31 Results for "sebum"

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  • 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
    Is Our Skin Dirtier Than Ever?

    Modern life is just rife with irony. Today, we keep our breath fresh with strips that dissolve on the tongue, we deodorize several parts of our bodies and we ward off germs with antibacterial gels. Y...

  • Methods & Modalities
    Finding Solutions for Oily and Acneic Skin

    Oily and acneic skin often requires a deeper cleanse to clear out debris and compactions in the follicles. While certain ingredients can make quite a difference, they're no comparison to the professi...

  • Skin Conditions
    Is a Man's Skin Really Different?

    The skin on a man versus that on a woman is significantly different. The ability to grow a beard is just one obvious distinction among many others that are not so evident. From a structural point of ...

  • Skin Conditions
    Keep Your Nose Clean!

    Since we were teenagers we have all hated having them and wanted to get rid of them. What am I referring to? Yep – blackheads! The first place blackheads normally appear are on the nose, and ...

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  • Methods & Modalities
    Galvanic Desincrustation

    Ideal for oily and breakout-prone skin, this low-level current helps soften sebum and keratin for easier extractions.

Glossary Term 3 Items

  • Sarcosine

    Regulates sebum production and inhibits lipase activity in bacteria.

  • Zinc Sulfate

    Complexed with sugar derivatives of Brown Algae to provide anti- inflammatory, anti-microbial and sebum- regulating function.

  • Hydrolyzed Algin

    Derived from Algae or Seaweed. A humectant and conditioning agent that may be combined with Zinc Sulfate to regulate sebum levels, inhibit acne bacteria and reduce irritation.

Ask the Experts 5 Items

  • Science & Ingredients
    What?s the difference between Sodium Laureth and...

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a powerful and harsh surfactant (meaning that it removes sebum very effectively). Since sebum protects the skin and hair from drying out and conditions its surface, usi...

  • Methods & Modalities
    What?s the difference between the positive and n...

    The positive pole is known as the anode, it has an acidic reaction on the skin and it results in tightening the tissues, decreasing sensitivity; it’s used in Iontophoresis. The negative pole is...

  • Science & Ingredients
    What are the best products to treat Keratosis Pila...

    Keratosis Pilaris is an over production of skin cells and sebum. The best way to treat this condition is exfoliation followed with hydration. Look for creams that have Hydroxy Acids like Lactic Acid ...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    What?s the difference between teen acne and adul...

    Teen acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum (which can be triggered by hormonal spikes) and is typically characterized by breakouts over the whole face and even the neck and chest. Adult acne i...

  • 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 ...