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Monday, 2 September 2013

Avene Retrinal Cream 0.1%

Formulated with retinaldehyde, the immediate and closest precursor to retinoic acid, Rétrinal has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with little to no skin irritation.

Avene Rétrinal is available in 3 versions with different levels of concentration as well as a targeted firming gel to address individual skin aging concerns.

Retinaldehyde is a form of retinol more potent than than "retinol" found in products such as Skinceuticals Retinol.

Avene Retrinal is a clinically proven anti-aging cream with patented technology to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.


  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Lack of radiance
  • Photodamage caused by UV rays


  • Patented formula and ingredient work synergistically to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritation
  • Retinaldehyde: One of the most effective and non-irritating forms of Vitamin A to smooth away the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s texture and tone and helps prevent future signs of aging
  • Restores radiance
  • Neutral pH
  • Fragrance-free
  • Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe and soften skin
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

Note: Avene Retrinal is available in 2 concentrations to address individual skin aging concerns.

Use Avene Rétrinal 0.05 (0.05% Retinaldehyde) if you have never used a product containing retinol or retinaldehyde before.

Use Avene Retrinal Rétrinal 0.1 (0.1% Retinaldehyde) if you have used a product containing retinol of 0.6% or higher before, or retinaldehyde of 0.01% or higher before.

Please refer the notes on Erythema from Retinoids prior to use.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Afirm 3x Retinol with 0.60% Pure Retinol

Afirm 3x Retinol with 0.60% Pure Retinol

AFIRM is a retinol cream which reduces the appearance of fine lines and makes your skin look and feel smoother and firmer.

Retinol is vitamin A, a nutrient naturally found in the body that helps maintain normal epithelial skin function. Afirm uses MICROSPONGE technology to entrap the retinol molecule to protect its potency and activity to help limit irritation and to promote its continuous release and an even uptake by absorption directly into the skin.

Afirm works for all skin types. Three strengths are available: AFIRM 1x contains 0.15% retinol and is intended for sensitive skin patients and for use under the eye or on the neck where many people have more sensitive skin. AFIRM 2x is for normal skin and contains 0.30% retinol. AFIRM 3x is for oily or less sensitive skin and contians 0.60% retinol.

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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Alyria Antioxidant Capsules (Vitamin C + E)

Alyria Antioxidant Capsules (Vitamin C + E)

Alyria Antioxidant Capsules are a superior antioxidant product providing photoprotective, firming and lightening effects in an anhydrous (waterless) formula packaged (airtight, light-resistant) to avoid oxidation.

Sunlight and environmental pollution including ozone deplete the skin's reservoir of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

In humans Vitamin C can be obtained solely from food sources however increasing intake (through diet or supplementation) does not appreciably enhance skin's levels for extended periods of time.

In light of Vitamin C's status as a potent endogenous antioxidant, attempts at raising skin's levels by topical means seem valid.

Topical Vitamin C formulas have been shown to prevent sun damage (photodamage) by reducing sunburn cells and limiting erythema due to UVA and UVB irradiation.

The addition of Vitamin C to a sunscreen (Citrix Antioxidant Sunscreen) has been shown to provide enhanced protection against UVA and UVB when compared to the same sunscreen without Vitamin C.

In addition, applying Vitamin C to skin solely after sun exposure has been shown to reduce erythema by scavenging ultraviolet-induced reactive oxygen species (free radicals).

Vitamin C is effective in its reduced form (ascorbic acid) but not its oxidized form (comprising dehydro-l-ascorbate and diketogulonic acid).

Oxidized Vitamin C forms when Vitamin C preparations are not airtight and light-resistant or used soon after manufacture and opening and appear tinged yellow, orange or brown.

Reduced Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is also required for collagen synthesis and the addition of Vitamin C increases collagen production in human skin fibroblasts.

Application of topical Vitamin C reduces the appearance of wrinkles, although one study has shown it may reduce elastin production. Clinically, there is overall net gain in its use.

Some patients experience minimal discomfort in the form of transient stinging and erythema which usually resolves with ongoing use. Lower concentrations are less likely to cause side effects than higher concentrations which penetrate more deeply.

Skin care should make simultaneous use of at least two antioxidants to prevent the production of free radicals. Vitamin E and ubiquinone or possibly idebenone appear to be the most appropriate partners to Vitamin C as it is these antioxidants which have been shown to be most consistently depleted by ultraviolet exposure.

Alyria Antioxidant Capsules are formulated with 10% Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid, Vitamin E and BHT: . The product's stable and waterless formula provides greater and less-irritating Vitamin C activity than many Vitamin C serums, and the relatively high concentration of active ingredients combined with a simple, inert base produces greater penetration and superior results.

Alyria Antioxidant Capsules are among the most stable Vitamin C formulas available. Alternatives are Citrix CRS and SkinMedica Vitamin C Complex. These can replace Biomedic Potent-C, which appears to have been discontinued.

Apply one Alyria Antioxidant Capsule to cleansed face and neck each morning before a sunscreen. Antioxidant-enhanced sunscreens include Citrix Sunscreen, Replenix Sunscreen and Alyria Sunscreen. The same steps may be repeated for the hands and chest.

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