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Want To Know More? FAQ’s

Posted: 11 September 2020 by Michele Jacobs

1. What serums do we suggest to assist with the repair of stretch marks?

If the stretch marks are Striae Rubra (the reddish, purples ones), these are easier to treat with generally a good success rate. However, you will need to ensure they are using the appropriate topicals but also I would suggest performing a few CIT treatments on them, as well as getting the client to do home rolling. Mask with vitamins is ideal due to the A, C, E and d-panthenol and then you can customise a serum with something like zinc, grape seed extract, LCP, kigelia, caffeine, butchers broom, Vitamin A, or CM Glucan. You could also use wheat germ, as it is rich in Vitamin E so will help with elasticity too.

2. Do you have any product that has palmitamide MEA, phospolipids and sphinoglipids?

Palmitamide MEA is often used a foaming agent – we don’t have this in our range, instead we use coco glucoside. We have phosphatidylcholine in our range and these mimic the phospholipids in our skin. Sphinoglipids are a precursor to ceramides and we have ceramides in our range.

3. Can you put the oleogel in this packaging [Base Gel]? Dipping fingers in products is bad for bacterial transfer.

As our Oleogel Plus is formulated without water, the product won’t harbour bacteria. You can use a small spatula or similar to get the product out of its tub though. The formulation is also too thick to put into an airless pump dispenser.

4. Just wondering, it advises online that the chemical compound in the product is advised to not be used during breastfeeding – I’ve attached the link – would this be just taken orally then?
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-501/phosphatidylcholine

Koko have always said with confidence that all derma products can be used during pregnancy(except the Pluto Fluid). However if the client is not sure and does not want to use Kiwi then it can be left out of her prescription.

5. Should you add the individual mask and actives to the base gel?

No as the Base Gel product has been formulated to the appropriate quantities of aquaoeus gel.

6. Vitamin A, some people can be very sensitive to it…how do they go with it in the mask? (meaning VCM or MWV)

It is not a product we recommend straight away as first we want to be repairing the barrier. When we do introduce, we recommend to start slowly as this allows the cells to build up their receptors. To begin use the 3-2-1 method, use every 3rd day for a week then on the 2nd week add another day until you are using every evening. Also remember, not all Vitamin A’s are equal. Ours is Retinol Palmitate, which is naturally occurring in the skin and body. Also keeping in mind, a lot of reactions are actually more a result of what that Vitamin A is swimming around in/other ingredients in the product contributing to an impaired barrier. However, the long and short, our clients love it!

7. Can wheatgerm be used on coeliacs or gluten intolerant clients?

Yes it can. Coeliac is a gluten/ gut issue only not an anaphylactic allergy so it it fine to use topically.

However…It does actually depend on the severity of coeliac disease. While it is a gut issue, depending on severity and how it is used, even trace amounts can cause an issue if accidentally ingested. And I actually do know someone who has an anaphylactic reaction to gluten. Generally speaking, the client will advise you the extent of their disease, and then you can determine if it is suitable or not. Most cases, yes, it is safe..

8. Do any of our products contain balsalm of Peru?

No, none of our products contain balsam of Peru which is used in air freshener deodorizers and cleaning products.

9. What serums do we suggest to assist with the repair of stretch marks?

If the stretch marks are Striae Rubra (the reddish, purples ones), these are easier to treat with generally a good success rate. However, you will need to ensure they are using the appropriate topicals but also I would suggest performing a few CIT treatments on them, as well as getting the client to do home rolling. Mask with vitamins is ideal due to the A, C, E and d-panthenol and then you can customise a serum with something like zinc, grape seed extract, LCP, kigelia, caffeine, butchers broom, Vitamin A, or CM Glucan. You could also use wheat germ, as it is rich in Vitamin E so will help with elasticity too.

10. Do you have any product that has palmitamide MEA, phospolipids and sphinoglipids?

Palmitamide MEA is often used a foaming agent – we don’t have this in our range, instead we use coco glucoside.
We have phosphatidylcholine in our range and these mimic the phospholipids in our skin. Sphinoglipids are a precursor to ceramides and we have ceramides in our range.

 

As ever, happy to answer any questions you may have, to assist you through your “dermaviduals” journey to amazing skin 💙

 

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