Drmtlgy is a skincare brand that provides high-quality, medical-grade products. Their ingredients are safe for all skin types and offer visible results. The brand also avoids the use of additives or fragrances that may irritate your skin.
Their products contain a variety of potent ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and zinc oxide. These ingredients help hydrate your skin and keep it looking youthful. They also enhance skin tone and texture.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that keeps body tissues hydrated and lubricated, and it’s found in high concentrations within the skin, eyes and joints. As you age, your hyaluronic acid levels decline, and topical products that feature the ingredient—as part of the ingredients list or on the front of a serum, for example—help replenish them.
A form of the acid that’s injected under the skin is used to treat pain caused by osteoarthritis, including knee pain. It works by lubricating the joint and acting as a shock absorber.
The injections are typically made of bacteria that have been created in a lab or prepared from bird cartilage. People with bird allergies should avoid the product because it could trigger a reaction and increase blood-clotting.
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is a white, powdery compound consisting of one zinc atom held by an oxygen atom. It is insoluble in H2O and has an odorless, tasteless, and colorless consistency.
It’s best known as a barrier cream for diaper rash, and it also promotes healing and protects skin from irritation. It’s also effective against sun damage because it reflects UV rays. It’s noncomedogenic and doesn’t clog pores, making it safe for all skin types.
Zinc oxide fume inhalation induces a time-dependent sequence of proinflammatory events, including a significant increase in pulmonary neutrophil influx and increased production of the neutrophil chemoattractant IL-6. This is similar to the symptom profile of metal-fume fever. Inhalation of high concentrations of crystalline ZnO dust can cause respiratory effects, such as coughing, substernal pain, rales and chills.
Vitamin C is a powerful brightening skincare essential that enhances the skin’s natural radiance. It also works to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation and protects against environmental damage. It inhibits the production of melanin, which causes dark spots and hyperpigmentation, resulting in an even-toned complexion.
It also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by speeding up cell turnover. In addition, it boosts collagen production, which tightens and firms the skin. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, so it can’t be stored in the body and must be consumed daily.
DRMTLGY’s Vitamin C5 moisturizer contains five forms of self-stabilizing vitamin C, including Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. These different types of vitamin C work in tandem to lighten the skin and brighten dullness.
Retinol, a form of vitamin A, is an effective ingredient for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and brightening dull skin. It also improves uneven skin tone and texture and helps to reduce acne breakouts. It can also improve the appearance of scars and minimize pores, according to a recent study.
Retinoids can cause the skin to be more sensitive to sunlight, so it’s important to wear sunscreen when using them. They can also exacerbate existing conditions, like rosacea and eczema.
Dermatologist Whitney Bowe recommends starting out with a pea-sized amount of a low-percentage over-the-counter formula and gradually increasing it to your desired usage. She also suggests skipping your retinol product on the day you exfoliate (or any other abrasive treatments). To further ease irritation, try out a time-release formula designed for sensitive skin that delivers retinol slowly over an extended period of time.
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) has been an OG skin-care ingredient since the 1800s, and it’s a must-have for everyone with oily or acne-prone skin. It’s a natural astringent that tones and shrinks pores, reducing their appearance and tightening the complexion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can sooth red, inflamed skin and contains tannin antioxidants to fight damage caused by free radicals.
It’s also been proven to be effective against rosacea and helps sooth sensitive skin. Plus, it has antimicrobial and phenolic compounds that fight bacteria, which can cause inflammation.
However, most witch hazel products contain ethanol, which can over-dry the skin. Brands like Thayers and Dickinson’s have reworked their formulas by removing the alcohol and adding other skincare ingredients to create toner-serum hybrids that address specific skin issues.