New Anti-Acne Launches, Cerave
CeraVe is rolling out Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser with Benzoyl Peroxide and a Resurfacing Retinol Serum. The Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser was developed to be the first step in the regimen. This cleanser is formulated with four percent benzoyl peroxide to help clear acne breakouts and prevent new acne from forming, allowing skin to heal. The formula also features hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help maintain the skin barrier, leaving skin feeling soft and comfortable, while reducing acne with less irritation. After treatment, acne often leaves marks that serve as an unwanted reminder of the vicious acne cycle. CeraVe developed the Resurfacing Retinol Serum to serve as the second step in a regimen system. This lightweight serum with encapsulated retinol that has been clinically tested to reduce the appearance of post acne marks and pores. After use, skin tone appears visibly brighter and the skin texture is improved, helping to achieve a healthy-looking complexion. Cerave.com
Hydroglide Revitalizing Body Lotion, Moore Unique Skin Care
Moore Unique Skin Care introduced its new Hydroglide Revitalizing Body Lotion, which is available for purchase online. Created by dermatologist Dr. Milton D. Moore, Hydroglide Revitalizing Body Lotion is the latest addition to the Moore Unique Skin Care line of sensitive skin products. “I created this revitalizing lotion to help people who need relief from skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema,” says Dr. Moore. “In addition, the lotion is great for individuals who enjoy being outdoors engaging in activities such as swimming, sun bathing, cycling, and running, which can leave skin dry and irritated.”
The Hydroglide Revitalizing Body Lotion is designed to be calming and soothing to the skin, helping skin look and feel better immediately and is effective for all skin types. It also has anti-aging properties, according to the company. mooreunique.com
Manicure Gloves, ManiGlovz
The past decade has seen a surge in the popularity of gel manicures. Valued for their appearance and durability, there are some risks associated with gel manicures, including skin damage from the ultraviolet light used during the process. ManiGlovz were designed to offer a protective solution for skin during gel manicure treatments. ManiGlovz Founder, Kim Motola has always been a fanatic about sunscreen. Not just at the beach or pool, but everyday. Every time she placed her hands under the UV lights during her gel manicures, she couldn’t help but wonder if it was safe. After months of research and learning more about the effects of these lamps on the skin, but not wanting to give up her gel manicures, Ms. Motola developed ManiGlovz. ManiGlovz are sourced with the highest quality UV 50+ material to protect almost 98 percent of all UV and LED rays. Each set comes in a 4 x 6 pouch that’s intended to be purse perfect. ManiGlovz.com
Les Essentiels Collection, Avene
Avene launched its Les Essentiels collection in the new year to help combat skin fatigue, which can be caused by a combination of lifestyle factors, like stress, lack of sleep, smoking, and unbalanced diet or inactive lifestyle, and can be aggravated by enivoronmental aggressors. This new line is formulated to revitalize dull, dry, and fatigued skin to restore a radiant, illuminated complexion. The collection is formulated with a powerful complex: Revitalizing Red-Fruit Extract, a lipid combination derived from red currants, blueberries, and raspberries to help strengthen and restore a healthy skin barrier; Pre-Tocopheryl, a vitamin E precursor that provides a shield against free radicals; and Avene Thermal Spring Water to soothe, soften, and calm the skin. aveneusa.com
New in My Practice: Rx
With Emil Tanghetti, MD
In each issue, Practical Dermatology® magazine spotlights a new device or over-the-counter or prescription treatment that dermatologists are recommending to their patients. This month, Emil Tanghetti, MD, a dermatologist in Sacramento, CA, discusses Ortho Dermatologics’ Arazlo (tazarotene) Lotion, 0.045%, which recently got the FDA nod for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients nine years of age and older. Dr. Tanghetti was the lead author of the study that led to the approval.
Tell us more about Arazlo.
Emil Tanghetti, MD: This is a new formulation of tazarotene that has a unique delivery system, which enhances delivery and also improves tolerability. The lower concentration of tazarotene and the use of humectants and occlusive agents are primarily responsible for this result. The polymeric mesh permits these agents to be separated and mixed when the mesh is in contact with the skin and dissolves. This drug is as effective as tazarotene 0.1% cream with a much better tolerability profile. As with any retinoid, irritation can occur, but the use of the polymeric mesh with the emollients does improve the tolerability profile.
Who is the best candidate for this new lotion?
Dr. Tanghetti: Generally, tazarotene is a very effective retinoid in the moderate to severe acne patient but with this new vehicle, virtually all acne patients would benefit from this product.
How do you suggest patients with acne use this product? What kind of results are they seeing?
Dr. Tanghetti: I would use this agent as I would any other topical retinoid. I would also suggest it to patients using the current tazarotene cream formulations where tolerability can be a significant problem. This product could also be used with benzoyl peroxide (BPO)/clindamycin preparations in the morning and Arazlo in the evening or vice versa. This vehicle is very spreadable and could also potentially be used on the chest and back. While this is an off-label use, other forms of tazarotene have been used quite effectively on the chest and back. It could also be used in combination with a BPO in a short-contact method for five to 10 minutes before washing in the morning or the evening. The BPO could be then rinsed off, dried and then the Arazlo applied after. I also see this product as a potential help for patients with acne who have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Finally, off-label this might be a good product for photodamage. The clinical study data was compelling, and we look forward to seeing similar results in our clinic.