Dermalogica was founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, a highly educated and trained skin therapist. Today, this leading company is one of the most prestigious cosmetic and skin care distributors worldwide.  Their mission is to improve skin health results through the education of skin therapists and cosmetic professionals, rather than advertising or fancy packaging.  

The foundation of Dermalogica is based upon Jane’s vision, which is that skin care should be approached from a health, rather than cosmetic or beauty, perspective. This is why all products are guaranteed to be free of many common irritants, including such ingredients as lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances. Instead of using common “beauty” ingredients, artificial chemicals, and cheap fillers that can irritate the skin, the Dermalogica line only contains ingredients that have been thoroughly researched and proven to promote skin health for a wide range of skin types and conditions. Men and women of all ages can enjoy the benefits of these products. 

All Dermalogica products are manufactured in the USA and are sold by trained professional skin therapists. Unlike many mainstream skin care companies, Jane’s products do not rely on commercial department or cosmetic stores to reach the public.  Rather, the launch of her new line followed the extensive training of skin therapists who focused on personalized distribution. 

With its emphasis on health, as opposed to merely beauty, this groundbreaking company separates itself from many other brands in the mainstream commercial cosmetic industry.  As a result, Dermalogica has become the number one choice for skin care professionals and is sold in over 80 countries worldwide.

Make an appointment for a complimentary consultation today: 416-228-0011.

The skin is an excellent record keeper. Every moment we are exposed to daylight adds up like money in the bank- the problem is the payoff; namely skin damage in the form of wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and premature aging, a repressed immune system and the potential for skin cancer. Skin cancer is a global phenomenon.

In the U.S. over one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year.

1in 5 Americans will developed skin cancer and 90% of these cancers will be the result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.

Therefore , the best defense is to limit daylight exposure and protect skin with sunscreen at all times.

for more up to date information on skin cancer contact: www.cancer.ca

Damages to the skin when your skin exposed to the sun without protection include:

skin thickening, dehydration, hyper or hypo-pigmentation, collagen breakdown (wrinkles), and changes to elastin (sagging), changes in dermal blood vessels (redness), Free Radicals generated, DNA repair inhibited, immune system affected.

We can prevent by:

  • Yearly exams and self exams for cancer
  • UV penetrates light clothing, windshield, windows and clouds.
  • No midday sun (10am-4pm)
  • 1 burn doubles your risk of cancer ( melanoma)
  • protect from UV reflection from sand, water, snow and ice-90% bounces back
  • Exfoliation Recommendation (exfoliation can remove possible precancerous cells before they become dangerous, and be sure not to skip the SPF)
  • Apply sunscreen half an hour before sun exposure

Make an appointment for a complimentary consultation today: 416-228-0011.

Skin tag is benign, soft hanging skin which most people have at some point in their lives.

The most common areas where skin tags occur are; eyelids, neck, under arms and the upper chest.

They are much more common in middle age.

What causes skin tags?

Although we do not know the exact cause of skin tags, the following are thought to be associated with their appearance:

  • friction of skin against skin
  • heredity
  • Insulin resistance caused by diabetes
  • high levels of cholesterol
  • human papilloma virus
  • being overweight

Skin tags are strongly associated with prediabetes, also called insulin resistance, and Type-2 diabetes. In those with insulin resistance, insulin becomes ineffective at pushing sugar into cells and, as such, the blood sugar builds up and the body keeps producing more insulin in an attempt to normalize blood sugar. Eventually, the pancreas becomes exhausted and diabetes results. We have an epidemic of Type-2 diabetes and early detection can prevent the development of this deadly disease. Diabetics, on average, live 10 to 15 years less than non-diabetics. Dozens of studies show that as few as three skin tags on the body are linked to increased diabetes risk. Research has also shown that those with skin tags have higher cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, and C-reactive protein (CRP) than those without skin tags (all risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease). Those people with elevated CRP, a marker for inflammation in the body, are four times more likely to develop diabetes. So although skin tags look bad, they are actually a warning sign for diabetes that we should not ignore.