Derma Center


Barrier Creams

A barrier cream is a topical formulation designed to place a physical barrier between the outer layer of skin and irritants. In general applications, barrier creams are used to protect against cleaning compounds, solvents, acids, oils and other caustic substances. In the cosmetic industry, they are used prior to the application of foundations, makeup, skin toners and other caustic substances.

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Also called xerosis, dry skin is a very common condition that occurs at all ages. Ordinarily, dry skin isn’t serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unattractive, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

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Cracked skin is most often a symptom of dry skin, but it can also occur in response to scratches or other trauma, or infection. When the skin becomes dry, it can grow rough and flaky, with small tears that can lead to deeper cracks called fissures. These fissures can extend into the deeper layers of the skin and cause a wide range of other serious skin and health conditions.

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Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These patches are typically red, itchy, and scaly. They may vary in severity from small and localized to complete body coverage. Injury to the skin can trigger psoriatic skin changes at that spot, which is known as Koebner phenomenon. Psoriasis vulgaris (also known as chronic stationary psoriasis or plaque-like psoriasis) is the most common form and affects 85%–90% of people with psoriasis.

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Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis is a type of skin inflammation that is frequently characterized by a red, itchy rash. It occurs when the skin comes in contact with irritants (Irritant dermatitis) or allergens (Allergic contact dermatitis). Phototoxic dermatitis occurs when the allergen or irritant is activated by sunlight.

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