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The Scarlet Pimple Hell
Quinoderm in General
Member Name: 1st2thebar
Quinoderm in General
Date: 23/06/12, updated on 23/06/12 (626 review reads)
Advantages: Clears up normal acne and spots quickly and efficiently
Disadvantages: Dries out skin, overuse causes irritations and swellings, Ferndale Pharms Group incompetance
Puberty, was to blame for my greasy slicked back hair style, when I was told off for wearing hair products at school - they didn't get close enough to me to realise the grease was self made and I cultivate it naturally. Washing it just made the grease seep from my scalp. Vosene medicated shampoo, was just about medicated enough to fluff up my hair for six hours, before the grease returned - emulating the mist on the moors from the book: 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. Initially it was the greasy hair and then it was the incessant pimple on the tip of the nose that obscured my vision, and not forgetting the small crusty clumps that resided in the corners of my mouth, and top lip. Young elfin girls would shy away from me, believing I had herpes. By my late teens, like me, the pimples were growing and becoming boils. They seemed to magnetise all the fatty cells, skin debris and unwanted toxins into a mound and within days the pimple i.e. the castle would stand erect. Two places were their favourite haunts; on the cheek bones and on the temples. I would without fail have a boil or a raised blemish visitor every five weeks or so, until January 2009. The same time I discovered the discrepancies in the claims, concerning the so called facial cleansing products containing Benzoyl peroxide.
Behind the face of Quinoderm
Normal acne and spots are exterminated because Quinoderm has two active ingredients; benzoyl peroxide, and potassium hydroxyquinoline sulphate.
Most reputable brands of facial products do indeed have the Benzoyl peroxide agent in its ingredients. It is incredibly common and well sourced in the health and cosmetic sector. The agent is prevalent in creams and gels and face washes - usually at a concentration level of 2%. A higher dosage of 11% which is apparent in some products doesn't mean the Benzoyl peroxide more concentrated - hence, being more effective for your skin against acne. In fact the 2.5% level is as effective as the agent gets. Hereby the fallacy of thinking the agent isn't as powerful due to quantity is a myth. Each agent has properties that deliver variable strengths comparing to other agents, it is impossible to list ingredient quantities in these kinds of products efficiently. Therefore viewing the quantity listings on the ingredients is not a valid approach to skin safety - although manufacturers tend to disregard this fact while printing it on the packaging, it is highly misleading. When it comes to the risks you take while entrusting a health or cosmetic product to be 100% effective; you got to remember the more effective the product is, the greater the side effects and downfalls.
My experiences of getting systematic boils especially around the temples stopped, because I became less skin conscious. Vanity wasn't as important, like what it was in my early twenties. Because I'm not so conscious of my appearance, I'm less stressed; and in the meanwhile, it has eliminated blemishes and spots. My skin was overtly cleansed made me susceptible to swellings and boils. I now use this face wash occasionally, averaging it out at once a month, by then, my skin is still noticeably carrying extra oils - one cleanse by Quinoderm defaults the balance level. Manufacturers 'Ferndale Pharms Group' fatuously claim Quinoderm Face Wash should be used twice a day - morning and night. Heightening the dosage to the level Ferndale Pharms' claim; damages the epidermis (top layer of the skin) for all skin types, and make it prone to irritation, peeling and swellings. The advice lacks clarity and is irresponsible on the grounds of consumer health-care; especially if a consumer has a serious skin problem. Such as: Acne rosacea. A fair number of consumers don't know they have the skin condition - partly because the threads are variable - blushing easily is one variable, the more obviously visual ones are broken capillaries in the cheeks and chin. Both conditions could be put down to an excess in alcohol either daily, or through a lifetime of consumption. Visibility wise, it can be misinforming.
Health Warnings are: 'avoid contact with eyes'; or 'keep away from ears and lips. A smidgeon tough considering it is a face wash. The reason why they say to not get it into the ears is due to the fact it can give you temporary hearing loss. The agent: salicylic acid in Benzoyl proved to cause deafness in 'zinc deficient' laboratory rats. Hopefully, no consumers are zinc deficient. An odd agent to have in a face wash, you would think - no wonder 'Quinoderm' doesn't widely advertise itself as being connected with such harmful agents. Keep away if you are breast feeding or pregnant - Again not noted on the vendor websites. Oxyquinoline is a bactericide and fungicide agent used in complexion cosmetics to rid epidermis bacterial irritations - large doses of face washing can temporary hinder conception and is in your system until the agent is urinated out. Consult your GP or check it out on NHS Direct if you're currently facial cleansing with face washes. Quinoderm is the brand packaging pseudo identity for agents that have not been given the vote of confidence on safety checks (the results were inconclusive); especially as a face wash product whereby your dosage will exceed safety measures.© 1st2thebar 2012. Even the package name: 'face wash' sounds friendly and harmless, and because of this fact, consumers will overdose on the product, ingest the agents by accident in small quantities on each dosage can be a factor for temporary poor hearing. The matter isn't helped when 'Ferndale Healthcare Inc' (part of the Ferndale Pharms Group) sets the dosage at 'twice a day!' - Total complacency.
On balance, if you're prone to sporadic mild acne - Quinoderm can efficiently clear up pores in a timeframe of a three day period. Done sparingly, and administered with heed - the product shouldn't be treated as a mere face wash, and splash around in a precarious fashion; the agents involved are not a picnic in the park, by no stretch of the imagination. Due to my experience, I believe the Ferndale Pharms Group' are in breach of not handing out the correct facts and dosage back to their consumers. Regardless of skin type; oily or not - they've failed the consumer. They've indirectly withheld vital agent knowledge; which could cause great discomfort for people who have skin conditions already.
Those of you who do have oily skin, you'll look a lot younger than the rest of us in years to come - but do please consult with your General Practitioner if you're thinking of using a face wash of any brand, especially if you've a current underlining skin condition. It could save you a lot of discomfort and stress.© 1st2thebar 2012
Summary: Quinoderm: the facts behind the term.