How much water is needed in using TDF® Acne Cleansing Powder? Do you need to wait a few minutes before rinsing it off?
Just mixed it with a little water, sufficient enough to lather into foam. Massage gently on wet face. Rinse just like how you do it with liquid facial wash. Then pat dry your face.
Whether you use a powder or liquid facial wash, the best water temperature is warm for facial washing. Cold water doesn’t effectively remove the daily grime, hot water may irritate and dry out your skin. Warm water helps loosen the dirt, but preserves your skin’s natural hydrating oils.
In a powder cleanser form, enzymes help gently exfoliate your skin, help with reducing pore sizes and congestion, break down any makeup you have on your skin, reduce excess sebum that causes pimples, and help to loosen the conjunctions between dead skin cells.
Is it still necessary to use astringent after washing the face with TDF® Metabiotic Facial Wash or TDF® Acne Cleansing Powder?
Astringent is a stronger form of toner and also a water-based leave-on skin care product that is used after washing to remove leftover makeup and cleanser. It is formulated to remove excess oil from the skin hence best for combination to oily and acne-prone skin types. Astringents that contain blemish-fighting ingredients clear out these plugs, allowing the pores to go back to their normal size so they look smaller in comparison.
Prebiotics are essentially foods consumed by probiotics (good bacteria). Applying prebiotics to skin help probiotics thrive so they can (1) keep the surface of skin—its first line of defense—balanced, younger-looking, and strong; (2) offset factors that lead to redness, dryness, and a weakened surface; (3) ward off signs of aging skin; (4) restore a healthy microbiome balance (good bacteria).
Xcelarev® Technology, which is unique to FAIRENCE®, is a patented glycol co-enhancer drug delivery system dispersed in a silicone elastomer continuous phase. It combines the pharmaceutical topical drug delivery technology with technology of cosmetic science by using partition and diffusion coefficient enhancers to increase skin penetration.
How do you recommend the use of FAIRENCE® as a complementary to other hyperpigmentation or melasma treatments?
After doing your usual skincare routine (wash, tone) and application of the melasma/hyperpigmentation treatment, apply FAIRENCE® on the whole face after serum and just before sunscreen. Use in the morning and at night. Once you stop your treatment, you may continue to use FAIRENCE® as a maintenance therapy.
Both are good for unclogging pores.
Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), which is oil-soluble, and penetrates the lower levels of skin. It is able to exfoliate inside a pore by breaking down clogs and allowing oil in the pore to flow out more freely. While Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), which is water soluble hence it simply doesn’t go that deep. However, Glycolic Acid is good for other skin issues such as roughness, flaking, and surface-level damage which are often side-effects of acne or acne-treatments. It exfoliates the surface of skin thus preventing dead skin from falling into and getting trapped inside a pore.
Most under eye circles are caused by an accumulation of blood from fragile capillaries in the eye area. TDF® Eye Radiance is specially formulated to improve dark circles. It contains nourishing blend of natural botanical and marine extracts, antioxidants, amino acids, and moisture-binding ingredients.
TDF® SPF30 UVA/UVB Sunscreen is recommended for oily and acne-prone skin. It is lightweight, oil-free and is specially formulated with a selected combination of ingredients that do not cause clogging of pores.
TDF® PA+++ UVA/UVB SPF50+ Sunscreen is a lightweight, high performing sunscreen which provides maximum blockage against harmful UV rays and is clinically proven to protect our skin from sunburns, skin darkening and photodamage. It is suitable for all skin types.
Sunscreen should be applied after skincare products as the last step. However, sunscreen should be applied before foundation and makeup. Do not mix sunscreen together with other skincare products or makeup
The main difference in sunscreen and sunblock lies in the way they protect the skin from UV rays. Sunblock is so named because it literally blocks UV rays by forming a physical shield, while a sunscreen contains chemicals that absorb UV rays before your skin can.
SPF means Sun Protection Factor and all sunscreens and sunblocks come with an SPF. The American Academy of Dermatology advises using an SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97% of UVB rays. But remember, while higher SPF numbers block a little more of the sun's UVB rays, no sunscreen can block 100% of them.
It is also important to remember that high-number SPFs last the same amount of time as low-number SPFs. A high-number SPF does not allow you to spend additional time outdoors without reapplication. Sunscreens should be reapplied approximately every two hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the bottle.
Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain one or more of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These formulations tend to be easier to rub into the skin without leaving a white residue.
Physical sunscreens work like a shield, sitting on the surface of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. They contain the active ingredients zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Opt for this sunscreen if you have sensitive skin.
TDF® Quick Recovery Cream is a super hydrating cream which supports skin recovery hence it is excellent for use after laser, chemical peel, IPL or dermabrasion. Apply generously 3 times daily for three days after procedure. Thereafter, apply nightly until skin returns to normal appearance. You may also use FAIRENCE® to address the top layers of skin and promote skin smoothness with even skin tone. Skin must heal before applying topical formulations, unless recommended by a physician.
What is the compatibility of TDF® products with other cosmetics and drugs? What is the order of application?
TDF® products can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic and therapeutic skin care regimens. In general, the recommended procedure is: (1) wash and dry face; (2) apply toner (it helps in the absorption of other topical products); (3) apply topical medications if appropriate and allow to absorb (a few minutes); (4) apply leave-on skin care products and sunscreen (4) apply make-up. Consult your physician for any specific questions regarding drug compatibility with skin care products.
There are no known safety concerns with using cosmetic products during pregnancy. However Hyphens Pharma Pte Ltd, recommends that all pregnant and lactating women, or those currently planning to become pregnant, seek the advice of their physician before using any skin care products.