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DermNourish

Sale priceR 723.00 ZAR

SIZE: 50 mL

DermNourish™, a meticulously crafted formula, aids in hydrating parched, sensitive, or impaired skin, replenishing much-needed moisture. It provides a robust shield, fortifying skin's barrier function and alleviating the discomfort of dry, distressed, and post-procedural skin.

Non-acnegenic, free from fragrances and colorants, DermNourish™ aims to minimize potential irritations and contact dermatitis. Key components include DuraQuench™ IQ SA and Niacinamide, both beneficial for skin's moisture retention and barrier fortification, and D-Panthenol, which soothes skin. Tocopherol, an antioxidant, protects against environmental stressors, while Sodium Hyaluronate bolsters skin hydration. DermNourish™ represents an advanced skin nourishment approach.


Emollients

Emollients play a crucial role in dermatological care, primarily by enhancing skin hydration and barrier function. Here's a brief overview of their physiological effects and roles in managing various skin conditions:

Physiological Effects of Emollients:
  1. Hydration of Stratum Corneum: Emollients increase moisture content in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin, by reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This is achieved through occlusion, which traps water in the skin.
  2. Restoration of Skin Barrier Function: They aid in replenishing the lipid barrier of the skin, which is essential for maintaining skin integrity and protective function.
  3. Soothing and Smoothing Effects: Emollients smooth flaky skin cells, making the skin surface appear smoother. They also provide a soothing effect, which can reduce itching and discomfort.
  4. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Some emollients have ingredients that offer mild anti-inflammatory benefits, helping to reduce redness and irritation.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions:
  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): Emollients are a cornerstone in the management of eczema, helping to maintain skin hydration, reduce flare-ups, and minimize the need for topical corticosteroids.
  2. Psoriasis: Regular use of emollients can reduce scaling and dryness associated with psoriasis, improving the efficacy of other topical treatments.
  3. Ichthyosis and Xerosis: These conditions characterized by dry, scaly skin benefit significantly from emollients, which help in hydrating and softening the skin.
  4. Aging Skin: Emollients improve the appearance of aging skin by hydrating and reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Skin Protection: In individuals with incontinence or those bedridden, emollients can protect the skin from irritation and breakdown.
References
  • Proksch, E., & Lachapelle, J. M. (2005). The Management of Dry Skin with Topical Emollients. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
  • Lynde, C. W. (2001). Moisturizers: What They Are and a Practical Approach to Product Selection. Skin Therapy Letter.
  • Lodén, M. (2003). Role of Topical Emollients and Moisturizers in the Treatment of Dry Skin Barrier Disorders. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
d-Panthenol

d-Panthenol's multifaceted effects on skin hydration, barrier strengthening, and wound healing make it a valuable component in the management of various dermatological conditions, from dry skin to post-procedure care.

d-Panthenol, also known as pro-vitamin B5, is a popular dermatological ingredient due to its beneficial effects on the skin. Here's a brief overview of its physiological effects and roles in managing various skin conditions:

Physiological Effects of d-Panthenol:
  1. Hydration: d-Panthenol is a humectant, meaning it helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin. This leads to increased skin hydration, which can improve skin softness and elasticity.
  2. Wound Healing and Repair: It plays a role in the synthesis of lipids and proteins, essential for skin repair. d-Panthenol has been shown to accelerate re-epithelialization in wound healing.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Effect: d-Panthenol can reduce inflammation, making it beneficial in treating skin irritations and erythema.
  4. Skin Barrier Strengthening: By enhancing the synthesis of lipids and proteins, d-Panthenol contributes to the strengthening of the skin's barrier function, protecting against irritants and environmental damage.
  5. Soothing and Softening: It soothes the skin and makes it feel softer and smoother, which can be particularly beneficial for dry or rough skin textures.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions:
  1. Minor Wounds and Skin Irritations: Due to its role in skin repair and anti-inflammatory properties, d-Panthenol is used in the treatment of minor wounds, cuts, and skin irritations.
  2. Dermatitis and Eczema: It helps in managing conditions like dermatitis and eczema by reducing inflammation and enhancing skin barrier function.
  3. Dry Skin Conditions (Xerosis): Its moisturizing properties make it effective in treating dry skin, providing relief from itching and scaling.
  4. Post-procedure Care: d-Panthenol is often used in post-procedure care, such as after laser treatments or chemical peels, to aid in skin recovery and reduce inflammation.
References
  • Proksch, E., & Nissen, H. P. (2002). Dexpanthenol enhances skin barrier repair and reduces inflammation after sodium lauryl sulphate-induced irritation. Journal of Dermatological Treatment.
  • Ebner, F., Heller, A., Rippke, F., & Tausch, I. (2002). Topical use of dexpanthenol in skin disorders. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
  • Camargo, F. B. Jr, Gaspar, L. R., & Maia Campos, P. M. B. G. (2011). Skin moisturizing effects of panthenol-based formulations. Journal of Cosmetic Science.
Niacinamide

Niacinamide offers several benefits for the skin, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been shown to be effective in reducing the redness and inflammation associated with acne, rosacea, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Additionally, niacinamide's ability to improve the skin's barrier function makes it beneficial for all skin types, particularly for those with eczema or mature skin.

Another significant benefit of niacinamide is its role in reducing hyperpigmentation. Studies have shown that it can decrease the transfer of melanin to the skin's epidermis, helping to fade dark spots and even out skin tone.

Niacinamide also plays a role in reducing the visible signs of aging. It has been found to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Its antioxidant properties further protect the skin from environmental damage, such as pollution and UV radiation, which contribute to premature aging.

The efficacy of niacinamide and its ability to address multiple skin concerns simultaneously has led to its growing popularity in both over-the-counter and prescription skincare formulations.

Physiological Effects of Niacinamide
  1. Barrier Function Enhancement: Niacinamide helps strengthen the skin’s barrier function by increasing the production of ceramides, which are lipids that keep the skin hydrated and protect against environmental damage.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Properties: It has notable anti-inflammatory effects, which are beneficial in reducing redness and inflammation associated with acne, eczema, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
  3. Sebum Regulation: Niacinamide can regulate sebum production, which helps in controlling excess oiliness and can be beneficial for acne-prone skin.
  4. Hyperpigmentation Reduction: It is known to reduce hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes, leading to an even skin tone.
  5. Anti-aging Effects: Niacinamide helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production and improving skin elasticity.
  6. Antioxidant Activity: It has antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from oxidative stress and environmental aggressors like UV radiation and pollution.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions
  1. Acne and Oily Skin: By regulating sebum and reducing inflammation, niacinamide is effective in managing acne and oily skin conditions.
  2. Hyperpigmentation and Melasma: Its ability to reduce melanin transfer makes it beneficial in treating hyperpigmentation and melasma.
  3. Aging Skin: Its anti-aging properties make niacinamide a popular ingredient in skincare products targeting wrinkles and loss of firmness.
  4. Skin Barrier Disorders: Niacinamide is beneficial in the treatment of skin barrier disorders like atopic dermatitis and eczema, by enhancing barrier function and hydration.
  5. Photodamage and Skin Protection: It helps in mitigating the effects of photodamage and provides some degree of protection against environmental damage.
References
  • Gehring, W. (2004). Nicotinic acid/niacinamide and the skin. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • Bissett, D. L., Oblong, J. E., & Berge, C. A. (2005). Niacinamide: A B vitamin that improves aging facial skin appearance. Dermatologic Surgery.
  • Snaidr, V. A., Damian, D. L., & Halliday, G. M. (2019). Nicotinamide for photoprotection and skin cancer chemoprevention: A review of efficacy and safety. Experimental Dermatology.
  • Navarrete-Solís, J. et al. (2011). A Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial of Niacinamide 4% versus Hydroquinone 4% in the Treatment of Melasma. Dermatology Research and Practice, 2011.
Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid (HA), is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan found throughout the body's connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. Most abundantly present in the skin, eyes, and synovial fluid, HA is renowned for its exceptional capacity to retain moisture — a single gram can hold up to six liters of water.

In skincare, the primary appeal of hyaluronic acid lies in its unparalleled hydrating abilities. As a humectant, HA attracts and retains moisture from the environment, thereby providing intense hydration to the skin. This hydrating property contributes significantly to maintaining skin plumpness, suppleness, and elasticity.

Beyond hydration, hyaluronic acid also plays a vital role in skin repair and regeneration. It supports the skin's healing and repair processes, and its anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial in calming irritated skin. Moreover, HA's ability to promote the production of collagen, a crucial protein for skin elasticity, further underscores its anti-aging benefits.

The molecular size of hyaluronic acid influences its skin penetration and efficacy. High molecular weight HA remains on the skin's surface, providing hydration and forming a barrier against moisture loss. In contrast, low molecular weight HA penetrates deeper into the skin's layers, offering more profound hydrating and rejuvenating effects.

Hyaluronic acid's remarkable ability to hydrate, improve skin elasticity, aid in wound healing, and provide antioxidant protection makes it a valuable component in managing a variety of dermatological conditions, particularly those related to aging, dryness, and sensitive skin.

Physiological Effects of Hyaluronic acid
  1. Hydration: Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, significantly enhancing skin hydration and leading to plumper, more hydrated skin.
  2. Skin Elasticity and Wrinkle Reduction: By increasing skin moisture, it improves skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and gives the skin a more youthful appearance.
  3. Wound Healing: It plays a role in wound healing due to its ability to regulate inflammation levels and signal the body to build more blood vessels in the damaged area.
  4. Barrier Enhancement: Hyaluronic acid helps reinforce the skin's natural barriers, protecting against environmental factors and retaining moisture.
  5. Antioxidant Properties: It provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage from the sun and pollution.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions
  1. Aging Skin: Its ability to reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity makes it popular in anti-aging skincare products.
  2. Dry Skin: Hyaluronic acid is beneficial in treating dry skin conditions by providing intense hydration.
  3. Wound Care: Its role in wound healing is leveraged in post-procedure care, such as after laser treatments, and in healing minor cuts and abrasions.
  4. Acne Scars: It can help in the treatment of acne scars by promoting skin regeneration and reducing inflammation.
  5. Sensitive Skin: Due to its gentle nature, hyaluronic acid is suitable for sensitive skin, providing hydration without causing irritation.
References
  • Papakonstantinou, E., Roth, M., & Karakiulakis, G. (2012). Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermato-endocrinology.
  • Jegasothy, S. M., Zabolotniaia, V., & Bielfeldt, S. (2014). Efficacy of a new topical nano-hyaluronic acid in humans. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
  • Wollina, U., & Abdel-Naser, M. B. (2019). Hyaluronic acid in the treatment and prevention of skin diseases: Molecular biological, pharmaceutical and clinical aspects. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology.
Lipid Bilayer Technology

Lipid bilayer technology in dermatology focuses on mimicking and reinforcing the skin's natural lipid barrier, which is vital for maintaining skin health and integrity. Here's a brief overview of the physiological effects and roles in managing various skin conditions:

Physiological Effects of Lipid Bilayer Technology:
  1. Reinforcement of Skin Barrier: Lipid bilayer technology aims to replicate the skin's natural barrier, particularly beneficial for damaged or compromised skin. This reinforcement helps in reducing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and enhancing skin hydration.
  2. Restoration of Lipid Composition: It helps in replenishing the essential lipids that are often deficient in certain skin conditions, thereby restoring the skin's natural protective barrier.
  3. Improvement in Skin Texture and Hydration: By restoring the lipid bilayer, this technology improves skin texture and overall hydration, leading to healthier, more resilient skin.
  4. Reduction of Inflammation and Irritation: It can help in reducing inflammation and irritation, particularly in conditions where the skin barrier is compromised.
Role in Managing Dermatological Conditions:
  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema): Lipid bilayer technology is particularly beneficial in managing eczema, as it helps in restoring the deficient skin barrier function, reducing dryness, and controlling flare-ups.
  2. Psoriasis: In psoriasis, where the skin barrier is also disrupted, this technology aids in hydrating the skin and reducing scaling.
  3. Aging Skin: The aging skin, which naturally loses lipids over time, benefits from lipid bilayer technology as it helps in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity.
  4. Dry Skin Conditions (Xerosis, Ichthyosis): Enhancing the skin’s lipid content can significantly improve symptoms of dryness and scaling in these conditions.
  5. Sensitive Skin: For sensitive skin types, lipid bilayer technology can provide a gentle and effective way to strengthen the skin barrier without causing irritation.
References:
  • Del Rosso, J. Q., & Levin, J. (2011). The Clinical Relevance of Maintaining the Functional Integrity of the Stratum Corneum in both Healthy and Disease-affected Skin. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
  • Rawlings, A. V., & Harding, C. R. (2004). Moisturization and Skin Barrier Function. Dermatologic Therapy.
  • Man, M. Q., Xin, S. J., Song, S. P., Cho, S. Y., Zhang, X. J., Tu, C. X., ... & Elias, P. M. (2009). Variation of Skin Surface pH, Sebum Content and Stratum Corneum Hydration with Age and Gender in a Large Chinese Population. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology.
DermExcel™ | DermNourish
DermNourish Sale priceR 723.00 ZAR
  • Dry skin: DermNourish™ moisture-rich formula helps replenish hydration, alleviating dryness and discomfort.
  • Sensitive skin: The absence of fragrances and colorants in the formulation makes DermNourish™ suitable for sensitive skin types, minimizing potential irritations.
  • Compromised skin: Enhance the skin’s barrier function and provide the necessary care.
  • Itching: Relieves itching, particularly in dry or distressed skin.
  • Post-procedure skin care: Use DermNourish™ following dermatological procedures to help nourish and comfort the skin, supporting its recovery.
  • Skin exposed to environmental stressors: DermNourish™ contains antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental damage.
  • Cleanse: Start with a clean face. Use your DermExcel cleanser to remove dirt and excess oil from your skin.
  • Application: Apply DermNourish to damp skin. Moisturizers are most effective if you use them while your skin is damp because damp skin absorbs the product more readily. That also gives the moisturizer a chance to lock in that hydration. Dispense DermNourish onto your fingertips. Smooth the product evenly over your face. Ensure you cover all dry or sensitive areas.
  • Massage: Using your fingertips, gently massage the product into your skin in a circular motion until fully absorbed.
  • Consistency: Use DermNourish™ once or twice daily, depending on skin dryness or sensitivity severity.

Active ingredients

  • Emollients
  • d-Panthenol
  • Niacinamide
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Lipid Bilayer Technology

Full ingredient list

Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol & Polysorbate 60, Petrolatum, Cetyl Stearate & Isostearyl Isostearate & Cetyl Alcohol & Potassium Cetyl Phosphate & Stearic Acid, Light Paraffinum Liquidum, Cyclopentasiloxane & C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer & PEG/PPG-20/23 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Tocopherol, d-Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate

DermNourish

benefits

Deep Hydration

Powerful synergy of medical-grade ingredients to provide deep, long-lasting skin hydration.

Sun-Damaged Skin Repair

Aids in repairing skin affected by sun damage, providing nourishment and support for better recovery.

Improve Skin Texture

Target and improve rough skin texture, making it smoother and more even-toned.

Enhanced Skin Elasticity

Healthy and improved skin barrier, leading to enhanced skin elasticity and suppleness.

Skin Barrier Repair

Repair, strengthen, and restore the skin barrier, promoting better moisture retention and overall skin health.

Anti-Aging

Supports skin cell renewal and improve the appearance of aging skin by revitalizing and reparative action.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF

DRY SKIN


  • Skin that feels and looks rough and dry
  • Dull skin tone
  • Flaking skin, which may cause an ashy appearance
  • A feeling of skin tightness
  • Itchy uncomfortable skin

DermNourish

MODE OF ACTION

DermNourish mode of action

moisturizing & barrier repair

  • Lipid Bilayer Technology amplifies lipid production and replenish the lamellar bilayers that are critical for normal barrier function and antimicrobial defence.
  • They are quickly absorbed into the underlying nucleated cell layers, where they incorporate into lamellar bodies.
  • This Barrier Repair Therapy furthermore reduce inflammation by several mechanisms, leading to a smoother surface with less friction and greater light refraction.

Replenish lipid bilayers critical for normal barrier function.

  • Emollients soften and smooth the skin. They function by filling the gaps between skin cells and replace missing lipids.
  • They function by filling the gaps between skin cells and replacing the missing lipids.
  • Emollients flatten the curled edges of the individual skin cells (corneocytes), leading to a smoother surface with less friction and greater light refraction.

Fill the gaps between skin cells and replace missing lipids.

  • Humectants are water-soluble materials with high water absorption capabilities.
  • They draw moisture from the air into the skin and/or draw moisture from the dermis into the epidermis.
  • Humectants can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

Attract water to the skin to maintain its moisture balance.

  • Creates a protective layer on top of the skin that locks in moisture and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
  • The barrier formed by occlusives also protects the skin from external irritants such as pollutants, allergens, and harsh weather conditions, contributing to skin sensitivity and damage.
  • For dry, cracked, or irritated skin, occlusives provide immediate relief by covering the affected area and preventing further moisture loss, allowing the skin to heal more effectively.

Creates a protective layer on top of skin to lock moisture in.

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