Concealing Spot Treatment
Concealing Spot Treatment contains 5% sulfur, a potent disinfectant that can be unusually drying and irritating for skin (though it is a potent disinfectant for acne-causing bacteria). This also contains a large amount of witch hazel and other irritants, including camphor and cinnamon bark. Because the formula is so drying and irritating, applying this to a breakout is likely to make it look much worse than if you had used nothing, and its finish isn’t the most attractive, which may leave you to wonder why you bothered.
One more comment: pimples aren't wet so they cannot be "dried up". Drying a pimple can make it look smaller and may help the raised bump go away faster, but the cost is delayed healing and the likelihood that you'll be left with a pink to red or tan mark known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Tinted spot treatment ideal for daytime coverage of breakouts. Conceal and help clear breakouts upon contact. Sulfur and Zinc Oxide help eliminiate breakout-causing bacteria while clearing excess oil and congestion in the follicle. Help purify and inhibit overactive oil production with Niacinamide, Zinc Gluconate, Yeast and Cinnamon Bark extracts, Caffeine and Biotin. Salicylic Acid sloughs off dead skin cells that contribute to clogged follicles, helping to prevent future breakouts.
According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.
The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.
For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.
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