When ‘Most Natural’ is Most Attractive


JULIE ADELPHI explores the best products in Derma-e her favourite skincare range …

bondi chai A modern girl’s life, or for that matter a metrosexual male’s life, is hard on the skin. First of all there’s the matter of insufficient beauty sleep, struggling out of bed to commute through acidic urban air that attacks the face from the moment you walk out the front door ’til your arrival at work – and then job-stress leads to a downcast disposition, with all its face-muscle sagging properties … it’s not surprising I feel I age two days for every single workday!

My global search for the fountain of youth, which has taken me through the day spas of Europe and Asia, brought me ultimately back home to Sydney, where at the very least I stumbled upon my skin-saviour-suppliers Derma-e who help to keep my chin up as I age gracefully rather than wearily.

Derma-e uses effective concentrations of anti-oxidant-rich formulas that are proven to deliver results. I love them as they are clearly designed from a holistic wellness perspective.
My personal recommendations are:

Hyaluronic Acid Skincare Products

Hyaluronic Acid formulas are the rehydrating, age-defying answer to your skin care needs. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, is one of the most effective moisturising agents available, holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Its unmatched hydrating properties plump and smooth, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Check it out: hyaluronic acid anti-ageing skincare.

Age-Defying Skincare

For the prevention and treatment of the aging process, this group of products contain the ultimate best in skin care ingredients. Prevent further damage to your skin while also preparing the damage from the past that may be due to neglect, sun exposure or the environment. Check them out: anti-ageing skincare australia.

Pycnogenol Skincare

Fifty times more powerful than vitamin E and twenty times more powerful than vitamin C in neutralising free radicals – enhances skin texture and elasticity, reduces skin irregularities and works with vitamin C to help rebuild collagen and elastin fibres. This amazing nutrient from the bark of France’s Maritime Pine Tree also enhances the skin’s resistance to inflammation, making it an ideal product for even those who suffer from Rosacea or skin inflamation. Click on: pycnogenol skincare products.

Peptides Plus Wrinkle-Reverse Creams

The peptides used in these products include Argireline – a patented hexapeptide that relaxes facial muscles to help smooth out wrinkles; and Matrixyl – which stimulates collagen syntheses, helping to repair and renew skin and reduce wrinkles. Click on: anti-wrinkles skincare.

Vitamin A Skincare

Vitamin A, also known as Retinol or Retinyl Palmitate, is commonly referred to as the “skin vitamin”. Although vitamin A is an antioxidant, it is best known for its cellular renewal properties that speed up exfoliation to reveal younger, plumper skin cells. This process of cell renewal and exfoliation helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin irregularities. Click on: anti-oxidant skincare.

Psorzema Skincare

A light, hydrating body lotion of herbal extracts and vitamins calms scaling, flaking, itching, irritated dry skin. Burdock, Neem, Bearberry, Chamomile, and Vitamins A and E support the skin’s immune system, reduce redness and discomfort, to restore the skin. Does not contain coal or pine tars, nor steroids. Click on: psorzema skincare.

Microdermabrasion Scrub

Utilizes a unique crystal blend to ensure complete exfoliation without irritation. Buffs away dull, aging cells to leave the skin glowing and smooth. Markedly diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Enjoy salon results on any area of the skin in the privacy of your home. Click on: microdermabrasion scrub.

Very Clear Problem Skin

Removes dirt, oil and impurities to unclog pores. Helps fight bacterial infection. Helps clear and prevent blemishes and breakouts. Reduces redness and irritation. Promotes healthy, balanced and clearer skin. Click on: problem skin treatments australia.

Intensive Therapy Foot Creme

For those who suffer from poor foot circulation, tired, swollen, sore or achy feet, this therapeutic creme helps support healthy circulation, and relieves tired, achy, even painful feet. Additionally, the Intensive Therapy Foot Creme is fortified with Pycnogenol, peach seed, ginkgo, yarrow, arnica, peppermint and menthol. Click on: foot creme treatments.

Vitamin E Anti-oxidant Skincare

Formulated with potent vitamins, antioxidants and herbs – proven levels of active therapeutic components backed by extensive scientific research. Containing only the finest natural ingredients available. A safe, gentle, paraben-free preservative system. pH balanced to optimize skin health. Full disclosure on all product labels. Click on: vitamin E anti-oxidant moisturisers.

Vitamin C Anti-oxidant Skincare

Ester-C is the first non-acidic form of vitamin C capable of penetrating the epidermis to stimulate cell renewal, elastin and collagen fibres, combining a 5% concentration of Ester-C with Vitamin E, Borage Oil, Green tea Extract and herbs to repair dull, ageing, sun-damaged skin. Click on: vitamin C anti-oxidant moisturisers.

DMEA Anti-oxidant Skincare

Gravity-defying DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) reduces facial sag and firms skin. Researchers report that it has improved skin hydration and tone, lip shape and fullness, and reduced the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Enriched with additional vitamins and botanicals to nourish and hydrate your skin, derma e’s complete line of DMAE products is formulated to improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles. Click on: DMEA anti-facial-sag skin-firming skincare treatments.

Tea Tree Skincare & Skin Problem Treatments

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is a potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and natural antiseptic. It successfully treats a wide variety of skin problems including fungal infections on nails, athlete’s foot, ringworm, scalp or skin fungi, cuts, scrapes, canker sores, blisters, rashes, dermatitis and eczema, to name a few. An excellent insect repellent, its natural solvent properties also help dissolve insect toxin in existing bites to stop itching and allow the bite area to heal faster. derma e is the only company that blends Tea Tree with Vitamin E, known for its healing and moisturising benefits, to provide superior formulations. Click on: tea tree problem skin treatments.

Problem Skin Treatment Range

Safe and effective natural topical formulations are for a range of skin problems including blemishes, scars, eczema, psoriasis, spider veins, acne, age spots and discoloration. All draw upon your skin’s own amazing power to restore itself to balance and health. Click here: problem skin treatments australia.

Very Clear Deep Cleanser

Deep cleans to unclog pores and fight bacterial infection. Calms and soothes red, inflamed, irritated skin. Helps prevent future breakouts. Less irritating than benzoyl peroxide. To see more click here: problem skin cleanser.

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