Acne Care for Dry Skin

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If you have dry, acne-prone skin, you know how hard it is to find a cream to address all your concerns at once. Most people associate acne blemishes with oily skin, but the truth is that many dry conditions (such as rosacea) can cause acne breakouts, leaving skin both dry and broken out.

Why does dry skin break out?
The answer to this varies. In short, you can get an acne blemish any time a hair follicle becomes clogged. In oily skin, the clog is usually caused by excess oil. But the follicles can also be clogged by cosmetic products, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells — the last being the major cause of acne in dry skin.

If you have dry skin, it’s often flaky and rough. There are dead skin cells galore that refuse to slough off, so instead they clog follicles, leading to breakouts. Dry skin may also try to overcompensate for its dryness by actually overproducing oil, further leading to clogs when those dead skin cells keep oil trapped.

Lastly, conditions associated with dryness, such as rosacea, come with their own forms of pimples which operate similarly to acne blemishes, though they’re not identical. Treatment for rosacea blemishes may differ from traditional acne treatments; however, when it comes to ATOPALM’s secret weapon against blemishes, you only need one product whether you’re dealing with acne or rosacea.

How do I treat pimples in dry skin?
Many popular acne treatments can be harsh and over-drying to the skin, simply because they’re meant for oily, traditionally acne-prone skin. Top acne products often contain benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient which can irritate any skin type, but positively wreak havoc on dry, sensitive skin.

Rather than exposing dry skin to overly stripping acne products, it’s important to find a formulation which will treat the blemishes without upsetting surrounding skin. In this way, you can reduce the appearance of pimples and help them heal without undoing the work of your other skin care products.

What’s the best spot treatment for dry acne-prone skin?
Call us biased if you want, but the truth is still the truth: ATOPALM Cicarelief Cream is our #1 best-selling product for acne. Not only that, but it’s an excellent blemish treatment whether your skin is dry or not! It can be used on acne blemishes as well as rosacea blemishes, and anything in between.

The unique benefits of Cicarelief Cream come from the combination of ATOPALM MLE and calamine. These two ingredients target blemishes from a healing standpoint, as well as a soothing standpoint. MLE repairs and supports skin health while calamine reduces inflammation, redness, and irritation. The result is skin that both looks and feels better while it’s actually being healed — not just covered or dried up.

 

Try Cicarelief Cream when you order the Real Barrier Cica Cream Kit. You’ll find a full size bottle of Cicarelief Cream, as well as mid-size versions of Extreme Cream Mask and Eye Contour Cream, all at a special discounted price.

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Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Six: Eye Care

This is step six of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed the first five, you can read step one hereread step two hereread step three hereread step four here, and read step five here.

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Eye skin care  is one of the most important steps of any regimen, but it’s also one of the most skipped steps! Many people assume that eye care is unnecessary, or that they can simply use their normal face cream on their eye area as well.

The fact is, the eye area is one of the most delicate areas of skin on the entire body. This means that the eye area is usually one of the first places to show visible signs of aging and damage. The delicate tissue also means that it’s important to use the right skin care designed especially for the eye area in order to avoid irritation or damage.

Although ATOPALM skin care is already formulated with sensitive and compromised skin in mind, our eye care takes those ideas a step further. Our face creams won’t irritate your eye area, but you’ll be missing out on the targeted care our eye formulas provide.

ATOPALM offers two eye skin care products, each providing unique benefits so users can choose which product meets their needs best.

Our classic MLE line includes Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum, a lightweight yet rich serum-cream created to target visible signs of aging. MLE repairs the skin’s lipid layer while K6PC5 (an activator) works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E and licorice root further work to brighten, condition, and protect skin. Clinical studies show a reduction in fine lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles throughout the eye area. 

ATOPALM Real Barrier also offers its own eye care product. Eye Contour Cream contains a peptide to increase skin elasticity, which is a trademark of youthful skin. Hyaluronic acid combines with MLE to deeply hydrate and repair skin, all while the Real Barrier 3-Calming Complex soothes and calms irritated skin.

Once you’ve chosen the right eye skin care product for you, it’s time to apply it with the gentleness and care that K-Beauty is known for. Follow your product’s packaging directions to dispense the proper amount of product onto one of your ring fingers. Dab your other ring finger into the cream so that it’s distributed evenly between your fingers.

Now lightly tap — do not rub — the product onto the eye area, following the natural curvature of your under-eye area. Begin under the inner corners of the eyes, and gently tap in an outward motion, circling all the way up to the end of your eyebrow. After the product has been tapped in, let it set for a minute to properly absorb.

By applying your eye care properly, you’ll avoid the rubbing and tugging that can deeply damage the delicate skin, leading to the visible signs of aging you’re trying to avoid!

Best Skin Care for Irritated Skin

Even if you don’t normally have sensitive skin, chances are you’ve had a handful of times in your life when your skin has become irritated. Maybe during an illness, or after using a new skin care product that was poorly formulated. Other common causes of short-term irritation can be in-office skin procedures, or exposure to irritants like poison oak and ivy.

Regardless of the cause, Cicarelief Cream is here for you. Cicarelief Cream is a deeply healing and reparative cream formulated especially for compromised skin in need of special care. It uses MLE, panthenol, calamine, and madecassoside to soothe and promote healing in skin that has been damaged or irritated. It can be used after sunburn, reactions to natural irritants, or simply when your skin feels less than healthy.

For those who experience extreme sensitivity on a regular basis, Cicarelief Cream can be used more often to keep skin in a healthier and more comfortable state. Use it instead of your normal ATOPALM cream or, in the most extreme cases, in addition to your daily cream. The calamine and panthenol go that extra mile to soothe irritation and restore health.

Last but certainly not least, Cicarelief Cream makes an excellent acne breakout treatment! The soothing ingredients help reduce redness and inflammation while ATOPALM MLE goes to work on repairing the skin barrier. Use it as an acne spot treatment, or on larger areas of the face if you are very acne-prone.

Try Cicarelief Cream today when you purchase the Cicarelief Cream Kit! Offered at a special low price, it features a full-size Cicarelief Cream, as well as mid-size versions of Extreme Cream Mask, Intense Moisture Cream, and Eye Contour Cream. Cicarelief Cream Kit is the perfect way to experience many new ATOPALM products at once, and give your skin the gift of health through ATOPALM Real Barrier.

Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Five: Masks

This is step five of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed the first four, you can read step one here, read step two hereread step three here, and read step four here.

You may wonder how step five of ATOPALM’s Korean skin care regimen could be masks since ATOPALM.com doesn’t feature any face masks! While K-beauty flew to popularity with the use of sheet masks, that’s one arena that ATOPALM USA hasn’t joined.

Why? Because our skin care creams make such excellent face masks on their own! Since we know that ATOPALM creams can double as face masks, we believe that our customers should get to stick to the formulas they love, and not worry about adding more products to their skin care routine.

One thing to note is that, while K-beauty masks are listed as step five of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen, this does not mean that you should use a face mask cream as your fourth step every day. Rather, incorporate this deep moisturizing process once or twice a week, preferably in the evening.

If you’re looking forward to using your favorite ATOPALM cream as a face mask, but you’re not sure where to begin, read on to learn how to apply ATOPALM cream as a face mask.

Step one: choose a cream. Any ATOPALM cream can technically be used as a face mask, but we do have a couple of recommendations based on the various ingredients and formula concentrations we offer on ATOPALM.com.

For example, Intensive Moisturizing Cream is our best-selling moisturizer and can be used as a face mask, but you may see more noticeable results when using one of our Real Barrier formulas, due to the presence of the Real Barrier three-calming complex. Likewise, extremely dry or sensitive skin types may prefer to use an ATOPALM 130+ formula as their face mask to give their skin an intense dose of moisture and comfort.

Step two: begin your skin care process, with step one, step two, step three, and step four of the ATOPALM Korean skin care regimen. When you get to step five (normally Moisturize), move instead into the face mask application process. Note that step four is Treatment, but does include some of our face creams that can be used for treatment purposes. If your mask cream of choice is one of these treatment products, you can apply your mask as step four of the regimen.

Step three: apply as a mask. Instead of gently patting your cream into your skin, apply a thicker-than-normal layer and allow it to sink in gradually. This allows the cream to begin moisturizing immediately, but also to “drink in” the formula naturally, resulting in a more natural moisturization process. It also gives the formula’s active ingredients time to begin working on the surface of the skin before penetrating deeper to repair and replenish from the inside out.

You will be amazed at the difference this application process makes, even if you’re using your normal daily moisturizer as a mask! If you try this special face mask application, please leave us a comment below to let us know your thoughts!

Review: Real Barrier Cica Cream for Irritated Skin

요즘 꼭꼭 바르는 애정 재생크림이에요!!

A regenerative cream that I always apply these days!

트러블에도 좋고
울긋불긋 민감해진 피부도
불긋한 기를 없애주는
리얼베리어 시카릴리프 크림이에요
Real Barrier Cicarelief Cream is great for breakouts, irritated sensitive skin, and also helps reduce redness of skin.


재생크림이라는 애칭과 딱! 맞는 피부변화를
선사해줘서 기분이 좋아요

It certainly lives up to its nickname of ‘regenerative cream.’ I am so happy with this product for the way it changes my skin.

꾸준히 발라서 피부장벽을 튼튼하게!

I am going to apply this regularly to strengthen my skin barrier!

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=26809

Korean Skin Care Review: Real Barrier Cica Cream

시카프릴리프 사용후기

Review of Cicarelief

얼굴이 민감하게 올라온 것도 많이 가라앉았지만 무엇보다도 팔이 햇빛으로 심하게 자극 받은데다가 제가 긁어서 많이 붓고 따가웠는데 일주일 이상 꾸준히 바르니까 삼일째부터 살결이 보송보송 해지고 가렵지도 않더라구요. 지금 품절인데 재입고 되면 바로 다시 구입할겁니다! 근데 용량이 좀 작아요 ㅠㅠ

The cream not only worked on the sensitive breakouts on my face, but it really did its magic on my arms that were severely burnt from sunlight and had gotten swollen and irritated after I had scratched them. I applied the cream for a week and after the third day my skin started to feel soft and less itchy. It’s out of stock right now, but I plan on buying it again as soon as it is restocked! The volume is a little small though.

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Korean Skin Care Regimen Step-by-Step Guide, Step Four: Treatment

This is step four of our Korean skin care regimen series! If you missed the first three, you can read step one here, read step two here, and read step three here.

This step focuses on targeted skin care treatments. Consider step four your way to diversify your skin care regimen and pay attention to your biggest skin care concerns.

One thing to remember is that the K-Beauty regimen puts a lot of emphasis on truly caring for the skin, not just with the right products, but with how you touch and manipulate your skin. All of your products should be gently applied, with more of a tapping or massaging motion than a rough rubbing motion, and treatments are no exception.

Since the treatment step is your chance to focus on your skin care concern, here are a few ATOPALM products that can be used depending on what you’re concerns are. You can use as many or few as you like, as all ATOPALM products are designed to work together without stressing the skin.

 

Concern: Aging Skin
Product: Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex

Formulated with peptides, vitamin C, and an anti-aging skin care activator known as K6PC5, Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex is all you need to fight fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and other visible signs of aging. It of course also features MLE to further hydrate skin, which adds an extra boost of anti-aging action as it allows skin to maintain a youthful plumpness and suppleness.

 

Concern: Extreme Dryness and Sensitivity
Product: ATOPALM 130+ Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol

While all ATOPALM products are created with moisture and the skin’s lipid barrier in mind, ATOPALM 130+ is specially formulated for extremely dry, sensitive, and compromised skin types. Formulated with 30% more active ingredients, ATOPALM 130+ features our richest, most replenishing products. Concentrated Intensive Facial Moisturizer with Panthenol takes this a step further with its star ingredient —you guessed it — panthenol, which is well-known for its deep soothing abilities.

 

Concern: Externally Irritated and Acne-Prone Skin
Product: Real Barrier Cicarelief Cream

One of our newest products is also one of our best treatments for acne blemishes, as well as skin that’s been irritated by external aggressors, like poison oak and ivy. These traits also make it an excellent treatment for use after minor dermatological procedures. Alongside MLE, Cicarelief Cream uses calamine to deeply soothe irritation including redness, itching, and stinging. But the treatment doesn’t stop there! Cicarelief also features panthenol and madecassoside to continue comforting skin long after its been applied.

Concern: Getting the Most from Your Skin Care
Product: Real Barrier Intro Serum

If you don’t have a specific skin care concern, Intro Serum is for you! Think of it as a skin care booster — it actually maximizes the benefits you get from every other ATOPALM product. It can be used alongside any of the previously mentioned treatments, or as your one and only Korean skin care regimen treatment.

Real Barrier Cica Cream Review

구세주 시카릴리프!

My savior Cicarelief!

트러블전쟁에서 나를 구해주는 구세주!! 시카릴리프!! 트러블로 얼굴이 뒤집어졌을때 아침저녁으로 얼굴전체에 도포하고 자면 3일이면 얼굴이 깨끗해져요~^^ 효과를 본 이후로는 매일매일 데일리케어로 사용하는데ㅎ 양이….적…어도 너무너무 적….ㅜㅠ 한달이면 다 써요 심지어 꼬리쪽 파란부분의 반은 배송올때부터 비어 있…ㅜㅠ 대용량 좀 만들어 주쎄요!!

Cicarelief saved me from my war against breakouts. When my face breaks out I apply a layer all over my face day and night. In three days, my skin calms down and is clean again. After experiencing this amazing effect, I’ve been incorporating the cream into my daily routine. But the cream comes in such a small tube that I run out of it in a month. The blue part on the bottom of the tube even seemed a little empty when I first got it. Please make the product in larger size.

Review originally featured here: http://www.neopharmshop.co.kr/main/detail_reviewpop.asp?guid=28955

Real Barrier Review: Cica Cream and Essence Mist

재구매

Repurchased!

촉촉하고 순한 미스트예요! 전에 사용해보고 면세점에서 구입해서 쓰고 이번에 또 구입했네요^_^ 세번째 재구매면 말 다했죠 ㅋㅋ 너무 좋아요~ 아 그리고 전에 지인에게 선물했더니 너무 좋아했던 기억이 나요! 피부관리중에 제일 첫번째가 수분관리라는 생각이 들어 요즘 생활습관도 바꾸고 기초제품에도 신경쓰고 있는데 세안하고 제일 첫번째 단계로 요 미스트 듬뿍 뿌려 흡수시키는것 부터 시작해요. 그러면 다음 단계 화장품도 다 잘 흡수하더라구요! 요즘 손으로 얼굴에 바를 때 그 부드러운 느낌! 희열을 느껴요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

This is such such a gentle hydrating mist! I tried it before so I purchased it at a duty-free store and bought it again this time. So, that pretty much sums up how good this product is! Hahaha. I really like this product. I also remember that I bought one as a present for an acquaintance and she really liked it!

I think the first step to skin care is to keep the skin hydrated. So, I’ve changed my lifestyle and have been attentive to which skin care products I use. The first thing I do after cleansing my face is to spray my whole face with this mist so that my skin fully absorbs the mist. Then, all other makeup products is absorbed so nicely afterwards! I love the soft feeling when I apply it to my face with hands. It feels so nice. lol.

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K-Beauty Review: Real Barrier Intro Serum

리얼베리어 인트로세럼으로 첫단계 안티에이징 시작! 순하고 촉촉해요
Take the first step to anti-aging with the Real Barrier Intro Serum! It’s gentle and moisturizing.

새해가 오고나서부터 저 뿐만아니라 안티에이징 제품들로 많이 바꾸시는것 같아요
I think a lot of people including myself are changing their skin care products to anti-aging lines after new year..


안티에이징 제품들이 크림 또는 세럼만 있다고 생각하시는 분들도 많으실텐데, 
물론 저도 그렇게 생각해왔었기에~
하지만 이런 생각을 바꾸게 해준 제품이었어요

A lot of people think that there are only creams and serums in anti-aging products. Of course, I thought the same.

However, this product made me change that way of thinking.

 

아무리 좋은 안티에이징 제품들을 바르더라도 그 제품만을 사용하는것이 아닌
근본은 피부장벽을 지켜주면서 발라야한다는 것!
그래서 안티에이징의 기본은 피부장벽을 탄탄하게 가꿔주는것에서부터 시작된다고해요
피부장벽을 지켜주지 못하면 노화의 시작이니, 좋은 제품들 바르더라도.. 머… 안녕이죠..

Even when you use all the great anti-aging products, the key is to take care of the skin barrier while applying all those products!

The foundation of anti-aging starts with a healthy and strong skin barrier.

Aging starts when the skin barrier is not properly protected. So, it’s no use just applying good products.

 

첫 단계에 사용하는 제품 치고는 약간 묵직한 제형이에요
그렇다고 해서 쫀쫀하거나 끈적이는 타입은 아니랍니다
제가 여태 사용했던 첫 단계 제품들 중에서는 흘러내리거나 토너형태의 물같은 제형들이 많았는데요
리얼베리어 세럼 제품은 펌핑 후에 손을 세우더라도 뚝뚝! 떨어지지 않고 흘러내리는 속도도 느리더라구요

The consistency is slightly heavy for a product used as the first step in a skin care routine.

However, that doesn’t mean it is dense and sticky.

A lot of the products I’ve used as the first step in my skin care regimen had a runny, watery consistency like a toner.

But the Real Barrier Serum does not drip off from your hand quickly even when you raise your hand after putting a dab on it.

 

매일 아침 저도 첫단계에서 인트로 세럼 사용해보았어요

I tried the Intro Serum as the first step to my skin care routine every morning.

 

인트로세럼으로 첫단계 시작했는데, 
손등에 테스트 해보았을때랑은 또 다른 느낌이더라구요
얼굴의 속부터 촉촉함이 그대로 느껴지는!

It felt different than when I tested the resum on the back of my hand.

I could feel the moisture penetrating underneath my skin barrier.

 

발랐을때의 촉촉함이 흡수뒤에도 그대로 느껴지더라구요!
원래 첫단계에서 바르는 스킨케어 제품은 촉촉하다는 생각이 많이 들지 않았던 제품들이 대부분이었는데
인트로세럼은 첫단계에서도 촉촉함을 그대로 전해주는 제품이었던것 같아요 
발랐을때는 발림성에 또한번 !
흡수후에는 촉촉함에 한번! 놀랐던 제품이었네요

Even after it was completely absorbed, I could still feel the moisturizing effect.

Most of the products I used in the first step of my skin care routine did not feel very moisturizing, but Intro Serum leaves the skin feeling moisturized after the very first step.

I was first surprised by the feeling of application!

And I was surprised the second time again by the moisturizing feeling after complete absorption.

 

사용후에는 번들거리나 끈적임이 없어서 사용후 마무리감도 좋았던 제품이라
인트로세럼으로 저는 바로 첫단계 제품바꿨어요 🙂

The product leaves a nice finish without any stickiness or glossy look, so I changed my first step of skin care routine to Intro Serum. 😊

 

안티에이징 제품들 시중에 많이 나와 있지만, 
근본은 수분장벽을 지키는 것에서부터 시작!
저도 주름 미백 케어 이전에 수분장벽부터 사수할려구요!

There are a lot of anti-aging products out on the market, but the first step to anti-aging is maintaining a good moisture balance in your skin barrier.

I plan on taking care of the moisture balance in my skin barrier before worrying about wrinkles and brightening skin care.

 

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