Being one of the only corneotherapists in Tasmania that I know of I am always reading, studying and improving my knowledge of skin disorders, products and ingredients.
What does corneotherapy mean. The principles of corneotherapy adheres to the belief that the most effective way of ensuring a balanced, healthy skin is to nourish the sub-layers of the skin. Rather than treating the symptoms of a compromised skin when they appear on the surface such as redness and inflammation we try and prevent this.
When the barrier of the skin is disrupted it loses its ability to protect and defend itself. When fragrances, emulsifiers and mineral oils are added to skin care products your skin becomes further compromised.
Corneotherapy products contain no emulsifiers, mineral oils, fragrances, dyes, colours, preservatives, parabens or amines. After an in depth skin analysis and consultation which includes a mini facial your products are then prescribed for you and you are given written instructions on how to use them. I also advise my client on internal supplements that will assist them, ingredients to avoid, the best make up to use, hand wash, shampoos and conditioners.
There is so much marketing hype that it is easy to become confused what is best to for your skin and suits your budget. These products range in cost from $65 for a cleanser, $55 for a sunscreen and $99 for a moisturiser. The great thing about them is that you only need a small amount of each so they will last about 3 months.
If you have concerns with your skin such as Rosacea, acne, redness or irritation book in for a consultation and I will help you to care for your skin. Don’t waste your hard earned money on products labelled acne, sensitive, anti aging, stem cells or dermatological tested. I read the ingredients on a cream labelled Sensitive beauty care Soin de Jour the other day. It had 14 ingredients that will make your skin more prone to acne, cause redness, irritation, make eczema worse and some may cause allergic reactions. Yep use that and you will end up with sensitive skin.
Perfume/parfum is the number one skin irritant. You don’t want it in your skin care products as it is used to mask some nasty chemicals so if it smells good, it is not good for your skin. Spray perfume on your clothes, not your neck or you may get Poikiloderma of Civatte on that. http://www.dermnetnz.org/colour/poikiloderma-civatte.html