A collection of articles regarding skin care, skin conditions, irritants, sunscreens, sun exposure, and tips for kids.
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Psoriasis on elbow. Medical treatment

Eczema, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Psoriasis – Managing the Itch

When the skin reacts to allergens or irritation, skin cells produce various inflammatory chemicals that cause skin to become red, swollen, and itchy. Hydrocortisone, an OTC (over-the-counter) mild topical corticosteroid, reduces inflammation of the skin by stopping inflammatory chemicals from being released, eliminating the urge to scratch. Scratching causes the skin to become raw, swollen


Avoiding Fragrance in Skin Care

In many personal care products, fragrance is added to impart a pleasant smell or to cover up offensive odors that may naturally occur in that product. Consumers typically prefer to use products with a pleasant aroma. However, if you have a fragrance allergy or experience contact dermatitis, it is important to avoid fragranced products. Formulating


Why Aluminum?

Aluminum is present in the form of aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex gly in the Vanicream™ Anti-perspirant/Deodorant as an active ingredient for underarm sweat reduction. Anti-perspirants are reglulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) . To make an anti-perspirant claim, you have to use one of the 18 active ingredients allowed by FDA that can achieve

Vanicream Zinc Pyrithione 2% (ZNP) Cleansing Bar

PSI Launches Zinc Cleansing Bar – Press Release

October 2016. Dermatologist-recommended company, Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. (PSI), is excited to introduce Vanicream™ Z-Bar (Pyrithione Zinc 2%) to its extensive lineup of sensitive skin care products. The new cleansing bar contains 2% Pyrithione Zinc and is OTC medicated to help control and reduce symptoms associated with seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. This powerful yet soothing cleanser


What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis, sometimes referred to as “Seb-Derm”, is an inflammatory skin condition associated with the oily areas of the body. It most commonly affects the scalp, areas around the face and ears, upper chest, back, armpits and scrotum, but can also affect other oily parts of the body. Common skin and scalp symptoms are redness,