What is Defensil Plus?
Defensil Plus is a blend of¬†natural extracts that strengthens the skin and makes for a more comfortable waxing experience. Found exclusively in our pre and post skincare products, this compound reduces skin sensitivity and has anti-inflammatory abilities¬†that soothe irritated skin.
The active ingredients in Defensil Plus¬†–¬†Sunflower seed oil, Rosemary leaf extract, Blackcurrant seed oil and Heartseed vine extract — possess¬†skin-calming properties¬†that provide protection to the treatment area and regenerate the skin barrier.
But¬†how does it work?
Let’s break it down into two¬†key points:
- Waxing causes trauma to the skin by ripping¬†the hair shafts from their follicles. Strengthening¬†the skin barrier reduces the skin’s sensitivity to that trauma, which often manifests itself¬†as¬†redness, itchiness and spotting over the treatment area, and makes¬†the discomfort of a wax easier to manage.¬†Sunflower and blackcurrant seed oils are rich in fatty acids that actively reinforce and protect¬†the skin barrier.
- Heartseed vine extract is a plant-derived alternative to hydrocortisone (a steroid cream), which soothes the skin and reduces inflammation.¬†When combined with the anti-septic and anti-irritant properties of rosemary leaf extract, it creates a healing formula that alleviates redness and swelling.
Sienna X is the only professional waxing brand to combine Defensil Plus in its formulas — order our skin-soothing products here.