DERMA-E - Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum - 2 fl. oz.
Formulated with Salicylic Acid plus a unique Anti-Blemish complex comprised of Tea Tree Oil, Willow Bark Extract, calming Lavender and Chamomile, this acne-fighting serum helps to unclog pores providing clearer and healthier-looking skin.
- Active Salicylic acid
- Cruelty free
- Gluten free
- Soy free
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.
Does DERMA-E test on animals or do their 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 many of their products are fragrance-free, others contain natural essential oils that can be therapeutically effective and suited for most skin types. They also have products that contain a blend of essential oils and fragrance.
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.
Are DERMA-E 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 you be sure DERMA-E 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 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.
DERMA-E Natural Bodycare
DERMA-E began with a simple vision for healthy skin, a vision that still defines them 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 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.
- Use only the finest natural ingredients available.
- Use proprietary scientifically proven ingredients.
- Use organic ingredients when they are available, meet their quality requirements and appropriate for a formula.
- Use ingredients that are anti-aging, firming, and optimize the health of the skin.
- Produce formulations that offer the ideal active ingredient concentration for maximum effectiveness and safety.
- Use a gentle but effective preservative system that is paraben free.
- Provide full disclosure on all product labels.
- Back all products with a 100% money back guarantee of satisfaction.
- Provide consumer education and straight, honest answers to consumer questions.
- Use an environmentally friendly approach to ingredients, packaging & marketing.
- Offer a free gift with purchase and reward programs to loyal customers.
- Encourage customer feedback.
DERMA-E Does Not...
- Use comedogenic (pore-clogging) ingredients such as mineral oil or lanolin.
- Make unsupported claims about product effectiveness.
- Create or 'make up' ingredients or ingredient names.
- Use small token amounts of ingredients solely for marketing purposes.
- Use animal by-products, animal testing, or ingredients that are not cruelty-free.
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.
At DERMA-E, they believe that we all have a responsibility to contribute to our local and world communities. Working towards that goal, DERMA-E regularly donates to various organizations such as:
- The Paraguay Project
DERMA-E created The Paraguay Project, a three-tiered charitable program that supports the people, land and rainforests of Paraguay. By purchasing any DERMA-E product, you too are helping make an impact.
- Special Olympics: Ventura County
For over 18 years, DERMA-E has donated to this passionate organization that helps empower children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Working towards making the natural world a healthier place, WWF is the world's leading conservation organization. Active in 100 countries and supported by 5 million globally, WWF helps conserve natural resources, protect and restore species and their habitats and ensure that others are aware of the importance of nature.
- Heal the Bay
Taking a hands-on, grassroots approach, Heal the Bay relies on science, education, community action and advocacy to protect and preserve Southern California's waterways, beaches and coasts. Through its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, wide-reaching campaigns and volunteer events, Heal the Bay educates adults and children about ocean pollution while helping to protect public health.
- Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)
A poverty-relief organization located in San Fernando Valley, California, MEND supplies food, clothing, medical, vision and dental care, as well as the tools necessary for self-reliance such as job skills training and job placement assistance. Their product Formulator, Dr. Linda Miles D.O.M., volunteers weekly at MEND and provides acupuncture treatments and natural health consultations.
- Polaris Project
Since 2002, this leading organization has been committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery that includes men, women and children in the US and internationally. By providing a comprehensive and holistic approach, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions through advocating stronger federal and state laws, supporting survivors and increasing awareness through in-depth trainings, public outreach programs and strategic campaigns.
They are delighted to announce that DERMA-E was awarded with the Green Patriot Company of the Month Award in April 2009 by Freedom Press for organic leadership, green entrepreneurial innovation and global sustainability.
The Green Patriot Awards were created to reward companies and organizations for their social and eco-friendly responsibilities that benefit their customers, employees and the environment. Since 1997, Freedom Press publishing house has been dedicated to books and magazines that focus on health and the environment.
DERMA-E is constantly striving to lessen their impact on the environment and improve their conservation efforts within their organization.
2009 marks the second year DERMA-E has been manufacturing with wind energy, reducing the company's environmental footprint by matching 100% of conventional electricity use with clean, renewable energy. This renewable energy purchase supports DERMA-E in their continuing effort to completely offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
DERMA-E purchases Renewable Energy Certificates from Sterling Planet Inc. These certificates will help Sterling Planet build a market for renewable electricity, increase energy diversity and security, reduce dependence on foreign energy sources, support domestic economies and create US jobs.
DERMA-E also has an in-office conservation program, recycling program and supports eco-friendly business practices as a member of the Green America Business Network.
Additionally, DERMA-E products are
- Formulated with Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) ingredients.
- Produced with ingredients sourced from environmentally friendly farms that practice sustainable agriculture.
- Designed with organic ingredients whenever possible.
- 100% recyclable packaging.
All of their products are manufactured within a GMP-certified manufacturing facility. They never conduct animal testing nor do their products contain animal by-products. DERMA-E is an active supporter of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and is a member of the Natural Products Association and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
As a company, they believe in their collective power to make positive changes in our world; they are guided by that belief and are doing what they can to make a difference.