The Skin: Your Body’s Largest Organ and Its Importance

The skin is not just a mere body covering. As the body’s largest organ, it plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. At Potency No. 710, we understand the importance of skin health and are committed to providing natural, plant-powered, and purpose-driven products to support it. So we all know what the skin is but what is it made of and why is it so important?

Understanding the Skin 

The skin is part of the integumentary system, which also includes hair and nails. It is composed of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), dermis (middle layer), and hypodermis (innermost layer). Each layer has a unique composition and function, with the skin overall composed of water, protein, fats, and minerals. Interestingly, the skin makes up about 16% of our body weight. But why is this organ so vital?

The Importance of Skin 

The skin serves as the body’s first line of defense against germs and harmful elements. It also plays a vital role in regulating body temperature and contributes to our sense of touch. Moreover, the skin is an active part of the immune system, helping to protect us from disease. In fact, the skin can react to changes in our environment faster than any other part of our body. Did you know that the average person has about 300 million skin cells? This is a testament to the complexity and importance of this incredible organ. But what makes the skin unique?

The Skin’s Unique Features 

The skin has the remarkable ability to continually produce new skin cells, replacing the old ones that are shed daily. Melanin, a pigment produced by the skin, is responsible for our skin color and helps protect us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Additionally, the skin plays a crucial role in the production of vitamins, particularly vitamin D, and protects essential vitamin B folates from sunlight. Did you know that the skin can produce up to two cups of sweat per day to cool the body? But how does the skin relate to our overall health?

The Role of Skin in Health and Disease 

Skin health is often a reflection of our overall health. Common skin problems like acne, wrinkles, and rashes can be indicators of underlying health issues. More serious conditions, like skin cancer, underscore the importance of regular skin checks and sun protection. The skin’s ability to heal itself, forming scar tissue when injured, is another testament to its remarkable properties. In fact, the skin can regenerate itself approximately every 27 days. So, how can we take care of our skin?

Caring for Your Skin 

Proper skin care goes beyond topical treatments. A nutrient-dense diet, adequate hydration, and quality sleep all contribute to skin health. Sunscreen and protective clothing are essential for protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. A simple skincare routine, including cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating, can help maintain the skin’s health and appearance. But what is Potency No. 710’s approach to skin care?

Potency No. 710’s Approach to Skin Care 

At Potency No. 710, we believe in the power of nature to nurture the skin. Our products are designed to support skin health using plant-powered and purpose-driven ingredients. We understand that every skin is unique, and we strive to provide products that cater to these unique needs.

Potency No. 710 differentiates itself from other skincare products by utilizing botanical nature-driven ingredients and offering multifunctional products. This approach helps to minimize the products needed to keep your skin healthy. Some of the ingredients we use in our formulations include but are not limited to Green Tea, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin A, C, and E, Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Frankincense, Argan Oil, and Arnica.

If we were to recommend just 3 products for everyday use it would be a mineral SPF, the Gold Serum, and our activated charcoal cleanser, Filthy Face. However, if you would like a full routine offering the most nourishment and combination of ingredients for ultimate results, we would recommend the following.

  • Filthy Face Activated Charcoal Cleanser
  • Modern Mist
  • White Water Serum
  • Gold Serum
  • Mineral Sunscreen SPF (Covered or Shaded)
  • Higher Good Moisturizer

You can try this entire lineup in our Luxe Travel pack for $71!


The skin, as our body’s largest organ, deserves our utmost care and attention. With the right knowledge and the right products, like those offered by Potency No. 710, maintaining skin health can become an empowering part of your daily self-care routine. Remember, healthy skin is always in!