Posts Written On January 19, 2020

What Exactly Are ‘Actives’ in Skin-Care Products?

“When I look on the back of a bottle and it says the active ingredient, that to me means the chemical or molecule in that product that is doing what the product says it’s supposed to do,” John G. Zampella, M.D., assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology at NYU Langone Health, tells SELF. If you’re getting a cleanser that is claimed to treat acne, for example, the active ingredient is what actually treats the acne, possibly something like salicylic acid, he explains.

Skincare products with active ingredients are anything that has an active ingredient (and not every product does). Many of the products in the CYRx MD Skincare line have active ingredients according to Dr Steven J. Cyr, Mayo Clinic trained surgeon. CYRx MD Skincare have proven research and science behind these ingredients and a very good idea that they’ll be effective.

“An active ingredient has been proven in a lab by research to change the skin in some way; it’s an ingredient that has data behind it,” Emily Newsom, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, tells SELF.

Also claims about the effectiveness of these products are regulated by the FDA to reflect that level of certainty of their effectiveness.

“We worked hard to deliver products that are effective and that we can be proud of… and I am confident people will love the results.” ~LeAnn Cyr, CEO and Founder Dr. Steven J. Cyr partnered with senior chemists and research and development teams to create a new line of medical grade products with a synergistic approach that yields maximum results.

All of products in the CYRx MD Skincare line are Cruelty Free, Gluten Free and 90% of products are included in the Green Leaf Program, which means the products are free of commonly known irritants such as:

  • Parabens
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Petrolatum
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Prop 65
  • Formaldehyde
  • 1-4 Dioxane
  • Hexelyne Glycol
  • Decelyne Glycol
  • Hormones
  • Sulfates

Rejuvenating Cleanser

$40.00

Hydrating and gentle, sulfate and paraben-free daily cleanser contains 11 botanical essential oils and extracts to cleanse, condition, invigorate and revitalize sensitive skin leaving it soft, smooth and supple. Light lathering protects the skin’s natural barrier, preventing it from excess drying of the skin. The botanical oils and extracts provide superior antioxidant protection to combat against environmental stressors, such as free radicals and sun damage, that lead to premature aging of the skin.

  • Contains 11 botanical essential oils and extracts including: Clary Sage, Galanga and Aloe
  • Cleanses, conditions and invigorates sensitive skin leaving it soft, smooth and visibly younger looking
  • Hydrates skin with essential anti-aging nutrients
  • Cleanses dirt and impurities without irritation

Antioxidant Cream

$98.00

Powerful anti-aging treatment contains a potent blend of 5 types of self-stabilized, bioavailable Vitamin C 10% in a rich cream base to nourish, hydrate and protect skin as it fights and reverses the signs of aging. This potent formula delivers Vitamin C four times more efficiently than Ascorbic Acid formulas, for more efficacious treatment results. Clinical testing of efficacy has shown an 80% reduction in melanin synthesis, as skin appeared dramatically brighter. Collagen synthesis is increased by 100%, leaving skin more firm and taut. Additionally, free radical formation decreased by 98%, resulting in UV protected skin. Vitamin C enriched natural fruit extracts help to soothe and diminish redness and inflammation. Skin is left with a natural healthy glow.

  • Contains powerful potent blend of 5 types of self-stabilized, bioavailable Vitamin C
  • Delivers Vitamin C four times more efficiently than leading formulas
  • Collagen-Stimulating Benefits Helps to Firm and Tighten Skin
  • Brightens and Evens Skin Tone
  • Helps to soothe and diminish redness and inflammation with Vitamin C enriched natural fruit extracts
  • Improves the appearance of skin from acne related lesions

 Clinical testing of efficacy has shown:

  • 80% reduction in melanin synthesis, skin appeared dramatically lighter and brighter
  • 100% increase in collagen synthesis leaving skin firmer and more taut with less lines and wrinkles
  • 98% decrease in free radical formation, resulting in UV protected skin
  • 94% reduction in cellular damage due to UVB exposure

Ultra Recovery Cream

$70.00

Specially formulated with cactus and yeast extracts to significantly reduce irritation caused by AHA’s and Retinoids. This formula works by down regulating the most important signaling molecule enzymes in inflammation including: COX2, IL-1α and IL8. This down regulation soothes the skin, removes irritation and reduces redness. Ultra Recovery Cream is further enhanced with four different ceramides to restore skin barrier function which helps the skin maintain its natural structure. Maintaining this structure decreases water loss and increases natural moisturizing factors, which hydrates and protects the skin and significantly aids the skin in recovering after exposure to stress.

  • Reduces stinging and irritation associated with the use of hydroxy acids and retinoids while increasing the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor)
  • Provides physical (moisturizing properties) and biological (regulation of the inflammation marker and stimulation of longevity proteins) benefits to the skin
  • Down regulates inflammation enzymes to soothe the skin
  • Ceramides present restore the barrier function of the skin
  • Results in increased moisturization and protection leading to less sensitive and less dry skin

Tinted Sunblock SPF 44

$48.00

Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 is a water resistant, physical sunscreen that features a moisturizing base with a sheer, universal tint beneficial for most skin types. Formulated as a chemical-free alternative to sun protection, Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 is a great option for even the most sensitive skin types, including post-procedure. Zinc Oxide 10% and Titanium Dioxide 5.5% provide protection against UVA-aging and UVB-burning rays. In addition to the mineral based sun protection, this gentle sunscreen also contains Hyaluronic Acid which effectively hydrates the skin to restore a youthful appearance. This product is light enough to wear alone or under makeup for everyday protection.

  • 100% physical sunscreen features a moisturizing base and sheer, universal tint
  • Light enough to wear alone or under makeup
  • Water resistant sunscreen (40 minutes)
  • Leaves the skin hydrated and with a “dewy” glow

Acne Control Pads (60ct)

$33.00

Formulated with a unique combination of Salicylic Acid 2%, Glycolic Acid 5% and Lactic Acid 5%, pre-absorbed pads synergistically deliver a gentle, microchemical peel to exfoliate and correct problem acne and prevent future breakouts, leaving skin cleaner, clearer and blemish free. Helps reduce acne associated redness, irritation and inflammation with a botanical complex including; Yeast, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Olive, Ivy, Burdock and Clary Sage Extracts.

  • Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids deliver Micro-peel to stimulate cellular turnover
  • Contains Salicylic Acid 2%, Glycolic Acid 5% and Lactic Acid 5%
  • Delivers a gentle, microchemical peel to exfoliate and correct problematic acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Promotes exfoliation of dead surface cells resulting in enhanced cellular renewal with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid complexes
  • Penetrates deep into pores to regulate sebum production and inhibit acne bacterial growth from within
  • Softens and soothes acne-prone, inflamed skin while reducing irritation and redness with a botanically infused formula including; Yeast, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Olive, Ivy, Burdock and Clary Sage Extracts
  • Leaves skin cleaner, clearer and blemish free
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