| ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
skin and body care product used by the professional staff at Apiderm is developed
under a set of strict guidelines. Our guidelines ensure each product delivers
the results you demand - and the clear, resilient and beautifully healthy-looking
skin you deserve.
Use Performance Ingredients at Effective Levels
We use effective dose levels
of performance-proven ingredients. We stabilize the fragile ingredients (Vitamins
A and C or antioxidant-rich plant extracts) to make sure they retain potency.
In addition, we use special delivery vehicles, liposomes, that enhance penetration
- so you experience dramatic results.
Use Plant & Mineral Sources
Whenever possible, we select plant or mineral-derived
ingredients, not those from animals or petroleum. We choose multi-functional antioxidants,
clinically-tested peptides and plant extracts, stabilized vitamins and phyto-nutrients
and other performance ingredients proven bio-effective in scientific studies -
then we use these high performance ingredients at the same concentration used
in the studies. We protect the integrity of these ingredients in the finished
products so you see results.
Use Drug-Free Solutions
Many cosmetic companies rely on over the counter
drugs to treat common skin problems. Apiderm products use a gentle, drug-free
approach to achieve great looking skin. With the exception of our sunscreens,
our products are drug-free. Our product development team uses highly effective,
non-drug solutions for problems like acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, irritation,
dryness, chronic redness, aging and skin discoloration. Using drug-free products
enable you to see results without the discomfort or side effects that can be caused
by many over the counter drugs.
Don't Use Harsh Ingredients
We never use:
preservatives (imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, quatemium-15, DMDM hydatoin,
2-bromo-2-nitropropae-1, 3-diol. Other companies commonly use these ingredients
although they are known to cause skin sensitivity)
ingredients ... We only use gentle preservatives when necessary
limit the use of emulsifiers (they make dry and sensitive skin more irritable)
do, however, add soothing ingredients even when irritation isn't a problem because
science has now proven chronic inflammation is the bottomline of aging!!
We only test our products on humans to make sure our products
Extensive Product & Ingredient Testing
Apiderm products are subjected
to some of the most thorough testing of any skin care available. Broad-spectrum
microbiology, heat, cold and light stability, and container compatibility are
tested before any product is released to wear our label. Other test and ingredient
assays are also performed as required to ensure maximum product stability ad efficacy.
Products developed for sensitive skin undergo one month of Repeat
Insult Patch Testing on 50 subjects, which is reviewed and approved by board-certified
dermatologists prior to the product's release
Approval Products used around the eyes are subjected to pre-market testing and
approval by qualified ophthalmologists.
Our ingredient suppliers are required to provide proof
of efficacy before we review an ingredient for use in our products.