The importance of berries in our diets has been top of mind in recent years. As we know, the benefits of something internally are not always the same when applied topically. Cherries are a great example of a berry that is excellent from a dietary perspective and also has amazing topical benefits.
At PCA SKIN, we use two different types of cherries: Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Extract and Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract. Both are excellent sources of anthocyanidin and proanthocyanidin flavonoids. These are natural antioxidant compounds that disarm free radicals that can damage healthy cells. They are powerful calming ingredients and also contribute to the integrity of capillaries and collagen structures.
They both can be found in Clarify: Therapeutic Salicylic Acid Mask, providing excellent antioxidant benefits and artfully balancing the potential heat of a straight salicylic acid. This combination makes Clarify: Therapeutic Salicylic Acid Mask a great choice for treating congested skin and sensitive skin conditions. Avoiding treatments that create excessive heat is important for patients with sensitive skin, yet salicylic acid has the ability to penetrate into block follicles to clear breakouts. So, combining this effective beta hydroxy acid with soothing, antioxidant cherry extracts creates the perfect option for sensitive skin types.
Clarify: Therapeutic Salicylic Acid Mask is also a good choice for patients who do not want to see visible exfoliation post-treatment.
Let your patients’ skin enjoy the benefits of berries.