Science and art of formulation
No quality control check is 100% accurate. Man
also cannot outdo God as if they know what's best for the end ingredient. Certain elements they
knowingly removed could be just what God has it in there for a purpose only He knows
As mentioned earlier, everything in the Universe
is chemical. So, in a skincare formulation where, say, 10 to 50 ingredients are blended to
form an end-product, there would always be some chemical reactions among some ingredients to
produce new chemical compounds. Dr. Pierre's efficacious products for treatment of respective
skin flaws do not depend on one or two single and isolated ingredients, but on skilful blending
of many others to render that excellent synergistic properties and power in yielding Fast
So, formulation of an end-product depends not on
science alone, but also art; and the willingness to invest time in rigorous research on the
synergistic action of what ingredients to blend to render the best post-application result
on the skin. Reading up and parroting on what some researchers have done on chemical/therapeutic
properties of single ingredients won't help. Many 'top' and expensive branded products almost
always enjoy telling beautiful but deceptive stories on how their single panacia
ingredient could work wonders like magic. After being duped into using, you're certain to see
tiny pimples and acne popping out. And if you were to go back to receive their acne
treatment, you'll end up witnessing more acne and acne scars!
Science and Art in Formulation
If a formulator depends only on reading, it is no wonder the
products they produce are all so conventional that makes no difference from brand 'A' to brand
'Z' except with different color, fragrance, and branding. Thus, despite all their wild claims
and ingenious marketing, consumers' complexion do not improve but become worse after using.
That explains why you're getting acne from acne-free, and darkened acne scars instead of
What about Mineral Oil and
Mineral oil is actually processed oil from the paraffin, a very natural
product from the earth. However, on its own, it can be harmful to the skin. When skillfully
blended with other ingredients, it produces efficacious results like what Dr. Pierre's Acne
Treatment & Acne Scars products and Blackheads Remover render.
Mineral Oil is wrongfully condemned by people
or companies who have their own secret agenda to offer their own alternative ingredients, by
claiming that since it is used for removing paint and rust, it must be harmful to the skin.
If this line of argument is acceptable, then since water is used for washing the toilet bowl and
the drain, it must be harmful to the skin too!
Parabens too have been condemned by people with their own selfish secret agendas.
These are unscrupulous raw materials suppliers offering to sell their own
alternative preservatives to parabens.
By the way, under pressure by the widespread
negative propaganda of parabens, many big brands have begun switching blindly to either one
of these new preservatives known as 'Phenonip' and 'Fenilight' which have been touted as
So, they can now follow the tide, and start
claiming proudly that their products are 'paraben-free!', but they would not specify what
preservatives the parabens
are replaced with. You will never know because new preservatives are easier to mask under neutral and nice sounding
Consumers are unaware that 'Phenonip' and
'Fenilight' actually contain parabens too!
Phenonip is a liquid, broad spectrum preservative with an INCI name:
Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben
(and) Butylparaben (and) Propylparaben (and) Isobutylparaben.
Fenilight is also a liquid, with an INCI name: Phenethyl Alcohol(also
known as phenylethanol, a popular synthetic aroma of rose) (and) Methylparaben (and)
Propylparaben (and) Glycerin.
As more bad press are given to parabens, unscrupulous
manufacturers begin to replace these preservatives with
other preservatives which are not
safer. For example, many popular “paraben alternatives” (such as methylisothiazolinone) are
known as formaldehyde releasers; some others work as “free radical magnets” increasing
cellular damage to the skin; others are plain skin irritatants!
Thus Phenonip and Fenilight are good examples of the paraben
mimicry. Other so-called alternatives to parabens are infact nothing more than a mixture of
parabens and less or even more toxic chemicals.
At Dr Pierre, we assure you that we trust our own rigorous
research and evaluation on the final product efficacies and not rely on hearsay.
So, do the big brands truly believe that
parabens are bad too? If so, why are they still using parabens which are now concealed inside
Phenonip, Fenilight and many other beautifully concocted trade names?
As far as Dr Pierre is concerned, he trusts his
own rigorous tried-and-tested observations from his years of R+D of his International
Award-winning products that have been helping thousands reaping Fast Efficacious
results from their complexion flaws without even one single complaint of complications.
Thus, he confirms that at least Methyl- and Propyl- parabens are safe. And should he decide to
switch also to Phenonip or Finilight one day, it's not because he starts to realize that
parabens are unsafe, but because he just wants to allay the unfounded fear of the end-users
Parabens have also been in use for about 7 decades
in Food, Medicine, Cosmetics etc., and the European
Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products, Health Canada, the FDA, and the Cosmetic
Ingredient Review (CIR), have all also deemed that they are safe.
Moreover, Dr Pierre's products, including the Acne
Treatment & Acne Scars and Blackheads
Remover, have been using such ingredients
for more than 30 years and we still have >95% of satisfied
How many manufacturers claiming to
use "100% natural ingredients" have stood the test of real consumers for more than 30 years
without any negative complaints?
By that, we mean consumers who bought the products
and testified genuinely, and not only a handful of paid human testers to sample their products
and giving them positive answers.
Biased report of paid
Paid testers who gave negative answers will not be
assigned future tester jobs. Moreover, it is unlikely that these human samples would risk their
skin for that US$100 or so to try on an unknown product. Most would just put them aside for
a few weeks, and then submit their report rather than risking having skin sensitizing
and/or acne breakouts. There's no way for the test clinic in knowing if their human
testers have really tested the products. It also won't help the test clinics' business
if they were to go after the human testers who cheated by submitting favorable feedback without
using the test products.
Test clinics also want more future businesses, and
they will not fail to certify that the product is good - often with at least 70% positive
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