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The uppermost part of your skin is known as the horny layer and it is here that dead skin cells gather, together withoil, sweat and make up.
These crystals are set in motion by a vacuum-created low pressure applied to the skin with a special hand-piece which allows the controlled and gentle removal of dead cells from the horny layer (the outer layer of the epidermis).
Penetration of titanium dioxide microparticles in a sunscreen formulation into the horny layer and the follicular orifice.