Category: Sensitive Skin Care

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Simple Skin Care Steps for Tweens & Teens

Healthy skin promotes self-confidence, self-esteem The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is frequently called the tween through teen years. It’s a time when adolescents learn how to become independent and struggle with peer pressure, body changes, relationships, and development of their self-identity. A teen’s sense of identity often depends on how they see themselves

Three Basic Steps to Skincare for Aging Skin

Everyone ages at a different rate, but as we age we can all expect our skin to change. Aging skin tends to become thinner and drier. Fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots begin to appear. As the skin loses elasticity, it becomes more fragile. Even the tiniest bump or scratch can tear, bruise, or cut the

How to Minimize the Effects of Aging Skin

Everyone wants healthy, smooth, young looking skin. Good skin care at an early age helps promote healthy skin as an adult and can have long-term effects as we age. Some skin changes are due to the aging process or hormones. Skin becomes thinner and drier, loses elasticity, becomes more fragile, and wrinkles and age spots

Moisturizing During the Summer Months

Most people use less moisturizer on their skin during summer months, but when temperatures are high, your skin can become just as dry as during the winter months. As you spend more time outdoors, sun exposure, heat, and chlorine can dry your skin. Air conditioning is meant to reduce humidity indoors which leads to dry

What You Need to Know About Aluminum-free Deodorant

What you need to know about aluminum-free deodorant When exploring aluminum-free deodorant options, it’s important to understand the purpose of a deodorant. These tips can help you get the most out of your deodorant and ease the switch between products. How deodorant works A deodorant without aluminum does not prevent sweating or underarm wetness. It’s

Why Vanicream Deodorant is Different

Why Vanicream™ Aluminum-free Deodorant is Different Vanicream™ Deodorant without aluminum has been formulated to avoid common chemical irritants for people with sensitive skin. We chose a water-based gel to fight odor using only five ingredients. It is a fragrance-free, unscented deodorant, with no botanical extracts and is alcohol-free and gluten-free. Below are examples of ingredients used in

What is the difference between an Antiperspirant and a Deodorant?

Antiperspirants Antiperspirants are formulated to prevent underarm sweating and wetness. Aluminum compounds temporarily plug the sweat ducts which reduces sweat on the skin surface. Antiperspirants are regulated by the FDA and are considered over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. The active ingredient must be an approved aluminum compound, and the labeling must include Drug Facts as outlined in

What does Antiperspirant Clinical Strength mean?

“Clinical Strength” is a marketing term to highlight antiperspirants with a higher concentration of active ingredient. This helps consumers easily identify these products without searching the label. However, clinical testing is typically performed on antiperspirants to determine effectiveness and duration of effectiveness. If an antiperspirant is proven, through clinical testing, to demonstrate standard effectiveness over

Avoiding Common Chemical Irritants

In today’s competitive market, manufacturers strive to create unique, “must have” products to solve skin and hair care needs. But with so many choices, finding the product that is right for you can be overwhelming. For those with sensitive skin, it can be even more difficult. Common chemical irritants, including dyes, preservatives, fragrances, masking fragrances,

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 regulated 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

Putting Your Best Face Forward

Facial skin is delicate and the products you use on your face can make a big difference if you have sensitive skin. Avoiding products that contain fragrances, soap, and alcohol can help reduce irritation and improve the overall appearance and health of the skin. Follow these basic facial skin care tips to keep your skin looking

Is Your Active Lifestyle Rubbing You the Wrong Way?

Many active lifestyle activities involve repetitive motion, which can cause skin chafing. If you are a runner, you have probably experienced chafing where your skin is rubbed raw from repetitive friction of skin to fabric or skin to skin. It is uncomfortable, even painful, and can affect nipples, inner legs, thighs, arm pits, ankles, feet,

Skin Lotion, Cream, or Ointment: How to Choose the Best Moisturizer

Dermatologists often recommend using a daily skin moisturizer, especially in the winter. Picking a moisturizer that is right for you can be overwhelming. Many people want what’s best for their skin, but with so many brands and variations of products, how do you choose what to use? A few simple questions about your skin type and a

“Hypoallergenic” Skin Care Products: A call for Regulation

If you’re searching for hypoallergenic skin care products then you’re likely to have run across some excessive, exaggerated, and misleading claims. Why? The term “Hypoallergenic” implies that a product is less likely to cause an allergic reaction, but there is no scientific evidence to back up the claim. It’s not even regulated by the Food

Traveling with Sensitive Skin

For those with sensitive skin, bringing the right toiletries along when traveling can mean the difference between an enjoyable vacation, and one covered in an itchy skin rash. Luckily, we have a few tips, tricks, and travel size toiletries for sensitive skin to ensure your allergies don’t become your most memorable vacation experience.   1.