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  1. If your acne is in regression, exfoliating with Glycolic Acid 30 would be a good starting point. If acne infections are persisting, you may wish to read more about our salicylic acid masks. Redness and inflammation can be a side effect of glycolic acid exfoliation, however the extent of irritation is unique to each skin type. While a great many people do not experience any lingering irritation, it would be prudent to patch test your skin first to determine your skin's compatibility with glycolic acid. Instructions can be found at http://www.kaviskin.com/help.php?section=FAQ#safecheck-AHA. In worse cases (where instructions are followed, of course), redness may persist for a few hours after the mask is removed. Before exfoliation, be sure that your skin is clean and patted dry. Our bar soaps or Glycolic Cleanser 10 will prep your skin without the inflammation over-the-counter soaps may trigger. Sunscreen is certainly a requirement following exfoliation, even in the winter months. KAVI SPF 30 is also a clarifying moisturizer and can be used in the evenings to hydrate and tone.
  2. More sulfur may suit some better, however the greater number of those with conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, and many types of skin allergies will find their skin responds better to a milder cleansing formulation, especially over the longer term. When working with these conditions, the goal is to cleanse the skin without triggering a reaction. Our unique palm oil base cleanses without blocking pores or irritating the epidermis. Aqua KAVI includes a small but significant amount of sulfur to balance the skin's pH and eliminate any bacterial or fungal presence. You can read more about the importance of pH balance and the hydrolipidic layer at http://www.kaviskin.com/pages.php?pageid=20. Coral KAVI is designed for acne, which presents a very different type of problem. There we are dealing with pore infection, the root causes of which require a different formulation from Aqua KAVI.
  3. KAVI Salicylic Acid 8 will probably be a good starting point for clearing your pores. You may want to look at our other products under Pores (http://www.kaviskin.com/home.php?cat=21) for maintenance between peels.
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    15% peel

    Our BHA peels can be rinsed off with cold water alone and without a neutralizer. However, because the contact intensity of salicylic acid is high, there will be a burning sensation for a few minutes after the mask is removed. After rinsing, a cold water compress will help keep the skin calm.
  5. We wholesale to select businesses with whom we have a close working relationship. KAVI resellers tend to specialize in higher-end health maintenance products which are environmentally safe and made without animal ingredients or testing.
  6. Our peels are too strong for use under the eyes where the skin is especially thin and sensitive. We would recommend you try KAVI Complex A to help with dark circles and any puffiness you may also have. KAVI Complex A is designed for sensitive skin and should suit your needs much better.
  7. Our AHA masks have a pH of 2.1 and cannot be left on the skin. The 8% lotion that you have probably has a pH >3.5, making it less potent and consequently safe to leave on the skin. Instructions for use of our masks are on the bottle and also on our website at http://www.kaviskin.com/help.php?section=FAQ#ga-proc.
  8. It is perfectly ok to alternate usage between AHA and BHA masks, however you want to ensure you don't exceed one exfoliation session per week in total. In other words, you could apply the AHA mask on odd weeks and the BHA mask on even weeks. As for benefits to applying both masks, it depends on the condition you're treating. In general, both glycolic and salicylic acid will exfoliate, however glycolic acid will accelerate skin regeneration and salicylic acid will help to keep pores clean. For more details on the differences between the two peels, please click on http://www.kaviskin.com/pages.php?pageid=10.
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    Precipitated sulfur is larger in size than colloidal sulfur and isn't absorbed as rapidly, making it more effective in a lotion, which stays on the skin for a longer period of time. For products like soap and shampoo, which are on the skin for a short length of time, the goal is not to keep the sulfur on the skin but to get it absorbed before it's washed off.
  10. Glycolic acid is very effective in smoothing some of the roughness created by keratosis pilaris. This condition usually develops on the arms and legs where skin is a little less sensitive than on the face and can be exfoliated with a stronger concentration of glycolic acid. If you have already applied a 40% strength and your skin has reacted well, you could increase the concentration to 50% or 60% for deeper exfoliation.
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    25% Peel

    Yes, all of our over-the-counter peels can be removed with a cold water rinse and without the need for a neutralizing agent. KAVI Salicylic Acid 25 is a very strong peel and it is recommended you either (a) apply a cold compress after rinsing, or ( maintain a steady stream of cold water on exfoliated skin for two to three minutes to soothe the skin and minimize inflammation. As always, be careful when applying to facial skin BHA peels stronger than 8% or AHA peels stronger than 30%.
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    Acne products

    Coral KAVI is the best defense against acne prone skin. Made with a palm oil base, it is completely free of animal by-products (which are terrible for pores) and pH-balancing. It includes 3% salicylic acid for comedolysis (unclogging of pores) and 2% colloidal sulfur for acne reduction. To improve your acne, try the following steps: (1) Make a list of everything that comes into contact with your skin (from makeup to the detergent you use to wash your clothes, towels and bedsheets). (2) Wherever possible, eliminate any unnecessary or unknown substances from the list above (KAVI Laundry Cleanser is pH neutral and may help if your acne is an allergic reaction to your detergent's high pH). (3) Cleanse with Coral KAVI at least once per day (twice, if your skin does not become too dry). Do not use any other soaps or cleansers. (4) Exfoliate with KAVI Glycolic 30 either once per week or twice per month. (5) Apply KAVI SPF 30 daily (it's non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores). Stay with this plan for one month and monitor your condition for improvement. Alternatively, you could opt to eliminate steps 4 and 5, using Coral KAVI exclusively until your acne is in remission. Glycolic acid will help eliminate one of the three components of acne infection (dead skin cells), but will not do much for the other two (excess sebum and acne bacteria). For healing the surface scarring caused by infection, glycolic acid is excellent. Salicylic acid is more helpful against acne because it will drain infected pores on contact, dissolve oil, kill bacteria, and exfoliate dead skin. The disadvantage of a salicylic peel is that it does have a high contact intensity and will sting more than glycolic acid. Give Coral KAVI another try, following the steps above, and feel free to keep us updated on your progress.
  13. Very sorry for the disruption, but we were upgrading our systems and not all links were working during the transition. Our website has returned to normal operations as of 10:30AM PST today.
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    Acne products

    Coral KAVI contains twice as much colloidal sulfur and is excellent for eliminating acne and oil. If your breakouts are few, then Aqua KAVI may be a better choice to avoid overdrying the skin. Salicylic Acid 8 would be good for exfoliating damaged surface skin (e.g, scar tissue) and unclogging pores (e.g., whiteheads and blackheads). It will also reduce pore diameter to improve skin texture. If our salicylic acid mask dries your skin too much, you should consider moisturizing after peels with Hyaluronic Acid 75 (available under our anti-aging category at http://www.kaviskin.com/product.php?produc...=14&page=1).
  15. Since it is very easy to irritate dry skin and make the conditions you are trying to allay worse, you should always approach treating your skin with care (e.g., testing new products on patches of skin at first and avoiding over-use).. Beta peels are good for skin with long-term damage from the sun, and can be effective for acne scarring as well. For fine lines, KAVI Complex C is ideal and will not irritate dry skin. For facial skin, we would recommend starting with KAVI Salicylic 8 (once every other week) followed by KAVI Hyaluronic 75 to moisturize the skin and minimize inflammation. For wrinkles, apply KAVI Complex C twice daily after cleansing. If you are looking for a new cleanser, KAVI Glycolic Cleanser is safe enough for daily use on sensitive skin and will provide your skin with mild exfoliation and glycolic acid absorption (for collagen regeneration).
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    In addition to considering our exfoliation masks for an anti-acne solution, you should look into our line of bar soaps. While all of our soaps are made with either plant or vegetable bases, none of them include comedogenic animal fats, probably the single greatest pore-clogging acne irritant you can find. Coral KAVI also contains colloidal sulfur, an effective anti-bacterial element, as well as 3% salicylic acid to help mildly exfoliate the skin as you cleanse. For more severe acne, our organic sulfur lotion can help protect the skin from infection between cleansing cycles. Finally, to complement daily cleansing with Coral KAVI, a weekly application of KAVI Salicylic Acid (our comedolytic exfoliation mask) will round out a working acne treatment system. You may also wish to try our fabric rinses to keep your skin's pH levels at their naturally-occurring levels (pH=5.5) and without the irritation high-pH alkaline detergents can trigger on the skin.
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    KAVI Salicylic Acid would be an excellent peel for ( a ) exfoliating discolored and uneven skin, ( b ) clearing pores of dirt, oil and acne, and ( c ) temporarily reducing pore diameter for more consistent skin texture. For facial or other sensitive skin, Salicylic 8 would be a good starting point. Stronger strengths may be recommended under physician supervision.
  18. Both our AHA and BHA masks will help exfoliate skin, however the differences between the two are primarily that glycolic acid will help accelerate skin regeneration and salicylic acid will help unclog pores. If your skin is no longer getting new acne infections, KAVI Glycolic 30 would be a better choice for you. As your skin adjusts to regular exfoliation, you can opt for a stronger strength in the future. If you are still getting new acne infections, KAVI Salicylic 8 will exfoliate damaged skin and neutralize new infections before they get too large. Both AHA and BHA masks will temporarily reduce pore diameter for more consistent skin texture and to help keep dirt, oil, and acne out. If you use any of our peels, please be sure to apply our SPF 30 lotion to protect exfoliated skin from the sun. KAVI SPF 30 will also moisturize your skin as well as even tone. Depending on your skin type, you would also benefit from our soaps (Aqua for combination or Coral for oily) or Glycolic Cleanser 10 (for dry skin).
  19. If your dermatologist uses a non-buffered glycolic acid preparation, then they will certainly need to use a neutralizer. Off-the-shelf KAVI Glycolic Acid is buffered to a pH of 2.1, allowing it to be easily rinsed off with water. We do prepare non-buffered solutions for dermatologists but these preps are not directly available on our website. You can read more about glycolic acid at http://www.kaviskin.com/pages.php?pageid=17 and http://www.kaviskin.com/pages.php?pageid=8.
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    Complex C is the best all-in-one product for reducing wrinkles and hydrating the skin. To lift age spots, you would need to use an exfoliator like Glycolic Acid 40. If you've never used a peel before, we recommend starting with Glycolic Acid 20 or 30 first to test your skin's sensitivity. You can find detailed instructions for using glycolic peels at http://www.kaviskin.com/pages.php?pageid=17 and http://www.kaviskin.com/help.php?section=FAQ#ga-proc.
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    Yes, that is ok, but try to not get any in your eye as it may cause mild irritation.
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    To answer your questions: (1) Complex C and Hyaluronic Acid 75 can be used together to treat wrinkles and dry skin, respectively. The instructions for use are indeed as simple as we describe on the website and on the bottle. After cleansing (removal of dirt, oil, and makeup), apply a thin layer to the skin using your fingertip or an applicator. If you opt to use both products simultaneously, please use KAVI Hyaluronic Acid 75 first, wait 15 minutes and then complete with KAVI Complex C. (2) Complex C and Hyaluronic Acid 75 do use a lot of the same stabilizing ingredients (e.g., glycerin and methylisothiazolinone), but the active ingredients do vary. Complex C is formulated with palmitoyl tripeptide 3, glycosaminoglycans, and hyaluronic acid. Complex C will directly help with lifting wrinkles, and since dehydration is a major factor in the appearance of lines, we wanted to ensure Complex C would also hydrate the skin. Hyaluronic Acid 75 contains 75% hyaluronic acid, far more than Complex C. For those cases where maximum hydration is required, we wanted to develop a product which does just that and isn't concerned with complex anti-aging processes. (3) Use of Complex C and Hyaluronic Acid 75 in conjunction with Retin-A will be ok (no contraindications).
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    bar soap

    Traditional soaps have a number of ingredients which can trigger allergic reactions (e.g., high-pH sodium tallowate [animal lard], strong fragrance, low-quality stabilizing chemicals). Since you do not have acne, it makes more sense to try Aqua KAVI first. Coral KAVI will dry the skin more than Aqua, but the sulfur concentration and salicylic acid component may not benefit you much beyond stronger comedolysis (oil and dead skin cell breakup).
  24. Our AHA and BHA peels have a shelf life of one year, however they can last much longer if they are kept out of the sun and in a cool, dry place where the temperature does not fluctuate more than 5 degrees. The sulfur absorption rate from regular use of our soaps will not effect toxic sulfur levels in the body. Modern sulfur-based soaps have been in use for decades, while sulfur itself has been used as a healing agent on the skin for thousands of years.
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    Acne products

    If you have dry skin, we would recommend Aqua KAVI, and for combination or oily skin, Coral KAVI. Once you begin use of our products, you should cease use of any other soaps or cleansers. Our soaps are designed as a replacement to existing soap products, and the differences in pH between our soaps and off-the-shelf products can negate much of the positive effects. In addition to daily cleansing with KAVI soap (Aqua or Coral), you may opt to use a salicylic acid mask (we recommend KAVI Salicylic Acid 8 for home use) to unclog pores, neutralize any existing infections, and exfoliate scar tissue on the surface of the skin. You should follow printed instructions for KAVI Salicylic Acid 8 to the second (leave it on for no more than 20 seconds the first time and rinse with cold water for two minutes afterwards to soothe the skin). It is a very strong peel and will sting (especially if you have lots of acne). With use of just these two products, you should see a great improvement in your skin within the first week. Improvement will continue at the same rate for the next few months, but as you'll see, it's going to take some time to have blemish-free skin.
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