Salicylic Acid, known as a beta-hydroxy acid, is an organic compound derived from Willow Bark. It is partly made up of the same compounds of aspirin, making it a potent anti-inflammatory and mild analgesic. At the correct percentages and pH, Salicylic Acid has a lipophilic and keratolytic action on the skin, making it a key ingredient to treat acne and oily prone skins.
L-Ascorbic Acid (LAA) is a chemically active form of Vitamin C and a well-established antioxidant. Humans lack the enzyme allowing for in vivo production of Vitamin C, so it must be obtained through other sources.
Due to low absorption rates when ingested, topical application remains the best delivery method for this important vitamin to the skin.
The signs of aging emerge from a combination of factors; intrinsic, extrinsic & chronological.
The Dermaceutic Laboratoire philosophy is to target key skin indications using optimal concentrations of active ingredients for healthy results. When used in combination the Dermaceutic homecare range is an ally in achieving optimum results prior-, post- or in-between aesthetic procedures.
To showcase this, Dermaceutic Laboratoire has launched five focused 21-Day Expert Care Kits to highlight the effectiveness of combining key products targeting specific indications.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – the central element in the working of skin health and age prevention.
This organic compound naturally occurs in the body. It’s also known as a glycosaminoglycan – a long chain polysaccharide vital for maintaining the skin’s extra cellular matrix and supporting structures like Collagen and Elastin within the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid plays an integral role in tissue repair which is why it is so widely used.
Selecting the correct sunblock is dependent on understanding the difference between chemical and physical sunblock active ingredients.
There are different forms of Acne and multiple causes. Treating acne often leaves the sufferer frustrated, disillusioned and fed up with both professional treatments and homecare products that may claim to treat the embarrassing skin condition, but leave the skin more prone to breakouts or with little to no result.
To treat acne or breakouts, there are some key questions one needs to consider before addressing the breakout itself. In order to properly grade the severity of the acne, one needs to take the following criteria into consideration:
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells.
Keratinization is the process by which cells move through the dermal matrix to be shed on the surface in desquamation. Fresh new cells are formed in the lowest basal layer the Stratum Germinativum; during their life cycle they migrate into the upper epidermis, the Stratum Corneum. Upon reaching the outer 3-4 layers of the Stratum Corneum, the Stratum Disjunction, shedding is necessary as these cells require replacement.
Sun protection is a significant ally in mitigating signs of premature skin aging. Daily application of a broad-spectrum sunblock (sun screen/sun cream) is essential to minimize skin-damaging sun exposure. It is recommended that everyone apply & reapply sunblock throughout the day regardless of the season or perceived level of sun exposure.
The modern sunblock should offer more than simply UVA & UVB broad-spectrum protection.