Most anti-acne creams on the market do not respect the delicate balance of the skin and contain toxic and harsh active ingredients with significant contraindications and side effects.
Ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can cause dryness, itching, burning, peeling, redness and are known to trigger allergic reactions, as per the FDA. These treatments not only wipe out bacteria on the surface of the skin (the “bad” bacteria), but also the vital microflora (“good” bacteria) within the upper layer of the skin (i.e. stratum corneum). This can leave skin vulnerable to infection. Skin care products should support the skin’s microflora, not destroy it.
When the equilibrium of the skin’s microflora is disrupted it cannot properly defend itself or heal. A vicious cycle of irritation and inflammation can occur with either dry, over-stripped skin, or the overproduction of sebum to compensate. Both of which compromise the skin’s defensive lipid layer, making it vulnerable to bacterial overgrowth and infection.
During the process of creating a clean product for acne-prone and problem skin, the founders of Zyderma discovered a key element for improving skin conditions: specifically, that the body could augment its own healing process with a little assistance. This concept was based on the premise that the overpopulation of skin straining bacteria and other pathogens can cause or greatly worsen the appearance of symptoms, while inhibiting the skin’s ability to heal itself. This is true for other skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc. It was then realized that the answer was to formulate a product that supports the body’s own natural healing system instead of working against it.
Enter MicroSilver BG™ Technology, an innovative form of pure elemental silver, and the product of more than 15 years of research at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. Using this key ingredient, Zyderma’s Antimicrobial Clarifying Cream offers a natural option to cleanse away harmful bacteria while helping to maintain a healthy skin balance. Importantly, the MicroSilver BG used in their products differs from commonly known colloidal silver, in that the particle size is roughly 200 times larger. As such, MicroSilver BG particles are not nanoparticles, and do not penetrate skin or mucosal tissue and do not pose the risk of side effects. The cream contains no parabens, propylene glycol, fragrances or dyes and is Leaping Bunny Logo – certified cruelty-free. Most users of this product report that it begins working rapidly to draw out impurities and soften skin, reducing redness, irritation and inflammation. Though many acne creams are not recommended for use with sun exposure, this product has no restrictions or chance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), as is the case with treatments containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Of course, as usual protocol for sun protection, a sunscreen should be applied to skin after application of the product.
Lastly, the Antimicrobial Clarifying Cream is not limited to use on acne-prone skin. It is suitable for both preventative and active management of all skin conditions exacerbated by bacteria and other pathogens – including, but not limited to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Lastly, the cream can be used by people of all ages and skin types, including those with the most delicate and sensitive skin.
*Note from Zyderma: Zyderma HS Clarifying Cream should not be used in conjunction with other topical medications or skin care remedies. See instructions for use.
Note(1) from My Conscience, My Choice LLC: The recommendation of any products for routine, non-medical healing purposes are the opinion of My Conscience, My Choice and are independent from any claims, recommendations or approvals made by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to active ingredients and products the FDA has or intends to review, and are not to be implied as a substitute for any aforementioned related claims, recommendations or approvals.
- contains Ecocert registered silver
- no fragrances
- no dyes
- no sulfates
- no parabens
- no phenoxyethanol
- no parabens
- no propylene glycol
- no alcohol
- cruelty-free; no animal-derived ingredients
- recyclable container (#5)
- Gluten-Free ingredients. (Statement from Zyderma on being gluten-free: "The ingredients in our Clarifying Cream are gluten-free. While we do not test for gluten, we believe that it is not present in our final product and we do not believe there is a possibility of cross-contamination." - source: Zyderma website).
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