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  1. Perhaps you are thinking of Coral KAVI? It contains 2% colloidal sulfur and 3% salicylic acid. It is not white however, but a pinkish color. Our white-colored cleansing bar is called Pearl KAVI and is made with olive oil (no acid). You may find all of our cleansing bars at http://www.kaviskin.com/skincare/cleansers-and-scrubs/.
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    Acne scarring

    If you would like to give yourself a full facial peel to rejuvenate and clarify your skin, Glycolic Acid 20 or 30 would be the right product. Of course, be sure to follow all directions closely, including an initial spot test to determine your skin's sensitivity to the acid's strength.
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    Acne scarring

    Glycolic acid peels can be very effective on mild acne scars (i.e., scars that are less than 1mm recessed form the skin’s surface). If you do not have prior experience with glycolic peels at concentrations of 20% and greater, it would be best to begin with a strength no greater than 30% for your cheek. Glycolic peels are applied once per week and are ok to use in conjunction with a 2% salicylic acid toner. More information on our glycolic peels may be found here: http://www.kaviskin.com/info/glycolic-acid.html.
  4. While high-potency peels can help significantly with age spots, they may irritate your skin. Our Advanced Melanin Repair Serum is designed for all skin types and its active ingredient, alpha arbutin, works very well to stabilize melanin production and reduce the uneven pigmentation you are observing on your skin. You may read more about this product at http://www.kaviskin.com/products/advanced-...pair-serum.html. If you are still interested in our AHA peels, to use exclusively or as an adjunct to treatment with the Advanced Melanin Repair Serum, you may read more about them at http://www.kaviskin.com/info/glycolic-acid.html.
  5. Concurrent use of Retin-A and glycolic acid requires that you take certain precautions. We would recommend you discuss the option with your physician to ensure you are exploring all necessary safety measures for your skin. In general, concurrent use of both products will make your skin more susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun, and adequate protection with a non-comedogenic sunblock is required. Additionally, concurrent use may result in some dryness and inflammation on sensitive skin. Be sure to monitor your skin and reduce application of either or both products accordingly.
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    Coral Soap

    Thanks for the great feedback, Jessica! Enjoy your time in Tennessee.
  7. Yes, you are free to order directly from us online at http://www.kaviskin.com. Though products restricted to health care professionals are not accessible on the main portal, care should be taken even with retail products, as concentrations of active ingredients can run high.
  8. Without trying the product first, it's not really possible to say definitively whether Coral KAVI will have a similar effect for you. However, the ingredients in Coral KAVI provide a more natural means of cleansing your skin and thus may be less likely to trigger an immune response that may involve the sebaceous glands. To contrast other soaps with Coral KAVI, note that traditional soaps are highly alkaline (in contrast to the skin's acidic pH) and made with animal fats, while Coral KAVI is pH-balancing and made with sulfur and salicylic acid in a palm oil base. For another data point, Aqua KAVI, similar in composition to Coral KAVI but for less oily skin, has been shown to significantly reduce the probability of inflammation commonly observed from using mass-market soaps on skin suffering from eczema, psoriasis, and other reactive skin conditions.
  9. Based on the treatment goals you mentioned below, here are a list of products to consider: Treatment For acne and oily skin: Coral KAVI ($18 for 3-bar bundle, $56 for 12-bar bundle) For wrinkles: Glycolic Acid 30 ($45/2oz) Prevention For acne: Coral KAVI ($18 for 3-bar bundle, $56 for 12-bar bundle) For blackheads, clogged pores: KAVI Toner ($27/6oz) For wrinkles: Hyaluronic Acid 95 ($50/1oz, high-impact moisturizer), Complex C ($60/1oz, collagen repair, facial muscle relaxant – non-toxic BOTOX alternative), SPF 30 ($23/2oz, non-comedogenic, oil-free sunblock)
  10. Thank you for sharing your experience. We're happy to hear of your success!
  11. More sulfur does increase the potency of an anti-acne product, however it does also increase the chances of dryness. Coral KAVI is better-suited for treating acne on oily or combination skin. For acne-prone skin that is naturally dry (without the use of antiseborrheics), Aqua KAVI would be a better choice. 1% colloidal sulfur has the same potency as 5% precipitated sulfur. Even though it is more expensive to manufacture, we use colloidal sulfur because it improves the olfactory experience of the product. We use less sulfur in the suspension because that product is intended to remain on the skin, and even for very oily skin, the maximum dosage (at 10%) can result in dryness.
  12. Yes, it certainly will help, and hopefully enough so. Keeping your skin hydrated is as important (if not more) as controlling acne. Those little whiteheads may be an immune response, telling you your body is reacting and trying to correct whatever situation is causing the dryness.
  13. A nominal adjustment period to any new product should be expected, however "breaking out quite badly" is uncommon for any KAVI product. The most common cause of a bad breakout using Coral KAVI stems from dried out skin. The breakout typically observed takes the form of numerous, tiny whiteheads over areas such as the chin and surrounding the mouth. While using Coral KAVI alone and as directed, even twice per day, is rarely strong enough to dry out the skin to elicit such a response, it is important to note that your skin may require some time to recover from a previous anti-acne regimen (one to two weeks can be enough) and that Coral KAVI should not be left on the skin for longer than a couple of minutes during each cleansing session. In the event that you have not recently applied other antiseborrheics to your skin and have not been overusing Coral KAVI, it is also possible that the product may be too dehydrating for you. We would recommend you look into Aqua KAVI (made with 50% less sulfur and no salicylic acid) or DermaWash (also with 50% less sulfur but gentler for sensitive skin).
  14. Resorcinol, an anti-inflammatory, and salicylic acid, both in the KAVI Toner, can help with existing pustules, so you should feel free to apply the Toner over such areas.
  15. Following the recommended instructions for your system (at http://www.kaviskin.com/info/prdproc.html#AHS3OC) should provide you with optimal results. We commonly advise those new to KAVI to note that an increase in application frequency will not mean an increase in efficacy, but in fact may result in unnecessary dryness and irritation. Assuming you mean a hot steam towel, then yes, this is a healthy form of comedolysis (not exfoliation). The temperature and humidity helps open pores and dislodge comedones. It is a popular skin prep at spas prior to extractions. While it should not lead to any more acne or scarring, by itself its efficacy is somewhat limited in treating problem pores.
  16. KAVI glycolic acid products may not be suitable for use on every infant’s skin. We would advise you to seek the medical counsel of your child’s physician before proceeding.
  17. Thank you for your post, and we are happy to hear you like our web site. Your analysis is correct if the peel remains unbuffered (see our unbuffered glycolic peels in the Physician Portal as an example). Our retail and professional peels, on the other hand, are increasingly buffered as the concentration increases to maintain a pH of 2.1. Our acids cannot be completely neutralized with water when the pH is under 2.0, making them unsafe for use by non-medical professionals or those without equivalent training in the administration of chemical peels. For this reason (and by law), peels sold to consumers and non-medical professionals cannot have a pH under 2.0. As there is some variance (<0.05+/-) with each preparation, we target 2.1.
  18. Yes, estheticians may buy our peels. The only peels unavailable to non-medical professionals or those without equivalent training are those in the Physician Portal.
  19. The KAVI SPF 30 is also an excellent oil-free moisturizer, however if you would like a more intensive option, Hyaluronic Acid 95 would be your best choice. Like SPF 30, it is oil-free, and will not feel greasy on the skin.
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    (1) Because use of this ingredient may result in harm to sharks, it cannot be used in any KAVI products; (2) Limited evidence is available on its efficacy, and development of a synthetic equivalent would be cost prohibitive at the current time.
  21. KAVI Salicylic Acid exfoliation masks are the best product line available for the treatment of KP. If you are seeking to treat the arms or thighs, then either Salicylic Acid 15 (for more sensitive skin) or 25 would be suitable. On facial skin, we would recommend choosing between Salicylic Acid 8 or 15.
  22. Coral KAVI does not contain any iodine or iodine derivatives.
  23. DermaWash does not have ingredients from either of these groups. For your reference, the following is a listing of the ingredients currently in the product: deionized water, monoalkyl phosphate, triethanolamine, ethylene glycol distearate, sodium laureth sulfate, glycol distearate, cocamide-mea, laureth-10, myristic acid, diethanolamine, lauryl betaine, lauric acid, polysorbate 80, colloidal sulfur (1%), tocopherol acetate, DMDM hydantoin, light fragrance.
  24. Yes, you can use Complex C (applied daily) with our glycolic peels (applied weekly). For age spots, you may also wish to read about the Advanced Melanin Repair Serum (http://www.kaviskin.com/products/advanced-melanin-repair-serum.html). The Advanced Melanin Repair Serum is stronger that Complex C, and we would recommend introducing it gradually (once every other day) into your skin care regimen if you plan on using it concurrently with our peels. If your skin responds well without irritation, then you can try increasing usage to once or twice per day.
  25. Our cleansing bars come in three different bundle sizes: 3 bars, 12 bars, and 25 bars. If you order one quantity of the 3-bar bundle, you will receive 3 bars.
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