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.

Miyerkules, Oktubre 30, 2013

INNOVATIONS IN THE NEW DERMAX LIP PLUMPER


INNOVATIONs IN THE New
DERMAX LIP PLUMPER

If your lip plumper tingles or burns when applied, it is probably using spicy extracts like cinnamon, menthol, and even hot pepper (commonly labeled as capsaicin).  The ingredients intentionally irritate the lips, make them swell, and give an appearance of plumping. That may sound a bit harsh for a beauty product but the irritation is generally mild and safe.

Other popular lip plumpers use a blend of ingredients to achieve a vasodilation effect. They increase blood circulation in lips to make them look fuller.  Caffeine and niacin, a form of vitamin B, are popular vasodilator ingredients.
The problem with lip plumpers, which rely on spicy irritants and vasodilating ingredients is that their effects would barely last for an hour, some for just a few minutes.
Two Award Winning, Patent-Pending Innovations
Here comes the new DERMAX Pink n Pout that promises long-term benefits beyond the transient appearance of fullness. It combines two multi-awarded and patent-pending innovations that add volume and improve the contour of the lips with lasting results.

The first innovative ingredient received two awards this year. It is a unique active that is clinically proven to literally “fatten” the lips in just one month. It increases the number and volume of fat cells around the lips to achieve long lasting, fuller curves. As an antioxidant, it also helps in overall anti-aging protection.

The second is a patent-pending blend of nano-encapsulated, time released plumping actives that improves collagen and moisture level of the lips. The tiny spheres deliver peptides directly into the lips, working on the cellular level to regenerate lip tissue. The results are immediate and sustained for extended periods of time.

DERMAX Pink n Pout has a hint of pink that will blend well with any lipstick color. It comes in a 15-ml airless packaging, with a novel injection-design packaging. Do not be intimidated. Although it may appear like a dermal filler injection for the lips, this will produce similar results without the pain. DERMAX Pink n Pout is the topical alternative that can create youthful, smoother, beautiful fuller lips.  
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This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on October 22, 2013. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin care. Send your questions and comments to info@skinstation.ph. 

Miyerkules, Oktubre 9, 2013

CAN CREAMS ELIMINATE SPIDER VEINS?



Can Creams Eliminate Spider Veins?
We often receive inquiries if we have a product that can eliminate spider veins. Our short answer is “No! Creams will not work on spider veins.” At times, some will question our frank reply. Many people are being deceived into believing claims of “revolutionary cure in a jar” for unsightly spider veins.

These expensive creams are highly advertised and sold over the counter and in the internet. Some preparations have horse chestnut extract. Some have caffeine. Others have extracts of arnica and cypress. Most have vitamin K. And then there is the popular Hirudoid cream. The ingredients in these creams cannot penetrate the skin in sufficient concentrations to have any effect on the veins. None of these can fix the underlying problem of a stretched out vein.

Spider veins are small, superficial blood vessels that are highly visible on the surface of the skin. They may look like a group of veins radiating out from a central point; they may have a shape like the branches of a tree; or they may be thin, separate lines. They're most commonly found on the legs.  You can have spider veins if you're pregnant, overweight, inactive, or have a job that requires standing for long periods of time. In most cases, heredity plays a role. If your mother has them, there's a higher risk that you'll also have spider veins as you get older.

Sclerotherapy is the best
treatment option for
legs spider veins.
Prevention is possible by wearing compression stockings if you have to stand frequently for long periods of time, such as with nurses, teachers and retail sales personnel. Walking, weight loss, and elevating the legs at bedtime are also very beneficial.

If creams do not work, what are the treatment options? Sclerotherapy is the best treatment for spider veins on the legs and laser treatments are the best for treating spider veins on the face and nose. Sclerotherapy involves injecting the veins with a saline solution that causes the vein to collapse and disappear. The procedure is simple and relatively inexpensive. For very small spider veins on the face, laser therapy and IPL are the effective options. The high energy treatment causes the veins to shrink and gradually become invisible. Although needle free, there is still stinging sensation with the laser and IPL options.

While these clinic procedures for spider vein treatment are more expensive than those creams being peddled in the internet, the results are far more effective. The bottom line? Don't waste your money on creams that won't work.
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This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on October 8, 2013. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin care. Send your questions and comments to info@skinstation.ph.