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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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Bartlett’s latest beauty hit
Daphne Bartlett has been in the business of making us feel comfortable in our own skin for the past 25 years. T&T’s popular dermatologist and owner of Bartlett Drugs Ltd has developed about 200 skincare products over the years, specifically made for people from the tropics. Bartlett said it was important to consider our tropical climate when choosing the right skincare products.
That’s why Bartlett has upgraded her line, with six new items on the market to tackle wrinkles and dry skin—two pervasive problems for many people.
She launched the newest hydrating series, Oxy Aqua on August 4, telling the T&T Guardian it can match up to any international market brand in quality, without having to pay high market prices.
More than 100 people were invited to the launch at City Hall Auditorium, San Fernando, where they were treated to makeovers with her own locally manufactured cosmetics and an educational session on how each of the six products in the Oxy Aqua line works.
Bartlett said the soap-free cleanser removed everything, from make-up, to dirt, going deep into the skin to unclog pores.
“Many people have clogged pores due to the weather, so this comes in handy,” Bartlett said.
She said most people did not realise that washing their face twice a day was a necessary habit to develop.
The daily moisturiser contains hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that has been touted as the key to the fountain of youth. It makes skin look younger and healthier, and is naturally found in the dermis (inner layer of the skin). However, just as Mother Nature giveth, she taketh away. As we age, we produce less of this wonder acid.
With the hyaluronic acid and herbal extracts in the moisturiser, skin becomes “drenched” with moisture from the atmosphere.
Bartlett said it was lightweight, and lasted for 24 hours.
The products were not designed specifically for any age, gender or skin type, as Bartlett said it’s for everyone.
“Both men and women can use these products, any skin type can use it,” she said. “Anybody.”
Bartlett said she has been receiving positive reviews so far, including a thumbs up from Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development Marlene Coudray, who was also present for the launch. She said everyone who attended purchased a product.
“It’s very promising. I’m happy to have a range of products like this for the tropics.”
Other products in the Oxy Aqua line include toner, anti-wrinkle cream, a serum and a night cream.
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