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Skin Physiology 101: how it works

January 1 | 6 minute watch



Originally published on | March 31

Before you pick up a serum, you need to understand the skin you're in. MECCA Education Lead Francesca gets you started on your skin journey, explaining introductory skin physiology and why this is crucial when choosing skincare.

About this course:

Ever wondered what your epidermis is? Or how retinol supports cellular turnover? With more skincare options than ever, it can be difficult to understand how each product supports our skin. In this first lesson of our Skin Fundamentals series, Education Lead Francesca breaks down basic skin physiology and explains how different skincare ingredients and formulations work on the skin, equipping you with the knowledge to talk skin like an expert!

What you’ll learn along the way:

1. Basic concepts of skin physiology, including the three layers of the skin and key skin cells within these layers

2. How different skincare ingredients and formulations work on the skin

What your learning journey looks like:

This masterclass is the very first module in our MECCA’s Skin Fundamentals series. Once you’ve completed this lesson, apply your new theory with Get to know your skin type.

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Skin careSkincare treatmentsAlpha hydroxy acidsBeta Hydroxy AcidsHyaluronic acid

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