Do skincare products penetrate the skin? A product will have the ability to penetrate the skin if it contains special active ingredients that can be absorbed from the surface of the skin (epidermis) thus get down into the lower layers of the skin’s cells.
Does moisturizer go into your bloodstream? First, because cosmetics are applied directly and are often designed specifically to be absorbed by the skin—think wrinkle creams and anti-perspirant—their ingredients also penetrate the body and join the bloodstream, where they may cause unknown internal harm.
How long does it take for lotion to penetrate the skin? However, Vivian Bucay, a dermatologist in San Antonio, does say that it does take time for products to be fully absorbed into your skin. “It typically takes around 30 minutes for products to be absorbed, meaning, that if something is washed off before 30 minutes, it would need to be reapplied,” she says.
What can penetrate your skin?
- Chemical. These include materials such as azone, urea, fatty acids, ethanol, and glycols.