A favourite European pharmacy skincare brand called ISDIN has recently landed back in South Africa, and if anything tips us off to impending success, it’s when some of our favourite dermatologists are buzzing about it.
In particular, dermatologists love the brand’s leading sunscreen called ISDIN Eryfotona® AK-NMSC SPF 100+. It contains DNA-repair enzymes that help reverse existing damage caused by UV while shielding you from future offenses that lead to wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Dr. Webster loves this product … “because the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer is a major part of my private practice in South Africa, I routinely used to recommend this for all my patients who had either developed precancerous lesions or who had previously had full-blown skin cancer – that was before it became unavailable in SA a year or so ago. I am extremely happy to know that it will once again be available as this was the original sunscreen in SA that contained photolyase, the DNA repair enzyme”.
ISDIN Eryfotona® AK-NMSC SPF 100+ contains an enzyme, photolyase, that is delivered into the skin in liposomes. The high-tech enzymes are proven to repair existing DNA damage in skin cells and SPF50+ to protect from future damage.
The highlight of this product is the prevention and protective adjuvant treatment for actinic keratosis (AK) and other forms of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). It prevents actinic damage caused by the sun and encourages its repair.
Another amongst the favourites, ISDIN’s powerful Vitamin C ampoules. We often praise the most highly talked about ingredient Vitamin C because of its amazing benefits for your skin and can also give you a serious glow, but the finicky ingredient can easily become inactive when exposed to light and air.
So, get this: ISDINceutics Flavo-C Ultraglican Ampoules are the tiny glass vials that are meant to be cracked open when you’re ready to use them, protecting the integrity of the formula, right until use. The targeted 5% pure Vitamin C ampoules are formulated with UltraGlycans, which is a combination of proteoglycans and pre-proteoglycans, which support firmness and elasticity in the skin and provide radiance, as well as hyaluronic acid to provide deep hydration.
We also love the ISDINceutics Melaclear Serum, another key product from the Isdinceutics line, a corrective serum boosted with a combination of Vitamin C and Phytic Acid that is recommended to help even and fade out spots related to hyperpigmentation. Melaclear contains the most active form of Vitamin C. This ingredient works by slowing the production of melanin, the pigment in your skin that gives you a tan, or creates age spots. Phytic acid also works to inhibit melanin production by blocking the entrance of iron and copper in the formation of melanin, leaving your skin brighter.
A little unusual as it is not your typical dermatological skincare product but we are also obsessed with ISDINceutics Skin Drops, which is basically super high-coverage makeup that you can use straight-up or diluted in your skincare. With just a few drops it conceals skin imperfections such as vitiligo, discolouration, varicose veins, bruising, scars, burns, and tattoos.
A cult ISDIN product in the making: a futuristic sunscreen that you can literally apply it quite close to your eye area and it won’t sting your eyes. It’s called ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water SPF 50+. Ultralight daily sunscreen for outdoor activities
The improved Fusion Water formula, containing double the concentration of hyaluronic acid, provides up to 12 hours of intense hydration and reduces transepidermal water loss for eight hours. This is the ideal sunscreen to enjoy the sun during outdoor activities with high SPF50 UVA and UVB protection, making it ideal for daily use during outdoor activities. What makes this skincare product doubly special is that it has a unique “The Wet Skin” technology allowing its absorption on both wet and dry skin without leaving a white residue and maintaining the protection factor.
Lastly, Ureadin is the brand’s line of products for the body, including a moisturising body lotion and a hydrating gel oil for the feet. The Ureadin 10 Lotion is specifically formulated for skin that is irritated, dry, or itchy. With key ingredients like Urea and Dexpanthenol, this lotion restores your skin’s natural barrier and hydration. This is a hero product in the ISDIN body range and we have many clients and patients waiting to order this exceptional body lotion that leaves the skin silky soft.