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UNT Derma Oasis Review January 27, 2011

Filed under: UNT Skincare — Hope In A Blog @ 6:05 pm
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Introduction


This refreshing oil-free hydrating gel forms an invisible veil over the skin for an optimal thirst-quenching effect, leaving skin refreshed, healthy and rejuvenated.

 


The moisture boosting components of Hydra Retention Complex and Hyaluronic Acid allow DERMA OASIS to penetrate deeply into the skin layers to recover damages caused by dehydration. With its long-lasting moisture retention ability, skin will experience constant hydration recharge.

 


Infused with Herbal Soothing Extract, DERMA OASIS can instantly relive irritated and inflamed skin. The various herbal essences provoke cell metabolism, restoring skin to its healthy condition.

 


With a thin layer of DERMA OASIS, skin will stay hydrated and perfectly healthy throughout the day.

 


Packaging


Derma Oasis comes in a nice light blue plastic jar. It isn’t heavy so it’s convenient to bring around. When you unscrew the jar, there is a protective lid.

 


It also comes in a white box, and it’s ingredients is listed. The company tries to be Eco-Friendly by writing instructions in other languages on the other side of the box so that they don’t waste paper.

 


18

 

Good for  6 months once opened!


Made in Taiwan since UNT is a Taiwanese company.


 

Description in multiple languages written on the other side of the box to protect the environment .


Texture :


1a

 

 

There has been a popularity explosion on Gel based creams in the Asian cosmetics market these past 2 years.  UNT jumped on the bandwagon by introducing Derma Oasis.

 


Of course, the texture is like gel.

 


 

 

Once applied to the face, it feels a little sticky, but all that goes away after a while. Remember to pat your face continuously after applying the product on your face. It is also instantly absorbed by the skin and leaves a very thin film on the skin making it super smooth.

 


Hydration

 

 

This product does leave an invisible veil over the skin like it claims to, but it doesn’t feel moisturizing at all. It feels very light, almost invisible. It would probably be ideal for those with oily skin, but those with dry skin would probably still need to apply more stuff on top of this.

 


And no, the gel doesn’t leave a dewy finish unlike seen in the photos.

 


Results with the Moisture Meter Before – After :

 


 

 

 

Ingredients

 


Water, Mentha Piperita, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Panthenol,
Glyceryl Acrylate, Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Escin, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Althea Officinalis Root Extract, Gamma-Polyglutamic Acid, Sodium Polyacrylate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Trideceth-6, Algin, Atelocollagen, Serine,
Squalane, Cucumis Sativus Oil, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-4 Laurate,  Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylisothiazolinone, Chlorphenesin.

 


It really does have a rather good looking ingredient list. Highest on the list are ingredients that are beneficial on the skin. No parabens were used here. Mineral oil ( Paraffinum Liquidum ) spotted. As usual, Acid Hyaluronic is at no.3 and usually very high up in all Asian gel-based creams.


1. Mentha Piperita


Right up on no.2 on the list is Peppermint oil. Peppermint contains over 30 known components, including traces of pulegone, menthofuran and limonene. Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil was minimally toxic in acute oral studies and can be irritating to the skin when in high concentration especially if evaporation from the skin is prevented. ( yet this cream claims to be suitable even for sensitive skin! ).


Perfumes and colognes containing menthol and/or Oil of Peppermint can produce dermatitis in some individuals.
Dermatitis has been reported in workers in candy factories whilst adding peppermint to lollies.


However, Peppermint has good antiseptic properties and increases blood circulation that helps to relieve itching and removes toxic congestion.

 


2. Niacinamide


Niacinamide is one of the two principal forms of vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid is the other).


When vitamin B3, or niacin, combines with amino acids of another molecule, the chemical reaction produces niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide or nicomide.


Strengthening the outer layer of skin is a major property of niacinamide. Vitamin B3 provides a fuel which strengthens cellular bonds and tightens skin. As a result of this tightening, acne has a tougher time taking root. A 2004 study in the “Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology” confirms this statement. The German researchers found the stabilization of the skin’s outer layer has an anti-inflammatory effect, which can prevent acne breakouts. The aforementioned NICOS report takes this a step further, as acne patients realized similar benefits as those with rosacea.


In a randomized controlled study, 4% niacinamide gel has been compared to 1% clindamycin gel (a topical antibiotic) in 76 patients with moderate acne. After 8 weeks, 82% of patients treated with niacinamide and 68% of those treated with clindamycin were considered improved.


While niacinamide itself is almost literally dirt-cheap, niacinamide-based skin care products are not ubiquitous and may be expensive

 


3. Saccharide Isomerate

 


Saccharide Isomerate, which is marketed under the trademark name Pentavitin, is a water-binding agent and emollient, according to CosmeticsInfo.org. It is an effective moisturizer containing natural carbohydrates found in the stratum corneum of human skin. It binds to the free amino groups of lysine in the keratin of the stratum corneum, and cannot be washed off easily, leading to long-lasting moisturization (SkinInfo.com). It is also effective in dry hair and low humidity.


In tests done by CenterChem, producers of Pentavitin, in a 2 week study, 32% improvement was seen on the forearm and 40% improvement on the calf was seen after using test creams containing 1.5% concentration Pentavitin.

 


Conclusion

 


We’re on the fence with this product. If it was cheaper, we’d probably recommend it. But it’s priced at 19.90EUROS for 50g, and at that price, we’d rather be getting the Dr Ci Labo gel for a few more dollars.

 


This product is apparently ideal for overnight use, but i doubt so since the layer is so thin and it doesn’t hydrate the skin like it claims to. You’d probably need to layer up on your creams after that too. It would probably be more ideal to use it during the day since it is light, and it could replace your lotion and essence.

 


Also it could do without Mineral Oil in it’s ingredients.

 


However, we compliment on the after-texture it gives the skin after application. The skin really does become very soft and you can feel a barrier on your skin.

 


Repurchase? Hmmmm, probably not but didn’t regret trying it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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