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Friday, September 21, 2018

=Nestlé To Shed Skin Health Unit

  • Company begins exploring options for division that owns Cetaphil and Proactiv.
  • Nestle Skin Health was formed in 2014 when Nestle bought L’Oreal’s stake in their Galderma dermatology venture.

Looking to sharpen its focus on food, beverage and nutritional health products, Nestlé’s board is exploring strategic options for Nestlé Skin Health.

Nestlé Skin Health has a range of medical and consumer brands through three complementary business units, including Epiduo and Soolantra in prescription, Restylane and Azzalure in aesthetics, Cetaphil and Proactiv in Consumer Care.

According to the company, consumer skin care represents 35% of sales, aesthetics 34% and prescription 31%.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nestlé Skin Heath employs more than 5,000 people across 40 countries. With R&D capabilities and manufacturing facilities spread across the globe, Nestlé Skin Health had sales of around CHF 2.7 billion in 2017, or approximately $2.8 billion.

“Nestlé Skin Health has made significant progress under its new leadership team over the past two years. The company has developed convincing growth strategies for each of its business units and regained a competitive cost structure. Now is the right time to explore the best ownership structure for Nestlé Skin Health and to consider ways of taking it to the next level,” said Mark Schneider CEO.

The company said the review is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

MyChelle Perfect C PRO Serum, Professional-Level 25% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum for All Skin Types, 0.5 fl oz

MyChelle Dermaceuticals
Perfect C PRO Serum 25% (0.5 fl oz.)

A professional-level formula with 25% L-Ascorbic Acid - the highest and most active form of Vitamin C.

Key Benefits: 
  • 25% L-Ascorbic Acid (stable): improves skin texture
  • Vitamin C: dulls the damaging effects that free radicals can cause
  • Plant C-Stem and Ubiquinone (CoQ10): protects stressed skin for a more luminous complexion

Penetrates skin
Boosts skin’s natural antioxidant properties
Enhances skin’s natural renewal process
Reduces the appearance of discoloration

UPC:  817291005337

About the product

  • A professional-level Vitamin C formula with 25% L-Ascorbic Acid-the highest and most bioactive form of Vitamin C.
  • Effectively brightens skin, and helps improve skin texture and reduce the visible signs of aging.
  • L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C, Plant C-Stem, and Ubiquinone (CoQ10) provide powerful antioxidant/antipollution/anti-aging benefits.
  • Apply one pump to damp skin in the morning after cleansing. If layering serums, use Perfect C PRO Serum first or follow with your favorite moisturizer. Product color will darken over time.
  • Vegan; made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Urea's, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Cruelty-free.

Perfect C PRO Serum: Brighten & Renew

Professional-level concentrated Vitamin C formula effectively brightens complexion and provides powerful antioxidant/anti-pollution/anti-aging benefits. Formulated with the highest, active level of stable 25% L-Ascorbic Acid to improve skin texture and reduce the visible sights of aging.

L-Ascorbic Acid: C the Difference

Begin each morning with a daily dose of Vitamin C to maintain skin health.
Scientifically Effective
Clinical studies show that L-Ascorbic Acid is an anti-aging superstar and essential for skin health. And it’s the only active form of Vitamin C for skin rejuvenation, photo-aging, and anti-oxidant protection.
Why All Skin Types Need it
L-Ascorbic Acid enhances skin’s natural renewal process, protects skin against environmental damage, reduces irritation, reduces the appearance of dark spots, and helps to improve the look of acne scarring.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tretinoin (also known as Retin-A)

Tretinoin — most popularly prescribed as Retin-A and Renova — works its magic by speeding cell turnover and stimulating collagen production, which rejuvenates skin. Retin-A is the gold standard.

This wonder drug treats a host of common skin problems, including fine lines, age spots, and acne. "Tretinoin has the most science behind it in terms of eradicating sun damage and photoaging," says Ron Moy, MD, the president of the American Academy of Dermatology and a professor of dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "There's also some evidence that it prevents precancerous lesions."

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DIY : DMAE cream

Topical cream that includes DMAE has a great effect on skin. It aids in tightening the muscles that keep your skin looking healthy to diminish the appearance wrinkles, lines, and sagging.

1.  DMAE in dry crystal or powder form, either loose or in capsules that can be opened. One bottle costs around $10 (health food store or online). I buy this 50-capsule bottle at my local Whole Foods for $8.99. (Bluebonnet’s DMAE 100 mg Vcaps are highly concentrated and provide the highest quality DMAE from 2-dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate.)

2.  Any skin lotion or skin cream you already like and use. It can be simple, inexpensive, organic - whatever you and your skin already like.

Mix the ingredients. For every four ounces of lotion, add one and fourth teaspoons of DMAE. Mix well. Keep covered until use.

Apply your DMAE cream daily. As with many cosmetics, be careful not to get any into your eyes. DMAE creams are known to work gradually over time and people report definite results from using it.

    Application of a DMAE-rich topical treatment results in almost instantaneous benefits. The skin looks firmer, lifted, less lined, and smoother. If a pea-sized drop of a DMAE-containing lotion is spread on one side of the face, gently rubbed into the nasolabial fold, around the eye, forehead, under the chin and on the neck, results can be seen in about 20 minutes.

    The side of the face and jaw line with the DMAE will appear more contoured, the eye will be open wider, the nasolabial fold lessened. The effect is dramatic. There will also be an immediate reduction in lines and wrinkles. DMAE is also outstanding in tightening up the dimpled skin on the back of the thighs and the upper arms.

    Other  Benefits
    Continued use of DMAE lightens the age spots that are commonly seen on the face, back of hands and arms. These brown spots are formed from the accumulated lipofuscin deposits in the body. Lipofuscin is a waste product of the cells and usually appears in older people. Aside from the skin, lipofuscin is found in big quantities in the neurons and heart muscles. DMAE acts by flushing lipofuscin out from the body.

    Another age-defying effect of DMAE is its skin tightening action that slows down the inevitable natural sagging of the skin. Aside from plastic surgery, DMAE skin treatments seem to be among the most effective means to lift and tighten the appearance of facial skin.  It's hypothesized that this is because of DMAE’s cell-stabilizing ability, its boosting action on acetylcholine or its capability to banish lipofuscin from the body.

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Retinol vs. Retin-A (tretinoin)

    Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is found in many anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation products.

    Retin-A, also known as trans-retinoic acid or retinoic acid, is a type of tretinoin.

    Retinol and Retin-A are often confused - while they are related, they are quite different. Their relationship lies in that retinol eventually gets converted to retinoic acid.

    Retinol and other forms of vitamin A, such as retinal and retinyl palmitate, do not have much direct effect on the skin. They first need to be converted by special enzymes into the active metabolite, retinoic acid.

    Only Retin-A [retinoic acid] directly affect skin cells to reduce some signs of aging.

    In theory, you should be able to apply retinol to the skin, wait till it gets converted to retinoic acid, however the conversion rate is low and varies greatly among individuals.

    In addition, when exposed to air either during storage or use, most retinol oxidizes and degrades before it can become available for conversion to retinoic acid in the skin. Retinol products tend to have fewer side-effects than retinoic acid [tretinoin, Retin A] due to this lower biological activity.

    tretinoin products

    As a result, significantly less people respond to retinol creams than to retinoic acid [tretinoin, Retin A], and the degree of response tends to be less too.

    Some companies have developed stabilized high-concentration retinol formulas that seem to be more effective. However, high concentrations of retinol can be almost as irritating to the skin as retinoic acid.


    Pure Retinol doesn’t possess these side effects unless you have particularly sensitive skin. Therefore it is better to apply Retinol before you go to bed so that if there are any side effects they should disappear by morning.


    Many skin specialists recommended starting with Retinol, especially because the potential side effects of Retin-A. If this is tolerated by the skin, then try changing to Retin-A.

    Retin A (Renova and other brands) appears to perform better at eliminating fine lines and reducing wrinkles than the best retinol formulations.

    Retin A, applying before bed time, after ALA and before moisturizer. If you experience skin irritation and/or chronic peeling try reducing the concentration by mixing with your moisturiser or get a lower concentration product. Alternatively reduce the frequency of application.

    NOTE: In some countries, retinoic acid (tretinoin, Retin A, Renova) is available only with a prescription by a physician. Discontinue use of either product if irritation continues.