Dermal Therapy are clinically proven formulations
Dermal Therapy’s moisturizers are not just beauty products. They are clinically proven formulations that actively restore moisture even to extremely dry skin.
Dermal Therapy’s formulations contain appropriate concentrations of the elements similar to those naturally found in healthy skin. These include: urea, silk amino acids and alpha hydroxy acid (lactic and malic acid). Unlike other urea formulations, we do not need to add fragrances to mask odors.
Urea, Nature's Own Skin Moisturizer
Urea is an important part of your skin’s natural moisturizing system. The body uses manufactured urea in the same way as the urea naturally found in the skin. Scientists call it a true “humectant” because it is an important component of the body’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF).
Urea causes hard dry skin cells to "unpack" and expose their water binding sites, thus enabling the cell to absorb and retain additional moisture. This action is also known as hydrotopic solubilization and several independent clinical investigations and studies prove that it works.
Unfortunately, urea on its own does not feel like a good moisturizing lotion. It is chemically unstable and actually leaves the skin feeling dry to the touch. Dermal Therapy‘s formula is both effective and cosmetically elegant. The pharmacists and scientists who developed Dermal Therapy use a special stabilized urea formulation that is balanced and blended with other moisturizing ingredients including pure silk protein to make your skin feel silky smooth. The results are efficacious moisturizers that actively replenish moisture to the lowest skin depths and leave the skin looking and feeling wonderful.
It’s a little like taking the plastic wrapper off a sponge so it can absorb better!
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
A clinical test of the Dermal Therapy formulations with increased Alpha Hydroxy Acids has shown them to be very effective moisturizers with improved hydration of the stratum corneum (outermost layer of skin) when compared to urea formulations without this ingredient combination.
Lactic acid (alpha hydroxy acid) is believed to stimulate the skin’s production of collagen. This is a process that improves the growth of new basal cells (skin cells) enhancing the naturally occlusive, protective skin barrier. The skin's natural barrier is important to keep moisture in and infectious agents out. This new skin growth displaces the old dry cells through exfoliation so the skin feels very smooth and elastic.
Dermal Therapy formulations contain both lactic and malic acids, to improve the exfoliation of dead skin cells.
Silk Amino Acids
The amino acid derived from pure silk protein restores skin tone and luster to give the skin a wonderful, silky, smooth, non-greasy feel.