Home' Spa and Clinic : Volume 63 October 2015 Contents AESTHETICS
When inf lammation is present we
automatically find an increase in free
radicals that can cause serious cell
damage and even modify a cell's protein
or its DNA.
Latest research in the US has found
that low-level inflammation will lead
to the formation of enzymes which
break down the structure of the skin:
collagenase breaks down collagen fibres,
elastase breaks down elastin fibres and
hyaluronidase destroys hyaluronic acid.
Diffused redness is a clear warning that
inf lammation is present.
* Managing director of OmniDerm, distributor
for Dr Spiller Biomimetic, Herbal Aktiv Peel and
Alex Cosmetics BB Creams.
WORK FROM THE INSIDE OUT
* Dr Ben Johnson
For decades, the skincare industry has
chosen to inflame the skin because of
the instant (but temporary) results that
can be seen.
This chronic case of rosacea was
resolved after sessions with Dermalux
LED phototherapy, harnessing Red
and Near Infrared light wavelengths,
proved by clinical studies to have an
ant-inflammatory and healing effect
on rosacea and redness. Rosacea
sufferers have a reduced capacity
to counteract the negative
effects of environmental factors,
in particular free radicals, and
therefore experience an increased
inflammatory response and
subsequent skin damage. Red and
Near InfraRed LED phototherapy
has the ability to increase the levels
of an enzyme called superoxide
dimutase which effectively has
an antioxidant effect in the skin
to neutralise the free radicals and
prevent further damage.
This client suffered severe eczema
and also had allergy-prone skin.
Intense inflammation, itching and
scratching removed the natural
barrier function. Skinstitut Repair
Balm was used to replace the natural
skin lipids and aid healing and repair.
Common sense says that adding
inflammation does not make the skin
healthier. It actually makes the skin older.
Instead of attempting to make temporary
changes in the skin, we are encouraging
permanent repair of skin damage.
Conditions such as rosacea can be
pinpointed to specific disturbances within
the body, such as the digestive system, and
the work begins at the source. Take, for
A client may have upper digestive rosacea
if they experience the following symptoms
on the tip of their nose: flushing, redness,
sensitivity, or dry skin that may burn or sting;
also if there are small bumps and pimples
or acne-like breakouts and/or if skin gets
coarser and thicker, with a bumpy texture.
They may have mid-digestive rosacea
if they experience these symptoms on the
sides of the nose and lower digestive rosacea
if those symptoms manifest on cheeks,
temples, forehead and/or eyes.
* Founder and formulator of Osmosis skincare
By Mary Gorski,
Marianne Thomas and
Vanessa is a 41-year-old
therapist, so her hands
are her "tools".
therefore, when she
gets eczema -- which
Vanessa suffered on
and off for six years
before she was recommended Beauté Pacifique Clinical Super3 Booster and X-Tra
Dry Skin Fix. This is BP's flagship product that put the brand on the map.
Beaute Pacifique is a dermacosmetic Danish skincare line whose fans include
Queen Margrethe and Princess Mary of Denmark, and supermodel turned actress
and photographer, Helena Christiansen.
Vanessa had recently suffered an acute eczema breakout on her hands and
face, particularly around the eye and temple area. Her skin was scaly and flaking,
with high levels of inflammation.
After three days she noted a profound change to her facial skin quality; it had
become significantly more hydrated and smoothed, with drastic improvement to
Her hands took longer to heal. However, the elasticity and tone improved,
inflammation was greatly reduced, flaking and scaling diminished.
Clinical Super3 Booster and X-Tra Dry Skin Fix provides the skin with two forms
of Vitamin A Esters to rebuild collagen fibre structures, thus strengthening and
* Mary and Marianne are the Australian distributors; Vivi is BP's Global
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