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Acne. It’s a word that makes most of us cringe. And it’s a condition that can instantly crush one’s self-esteem. But as we look forward to new beauty possibilities in 2011, we find hope for clear skin with Ermis Labs.

And in this company’s new 2-pronged attack on acne, we also discover a special ingredient at the bottom of the sea. It’s sea whip coral, and yes, it plays a key role in the acne treatment program of CoralActives.

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Here’s the skinny on my current Skin Care Love-Affair with Coral Actives:
Waking up in the morning at the the ripe old age of 23 with another acne breakout? Seems to be the norm these days. What ever happened to the whole “Oh, you’ll grow out of that”, fable? We can ask questions all day, OR…. Try using Coral Actives Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser and Penetrating Acne Serum. After two days my skin showed visible improvement, I kid you not folks.

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My face has been LOVING these products!
Before I had been using Proactiv and other products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide, which have worked really well. unfortunately they do leave me with another problem though: dry and flaking skin. My skin gets really dry in the morning (after I’ve cleansed my skin), then a few hours later it gets really oily (its ‘normal’ self). by the end of the day my skin is one hot, flaking mess.so for the last 3 weeks (exactly 21 days now) I’ve added both Coral Actives to my skin care routine. Coral Actives is an acne treatment with a moisturizing formulation: the moisturizing formulation minimizes the traditional side effects of benzoyl periode. while trying out the products, I’ve been focusing on two things: has my occasional acne been improved? Is my skin still dry and flaking?

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Coral Actives for Acne and More
Sea Whip Coral is what sets Ermis Labs apart from their many competitors. It’s a soft coral found in the Caribbean, and it is a very potent, natural anti-inflammatory extract that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. Sea Whip Extract is also a completely renewable resource. “Colonies of Sea Whip Coral have been researched by independent scientists since before 1990 and consistently monitored since 1996. Their studies, as well as the records of the exclusive harvester, show that the coral extract has been collected in a sustainable manner that has consistently resulted in complete re-growth.”

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With all the information on acne causes and treatments in books, magazines, or on the Internet, it’s difficult sometimes to know what is fact and what is myth.  Acne treatments range from home remedies, herbal medicines, creams, gels, vitamins, antibiotics, hormonal treatments, retinoids, laser treatment and the list goes on.

First of all what is acne? Acne is the result of hair follicles and skin pores getting clogged when the body produces too much oil which builds up which then leads to swelling, pimples, zits or whiteheads.  The oily substance is called sebum, which lubricates and moisturizes the skin and hair.  Normally, sebum produces small amounts of oil, but sometimes, although no one knows for sure why, starts over-producing oil.  Hormones play a part in the amount of sebum that is produced during adolescence.  The male hormone androgen can cause sebaceous glands to enlarge leading to the increase of more sebum.

Some FACTS about acne:

  • Popping pimples can lead to infection and scarring.
  • An acne treatment that works for one person may not work for you.
  • If other family members have/or had acne, it’s more likely that you will, too.
  • People of all races and ages can get acne.
  • Oil build-up in the skin can contribute to pimples.
  • Acne is more common in males than in females during adolescence.
  • Some birth control pills can help acne by slowing down over-producing oil glands in the skin.
  • Acne has nothing to do with lack of cleanliness.
  • Acne is not contagious.

Some MYTHS about acne:

  • The sun is good for acne.  A tan can temporarily cover up blemishes, but the sun may actually make acne worse.
  • Eating chocolate and sugar causes acne.
  • Acne is a result of poor hygiene.  Although, proper cleansing is essential for treating an acne condition.
  • Acne is not caused by dirt.
  • Stress causes acne. However, research suggests that for people who have acne, stress can make it worse.
  • Any acne medication works instantly.
  • Washing many times a day will minimize acne.
  • Washing with rough soaps and aggressive scrubbing will clear up acne on the face.
  • Picking your acne will make it disappear.
  • Once acne has cleared up, it will never come back.
  • Teenagers are the only ones that get acne.

 

Acne can be embarrassing and painful—those large red spots and lumps under your skin can hurt and take away your self confidence.  There are a lot of acne products on the market.  They come in a variety of forms and all have some benefits.  But, the best method of treating acne is to ensure that you stick to a regimen of washing your face daily.

Step one – Find the right acne product.  There are a lot out there.  Look for a good quality benzoyl peroxide product that doesn’t irritate your skin.

Step two – Wash your face daily, preferably at night.  The acne medication you searched high and low for has some powerful ingredients.  However, if you do not wash your face before applying them you are dramatically reducing their effectiveness.  The creams and gels will help your acne, but only if the excess oil is first removed with a cleanser.

One thing to remember – soap can dry your skin, so try to use a specially-formulated cleanser.  The best idea is to choose the same manufacturer as the cream or gel your have purchased.

 

Acne can be embarrassing and painful—those  large red spots and lumps under your skin can hurt and take away your self confidence.  There are a lot of acne products on the market.  They come in a variety of forms and all have some benefits.  But, the best method of treating acne is to ensure that you stick to a regimen of washing your face daily.

Step one – find the right acne product.  There are a lot out there.  Look for a good quality benzoyl peroxide product that doesn’t irritate your skin.

Step two – Wash your face daily, preferably at night. The acne medication you searched high and low for has some powerful ingredients.  However, if you do not wash your face before applying them you are dramatically reducing their effectiveness.  The creams and gels will help your acne, but only if the excess oil is first removed with a cleanser.

One thing to remember – soap can dry your skin, so try to use a specially-formulated cleanser. The best idea is to choose the same manufacturer as the cream or gel your have purchased.

 

THE PEOPLE  BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Paul Tuffy and Chris Billis, founders of Ermis Labs, LLC and creators of CoralActives, have an inspiring amount of passion, enthusiasm, and dedication behind their story, the product, and the reason behind the company.

They were the first people to actually “test”CoralActives.  No animal testing at all. No ‘risk-free trials’ for humans. They don’t believe in animal testing, and they weren’t going to have anyone else try it before they did to make sure it worked.

“We will always be the first people to test out all of our products.  If we don’t believe in them, we definitely won’t put them out on the market for the consumer.”  So, for all you animal rights activists out there, this company has it going on!

THE STORY BEHIND THE VISION

Paul Tuffy and Chris Billis have over 30 years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  The two met at Stiefel Laboratories, (a GlaxoSmithKline company specializing in prescription skin care) while working on the dermatology marketing team.  Paul, having a background in biochemistry, and Chris, having a background in business management and marketing, came together with one vision:

To design and produce an over-the-counter skin care line that generates results equal to the more expensive and difficult to obtain prescription skin care products, while using high quality ingredients that are safe and effective.

Given their years of experience, they knew they could do it. Two years later, they have produced a new line of products under the CoralActives brand.

FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA TO THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN…         CORALACTIVES – THE PRODUCTS

After much research and deliberation, Paul and Chris decided to take their venture to the depths of the sea where a unique coral grows, Sea Whip Coral.  This soft coral can be found in the Caribbean and provides a very potent and natural anti-inflammatory extract that is safe, effective and environmentally friendly.  In fact, Sea Whip Coral is a renewable resource of the sea – therefore, with every coral tip harvested in a sustainable manner, the coral experiences complete re-growth!

Due to the coral extract’s unique anti-inflammatory benefits and an abundance of clinical data supporting its use on the skin, Paul and Chris chose to use Sea Whip Extract not only in their acne products but also in their soon to be launched anti-aging line.

The CoralActives Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser is comprised of three main ingredients: encapsulated retinol (retinol that only releases as you cleanse), microbeads (the perfect size to remove dead skin but not cause irritation), and Sea Whip Extract (which helps your skin with inflammation).  Used once a day or more, the combined ingredients refresh, cleanse, and energize your skin.

The CoralActives Penetrating Acne Serum is comprised of four main ingredients: benzoyl peroxide (to kill bacteria), Sea Whip Extract (to help inflamed skin), humectants (to attract water onto your skin), and emollients (to retain the moisture on your skin).  The synergy between these ingredients creates a unique and highly effective formula that delivers results for men and women of all ages!

A BIGGER PURPOSE, AN INFINITE PURPOSE

Ermis Labs, LLC owners, Paul and Chris, are very excited about what CoralActives brings to the consumer; prescription results in over-the-counter products which stand out among other brands lining drugstore shelves.

Chris and Paul are interested in more than just offering their products for sale to the consumer.  They believe in overall skin care health and maintenance.  Education is also at top of the agenda!

“We want to provide consumers with the basics associated with good skin care to last a lifetime,” say Tuffy and Billis.

Assisting them in their campaign for good skin maintenance is Dr. Marcus Goodman of Goodman Dermatology, P.C. located in Roswell, GA.

In addition, as part of ongoing outreach efforts, consumers can count on learning more about skin care and CoralActives in middle and high schools, colleges and universities across the country.

The two entrepreneurs are also helping to create their own “mini” economic stimulus plan by helping 16 vendors across the country grow their own businesses and visions.  Paul and Chris believe in building a true partnership with every vendor and their employees.  The success of Ermis Labs, LLC also spells future success for their partners.

Paul and Chris travel to each company they work with to meet face-to-face with the people behind the scenes. It is THIS face-to-face interaction that leads to a sense of pride and ownership among those working on CoralActives. Based on their desire to help others and high quality products, we’re betting that Ermis Labs, LLC will be a success story!

IN CONCLUSION

So, I know what you’re all thinking . . . “Love the story, love Paul and Chris, now where in the heck can I get the product?!”  Haha . . . well, the product launch of CoralActives is set for mid-August.  You will be able to purchase the Retinol Cleanser & Acne Serum online at http://www.ermislabs.com for direct delivery to your home or office.

We recommend buying the Retinol Cleanser & Acne Serum together. Not only is this a financial advantage, but the products work well together to maximize the effects of clear skin.  Even if you don’t have serious acne, the serum is great for the once-in-a-while blemishes we all experience due to stress, hormones, sweat, etc.  The Retinol Cleanser can be used every day, cleansing and exfoliating all in one bottle!  So, forget the 4-step skin care set you buy every month, forget spending a vast amount of money on a gazillion different products . . . all you need is to cleanse and treat with CoralActives’ Retinol Cleanser and Acne Serum!