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  • Master Therapist
    New! Skin Series: Acne

    Acne. Approximately 40-50 million people in the US are affected by this distressing and emotional skin disorder. There is no shortage of treatments, products or advice, however, clients and skin ther...

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  • Skin Conditions
    Treat, Clear and Prevent Adult Acne

    Adult acne is often a difficult and persistent condition, and its treatment may seem impossible at times. But The International Dermal Institute has researched several ingredients that are extremely ...

  • Science & Ingredients
    Are Sunscreens Destroying the Earth's Coral Reefs?

    If it feels like a case of déjà vu you are right! Once again we are dealing concerns about the use of sunscreens and health of coral reefs on our planet. About 6 years ago an article fi...

  • Methods & Modalities
    Skin Needling: Hurting or Helping?

    At The International Dermal Institute, we feel honored that many skin therapists seek out our position on the latest treatments, technology and ingredients – whether they be controversial or he...

  • Skin Conditions
    What is Acne?

    Acne is a condition that most people have experienced at some point in their lives. Whether seen as a teenager, adult or both, those who’ve been unfortunate enough to cross its path know what a...

  • Skin Conditions
    10 Things About...Teenage Acne

    Skin care professionals often have the opportunity to ease the physical discomfort and the emotional trauma of dealing with teenage acne. By incorporating teenage services in the spa, you can also to...

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  • Spiraea Ulmaria Extract

    Rich in Phenotic Acids that inhibit bacteria by stimulating the skins natural anti-bacterial agents. Has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Echinacea Purpurea Extract

    Has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract or Leaf Oil

    Used for its antiseptic, analgesic and anti-bacterial properties, also aids in healing and soothing the skin.

  • Bacillus Ferment

    A source of bacterial protease enzymes that helps to loosen cell cohesion while stimulating digestion of keratin protein in the epidermis.

  • Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract or Oil

    From the leaves and flowers of the Balm Mint plant. Imparts an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory action that has a calming, soothing effect on the skin.

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Ask the Experts 12 Items

  • Science & Ingredients
    Recently I read an article on Dr. Oz Show.com on t...

    Self-tanners use an active agent called dihydroxyacetone (DHA). They react with amino acids in the skin to make a brown coloration. There is some validity to the concern of spray tanning if you're no...

  • Science & Ingredients
    How exactly does picking at a breakout make it wor...

    Picking at a breakout can actually be worse for the skin than just leaving it alone. Propionibacterium acne (or P. acne) is a bacteria that lives anaerobically (without O2) in the follicle and feeds ...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    I lived in Arizona and had great skin, but then I ...

    This may relate to the change in humidity. Bacteria thrives more in climates with higher moisture, and San Diego has more moisture in comparison to Arizona. Have you made any changes to your skin car...

  • Methods & Modalities
    Can you share your insights on clients using the t...

    The buff puff pads are too abrasive to use as a cleansing method for removing product, and the puff itself can harvest bacteria over time. We do not recommend the use of these pads.

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    What?s the best way to treat pregnant women?s ...

    Antibacterial products that are designed to reduce the amount of bacteria are a great alternative for someone who is breaking out or experiencing congestion when pregnant. Remember, hormones can play...

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