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Using Natural Remedies and Dermatix to Treat Scarring

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, it’s second nature to be critical of oneself. The tiny imperfections that we see in the reflection like acne, spots, scarring and such would likely get us worrying about what treatments or remedies to slather on our skin.

Instinctively, we forage the kitchen and garden for household remedies such as aloe vera, citrus, milk, honey or even turmeric. Many aesthetic remedies and beauty gurus are dutiful in their regimes that leverage on the moisturising effects of milk, honey and turmeric. Some also highly recommend citrus juice and honey for a lightening effect.

For those who are keen on continuing to use home-based skin care routines but also want to try treatments such as Dermatix to treat problem areas, here’s what you need to know.

First, let’s take a look at the active ingredients of Dermatix Ultra and Dermatix Advance. What makes Dermatix unique is the main ingredient of Vitamin C ester, or ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. The new active lipid form is fat soluble with neutral pH that is non-irritating. The benefits of this vitamin C in improving protection from sunlight and lightening hyperpigmentation is strongly supported by scientific research[1].

Each ingredient that goes into the formulation of Dermatix has been carefully researched to enable effective and efficient delivery into the dermis layer of the skin. One such example of the ingredient is called ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate.

Strong scientific evidence concluded ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate to be one of the more stable compounds of Vitamin C, rendering effective performance when it comes to successful penetration of active ingredients into the skin. Due to the non-oxidisable form of Vitamin C, the compound is found to be neutral, and possess anti-inflammatory properties that could boost skin hydration[2][3][4].

Another main ingredient of Dermatix is Cyclopentasiloxane, a type of emollient or moisturiser[5]. It is the most widely used moisturising compound, contained in over 2000 cosmetic products, and is deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (CIR) Expert Panel[6]. The emollient is known to dry and evaporate quickly, minimising the time taken for you to get ready! However, the main function of this compound is to act as a barrier on the skin, enabling the active ingredients in Dermatix to work its magic.

Dermatix Acne Scars Ingredients

Snail Mucus Extract

What’s slime doing in your product? Scientific research has shown a type of protein that is smaller and easier to absorb called peptides in the mucus of snails, are antibacterial[7]. The antibacterial property of the peptide acts as natural antibiotics in the skin and stimulates repair of the skin[8][9].

In the clinical trials executed using niacinamide or vitamin B3 (sometimes called nicotinamide), the results were positive. Due to the water-soluble property of niacinamide, the healing properties could be delivered effectively throughout patients who had severe acne cases[10][11].

Vitamin E

There is more than one factor to bringing clarity to your skin and this particular ingredient is known to be an antioxidant. While studies remain inconclusive for this compound in direct healing of scars, the results for Vitamin E as a supplement to support the healing function of the skin has been proven[12][13][14].

Currently, there are no clinical trials that have been conducted on the possible conflicting effects when using Dermatix in tandem with natural or household ingredients. Dermatix and its ingredients have been certified safe, but due to silicone’s typical nature of forming a protective barrier on the skin to enable healing, any benefits of using homemade remedies could be rendered useless. Which is why we should avoid any and all ingredients that could potentially work against Dermatix!

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