functions and adapt in the presence of light and dark. This means that our cells create their own pattern of activity depending on the time of day.
Our epidermal cells have their own clock gene mechanism, which is separate from the rest of the body. As our skin is engaged in different activities throughout the day, it needs specific nourishment at certain times to enable it to function at its best.
Understanding the skins rhythm and identifying when different processes are occurring is key to developing efficient products that prevent skin damage, boost repair and restore balance.