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Cutanea Introduces Aktipak Gel, 3%/5% Acne Treatment for “On-the-Go” Patients

Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc., introduced Aktipak (erythromycin and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 3%/5%, a combination therapy indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. The product is available through dermatologists’ offices. Aktipak is a portable, freshly mixed, patient-blended therapy that offers a flexible and convenient treatment option for active, “on-the-go” acne patients, according to the company. The product comes in pocket-sized, single-dose, dual-chamber pouches (60 to a carton), each of which contain the antibiotic erythromycin and the antibacterial benzoyl peroxide in separate chambers. The patient opens the pouch and blends the gel contents immediately prior to use, enabling simple, convenient application with no mixing needed in the pharmacy. Aktipak has an 18-month shelf life from the date of manufacture, and no refrigeration is required. The 1.5” x 2.5” pouches tuck easily and discreetly into purses, gym bags, and backpacks.

Clarisonic Introduces the Smart Profile Uplift

Clarisonic rolled out a new at-home device, the Smart Profile Uplift. This 2-in-1 skincare device combines Clarisonic’s cleansing with a new firming massage head. In clinical testing performed by the company, 12 weeks of twice daily use of Smart Profile Uplift with a placebo cream (without anti-aging actives) showed visible improvement of 15 signs of aging, especially wrinkles, firmness, and radiance. Smart Profile Uplift also boosts the absorption of daily skincare. The Smart Profile Uplift set retails for $349 and is available now at and through skincare professionals and will launch in mid-March at Existing Smart Profile device owners can purchase the Firming Massage Head separately for $54.

New From Skinceuticals: H.A. Intensifier

SkinCeuticals has introduced H.A. Intensifier, a corrective hyaluronic acid serum. Key ingredients include: 10% Proxylane, a proprietary ingredient, to support hyaluronic acid levels and help maintain the integrity of the skin’s matrix, for improved firmness; 2.0% Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate + 0.2% Purple Rice Extract, to help preserve hyaluronic acid content in skin; and three types of hyaluronic acid – full molecular weight, fragmented, and encapsulated chains. Testing of the serum including a hyaluronic acid content analysis, independent clinical trial, photographic imaging, and 3D visualization showed that it provides: +30 percent increase in skin’s hyaluronic acid levels, 11 percent improvement in skin’s firmness, +17 percent improvement in skin’s texture, 23 percent improvement in skin plumpness, and visible improvements in the appearance of marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and crow’s feet. H.A. Intensifier can be paired with an antioxidant, sunscreen, and other moisturizers in the SkinCeuticals Corrective portfolio.

New Epionce Tinted SPF

Epionce launched a new SPF—the Epionce Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50. This tinted lotion provides broad spectrum protection while smoothing skin tone and texture, even on sensitive and allergy prone skin. Ultra Shield features a water resistant formula that withstands up to 80 minutes of moisture exposure and features active ingredients including Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Additional key benefits include botanical ingredients that provide anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and conditioning properties, increasing the moisture content of skin. The see-through protection works on all skin tones and can be worn alone of under makeup. Daily Shield will be available at dermatologist offices and the company’s website.

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