Burning, stinging, prickling, itching. No, these arenâ€™t just sensations confined to a bad gardening experience. Various reports state that 50% of the worldâ€™s population suffers from these symptoms in a condition broadly termed â€˜sensitizedâ€™ skin.
Dermalogica UltraCalmingâ„¢ is a complete system to help manage the multiple causes behind sensitized, inflamed skin, which can stem from a genetic predisposition towards sensitivity or as a result from environmental assaults.
Itâ€™s a hostile world, and the effects of stress, pollution, climatic extremes, medical procedures and even the foods we eat reflect on our skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 50% of the American population claim skin sensitivity based upon itching, redness, heat, stinging and dryness symptoms of sensitized skin that can lead to premature aging. Sensitized skin may stem from inflammatory responses along with a compromised epidermal barrier. These inflammatory responses include:
Immunogenic inflammation: When skin is under assault, localized skin cells are alerted and activated to fight off the â€œinvader.â€ This allergic reaction in skin triggers redness, soreness, and itchiness.
Neurogenic inflammation: Whereas immunogenic inflammation is triggered by the immune system, neurogenic inflammation is triggered by the nervous system. When an irritant chemical activates nerve sensors, it results in the release of substances that also trigger the inflammatory cascade, resulting in redness, soreness and itchiness.
The good news is that sensitized skin can be treated. The bad news is that, left untreated, the skinâ€™s response can actually result in permanent cellular damage, which can lead to serious skin conditions and premature aging.
All five UltraCalmingâ„¢ products feature the highly-effective, proprietary UltraCalmingâ„¢ Complex. This multi-benefit complex includes active ingredients that mediate immunogenic and neurogenic inflammatory triggers for immediate and long-term relief of inflamed, sensitized skin. It also includes botanicals and peptides that help mimic skinâ€™s natural protective barrier, helping to strengthen skin cell structure against water loss and defend against dehydration-induced sensitization.
True to Dermalogica formulation standards, all UltraCalmingâ„¢ products are free of known sensitizers like artificial fragrances and dyes, and tackle the challenges of treating sensitized, highly-reactive and recently resurfaced skin.
Dermalogica® revolutionized the skin care industry when it emerged into the marketplace in 1986 with innovative formulations, which excluded common irritants, including SD alcohol, lanolin, mineral oil and artificial colors and fragrances. Jane Wurwand developed the products to better support the advanced curriculum she had developed a few years earlier for The International Dermal Institute, which she also founded. Beginning with Dermal Clay Cleanser, Multi-Active Toner, Skin Smoothing Cream and Skin Prep Scrub, which remain among the companyâ€™s top-sellers today, Wurwand led the companyâ€™s growth from an idea to the worldâ€™s most-requested professional skin care brand.
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