Lookin' Good: Relief is on the way

For more than 50% of adults who have sensitive skin, answer may be in new series designed to calm, restore skin’s natural barriers.

By NORA BERLIN
February 5, 2011 09:58
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‘What good are products that treat half the problem?” This question was raised by the R&D department of Dermalogica, when new research revealed more than one contributing factor behind sensitive skin.

On a recent visit to Israel, Dr. Diana Howard, vice president of R&D of the company, told The Jerusalem Post that “these findings inspired the development of the new UltraCalming system, designed to help manage the multiple causes behind sensitized, inflamed skin.”

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“It’s a hostile world,” she said, “and the effects of stress, pollution, climatic extremes, medical procedures, the foods we eat and even using aggressive methods and products on our skin, damage its health.”

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 50% of the American population claim skin sensitivity based upon itching, redness, heat, stinging and dryness – symptoms of sensitized skin that can lead to premature aging. Sensitized skin may stem from inflammatory responses along with a compromised epidermal barrier. The good news, said Howard, is that sensitive skin can be treated. The bad news is that, left untreated, the skin’s response can actually result in permanent cellular damage, which can lead to serious skin conditions and premature aging.

“As a policy we do not advertise,” she said. “We never promise to ‘turn time around’ or ‘to erase the years.’ Many women don’t believe cosmetic companies because they promise the impossible and that leads to disappointment. We believe that we can help our clients get healthier skin, and healthier skin looks better.”

All five UltraCalming products feature the multi-benefit complex that includes active ingredients that the company says mediate immunogenic and neurogenic inflammatory triggers for immediate and long-term relief of inflamed, sensitized skin. It also includes botanicals and peptides that – the company claims – help mimic skin’s natural protective barrier, helping to strengthen skin cell structure against water loss and defend against dehydration-induced sensitization.



All UltraCalming products are free of known sensitizers like artificial fragrances and dyes, and tackle the challenges of treating sensitive, highly reactive and recently resurfaced skin.

Get It At: Only health and spa centers. To find a store near you call 0732-10-20-30. For more info go to www.dermalogica.com


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