September is Acne Awareness Month, designated by the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada to raise awareness about the most common skin condition today. Acne affects approximately 5 million Canadians or 25% of the Canadian population. Acne is ranked in the top 3 most prevalent skin conditions in the USA, UK and France.
Not only a physical skin condition, for those of us with acne, we feel the both the physical and emotional effects of the condition. This has progressively worsened with the rise of heavily photoshopped images, slick marketing and glamour filters on social media. Research has shown advertising featuring perfect, flawless skin is affecting our self esteem and setting unrealistic expectations for all of us. With spending more time at home, the internet has become our “go-to” with all the amazing information by renowned doctors, aestheticians and skin experts at our finger tips. It is a great moment in time for skin care enthusiasts. But discretion is needed as the skin care industry has also been flooded by half truths and recommendations that can do more harm than good, questionable ingredients and product formulations that are wishful thinking at best.
Our clients depend on us to help guide and properly inform them about what they can do to help improve their skin. It starts with knowledge of the skin and the self. The Nelly De Vuyst® Laboratory has done extensive research over the past 5 years on acne. So through the month of September Derme&Co will be sharing online key information relating to acne, the latest in R&D from the lab, a look at safe and proven anti-acne ingredients, protocols and tips and tricks to help guide you and your clients to optimum skin health. The Nelly Gives Back campaign has donated tens of thousands of dollars to help clients who are suffering from acne. The story of Caroline, a Nelly De Vuyst® client who was the kick-start of the campaign is a perfect example of how a professional and compassionate consultation combined with simple protocols can improve not only the physical effects but the emotional ones as well.
The BioAcne line by Nelly De Vuyst®, on promotion in September, is the first organic certified professional skin care line for oily and acne-prone skin with proven organic anti-acne actives. Certified by FDA and Health Canada, the products hold a Natural Product Number (NPN). This certification system is recognized worldwide as one of the most rigorous in terms of protecting the health and safety of consumers. This number therefore validates the products’ safety, efficacy and high quality.
The Nelly De Vuyst® anti-acne line is composed of 6 retail products and 2 professional organic peels: A bacteriostatic foaming cleanser, a desulfurizing, sulfate-free cleansing gel, a pH toner, a roll-on spot treatment serum, a purifying moisturizing gel and a mask. The key ingredients found in the products are Magnolia Bark Extract which has extraordinary antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal to fight against the appearance of impurities, and Salicylic Acid at 2% which is known to stimulate skin renewal, smooth imperfections and dissolve blackheads..
Certified COSMOS ORGANIC by Ecocert Greenlife, innovative and result-oriented, the Nelly De Vuyst® BioAcne skincare line has become a reference in active organic products.
Desulfurizing, sulfate-free foam cleanser that perfectly cleans oily, acne prone skin. Contains a synergy of antibacterial, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help reduce the severity of acne pimples.
[ 5.10 fl.oz – 150 ml ]
Ultra-light, sulfate-free cleansing foam ideal for the daily hygiene of oily, acne-prone skin. Helps to effectively remove excess oil and impurities from the skin without drying it out.
[ 5.07 fl.oz – 150 ml ]
Alcohol-free toner ideal for acne prone skin. Its balancing and antiseptic ingredients help to restore the physiological pH of the skin and maintain the integrity of the beneficial microbial flora. Helps prevent the formation of acne pimples.
[ 3.30 fl.oz – 100 ml ]
Daily moisturizing skin care specific for acne prone skin. Ultra-light, non-greasy formula developed from a trio of anti-seborrheic, comedolytic and anti-inflammatory ingredients. In only 30 days, the visible signs of acne such as blackheads, pimples and oily skin are visibly reduced. Day after day, the complexion appears fresher, brighter, and gleaming with purity.
[ 1.75 oz – 50 g ]
Targeted treatment ideal for localized imperfections of acne prone skin, such as papules and pustules. Contains a synergy of anti-seborrheic and keratolytic ingredients that help dry out pimples while accelerating their healing. A practical and efficient skin care product to carry everywhere with you for achieving flawless skin.
[ 1.00 fl.oz – 30 ml ]