Soothing Lip Balm is Tough on Dryness

Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing is a new Soothing lip balm which is Gentle on Lips, Tough on Dryness. You will find it in a green tube, filled with a perfect solution to overcome sensitive, chapped and irritated lips.

Soothing Lip Balm features

The Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing Lip Balm uses a scientific formulation to soothe irritated lips. In short, Cucumber seed and Calendula oils infuse the advanced lip care formula to create soothing relief without a medicated feel.

That is to say, the anti-inflammatory properties of Calendula oils are well known and effective on sensitive lips. And together with the Calendula oils, the Cucumber seeds add a fresh soothing ingredient to the balm. The result is a lip balm with complete comforting properties, but without a medicated minty feeling.

Suits a soothing lip balm

A soothing lip balm suits a person with dry, chapped lips. In other words, Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing, will help those looking for lip protection or who need a product which makes their lips feel better. Or, if the lip balm prevents dry lips, is long-lasting and moisturizes lips, a Blistex Lip Infusions Soothing, is ideal.

Benefits of Blistex Infusions Soothing

Blistex Infusions Soothing offers several benefits to users. The benefits of it’s soothing ingredients have already been described. But it has more benefits to describe. It is hypo-allergenic, which means that it reduces the number of allergic reactions. Furthermore, Dermatologists happily recommend it. Importantly, it doesn’t contain petrolatum, and mineral oil causing less environmental issues.

Above all else, the Blistex Infusions Soothing is part of a new Enhancement range in the Blistex product line-up. The Lip Infusions Range is a Blistex innovation, which uses Science to create these beneficial products.

Blistex Infusions in South Africa

The Blistex Infusions Range is launching in South Africa. That is to say, Blistex Infusions Hydration launched in late 2020. The Lip Infusions Soothing is in the initial launch stages and is available at Clicks, since January 2021, and Lip Infusions Nourish will be launched later in 2021.

Each of these products have unique, functional properties which will fulfill the lip care needs in South Africa. Most importantly, they testify to the commitment Blistex has to functional lip balm creation. With great excitement, Pharmaceutical Enterprises launches these products.

Stridex Sensitive – a great cleanser during Covid-19

Stridex Sensitive Acne pads is a product which is used, as a cleanser, for the outbreak of spots and acne in teenagers. So for a large majority of the population, this product would appear to be irrelevant, not so?

Not any more.

The ongoing requirement in South Africa, of Covid-19, to wear masks has created a problem for a lot more of us. Beneath the covering of a mask, around the nose and mouth, there is now evidence of small spots, of acne-like attacks. This is often the result of make-up, sweat, lack of aeration of the skin and a build of dirt from everyday life. If you are in your twenties, thirties or anything older, the memories of a teenage break-out is an experience you don’t want to relive.

Introduce Stridex Sensitive Acne pads.

Stridex Sensitive Acne pads

A number of close friends and family, have grabbed a container of Stridex Sensitive Acne pads during the Covid-19 period. With the increased use of masks, there are more complaints about the skin condition around the mouth and nose.

Stridex Sensitive Acne pads are ideal for anybody – male and female – looking for a cleanser. What we have noticed is that it is a functional product, not cosmetic – so it is easily accessible to all people. It is also a pad, not a cream or a solution. It works on the surface of the skin. If you pick up a pad, you will instantly notice the moistness of the pads. This is largely due to the 0.5% Salicylic acid of the product.

The Salicylic acid is the key ingredient of the cleansing fluid on the pads. Its role is to break the bond of the dirt molecule with the skin, thus releasing the dirt from your face. At 0.5% it is a light cleanser, ideal for everyday use.

Why Stridex?

Amongst the people we know, we have conducted a survey of their experiences using Stridex Sensitive Acne pads. The reports are encouraging. The pads have delivered a cleansed skin.

Availability

We share this with you, if you are struggling with irritated skin, to let you know that there is a solution. Stridex is only available online at Blistex.co.za. Stridex is unfortunately not available in retail outlets yet. We are able to deliver to your preferred address, and offer you preferential pricing.

If you are desperate to improve your good looks and restore your face to its high standard of attractiveness, then try Stridex Sensitive Acne pads.

Stridex Acne pads

Try Stridex Acne pads, the next time you have an acne outbreak, from Blistex. They are available on the Blistex online shop.

Stridex acne pads are facial cleansing pads. The pads have two properties, which make them an effective acne treatment. The pads are textured, which means that the skin pores open during the cleaning motion. Furthermore, the pads contain Salicylic acid which breaks the bond between dirt molecules and the skin.

Stridex Sensitive and Stridex Maximum are the two available variants of these acne pads. The concentration of the Salicylic Acid per w/w varies, between the two variants. The result is that Acne sufferers may choose from two products, with varying degrees of intensity.

Stridex Sensitive with Aloe

Stridex Sensitive acne pads

The Stridex Sensitive range is a single-step acne control which has a gentle, soothing action on your skin. The acne cleanser controls the spots that develop on your skin, especially if it is a mild to medium breakout. In essence, Stridex Sensitive is a cleaning pad, with an active ingredient, which releases dirt and dissolves unwanted oils.

Stridex cleansing pads achieves it cleansing process through a mild keratolytic action. To explain, the keratolytic action removes the surface layers of your skin and unclogs pores which lie beneath. The Salicylic acid removes the bond between the dirt and the skin, and allows for a complete clean. With a level of 0.5% Salicylic acid, use Stridex Sensitive on sensitive skin. The aloe content of Stridex Sensitive contributes to the positive effect of the product. It has strong soothing properties which are great for the maintenance of the skin.

A tub of 55 textured pads will cost R140-00 excluding a nominal delivery charge. Packaged in an identifiable green box, Stridex Sensitive is a wise starting point to controlling acne.

Stridex Maximum Acne pads

Stridex Maximum acne pads

On the journey to cleaner skin, Stridex Sensitive is a good place to start. However, Stridex Maximum provides a big punch to cleaning, treating and preventing acne. Stridex Maximum is an alcohol free, textured pad. It provides deep cleaning to your face. Due to the active ingredient, Stridex Maximum is a more persistent fighter of acne, than Stridex Sensitive.

Stridex Maximum acne pads contains 2% w/w of Salicylic acid. In other words, the acne pads contain the maximum level of Salicylic acid that an over-the-counter product may contain. The concentration intensity of Salicylic acid is significantly stronger than Stridex Sensitive. Therefore, it removes stubbon dirt from your skin, leaving it clean.

Considering the strength of Stridex Maximum, you are advised to to check whether this product is suitable for your skin. Consult your doctor, especially if you have have already received precribed medicine. Take care, too, you want to keep the moisture-filled pads away from your eyes and soft tissue areas. Lastly, once you have got into a routine of cleaning with Stridex Maximum, the sweet spot is when the product prevents pimple development.

The Stridex Maximum pads are available in a red box, and includes 55 soft touch pads container. Fortunately, it is not more expensive than Stridex Sensitive and is also available online at Blistex.

Teenage issues

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The mornings are the worst. You wake up, and before you pull back the bedcovers to stand up, you can tell that something is attacking you. The source of the pain is located on the temple, forehead – centre, or in the crease alongside the nose. But worse, it is when the ache is on the chin. The discomfort highlights what you can expect when you first look at yourself in the mirror.

“I am sure that I dreamed of self-confidence” you think to yourself. “I am beautiful, attractive, good-looking. Today I can raise myself to a grand height, ready to put my best foot forward.”

Hardly.

The mirror reveals that the pain is a damn pimple. It has dashed your day. It is sore, and already you know that behind the pain of one identifiable spot, hides the rest of the spot-brigade. Lead, usually by one significant yellow-headed dancer, the troop of blackheads have danced their way across your face during those dark hours of sleep. You can feel the groan of disappointment rise up through your body. Here starts another day in teenage “paradise”.

Photo by Nathaniel Chang

The truth is many people struggle with mild to severe attacks of acne. Fortunate teens, have the means to invest in a face, by visiting a dermatologist and embarking on a course of treatment that can last anything from three to 18 months. The result is that one is almost guaranteed a face that is presentable to the vain world in which we live. Less fortunate teens, are those that agonize through teenage years in the hope that the break-through to maturity won’t damage their hopeful good-looks forever. Whichever you are, when faced with an acne break-out, you find yourself in front of the mirror, each morning, hoping that the dancers have moved to another club.

Stridex

Stridex is a skincare product-range which helps you remove the painful facial expression, which the mirror reflects each morning. Whatever remains of the facial dance-moves, you want to feel that you can be proactive about cleaning up the mess. It gives you some sense of power. It gives you a sense that there can be improvement. Stridex cleansing pads will help you do this.

Stridex is a range of soft-textured cleansing pads, made specifically for you – the acne sufferer. The soft, white pads feel cool and moist to the touch. They are light and thin and easy to run over the skin of your face. They are for everyday use.

Salicylic Acid

The function of Stridex cleansing pads is to remove dirt and oil from the skin-cells, and they have a keratolytic function. Keratolytic meaning: to remove the surface layers of the skin. When you are concerned about how many dancers are partying on your face each night, you really want something that will change their behaviour. Salicylic acid is a key ingredient of Stridex which changes the behaviour of red spots, black-heads and yellow pimples. The acid is an active ingredient, which breaks the bond between dirt and a skin-cell, and dissolves deep-down oil. It provides deep cleansing. The varying percentages of the active ingredient help you balance your acne-beating treatment. In South Africa, there are two variants of Stridex – Sensitive and Maximum.

Perhaps a little Stridex treatment will make a difference to the reflection in the mirror, maybe it will relax that frown. Maybe the dancers will move to another rave party, permanently. Try Stridex today!

Tucks

Tucks medicated cooling pads are now available in South Africa.

For immediate relief from burning and itching associated with hemorrhoids, Tucks is the ideal product.

Tucks medicated cooling pads originate in the USA. They are the 2nd highest selling brand in the Rectal Medications Category in the United States, and have a 50-year legacy providing soothing comfort for hemorrhoids and other irritated tissue.

Pharmaceutical Enterprises introduces Tucks medicated pads through direct channels to the South African public. Yes, order from us. Just click here. Tucks medicated cooling pads are an over-the-counter (non-scheduled) product which helps relieve pain, discomfort and irritation associated with hemorrhoids.

That said, Tucks medicated cooling pads are not limited to hemorrhoid sufferers only. The unique formula which includes Witch Hazel means that Tucks may be used for personal hygiene, vaginal irritation or swelling and sensitive conditions during and post-pregnancy.

“We are pleased to be distributing this product in South Africa, ” said Michael Brown, MD of Pharmaceutical Enterprises, ” it is not a new product, and already has a long track record in the United States. We know that it will be an effective pain-relieving product in South Africa.”

Tucks is available in cartons of 40 pads and 100 pads. Just select your preference.

So look out for retail listings, or simply order directly from Pharmaceutical Enterprises. We arrange nationwide delivery.

Oxybenzone – the contradiction

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What are you to think when you see the term: “Oxybenzone” or “Oxybenzone -3”? For many, it is just an ingredient which sounds complex, because of its description, and therefore damaging to people or nature. You won’t be completely wrong in your assumption. As lip-care experts, we want to ensure that Blistex products provide great quality and benefit to the user’s of our products. We conducted an investigation into this particular ingredient in order to you enlighten you.

Oxybenzone is also known as Oxybenzone-3 or Benzophenone-3. If you inspect the ingredients list of your favourite lip-balm, and discover an ingredient with a similar description but slightly different spelling to Oxybenzone, it will probably be a version of Oxybenzone. Also, in recent packaging updates Oxybenzone is being highlighted, independently, to alert the user to this ingredient.

Oxybenzone, generally, presents no issues for human beings. It is a naturally occurring chemical compound in various flowering plants. In modern times it has been used in hairsprays, make-up products and importantly, provides the sun protective ingredient in lip-balms. The Oxybenzone ingredient helps eliminate the negative affect of the sun’s UVA and UVB, on the human skin. In products which are used on the beach, in sports and day-to-day it is an effective protection ingredient.

But here lies the contradiction, while Oxybenzone is great for sun- protection in people, it has been identified as a destroyer of corals. Even a very small amount of Oxybenzone has a dramatically negative effect on the ability of the coral to defend itself. It is responsible for the phenomenon called Coral-bleaching, where corals lose their unique and rich colours. Oxybenzone causes the corals to become white and light in appearance. If a small amount of Oxybenzone impacts corals negatively, imagine the overall effect of up to 6000 tons of Oxybenzone that are off-loaded in the sea, in places like Hawaii, through tourist and holiday-maker swimming, surfing and vacation fun. It is quickly apparent that Oxybenzone will impact the ocean and corals within the ocean.

So when you next browse through the ingredients list of your favourite Blistex product, and you come across Oxybenzone, please know this ingredient is there to protect you. When you are heading into the sea, look out for one of our products which doesn’t contain Oxybenzone, and use that while swimming.

We will continue to produce Blistex products responsibly and revise ingredient lists to include only the best products for you and the environment. At the same time, use your discretion at different times, and apply the appropriate lip-balm in each situation.