Main Issue June 2011

Recent Developments: Product News

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Sun Safety and Stretch Marks

Mustela is now offering the Sun Safety Set for Babies, a fragrance-free sun protection lotion that combines 100 percent mineral-based sunscreens with double cellular protection. This protects from both damage to cells and damage to the skin's immune system. The set also includes Bebe Facial Cleansing Cloths and StelaProtect No-rinse Cleanser. The product has a suggested retail price of $29.50. • Spread the word to new and expectant moms. Mustela’s new Stretch Marks Survival Kit is a localized treatment the company says is clinically proven to reduce the size, depth, and color of stretch marks. The Stretch Mark Survival Kit helps to remodel skin support fibers that have been affected by tissue distension and actively stimulate skin cells with alpha-hydroxy acid and silicium. The set contains Stretch Marks Intensive Action as well as Ultimate Hydration, which keeps the skin moisturized during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks.

Acne Kit Now Available

For patients whose skin is easily irritated and perhaps cannot tolerate common blemish- fighters, Glytone’s new Acne Kit offers a solution. It is a full anti-acne regimen that delivers optimal efficacy without irritation, Glytone says. The kit contains a Self Foaming Cleanser, which offers enhanced penetration of salicylic acid (0.5%) to cleanse the skin, clean the pores, and exfoliate; a lotion that reduces dryness, irritation, and the discomfort of exfoliation and offers continuous hydration; and 3P Gel, a micronized benzoyl peroxide gel (5%), which enters pores and follicles to kill P. acnes.

Acne Spray Available.

Combining salicylic acid 2% along with glycolic acid (5% or 10%) in a spray bottle applicator suitable for use on all areas of the body, including the chest and back, is Gly-Sal Acne Body Spray from Topix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Gly-Sal acne line was developed to clear skin blemishes as well as optimize overall skin health, Topix says. The formulation contains moisturizing botanicals and soothing, therapeutic witch hazel.

Anti-Acne Moisturizer

Normaderm Triple-Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion ($22.50, 1.7 fl. oz.) is a light lotion intended to provide an instant matte effect and long-lasting hydration. In a clinical test on 73 women, Normaderm Triple-Action Anti-Acne Hydrating Lotion produced a 20 percent decrease in pimples after one week and a 64 percent decrease after four weeks. Blackheads were reduced 14 percent in two weeks and 42 percent in four weeks, with significant reductions in pore size reported at two weeks, Vichy says. The formulation contains Salicylic Acid (1%), LHA (0.3%) and Glycolic Acid (1%) and is available at select national pharmacies or online.

Persistent Sun Protection

Beyond Coastal has released two new products it says are ideal for sun protection for those who spend a lot of active time outdoors. The new FaceStick is a water resistant sunscreen that is compact enough to fit in a bike jersey pocket, pack, or pants pocket. In addition, the company’s Natural Clear SPF 30 sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection in a completely clear zinc formula that rubs completely into the skin. It also contains antioxidants.

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