Frequently asked questions

These questions have been compiled to enable you to be fully informed on the skin, it’s condition and how best to look after the skin you have. If you have any questions not answered here, please contact us and we will take care of your query.

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    Why does my skin itch after applying a watery skin care product? ...you may have rosacea

    In recent years a steady increase of skin conditions such as disorders of the connective tissue and rosacea are afflicting a growing proportion of our community. It appears that frequent fruit acid (AHA) and chemical peelings have significantly contributed to this problem.

    People who have had such treatments reported a temporary itching after applying Oil in Water (O/W) emulsions. In most cases the skin feels dry (barrier disorder) with a tendency to itch, dilated blood vessels and displays weak connective tissue. The effects can be compared with the feeling when "rubbing salt into sore wounds" (slang expression) or in more technical terms, water-soluble substances penetrating below the horny layers of the skin and beginning to irritate the skin.

    DMS® based products (Derma Membrane Structure) are beneficial in this case provided that they are used moderately. Frequent or even excessive application may increase the local concentration of water-soluble substances - particularly in winter with cooler outside temperatures and heated rooms. In these cases it is recommended to (a) reduce the application of water-containing products, (b) apply base cream High Classic Plus + NMF concentrate + hyaluronic acid and (c) use Oleogel Plus (water-free).

    Strongly disturbed skin is susceptible to infections caused by micro-organisms. Typical symptoms are itching and feelings of tension followed by inflammations which will not only affect the cheeks and nose but also spread to the brims of the eyelids and to the perioral area between upper lip and nose and around the chin. Even Oleogel Plus will be no relief for the acutely inflamed skin as the fatty substances provide excellent living conditions for anaerobic bacterial strains like propionibacterium acnes or in other words, bacterial strains that can live without atmospheric oxygen. The dermatologist will prescribe azelaic acid products (liposome concentrate plus) which are effective against anaerobic bacterial strains and unicellular organisms, or alternatively, antibiotics like erythromycin and metronidazole. Metronidazole also stabilizes the blood vessels in skin-neighbouring areas.

    Weak connective tissue is predominantly a hereditary condition and can also be impaired by external circumstances such as excessive peelings and environmental damage from our harsh climate. Rosacea skin cannot tolerate peeling procedures. The first rosacea symptoms become visible around age thirty and for women, increasingly in the late forties with hormonal changes and the onset of menopause. Recommended particularly for the preventive care of the rosacea-prone skin is base cream High Classic, liposome concentrate plus (contains 1% azelaic acid), echinacea extract and butcher's broom serum. Both the latter mentioned active agent concentrates have vessel and tissue stabilising effects.

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    Why are PEG substances used in cosmetic products?

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    Why are alcohols used in some cosmetics and not others?

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    What is tacrolimus?

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    What can I do to combat oily skin?

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    What are the most frequent allergens that tested positive in allergy testings?

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    Scleroderma – what is the appropriate skin care?

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    My skin doesn't seem to tolerate anything. What kind of skin care could you recommend?

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    I have extremely dry skin and I have tried every possible remedy. What can I do?

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    Dermatologically tested - what does it mean?

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    What is the cause of Acne?

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    What causes wrinkles and sagging skin?

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    What is a Free Radical and what is the major cause of Free Radical damage?

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    Apart from the sun, what causes Dark Spots?

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    Will Sun Affect My Skin?

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    What is our skins composition?

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    What's the Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Skin?

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    What are some of the symptoms of rosacea?

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    Why can’t I purchase dermaviudals on the internet?

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    Why are perfumes found in cosmetic products NOT good for the skin?

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    What does an emulsifier do to my skin?

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    Is there a difference between unilamellar and multilamellar liposomes?

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    Are liposomes harmful?

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    Are nanoparticles harmful?

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    What is a cosmetic fluid Nanoparticle?

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    What is a Liposome?

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    What is corneotherapy?

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    Dermaviduals contains no preservatives. So what shelf life can I expect from the product range?

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    Can I use other skin care ranges in conjunction with my dermaviduals products?

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    What does “dermatological skin care”mean?

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    If I have normal, problem-free skin, why should I use dermaviduals?

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