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Skin Resurfacing

Skin Resurfacing

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Resurface The Skin

Monday, 16 January 2012

IS Clinical Youth Complex

IS Clinical Youth Complex

IS Clinical Youth Complex is a mildly acidic day and/or nighttime antioxidant and moisturizing serum with a profound and weightless oil-free hydrating effect and a moderate skin-resurfacing and firming effect.


IS Clinical Youth Complex rapidly smoothes and softens the skin with a unparalleled concentration of both hyaluronic acid and sodium hyaluronate in combination with glycerin, twenty times more concentrated than even Cellex-C Hydra B Complex and Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. The product's moisturizing effect is sufficient to dramatically reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles within an hour of the first application.

A combination of alpha hydroxy acids similar or identical to that found in Skinceuticals Intense Line Defense (glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric and malic totaling 12%) helps refine skin texture, further hydration, stimulate tone and reduce the appearance of visibly open pores.

Titrated extracts of Centella asiatica help stimulate the production of collagen and reduce skin sensitivity. IS Clinical Youth Complex contains all three beneficial fractions of Centella asiatica: asiatic acid, madecassoside (common to La Roche-Posay Redermic) and asiaticoside (common to Skinceuticals Eye Cream, Skinceuticals Skin Firming Cream and Skinceuticals Epidermal Repair).

Madecassoside reduces the activity of dermal matrix degrading enzymes (MMPs — Matrix Metalloproteinases of type I, 3 and 9) which break down the compounds occurring chiefly as components of connective tissue. Accordingly, madecassoside is used in products intended to volumize lips, help prevent hair loss and stretch marks.

IS Clinical Youth Complex also contains soy isoflavones to further help support the production of collagen and hyaluronate and provide treatment of very mild hyperpigmentation.

The product's antioxidant effects stem from its tartaric, citric and malic acids in addition to blueberry extract, which has demonstrated protection against glycation end products and is found in a number of other IS Clinical products, Obagi Elastiderm, M Lab and Skinceuticals AGE Interrupter and AGE Eye Complex.

The majority of this product's effects are due to its superior moisturizing ability for dehydrated skin (skin lacking water rather than oil). Skin lacking adequate natural oils will do better with alternative products. Long term effects of ongoing use are more modest and further improvement can be made by modification to use.

IS Clinical Youth Complex is applied AM and/or PM in place of a moisturizing product (if using other IS Clinical products, apply in place of IS Clinical Firming Complex or Moisturizing Complex) . Apply any antioxidant immediately before IS Clinical Youth Complex. Ideally, leave the product to act for 5-10 minutes before applying sunscreen. This product should not be applied at the same time as retinoids or other prescription products.


Wednesday, 19 October 2016 — The preferred regular home treatment for visibly open pores is now available online. Visit the page for MD Rx Melbourne Dermatology Open Pores Overnight Solution for information.


Saturday, 5 June 2010

New Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator

New Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator

Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator is a simultaneous skin resurfacing and "replenishing" serum held to surpass the results of a conventional 20% daily glycolic acid treatment while simultaneously reinforcing the skin’s barrier for more moist, comfortable skin.


New Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator

Similar to Skinceuticals Intense Line Defense, Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator produces both intensive exfoliation and hydration to help avoid skin dehydration, hypersensitivity and erythema which can occur with the use of high concentration skin resurfacing agents such as Jan Marini Bioglycolic Night Cream Rx and Glycolix Elite Facial Cream 20%.

Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator visibly diminishes fine lines, smoothes and softens skin texture and helps accelerate skin renewal.

Contains 25% "paradoxal compound" (Hydroxyethyl Urea/Aminosulfonic Acid — patent pending) which is effective at promoting cell differentiation while optimizing the skin's amino acid supply to reinforce the skin barrier, resulting in efficient epidermal renewal.

Sulfonic acid and urea, also available in Biomedic Exfozyme and Biomedic LHA Serum, are extremely effective and comfortable exfoliators and moisturizers for dry, mature skin.

Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator:

Unlike conventional formulations containing high concentrations of urea, Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator is more stable, lacks the scent of ammonia and is not sticky or tacky. Unlike glycolic acid, Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator will not deactivate retinoids or reduce the efficacy of salicylic acid if used as directed. In addition, the product may enhance the efficacy of kojic, ferulic and caffeic acids.

Retexturing Activator also contains Kombuchka and Hyaluronic Acid.

Potent without harsh side effects, Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator is formulated in an efficient, oil-free delivery system suitable for all skin types.

For best results, dry skin types should use Retexturing Activator in combination with sulfate-free cleansers and moisturizers containing ceramides.

26/5/10 — La Roche-Posay Physiological Ultra-Fine Scrub.

Please note: Skinceuticals is available for online order by customers in the United States only. This product ships from the United States. Australian patients can re-order select Skinceuticals products for delivery within Australia in accordance with their prescription by logging in.

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Open Pores — Treatment and Prevention

MD Rx Melbourne Dermatology Open Pores Overnight Solution

The Sun

Radiation

Mexoryl

Pentapeptides Ineffective

Asiaticoside vs. Madecassoside for Collagen Synthesis

La Roche-Posay Redermic

Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Rainbow

Telomerase

Azelaic Acid

Bisabolol

Avena Sativa

Panthenol

Aster Family of Plants

Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract

Polyphenols

Caffeine

Oxofulleram

Salicylic Acid

Capryloyl Salicylic Acid

Open Pores

Phytosphingosine

Glycerin

Idebenone

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Kojic Acid

Algorithm for Optimal Sustained Exfoliation: Glycolic Acid

Comparison of 33 Sunscreens