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What do Kate Middleton and Dermis have in common?

Welcome, to kick off the first post of our celebrity skin care series, we look at the queen (well… princess we suppose/admit) of flawlessness and style.

What do Kate Middleton and Dermis have in common?  Quite a lot as it turns out; at least when it comes to pure advanced skin care.  Having graced the covers for more magazines than can we care for at this point, Prince William’s better half continues to look flawless.  Secrets?  Not really.  While we aren’t all genetically pre-disposed to being model-esque, we do all have the ability to look flawless in our own skin.

Dermis wanted to know, what’s she doing and why?

Rule #1: We’ve been hearing about paraben and preservative-free products.  Why all the fuss?

Parabens have been around for a very long time.  Parabens can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and toothpaste, while they are also used as food additives.

Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives, and that’s why they are found in so many products. They are used to fight bacteria and fungus, are widely available, and cost very little to manufacture and use. Nearly all of the parabens used as preservatives are man-made and not naturally occurring.

Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers.

Every product Kate Middleton uses is paraben free.  Dermis carries multiple lines of paraben-free products, like Eminence, G.M. Collin, PCA, and Jane Iredale Minerals.

Rule #2: Kate uses products containing Oxygen, like G.M. Collin’s PurActive Cream, why?

Three skincare conditions that respond well to oxygen treatments are: acne, rosacea, and aging skin. Given Kate’s skin type, it’s possible she more prone to these and perhaps she’s taking precautions.  The fact also remains that oxygen is a great anti-bacterial too.

If you’re interested in trying out a great product that meets both guidelines above, try the G.M. Collin Oxygen Puractive+ Cream.