About Skin Station

Our Chairman and CEO, FRED C. REYES has been doing research and developing new advanced skin care products for SkinStation, which are now available under the DERMAX Professional brand. He is a multi-awarded cosmetic Chemist. In 2008, he was the recipient of Achievement Award in Industry conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, the umbrella group of Chemists associations in the country. The Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry came next, in 2011, from the government's Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

DERMAX Professional is the exclusive skin care line of SkinStation. It has established a cult following among the urban sophisticates. “DERMAX uses only the best, the latest, and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the world’s best. With DERMAX, we have no cost constraint. Our only aim is to delight our customers,” declares Fred Reyes.

We present to you articles written by Fred Reyes himself which appeared in the SKIN SMART column in Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section.

Huwebes, Marso 5, 2020

THE NEW DERMAX BLACK PEEL SYSTEM



SkinStation is proud to introduce the DERMAX Black Peel, a unique anti-aging and acne control peeling     system. The non-invasive treatment exfoliates the top skin layers and purifies the pores, resulting in:

• finer skin texture
• diminished discolorations
• controlled skin oiliness
• minimized fine lines

The main ingredient is activated vegetal carbon, well known for its purifying and detox properties. Carbon is enhanced with antioxidant components, black ginger and licorice. Natural exfoliating agents, ferulic, mandelic and lactic acids are modulated in the system to produce younger looking skin, enhanced with lifting effect.

DERMAX Black Peel System is made up of two products, the Carbon Film and the Carbon Spray, which, used together, allows to obtain flawless, smooth and younger-looking skin on the face and body.



The Carbon Spray, applied after the Carbon Film, removes the film from the face to eliminate the contaminants absorbed by the activated carbon. The spray is also a neutralizer that allows medium or deep peeling treatments depending on patient's needs. The innovative spray formulation contains micronized hexapeptide that gives an immediate lifting and brightening effect.

DERMAX Black Peel is the ideal system to lighten age spots and dark spots, fade freckles, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, shrink pores, and remove blackheads and acne while lifting and tightening the skin to improve elasticity.

For best results, the doctor may prescribe up to 4 sessions every 2 to 4 weeks. Quarterly maintenance session is likewise recommended.

Always a must in any peeling procedure is to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen every morning. You can get the most complete protection from DERMAX 360° full shield cream.

It can be used on face, neck, decolletage, hands and feet and is suitable for teens and adults.

Miyerkules, Pebrero 5, 2020

GET YOUR MORNING GLOW WITH THESE BEAUTY BOOSTERS


     


Follow this facial morning regimen for skin radiance, clarity and even tone:

Step 1: CLEANSER. Start your mornings by washing your face with a gentle face cleanser designed for your skin type. BAMBOO WATER Foaming Cleanser for normal skin; SOGENTLE/SKINPREP Gel Cleansers for normal to sensitive skin; AcneX Pore Clearing Gel Cleanser for oily skin.

Step 2: TONER. Ordinary toners/astringents are too harsh for your skin. Go for advanced moisturizing BAMBOO WATER Micellar Toner for dry to sensitive skin; AcneX Micellar Toner for acne prone skin.

Step 3: SERUM. Give your skin luminous glow with the new RADIANCE MORNING SERUM. Packed with whitening, antioxidant, and collagen boosters to keep your skin spotless, smooth, and young looking. Enriched with orange extract for anti-inflammatory, firming, and anti-aging benefits. It also boosts moisture level with hyaluronic acid to revitalize skin's outer layer.


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Face the day with luminous glow with the new
DERMAX Radiance Morning Serum


Step 4: EYE SERUM. If you have concerns with fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye area, apply HYALIFT EYE REPAIR (AM).

Step 5: SPOT TREATMENT. Target small areas of discolorations, age spots and acne mark with SPOTLITE Serum.

Step 6: SUNSCREEN. To keep you young looking, this is the most important step. Apply sunscreen everyday but go beyond sun protection. Look for anti-pollution benefit in your sunscreen, especially in an urban environment, or in ash laden atmosphere in areas affected by Taal volcano eruption. DERMAX 360° Full Shield SPF50 + /PA+++ gives real full spectrum protection (UVA, UVB, IRA, VIS) plus anti-pollution protection. The non-greasy UV MILK SPF50+ PA+++ is a good alternative in areas with clean air. If you have acne prone skin, the water based AcneX Sunscreen Gel is your best bet.

Martes, Disyembre 17, 2019

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RETINOL-C SERUM



THE MOST STUDIED ANTI AGING
Among skin care experts, Retinol and Retinoic Acid are the holy grail of complexion boosters. They are the most studied anti-aging ingredients, proven to reduce fine lines, diminish brown spots and control acne. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which gives skin color the pinkish glow.They belong to the same family of retinoids which are derived from vitamin A. Retinol is the over the counter version of retinoic acid, popularly known as Retin A. 

DON’T USE EVERY NIGHT AT ONCE
When you are first starting to use Retinol C serum, you should apply it just a few times a week. Start by using it twice a week. Add one day a week, until you can apply it nightly with no side effects. This step is important because it allows your skin to get accustomed to the ingredient, resulting in a complexion that reaps only the benefits of Retinol-C serum without developing inflammation.

RETINOL & VITAMIN C - PERFECT TOGETHER
Don't believe the dated concept claiming that it's not good to combine retinol and vitamin C. The concern comes from a misguided premise on their differences in pH and acidity. Acidity doesn’t deactivate retinol; after all, skin’s pH is naturally acidic, and retinol naturally occurs in skin. Retinol actually works beautifully when paired with vitamin C to defend skin against environmental assault. As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps retinol work better by stabilizing it, extending its effectiveness.



MOISTURIZE
As Retinol-C serum starts to work, cellular turnover is enhanced and the skin will initially feel overly dry. It’s important to use moisturizer like DERMAX Hyal-C Booster Serum to help ease dryness and prevent irritation. Emollients can be applied after or even before retinoids as well as at other times during the day. 

AVOID DRYING AGENTS
Avoid soaps and skin care products with sulfates or alcohol. Use gentle soap substitutes, like DERMAX So Gentle Facial Gel Cleanser which will cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils and moisture.

AVOID BENZOYL PEROXIDE
Benzoyl peroxide, a popular anti-acne product, can deactivate Retinol. Benzoyl peroxide is a powerful anti-microbial that can oxidize retinol and make it less effective.

ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN
While you should be wearing sunscreen regardless of whether you’re using Retinol-C serum or not, it’s especially important for retinoid users. With the increased skin cell turnover, sun sensitivity is increased. Two good options are the DERMAX UV MILK and DERMAX 360° Sunscreens. They are both fragrance-free and noncomedogenic, making them safe for sensitive-skin users.

STICK TO THE ROUTINE
As with most skin care regimen, Retinol C serum won't work overnight. With the skin dryness and possible irritation, it can sometimes feel like your skin has gotten worse. If this is the case, don’t give up. It usually takes 3 to 6 months of regular use to notice the benefits of using Retinol C serum. So stick to your Retinol-C serum routine for the first few months. You’ll be glad you did.

Miyerkules, Setyembre 18, 2019

LASH & BROW SERUM: DOES IT WORK?


LASH & BROW SERUM: 
DOES IT WORK?


Should you now throw away your favorite inky black cosmetic? Will the peptide-packed DERMAX Lash & Brow Maximizer serum live up to its promise of a mini eye-lift and lush brows?

A clinical study in Europe on the peptide active ingredient showed increased lash length and thickness by up to 66% in just 30 days. Will we get similar results with Filipino subjects?

We put the new peptide-packed DERMAX Lash & Brow Maximizer serum to the challenge. Thirteen (13) women volunteers working in the same office applied the serum mornings and evenings on the root of their eyelashes. Initial measurement and results were measured every 10 days with a paper ruler with mm markings.





In 10 days, 12 of 13 subjects showed remarkable results. After 30 days, All 13 volunteers got increased length in eyelashes, with 2
getting 83% and 60% improvement.

Now, it is proven that you GET REAL results with the DERMAX Lash & Brow Maximizer serum.

With very short growth stage of 30 to 45 days for lashes and brows, compared to 2 to 6 years for scalp hair, you need booster nourishment from DERMAX Lash & Brow serum to get the real enhancement that you want.

As with other DERMAX products, the new Lash & Brow Maximizer serum is available only in SkinStation, Blushing Beauty and DERMAX skin clinics.






Martes, Agosto 13, 2019

GET REAL



Grow the lashes and brows you’ve always wanted.



Between something REAL or FAKE, which would you choose?  Real, right? No one wants fake brand shoes or bags.  You wouldn’t photo edit yourself in another country for a fake vacation.  Nor would you pretend to have a fake boyfriend in front of your family and friends.  So why is wearing falsie or putting on a ton of mascara or eyebrow make-up ok?  Maybe because you weren’t blessed with long, curly lashes or finely shaped natural brows.  But if you have the chance to have them, wouldn’t you want to get REAL?



Introducing SkinStation’s latest offering:  the new DERMAX Lash & Brow Maximizer!  It’s a 2-in-1 serum that promotes healthier, all-natural growth of eyelashes and eyebrows.



The real truth


You know the hard fact is that make-up does have its flaws. It can run or smudge at the most unexpected time. It can also feel heavy and irritate your sensitive skin.  And did you know that your favorite mascara could be the culprit behind the weakening of lashes making them prone to breakage? 

With a shorter growth cycle of 30 to 45 days for eyelashes and brows compared to the 2 to 6 years for scalp hair, lashes and brows don’t have enough time to grow long enough.  That’s why lashes and brows need nourishment booster for longer and healthier growth.


Make it real


The new DERMAX Lash & Brow Maximizer is not a make-up. It’s a 2-in-1 serum that’s peptide-packed with essential amino acids that revitalizes the growth and health of your eyelashes and eyebrows. 


It has 3 real benefits: 
1. LIFT – Daily application visually gives your eyelash and brow a natural boost


2. GROWTH – Applied twice daily, the peptide ingredient nourishes the roots to increase length and thickness by up to 66% in 30 days


3. REPAIR – The serum coats individual strands to strengthen and repair the hair damaged by mascara use.


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Visible improvement can be seen in just 2 weeks.  But of course, the best results come on Day 30 onwards. So if you want REAL results to grow the lashes and brows you really want, get yourself the new DERMAX Lash & Brow Maximizer at  any branch of SkinStation, Blushing Beauty and DERMAX clinics nationwide.  You will be surprised.  For real.

 

Martes, Abril 2, 2019

YOU NEED MORE THAN JUST SUN PROTECTION


UV sun protection is no longer enough. If you want to prevent signs of aging or reduce the appearance of those tell-tale signs and prevent inflammation & skin cancer, well then, here’s the perfect multi-protection product just for you―DERMAX 360 Full Shield Fluid Cream.



What does DERMAX 360 Full Shield Fluid Cream do?

It helps protect your skin against: aging from UVA rays, sunburn from UVB rays, hyperpigmentation from visible light (VIS), inflammation from pollution (PM 2.5) and oxidative stress (IRA). Plus it is also enhanced with skin lightening boosters to fight uneven skin tone.

Sun care and skin care


Beyond a smattering of freckles and the odd burn each summer, it’s easy to ignore the effects of the sun on our skin. And with the very real possibility of all kinds of havoc all year long caused by the sun’s rays, daily application of a sun shield, whether you’re inside or outside, is very critical.

What role does this product play in anti-aging?


There is a distinct difference between UVA and UVB rays. As general rule of thumb, the A in UVA stands for “aging” and the B in UVB stands for “burning.” While window glass effectively blocks UVB rays, UVA rays, which can cause premature signs of aging, still get through. UVA rays are emitted at the same level all day long, while UVB rays are peaks at mid-day. This means that whether you're sitting at a desk by a window, are in a window seat on a plane, or are in a car, your skin is likely being exposed to damaging UV rays.

How can this product give me indoor protection?


We all know we should apply sunscreen when outdoors but what if you work inside all day? Is sun shield still necessary? The answer is yes. Indoor sources of potentially harmful UV exposure include fluorescent bulbs, halogen lamps, and even tablet and computer screens. These have the potential to harm your skin, causing skin damage and early signs of aging. Long-term daily exposure to these gadgets may even trigger skin conditions, such as melasma. Too much UV exposure also causes almost all types of skin cancer.

Can pollution harm my skin too?


We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but pollution is actually the second biggest cause of facial skin aging―second only to the sun. Prolonged or repetitive exposure to both indoor and outdoor pollution harms the skin in myriad ways: it can lead to a decrease in collagen levels and trigger inflammation. Those fine particulate matter called PM 2.5 can adhere to your skin, aside from travelling into your eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

Why is IR (infrared) protection important?


IRA rays penetrate skin more deeply than either UVA or UVB rays, passing through the epidermis and dermis into the subcutaneous layer. These rays are responsible for the warmth you feel on your skin when you’re out in the sun, but they also generate free radicals that cause collagen breakdown and accelerate skin aging. The heat produced by infrared rays can also lead to inflammation in the skin, which over time plays a role in premature signs of aging.



Finding the best sunscreen is essential. Burning ain’t cool, neither are weird tan lines. So here’s DERMAX 360 Full Shield Fluid Cream that gives you the complete protection from any serious damage, the best defense against sunburn, premature photo-aging and skin cancer.