A healthy skin is founded upon prevention and proactive habits which intercept breakouts and other dermal issues. However, even with the best care, adult acne occasionally occur. Dermalogica®, researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute (IDI), has launched the updated and reformulated Concealing Spot Treatment, an effective alternative to products containing Benzoyl Peroxide.
The original formulation, a sulfur suspension packaged with a glass bottle-dropper, has been modified to better suit customer needs. The creamier, more highly concentrated product has been redesigned for easier application and a consistently flawless finish.
First launched as part of the Dermalogica’s MediBac Clearing™ segment created to target ubiquitous adult acne, the new formula treats skin conditions that may trigger comedones (pimples or blemishes), and camouflages the spot with a neutral Iron Oxide tint.
“We are not a cosmetic company,” comments Dermalogica Founder and Owner, Jane Wurwand. “Our brand is devoted exclusively to skin health. However, we are sensitive to the needs of our customers. When a spot appears on their face, the first concern experienced by many people is to cover it. We want to restore their confidence by effectively concealing the spot, while at the same time tackling the underlying causes.”
The primary actives of this product — a blend of Sulfur, Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Salicylic Acid, Yeast Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark, Caffeine and Biotin — arrest bacterial activity “on the spot.” The newly added ingredient is hydrolyzed Ceratonia Siliqua, or Carob Seed Extract, a legume which has been a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean health care staple for 5,000 years. This anti-inflammatory botanical source has been used for everything from easing the pain of infant teething to soothing indigestion. In the newly reformulated Concealing Spot Treatment, Carob accelerates the recovery of stressed skin tissue, allowing skin to repair and re-moisturize itself in tandem with the purifying action of the bioactives.
Wurwand notes that there has been a marked upswing of adult acne, which differs from teen acne, in recent years. She also notes that women frequently experience breakouts and mild acne on the chin. The culprit is often hormonal; however fabric softeners can also be a contributing factor. “Fabric softeners, embedded in a pillowcase and pressed into the skin for several hours each night, coat the skin as well as the bed-linens. A waxy, occlusive softener antagonizes an area which may be prone to periodic flare-ups,” she cautions.
Staying true to the same strict formulation that all Dermalogica products follow – free of known sensitizers such as artificial fragrances or colours, mineral oils, S.D. alcohol, and comedogenic or allergy-causing ingredients - the UltraCalming range provides serious relief to sensitized and highly-reactive skin.
Availability and Price
Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment (10ml) - $55
The Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment is currently available at all AsterSpring Centres and Dermalogica-authorised skin care centres. For locations, visit www.dermalogica.com.sg.
Dermalogica, the skin care system researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute (IDI), is a leader in today’s skin care industry. In 1986 in response to IDI’s curriculum and dissatisfaction with brands available on the market, Jane Wurwand sought to create a treatment-based product line free from the irritating ingredients known to cause allergic reactions commonly found in mainstream brands, such as lanolin, S.D. alcohol, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, and mineral oil. Further, Dermalogica products offer consumers and professional products that address skin’s every need. Professional skin treatments incorporate Face Mapping® skin analysis, an examination of 14 zones on the face that allow the skin therapist to provide a customized zone-by-zone prescription. Today Dermalogica enjoys a cult-like following among celebrities and Hollywood makeup artists as well as thousands of skin therapists worldwide.
With all Dermalogica products, professional recommendation is advised. Dermalogica products and treatment services are available at professional skin treatment centers, salons and spas with employed skin therapists who have completed work at The International Dermal Institute. For additional retail information, visit www.dermalogica.com
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