Derma-E - Vitamin A Pore Refining Gel - 2 oz. (60ml)
Vitamin A Pore Refining Gel is the perfect addition to your pore refining skincare routine for a smooth, flawless complexion. While there are various reasons for large pores, the most effective way to prevent them, and accompanying breakouts, clogging, irritation and frustration is through a skincare routine that helps deep clean, exfoliate and balance skin oils. Derma-E Vitamin A Pore Refining Gel is specifically designed to help reduce the look of pores
Fast-absorbing gel helps balance oily and dry skin to prevent clogged pores.
Natural astringent properties help reduce the look of large pores.
Promotes exfoliation to keep pores clear of debris, oil and dull aging cells.
Ideal as a treatment layer underneath your favorite moisturizer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does derma e obtain its ingredients?
Derma-E natural Bodycare utilizes only the finest ingredients and sources these on the world market in order to ensure they receive the best ingredients available anywhere. Additionally, you may notice that derma e invests in registered and proprietary ingredients, as these are sold by companies who substantiate their ingredient’s effectiveness with research. It also means that when they order a registered ingredient, they receive it in a standardized form, and thus there is more consistency from batch to batch with the final products they manufacture.
Do you test on animals or do Derna-E's products contain animal-derived ingredients?
Derma-E adheres to a strict Cruelty-Free Policy. They do not approve of animal testing. derma e does not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor incorporate animal by-products as ingredients into any of their skin care formulations.
Do Derma-E’s products contain fragrances?
While some of their products are fragrance-free, others contain essential oils that can be therapeutically effective, but also lend a unique fragrance to the product. Essential oils are natural and suited for most skin types. derma e does not use perfumes, unnatural scents or harsh chemicals.
Are there parabens in Derma-e’s products?
The paraben system of preserving personal care products is one of the most common methods used in their industry today. As some question has been raised recently within the medical community about whether parabens should continue to be used, derma e Natural Bodycare has chosen to use alternative preservative systems recognized by the natural health industry as safe and effective.
Do Derma-E's products contain sunscreen?
Based on the scientific research, derma-E believes that antioxidants are essential and effective as sun protection. They choose to enhance their products with significant amounts of antioxidants such as Astaxanthin, Ester-C, Green Tea Extract, and Pycnogenol which have been shown to naturally help protect and fortify the skin, helping the skin to resist the damaging effects of moderate amounts of sun exposure. However, for those who prefer a sunscreen product or those who spend extended amounts of time in the sun, derma e now offers an antioxidant-enriched sunscreen moisturizer.
Are Derma-E's products “alcohol free”?
Derma-E Natural Bodycare utilizes plant alcohols in a few of their products, and this ingredient serves as an emulsifier that facilitates the mixing of ingredients within the formula. They do NOT use isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, because of its tendency to dry the skin.
Derma-E products are cheaper than department store brands I use. Does this mean they are of lesser quality?
Derma-E has always distributed their products through health food stores rather than departments stores. As the philosophy behind the development of the health food industry was to provide a quality product, with minimal packaging and at reasonable pricing, derma e has always, and continues to this day, to ascribe to this same philosophy. derma e has therefore been manufacturing quality products for many years and has over 30 years expertise within the natural skin care industry.
What derma-E does NOT do that adds to the cost of products purchased in department stores is to spend large sums of money on TV and fashion magazine advertising, expensive types of packaging, and the booths, merchandising materials and employees you see in each department store. All these are ‘hidden costs’ that companies must spend to promote their products, and so to recoup that expenditure, the price of the product goes up.
You can be assured that derma e continues to make top quality products backed by the same type of expertise, research and technology that is available to other reputable brands. What sets derma e apart is their focus on research-determined, optimal concentrations of active ingredients and super antioxidants, no fillers, and no ingredients with ‘made up’ names – just honest, effective products to give you healthy skin, which in turn is beautiful skin.
How can I be sure Derma-E's products are effective?
Derma-E Natural Bodycare starts with scientific research and studies on all potential ingredients. Studies must demonstrate that specific ingredients are effective when applied topically to the skin. When a product formula is decided upon, the ingredients are sourced on the world market and only the very best quality ingredients are used. They must be free from radiation, pesticide residues, and microbial contamination. Each product is then carefully formulated with an effective amount of these active ingredients. These are then blended with effective carrier elements that transfer the benefits of key ingredients directly to your skin. Once formulated, all products are tested for effectiveness and safety on live human volunteers before being sold to consumers.
Are Derma-E's products safe?
Derma-E formulates every product with ingredients that have been carefully researched, and are safe and effective for topical, external use. Every batch of every product is tested to ensure it is free from microbial contamination. Products are also given stability tests to make sure they have an effective shelf life in order that they reach their consumers in the very best condition.
Derma-E maintains a watchful eye on current medical studies and takes steps to immediately research potential health concerns that occasionally surface regarding common topical ingredients. If there is any cause for concern, derma e immediately seeks a replacement ingredient and reformulates the product utilizing a healthier, safer alternative.
Is there product information that is not included on the packaging?
Unlike some companies, Derma-E has full-disclosure labeling, so all ingredients are listed. For over 20 years, derma e has taken great pride in the quality of their natural ingredients, and in formulating products that are safe for consumers to use. What you read on the label is actually in the product, and just as importantly, what is in the product is always on the label.
Do you have a satisfaction guarantee on Derma-E's products?
All derma e Natural Bodycare products are satisfaction-guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with one of their products at the time you receive it, or if one of their products does not perform to your satisfaction, please return it to the store you bought it from for a refund or replacement. If you purchased the product directly from derma e, you have 45 days in which to return the product.
I bought two jars of the same product. Why are they different colors?
Derma-E uses natural ingredients and sometimes herbs or botanicals have slightly different characteristics such as color, depending upon the source and where those ingredients were grown. As a result, their products sometimes vary in color from batch to batch. You can be assured that derma e tests each batch to ensure all meet the effectiveness level required of that product, but they do not add color just to ensure visual continuity. They feel that effectiveness of their products is paramount, and they continually make efforts to ensure you get the very best product possible.
There are so many products. How do I choose the right one for me?
Derma-E Natural Bodycare has a line of products that covers the full-spectrum of skin care uses, and is suitable for all skin types and skin conditions. First, determine your skin type and decide what you want to accomplish in terms of results for your skin. Next, consult their Skin Type Chart. The products are categorized according to your skin type and you can select from amongst the products listed there to try first.
If you are trying to achieve skin that radiates health and well being, be sure to start with a quality facial cleanser, follow with a toner to close your pores, remove cleanser residue and balance your skin’s pH, and then follow with a nutrient-rich moisturizer. Do this morning and evening on a regular basis. Exfoliating twice a week is also beneficial as it encourages younger-looking and new healthy skin cells to emerge.
What do you recommend for sensitive skin?
Please consult their Skin Type Chart. Under the Sensitive heading on the chart, you will see the best indication of derma e products considered safe for sensitive skin. In general, derma e’s Pycnogenol range of products are some of the safest and most effective products to try when your skin is sensitive and reactive.
Do you recommend a moisturizer for blemish-prone skin?
No matter what type of skin you have, moisturizing is important. They key is to find the correct moisturizer for your skin type. Remember that adding oil and moisture, or fluid, are two different things. Be sure to look for a moisturizer with reduced oil content that helps to rebalance the natural oil production capabilities of your own skin.
Derma-E has two excellent moisturizers for blemish-prone skin. The Clear Skin 3 – Problem Skin Moisturizer helps reduce clogged pores and bacterial infection associated with blemishes, while also helping to rebalance the oil production capabilities of your skin. derma e’s Age-Defying Day Crème is also highly recommended because of the super antioxidant content that helps to optimally nourish the skin. In doing so, it helps rebalance oil production, reduce inflammation, and also protect your skin from future damage that can be caused by their environment, such as pollution and exposure to the elements.
Use of Derma-E products
What should I do if I am sensitive to most skin care products?
If you are using any skin care product for the first time, they suggest you test a small amount on the inside of your arm or underneath the angle of your jaw line to eliminate the possibility of an allergic reaction or individual sensitivity. Allow at least 24 hours to pass. If no reaction has occurred, the product should be safe for you to use.
When will I see results?
Results vary depending on the product, skin condition and your skin type. Certain products will deliver results immediately, like their Microdermabrasion Scrub. Many skin care products will take approximately 3-4 weeks as your skin goes through one complete regeneration cycle. Treatment Products may take between 6-8 weeks for significant results to occur. The best way to maximize results is with regular usage: twice a day, everyday.
What if I have an allergic reaction to one of Derma-E's products?
First, discontinue using the product immediately. You may return the product to the location where you purchased it for a full refund.
Does derma-E provide samples?
Look for their sample sized foil sachets at your favorite retailer. Most natural product stores that carry the derma e line will have these available for sampling. Be sure to ask.
Alternatively, they have an Introductory Sampler Collection available for the $4.95 cost of shipping and handling. This Introductory Collection includes a variety of sample sizes that represent different product categories within their line of natural bodycare products. Both are excellent ways to try their products before purchasing.
All derma e product packaging contains a Natural Seal to indicate that their formulas contain natural active ingredients that have been scientifically proven effective when applied to skin. Additionally, all of their products have a safe, effective delivery system free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors and are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and manufactured with wind energy.
Derma-E Natural Body Care
Derma e began with a simple vision for healthy skin, a vision that still defines us today. In the 1960’s the Stearn family realized that topical application of Vitamin E would benefit skin health: derma e was born. Today derma e offers a full line of natural, therapeutic skin and hair care formulations rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals. They believe that beautiful skin is healthy skin, and they are committed to developing and producing the highest quality formulations to nourish and care for the entire body.
At derma e they believe that beautiful skin is healthy skin. They strive to develop and produce high quality natural formulas using the most advanced technology and latest research available. Their formulations incorporate powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and herbal remedies to produce therapeutic products that deliver results. They provide honest and in-depth information about their ingredients and their products to help customers make knowledgeable decisions about their skin care. They endeavor to give you the best customer service possible and want you to have a positive experience with derma e. They believe in healthy skin, a healthy world, and a healthier environment.
Who Is Derma-E?
Natural, proven ingredients, advances in biotechnology, and twenty years of experience – derma e combines these important elements to produce powerful, therapeutic body care products.
In the 1960’s, vitamin E was recognized as an antioxidant with beneficial properties. However, it was only available as a dietary supplement. The Stearn family discovered from reading the research that vitamin E would be just as beneficial topically and indeed necessary for skin health. Thus, they founded derma e. The first product developed was their Vitamin E 12,000 I.U. Moisturizing Crème, still popular today. They labeled it derma e to distinguish the crème from the other dietary supplements and to help inform consumers about its use and contents.
That first success has grown into a much larger, more sophisticated company, offering a full array of skin and hair therapy products, a company dedicated to developing and producing the highest quality, most effective products for healthier, more beautiful skin. The creativity and vision that helped generate the very first product still characterize the company today. The formulation team, comprised of David Stearn, Linda Miles, and Susan Morehart, has over ninety years of collective experience in the natural health care industry. David Stearn, the President and co-founder, has been formulating natural skin care products for over thirty years. Linda Miles, Vice President, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), contributes her knowledge of eastern herbs and acupuncture. Susan Morehart, Director of Sales and Marketing, is a qualified Naturopath, Homeopath and Medical Herbalist with over twenty-five years of experience utilizing natural health products and therapies.
The team formulates all products using the best of nature’s time-tested ingredients and the latest in scientific advancement. When new substances are identified or discovered, derma e carefully reviews the scientific studies and literature associated with the potential ingredient. If the research demonstrates and substantiates that the substance improves skin health when topically applied, they consider the ingredient as a potential inclusion in future formulations. As part of their commitment to maximum quality, therapeutically effective products, and continuing their tradition of being first in the natural health industry, derma e has chosen to use proprietary ingredients such as Pycnogenol, Astazanthin, and Ester-C. Extensive research backs these patented ingredients and the brand name ensures consistently powerful and standardized products.
Derma e’s commitment to maximize quality and effectiveness carries on throughout the manufacturing process. Quality raw ingredients are essential to the production of quality products, and derma e selects only the best. derma e sources ingredients worldwide and only purchases those with proven levels of active therapeutic components. A Certificate of Analysis must accompany all incoming ingredients. Private laboratories conduct further tests before each ingredient is used. Every batch is produced with effective quantities of the therapeutic ingredients. The batch is then tested for effectiveness, accuracy of formulation, stability of the product, and to guard against microbial and bacterial contamination. derma e does all of this to ensure consumers receive an excellent product that visibly improves skin health.
Derma e wants results. Potent vitamins, antioxidants and herbs are chosen because they have been shown to improve skin health. However, derma e also realizes that the supportive formulating ingredients must also be of exceedingly high quality and never be harmful. Essential oils are used whenever fragrances are required. The products do not contain mineral oil, lanolin, propyl ingredients, sodium laurel sulfates nor parabens.
Derma e’s philosophy extends to the consideration of animal welfare, and as a result does not employ animal testing, nor use animal by-products in the formulation of products. All products are pH balanced and non-comedogenic. derma e also believes in giving customers honest information and in providing full disclosure labeling. If at any time, new research reveals that a particular ingredient found in derma e’s products may be potentially harmful, the formulation team works diligently to replace the ingredient as quickly as possible.
Derma e’s commitment and dedication extends beyond their products. Within the office, the management team cultivates a healthy, relaxed, family-style atmosphere and positive work ethic. There is a recycling program and efforts are continually being made to improve energy conservation. Furthermore, all products are now packaged in 100% recyclable materials. derma e is a member of the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) that supports the natural health industry, and the Co-op America Business Network that is committed to ‘green’ business.
Outside the office, derma e regularly donates to the Special Olympics program as well as various animal welfare groups, environmental organizations, homeless and women’s shelters across the country.
Derma e promises skin care products that provide results. It is important to combine nature’s most potent substances and scientific knowledge to create unique, effective, skin therapies. All products are formulated by experts, backed by research, and are cruelty free. As a company, derma e believes in honesty, satisfaction, and giving back. After twenty years, derma e’s commitment to quality remains just as strong and the desire to contribute to positive changes in the world continues to grow.