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.

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Huwebes, Hunyo 30, 2016


Soaps and cleansers are alkaline. They disturb the pH balance of our naturally acidic skin. Using a toner helps restore this balance. Toners also provide the extra cleansing needed to remove heavy makeup.

If you have sensitive skin, you should avoid toners containing alcohol. They can make your skin dry and prone to irritation. Refrain also from using overly fragrant toners. Fragrances are the top cause of allergic reactions.

So, what toner should you choose? How about experiencing “micellar” technology in the new line of DERMAX Professional Toners? The recently launched AcneX Micellar Toner and the Bamboo Water Moisturizing Toner from DERMAX obviously stand out in a market filled with me-too products.

Research on Micellar Technology can be traced as far back as 1913 at the University of Bristol in England. Micellar Water was then created to help the French deal with their infamously harsh water supply. Micellar technology has since undergone refinements and advances until it became mainstream in high-end brands.

Micellar water is made up of “micelles,” which are invisible oil molecules suspended in water. When surfactants are dispersed in water, they form micelles. In water, micelles give surfactants their cleansing properties. The micelles then cling on to the dirt, residue, oils, and all unwanted particles on your skin and dissolve them while leaving behind a dewy, hydrated finish.


Absolutely no rinsing needed. All you need are cotton pads for wiping. It's also free of harmful fragrance and chemicals that can damage your skin.

Travel Companion
Convenient to use especially when you're traveling and don't have the time to go through your entire cleansing routine.

Makeup Remover
Makeup artists will be happy with the convenience offered by micellar toner's ability to get rid of makeup without leaving any oily residue. It is a quick and easy way to cleanse their models in between fashion shows or during photo shoots.

Micellar toner is perfect for the multi-tasker and always on-the-go. It drastically saves you time and cuts your skin care routine. It is also known as the "lazy-girl's solution" for the all-in-one cleansing, nourishing, and toning.

Face Wipes Alternative
While face wipes can give you the same convenience, micellar water is more economical as a bottle is good for 100 uses. Also, micellar toner attracts and absorbs dirt and oil as compared to just regular face wipes that merely smears dirt around your face.

The Two DERMAX Micellar Toners

AcneX Micellar Toner
Designed for oily and acne-prone skin, this alcohol-free toner contains micelles, which are nano-sized oil molecules suspended in water. Once applied, the micelles cling on to to makeup residue, dirt, and dead skin cells like a magnet. It contains  encapsulated salicylic acid with time-release technology. It is a more skin friendly form of the exfoliant to keeps pores unclogged and acne marks less visible. Other anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, and whitening actives round up the rest of the functional ingredients.

Bamboo Water Micellar Toner
This advanced micellar moisturizing toner is suited for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin. It  contains Bamboo Water to help hydrate and leave you feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. Soothing organic Jeju aloe vera extract is added to enhance after-feel and prevent dryness. Natural anti-inflammatory and whitening extracts enhance the total experience.

Both variants are rinse-free and fragrance-free. Exclusively available in all SkinStation, DERMAX Laser Center, and Blushing Beauty branches nationwide.

This article was published in The Manila Bulletin, Lifestyle Section on June 30, 2016. The author is Fred C. Reyes, a multi-awarded chemist, and the CEO of SkinStation, DERMAX Laser Center, and Blushing Beauty, the fastest growing skin clinic chain in the Philippines. He was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Chemistry in 2011 by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).