Acid & Skin Conditions
latest research and development from NuCèlle®
is now focused on the little heard of
but highly effective Mandelic Acid. Studies are
now being conducted on the efficacy of this acid
compared to other alpha hydroxy acids.
studies show Mandelic Acid to be less sensitizing
and remarkably effective in alleviating such skin
conditions as Melasma and hyperpigmentation.
noticeable benefit is a smoother, clearer, and less
lined complexion as described in an article, "Treatment
of Melasma Using Combination Intense Pulsed Light
and Topical Therapy," presented at the
Skin and Aging Conference in San Francisco, California
in January of 1999, along with an instructional
lecture given by Dr. Theresa A. Scholz.
Taylor, M.D., of Salt Lake City, Utah, first introduced
Mandelic Acid to the NuCèlle®
in late 1996. Dr. Taylor has been testing and using
Mandelic Marine Complex®
formulations since 1995. During
the course of his clinical trials, he discovered
that he was able to use the Mandelic Acid safely
on pigmented skin. He also discovered that it caused
less sensitivity, when compared to other alpha hydroxy
acids. His research is highlighted in the article,
of Mandelic Acid for the Improvement of Skin Conditions,"
published in Cosmetic Dermatology, June 1999 issue.
a letter directed to NuCèlle®,
Dr. Taylor described his open and closed technique
for post-operative care following laser resurfacing.
The regimen, which Dr. Taylor found most effective,
is the foundation for the Five
the summer of 1999, NuCèlle®
the California Skin Research Institute (CSRI) to
conduct an independant study of the Mandelic
Marine Complex® formulations
used for the treatment of facial pigmentary lesions,
acne lesions and blemishes, and facial lines/wrinkles
as a cosmetic skin conditioning regimen. After 6
weeks of treatment, the reported summary indicated
that 81% of subjects rated the system as excellent
and very good, while 75% of subjects exhibited significant,
overall improvement in skin texture.
analysis of the D-Squame Data along with the Novameter
Data indicated a significant overall increase in
moisturization and smoothness of the skin.
Study subjects were instructed not to use any facial
conditioning products other than the test articles
during the study.[Click here
for a summary of this study, CSRI #99-016 by Dr.
Robert A. Harper, Ph. D.]