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Why ATP is the Energising Skincare Ingredient You Need to Try

While Vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic acid hog much of the limelight, there’s another anti-ageing skincare ingredient you should know about – and it goes by the name of ATP. Energising, soothing and revitalising the skin, it’s the powerhouse active found at the heart of EVERY single Dermaenergy product. And it’s there for good reason. Enhancing the skin’s metabolism and rebooting dull, tired, prematurely ageing skin, ATP is the skincare gift that keeps on giving. Read on for everything you need to know about one of skincare’s quietest, yet highest, achievers.  What is ATP?  Short for Adenosine Triphosphate, ATP is an energy-rich organic molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It is the main carrier of the energy required for...

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How to Combat Maskne

Not only has COVID-19 impacted our emotional, financial and social lives, pandemic life has also messed with our skin – leading to the emergence of something known as ‘maskne’. Referring to acne caused by – you guessed it – protective mask wear, maskne is a very real, very 2020 problem. And according to dermatologists, it’s occurring around the globe.  The subject of countless online beauty chats, maskne might seem unavoidable. However, with a little extra care, following health advice and masking up shouldn’t have to come at a price to your skin! This go-to guide to preventing and managing maskne will help get your complexion back in the clear.  Why mask wear can cause maskne – and other skin issues...

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What makes a cosmeceutical cleanser different to a general cleanser?

Cleansers Have Charge:  You may not know this, but for cleansers to perform at their optimal function (to clean the skin thoroughly), we formulate them with multiple surfactants (the ingredients that create bubbles). Some surfactants will come with charge and some without charge. The charged surfactants are called anionic and the neutral ones are call non-ionic. Cosmeceuticals cleansers are unique because they will formulate with both negative and neutral charges, where standard (non-cosmeceutical) cleansers will not. This is what makes a cosmeceutical cleanser special. Anionic surfactants will use the charge and foam to remove dirt and oil from the skin. Non-ionic surfactants will use surface pressure to remove the dirt, resulting in a gentler, but less thorough clean. Non-ionic suit cream cleansers and are more gentle to the skin...

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Dermaenergy’s Sean Abel Reveals Plans for Black Label Line

Originally delivering ethical skincare solutions to millennials (with the White Label line), Dermaenergy is adding a luxury line. Designed for a more mature audience, Dermaenergy Black Label is medical-grade skincare, formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients for greater stimulation of skins concerned with ageing. Want to know more about Black Label? Dermaenergy creator Sean Abel reveals how it differs from White Label, and gives some clues about the products joining the line-up. What is Dermaenergy Black Label? Black Label Is essentially a step up from the original White Label Dermaenergy skincare line, which was created for younger skins—largely those concerned with acne and preventative anti-ageing. Black Label has been formulated as a stronger, more active line for more demanding...

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Are Sulfates Bad? Everything You Need to Know About Sulfates in Skincare

Sulfates, sulphates, sodium lauryl and laureth… If you’re ever picked up a bottle of shampoo, facial cleanser or body wash at the supermarket, you’d be familiar with these terms. But what exactly are sulfates, why are they so prevalent in personal care products, and should you be avoiding them? Here’s the fact, the fiction, and everything else you need to know. What are sulfates? We won’t get too grade 10 Chem lab here with talk of polyatomic ions and tetrahedral structures (you’re welcome). Instead, we’ll keep things simple and tell you that sulfates (or sulphates in British English) are synthetic ingredients that are essentially surfactants or detergents. In cosmetics, a surfactant is an ingredient that is compatible with both oil...

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