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Now that our daily commute is slowly building back up to pre-pandemic levels, so, too, does the stress it brings to our mental and physical well-being. Imagine exerting the effort to look good on your way to your ‘return-to-office’ day, excited to be with workmates once more after days of working from home, only to be ravaged by heat and pollution while waiting for public transportation—all made worse by sweat accumulating under your face mask.
All these can make your skin break out or make you experience a variety of skin conditions. I’m sure we’ve all experienced having itchy spells after our commute. After all, our daily grind presents perfect conditions for bacteria or fungus to build up on the surface of our faces.
“Remember that we live in a tropical country, and our environment is polluted,” said Dr. Peachy Lao, Immediate Past President of the Philippine Dermatological Society. “Sometimes we never know whether our skincare routine is correct until we develop adverse reactions from these routines.”
Dr. Lao stated, however, that sensitive skins are relatively safe with dermatologically-tested and dermatologically-proven products.
With this in mind, Galderma and Mercury Drug have partnered to bring “Trusted Derma Solutions,” a section within Mercury Drug stores featuring skincare products highly recommended by dermatologists for the care and upkeep of sensitive skin. Skin help is now just a visit away.
Everyone’s skin is unique, and each has its own skin story. Galderma embraces these differences and offers cutting-edge, premium brands that fit people’s individual needs across the full spectrum of dermatology through Aesthetics, Consumer Care, and Prescription Medicine.
“Cetaphil, one of Galderma’s main brands, serves an important role in fulfilling the company’s purpose of Advancing Dermatology for Every Skin Story. This partnership with Mercury Drug is truly an important milestone to drive an important message that every skin story, given its condition and special needs, deserves the best care. Thus, we should trust the real experts, board-certified dermatologists, as to how we can best take care of our skin,” as shared by Jade Silva-netto Ponoc, Galderma Philippines’ Business Unit Head.
Cetaphil, the most trusted skincare product, has been highly recommended by dermatologists around the world for over 75 years. It continues to be the most relied upon sensitive skincare brand and is currently used by millions worldwide.
Mercury Drug is the country’s biggest and most trusted health and wellness hub. More than just a pharmacy, Mercury Drug provides the widest range of branded and generic medicines, as well as a complete line of healthcare and personal care products, including medical devices and essential everyday products.
Together, Galderma and Mercury Drug offer relief from skin woes through the “Trusted Derma Solutions” section. “Indeed, it is a perfect partnership and a step higher approach to serving the needs of the consumers on proper skin care, especially those with sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, uneven skin tone, atopic dermatitis, and other skin issues,” highlighted by Jade Ponoc.
Cetaphil: Science-based sensitive skin care
Cetaphil has been around since 1947, specializing in caring for people with sensitive skin. Sensitive, dry, and acne-prone skin requires alternative skincare products to harsher soap.
“What makes Cetaphil a really trusted brand is its partnership with dermatologists,” said Cetaphil Philippines Brand Manager, Abe Mationg. “Cetaphil products are developed by dermatologists, they are dermatologically-tested and they have gone through a lot of clinical studies to ensure that these products are effective for sensitive skins.”
If you count as one of the many people around the world experiencing skin sensitivity, Cetaphil can help nourish your skin and alleviate symptoms. Their products contain essential elements proven to strengthen skin barrier function. Moreover, it improves the overall quality of sensitive skin while helping to relieve irritation and discomfort. Based on scientific evidence collected from studies on over 32,000 patients, Cetaphil is proven time and again to defend against dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness, and a weakened skin barrier, making it the expert’s choice for sensitive skin care over the years.
Now, Cetaphil features improved formulation for the care of all skin types. It offers different kinds of products for complete care of sensitive skin.
Cetaphil’s line of products includes Gentle Skin Cleanser, Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, Moisturizing Lotion, Rich Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrating Eye Cream Serum, Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+.
Aside from these, there are also products specially formulated for different skin categories. There’s the Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance, a complete skin brightening range that contains niacinamide and sea daffodil, ingredients that gently and effectively brighten dark spots and even out skin, giving you that visibly brighter skin that we all aspire to have. The Bright Healthy Radiance line recently expanded its collection with Gentle Renewing Cleanser, Instant Radiance Mask, and Perfecting Serum. These next-generation brightening products are powered by Cetaphil’s signature GentleBright Technology with Advanced Peptide and Antioxidant C.
For parents, there’s Cetaphil Baby—a line of products that give the right foundation to ensure your baby’s skin health. There’s arguably little more sensitive skin than a baby’s, and it’s essential that we start caring for their skin with the right, gentle skincare products for their holistic well-being. Cetaphil Baby currently has two ranges: the Classic line and the newly launched Calendula range.
Lastly, there’s Cetaphil’s PRO AD, a 2-step eczema care to help relieve extremely dry, itchy skin. Cetaphil PRO AD replenishes moisture to protect and manage eczema-prone skin with a simple two-step regimen to help soothe very dry, itchy skin. It is suitable for both children and adults.
Visit Mercury Drug’s “Trusted Derma Solutions” and discover the right skin solution for you.
Through the years, Mercury Drug has grown into a vast network of more than 1,200 stores nationwide, with more than 15,000 employees who are continuously trained in product knowledge and customer service. You can be assured of quality service and medicines that are easily within reach.
The ‘Trusted Derma Solutions’ section is now in Mercury Drug’s leading branches. This initiative will continuously expand as Galderma and Mercury Drug aim to provide a reliable and accessible skin care solution to a wider base of consumers.
What’s even more convenient these days is that Mercury Drug offers call-order delivery and call-order pick-up services. This means that even if you are too busy to visit Mercury Drug branches, you can always call and have the option of having Cetaphil products and other products you need to be delivered to you.
Whichever is convenient for you—whether personally visiting the “Trusted Derma Solutions” in Mercury Drug stores or availing of their call-order delivery and call-order pick-up services—skincare help is here with Cetaphil, the most prescribed skincare brand by dermatologists and pediatricians. Let Cetaphil take away your skincare worries so you can focus more on other things in your busy life.
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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by Cetaphil.