Thanks to a study carried out with Voolpo , an application in which discovery, knowledge and fun coexist, we were able to ask 210 people what their view of different skin tones was, from Caucasian skin to Nubian skin (black, matte and mixed).
Did you know ? Misconceptions and differences between black, dark, mixed and white skin.
We were interested in knowledge and received ideas related to the structural differences between Caucasian skins and Nubian skins. Three questions were asked to the participants:
1/ There are fundamental differences between Nubian skin and Caucasian skin that go beyond the difference in color and the presence of more or less significant melanin. For example, the horny layer (stratum corneum) is thicker in Nubian skin than in Caucasian skin.
Were you aware of these differences?
2/ The idea that black skin is more resistant than white skin is false. The sensitivity of black skin is often linked to the fact that it is dehydrated. Nubian skins are therefore just as prone to imbalances as Caucasian skins.
In your opinion, what are the skin problems regularly encountered by Nubian skins?
- Pigment spots 59.72%
- Acne 25%
- Eczema 15.28%
3/Nubiance is a skincare brand specially adapted for black, matt and mixed skin.
Did you know that there are dermocosmetic treatments specially adapted for these skin types?
What do we notice?
We note that the structural differences between Nubian skins and Caucasian skins are not necessarily known to everyone. However, the respondents' perception of skin problems (spots, acne, exzema) is relatively accurate. On the other hand, the importance of atopic dermatitis has been underestimated because it is relatively common in Nubian skins. Acne is on the other hand as widespread in Caucasian skin and in Nubian skin, but it is not necessarily easy to treat it in the same way.
This is why the development of products specially dedicated to black, matt and mixed skin is interesting. It is indeed necessary to rebalance a skin which can be both oily and dry, whose stratum corneum is structurally thicker but which is also sensitive.
Our ACT-5 anti-blemish treatment has been developed with this in mind. It treats imperfections by attacking the origin of sebum inflammation. Thanks to the bakuchiol it contains, ACT-5 purifies and thins the sebum in order to rebalance and maintain the hydrolipidic film of the skin. ACT-5 helps lock in skin's moisture while gradually eliminating pimples and blemishes. Finally, ACT-5 also helps prevent the appearance of residual pigment spots due to acne.
Our anti-dark spot skincare products from the HRB-3 range have also been developed to respond to a very specific problem: post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Pigment spots are closely linked to the fact that melanin is more present on black, dark and mixed skin, but that does not mean that Caucasian skin is not affected by this phenomenon. On the other hand, we have developed an anti-aging range. stains specially adapted to Nubian skin to ensure efficiency, respect for the skin and protection.
In conclusion, the problems of Nubian and Caucasian skin can be relatively similar, but it is important to take into account the structural differences in order to use care products adapted to each skin type as needed.
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