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.

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.