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How to Diminish Uneven Skin Tone & Get Your Glow Back

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation

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Did you know that skin whitening is one of the most searched beauty terms in 2020? It's clearly a front-runner for many women in their quest for flawless skin. 

Here’s how to make clear, glowing skin a reality for you.

 

1. Use a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

First and foremost, pigmentation is the culprit for many uneven skin and skin darkening concerns. This comes down to melanin formation, mainly. The many forms of pigmentation which lead to uneven skin tone are UV induced. These include skin darkening, sunspots and freckles. Utilising a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB radiation is a must during sun exposure in order to prevent the exacerbation of existing pigmentation and the development of new symptoms.

By minimising melanin activation and build-up we can prevent further pigmentation formation. 

2. Exfoliate to Remove Dead Skin Cells

In many cases simply slacking off your skin care regime can leave your skin looking dull and uneven - not to mention feeling rough and bumpy. Exfoliating the outer layer of the skin with a cleanser that breaks the bond between dead cells and the surface of the skin will reveal a brighter and more even complexion. This encourages the darker redundant skin cells to lift away and reveal the younger lighter cells beneath. 

Exfoliating will also prepare the skin for further treatment including whitening cremes by creating a blank canvas which will aid absorption and penetration of ingredients into the epidermis - where it is most effective.

3. Look for Natural Lightening Ingredients that Work 

Want to see real results? Lightening ingredients that actively lighten the complexion are vital in any quest for brighter, younger, clearer skin. While it’s important to avoid sensitising ingredients such as Hydroquinone, there are many natural lightening ingredients which work effectively without causing UV sensitivity or irritation over long term use.

Gentle and effective lightening ingredients to look for:

  • Tetrahydrocurcumin: Works as a powerful tyrosinase inhibitor which prevents melanin activation in the skin leading to less pigmentation and skin darkening overall. It also provides UV protection for pigmentation protection, antioxidant support for overall skin health and anti-inflammatory benefits to prevent signs of skin ageing all while lightening dark spots and overall skin tone.
  • Tetrahydropiperine: A potent antioxidant, Tetrahydropoperine enhances the efficacy of Tetrahydrocurcumin by improving its free radical scavenging properties that take place during the melanin formation process. It also improves the absorption of Tetrahydrocurcumin into the epidermal layers where melanin forms.  

Containing an expertly formulated blend of both Tetrahydrocurcumin and Tetrahydropiperine, Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème is a natural topical pigmentation inhibitor and potent antioxidant cream which has been expertly formulated to minimise the appearance of pigmentation and enhance overall skin tone in as little as two weeks. 

 

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Are you ready to go brighter?

A flawless, brighter, even skin tone is just a whitening creme away. Add Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème to your regime and see the difference. Purchase yours here.

For best results it is recommended to use Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème for 60-90 days.

 

 

 

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5 Reasons Why you Should Never Skip Cleansing

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation

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Are you guilty of using make-up wipes or skipping your daily cleanse? Rest assured you are not alone - more than 50% of people surveyed admitted to not cleansing daily.*

While cleansing may not be the most exciting step in your skin care regime, skipping this step could be standing between you and your best skin. Here's why: 

1. Cleansing Unclogs Pores

Each day the skin encounters a build-up of dirt and debris from the environment, sunscreen, face creams and make-up. This build-up and make-up can inhibit the skin from functioning optimally by blocking the pores and causing congestion. To explain this further, Dermatologist, Hadley King, says “Makeup (alone) has pigment, preservatives, minerals, and metals that often clog your pores if left on too long. It is essential to remove makeup as the first step in your night-time routine."

2. Cleansing Preps the Skin for Further Treatment

By removing dead cell matter, dirt and debris, the skin becomes a blank canvas which can readily accept further skin treatment. A skin which is clean and clear of congestion will readily absorb nutrients and vitamins from creams, oils and serums better than one which is compromised due to surface build-up. Dr King adds that by not cleansing the surface of the skin adequately, we are essentially "preventing penetration of skin care products".

3. Cleansing Wipes Don’t Cut It

Cleansing wipes are handy for when you are on the go, or when you need to remove make-up before a gym session, however they don’t replace the real deal. "Cleansing wipes remove a bulk of bacteria, dirt, and oil, but also leave a trail of residue behind," says King. "Appropriate facial cleansing requires a water-based rinse to fully clean."

4. Cleansing Reduces the Occurrence of Acne

"Cleansing before bed is generally recommended not only to remove makeup, but also to remove dirt and pollution that accumulates on our skin during the day," says King.

This is relevant for sensitive skins as well as acne sufferers. Dirt, pollution and bacteria overgrowth can lead to inflammation and when combined with dead cell build up and excess oil this can lead to irritation, itching, redness and swelling. In acne sufferers, bacteria can exacerbate symptoms including the formation of acne lesions which may become infected. Cleansing the skin of bacteria is vital to allow the skin to heal and to reduce the occurrence of breakouts. 

5. Cleansers Can Hydrate, Restore and Protect

While some cleansers simply remove unwanted nasties, a pH balanced soap-free cleanser will actually support and regulate the functioning of the skin and cleanse without drying. Ingredients which support the skin to reduce inflammation, regulate oil production and hydrate the skin are the kind to look for if you want to upskill your beauty regime.

Natural cleansing ingredients such as Colloidal Oatmeal physically expand and hold water onto the skin while addressing redness and inflammation. Citric Acid breaks the bond between dead cells and the skin's surface, while hydrators such as Sodium PCA and Glycerin provide the skin with a superior moisture boost. 

Dermavive Hydra Cleanser is a natural pH balanced soap-free cleanser formulated utilising Colloidal Oatmeal, Citric Acid, Sodium PCA and Glycerin. The dermatologically approved cleanser is formulated to relieve the skin of bacteria and build-up, hydrate and prepare the skin to readily absorb vital nutrients. 

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Are you ready to supercharge your skin care regime with a cleanser that cleanses, supports and maintains the health of your skin, while preparing it for further treatment?

Cleanse smarter with Dermavive Hydra Cleanser.

Purchase yours here.

 

 

 

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Myths and Facts About Retinol

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation, Retinol

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It is considered one of the leading anti-ageing ingredients, but what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to Retinol?  

 

1. Fact: Retinol Slows Ageing 

Retinol falls within the Retinoid family of Vitamin A-derived ingredients. Retinol not only reveals younger cells beneath the surface as it encourages cell turnover, it actually encourages collagen production for smooth, plump skin. Retinol has shown to smooth existing fine lines by targeting the skin from a cellular level - not just the surface. Dr Gohara, clinical professor at Yale, links Retinol's success to its ability to actually sink into the skin while speeding up cell turnover which actively boosts collagen and elastin - effectively revealing fresher, smoother skin.

2. Myth: Retinol Cannot Be Used Long Term 

This is incorrect for a number of reasons. Firstly, Retinol actually requires ongoing use for users to experience the full effect of Retinol. Results are often seen after two months and ongoing use will enhance these results even further. Secondly, while some people may experience reactions to Retinol, this is often a symptom experienced during early use. The skin generally adapts to Retinol over time as its effectiveness enhances without symptoms after just two weeks. 

3. Fact: Retinol Evens Skin Tone and Prevents Acne 

By encouraging cell regeneration, Retinol reveals a brighter complexion, effectively fading dark circles, pigmentation and acne scars. This occurs through exfoliation of the skin surface which reveals the younger cells beneath and relieves congestion. This process of dead cell removal revises the appearance of fine lines, scars and skin imperfections including pigmentation as the younger skin cells are uncovered.  

Ready to reap the benefits of a Retinol cleanser? Neutriderm Brightening Bar is a multi functioning cleanser which revises over all skin tone and condition for a youthful appearance. Complementary ingredients further support optimal skin health and hydration through antioxidant and vitamin support for a bright, plump and clear complexion. 

Ingredients

  • Retinol - A form of Vitamin A which reduces the appearance of wrinkles through cell regeneration, exfoliation and collagen production. 
  • Lactic Acid - An alpha-hydroxy acid which provides anti-ageing and pigment fighting properties to the skin. 
  • Tocopherol Acetate - A natural form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol Acetate supports the skin with antioxidant, skin moisturising and protectant properties. 
  • Sodium PCA - With natural moisturising factors, Sodium PCA increases the water content of the skin's surface by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. 
  • Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane - Also known as Tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC) this ingredient has skin-brightening, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for healthy functioning skin and a bright complexion. 

 

Rich in anti-ageing and brightening properties, Neutriderm Brightening Bar is a skin brightening treatment recommended as an essential age management product. For pigmentation, scar and fine line revision, Neutriderm Brightening Bar can be used ongoing without drying or sensitivity. 

Are you ready to experience the benefits of Retinol yourself? Purchase your Neutriderm Brightening Bar here. 

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Hyperpigmentation

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Whitening, ageing, pigmentation, hyperpigmentation

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Do you find your skin appearing darker or uneven as you age? Did you know that hyperpigmentation can add years to your appearance? Eek! But don’t be alarmed, there are creams designed to help regulate your skin tone woes and restore your skin to its true age. Phew!

But first, let’s explore the condition itself to understand the causes and most common forms of hyperpigmentation and how we can control them. 

 

 

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is the direct effect of increased melanin production – the pigment that gives skin its colour. Melanin appears due to the over production of melanocyte skin cells, which occurs for a number of reasons including sun exposure, trauma to the skin including acne scarring, as well as medications.

Hyperpigmentation may appear on the skin in the form of darkened areas of both the face and body. When it comes to sun exposure, many women notice sunspots as they age. Sunspots are a common form of hyperpigmentation which appear as darkened circles on the face, chest and hands, and are known for ageing the appearance of the skin dramatically.

 

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation which is triggered further by hormonal changes in the body’s cellular makeup. This can be caused by contraceptives, medications, as well as naturally occurring hormonal changes during pregnancy, nursing, and menopause.

Melasma will commonly appear on the areas of the skin which have been exposed to the sun, such as bridge of the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chest, and can appear in obscure shapes and sizes and depths of colour.

When the skin is compromised by hormones and stress, UV rays can trigger melanocytes to increase and produce darkened patches on the skin in the form of melasma. When this occurs for women who are expecting, we refer to this as the "mask of pregnancy". 

 

Preventing Hyperpigmentation & Melasma

Pigmentation-related skin conditions can be minimised with adequate sun protection. It’s important to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen, even in winter, and this includes areas such as your hands to avoid those age-telling sunspots.

If you are on the contraceptive pill, pregnant, nursing, or experiencing hormonal changes, covering up when in the sun is vital as this is the time when your skin will be the most vulnerable to an increase in melanocyte production and hyperpigmentation and melasma.

 

Undo the Damage with Skin Whitening Creams

Skin Whitening Creams have been known to even skin tone and tackle the appearance of hyperpigmentation and melasma effectively. However, the market is crowded with products that promise to whiten the skin. Some of these products work, but many fail in their promises. It's also important to mention that some popular whitening ingredients have been deemed unsafe for ongoing use, such as Hydroquinone.

Here’s how Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème aims to deliver real results with scientifically proven (and safe) ingredients for those struggling with uneven skin tones.

Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème is formulated to:

  • Inhibit 88% of Tyronsinase formation
    Tyrosinase is the enzyme found within Melanocytes. This enzyme plays a major role in melanin production and therefore the colour of the skin.
  • Increase hydration
    Moisturised skin is proven to function better than dehydrated skin. When skin functions at its best it appears brighter, shinier and healthier. Hydrated skin can better protect itself from environmental damage.
  • Tackle dark spots and patches 
    Antioxidants are utilised for their ability to slow down melanin production through Tyronsinase inhibition, resulting in an overall brighter and lighter skin tone.
  • Act as an anti-inflammatory
    Anti-inflammatory activity helps to control Tyronsinase production while encouraging a natural, soft looking skin.

Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème contains effective Tyrosinase inhibitors including tetrahydrocurcumin, tetrahydropiperine, and glycerine which have been delivered in a cream for effective daily use on areas of hyperpigmentation.

 

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The Brightening Bar Designed to Banish Fine Lines and Wrinkles

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Hydroquinone, Skin Whitening, ageing

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Do dark circles have you reaching for the concealer? Do you long for an overall brighter, more youthful complexion?

Many women over 30 years of age struggle with uneven skin tone and pigmentation, which is largely due to the slowing of skin cell turnover. The most common solution is to cover these flaws with make-up rather than addressing the dull skin itself.

What if we told you that loving your true-complexion is easy with the help of an expertly formulated brightening product that not only tackles pigmentation, but the signs of ageing as well? 

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Skin Whitening Alternative to Hydroquinone

/ by Isabella posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Hydroquinone, Skin Whitening

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There are a multitude of reasons why someone may want to lighten their skin. However, whatever your reason is, it is important to ensure you are using a safe and effective product. The best way to ensure this, is to choose a solution with the right ingredients.

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