Science of Keratin

Surface Keratin

Surface keratin is present on ALL skin types, and as we age it's responsible for brown spots, skin dryness, dullness, fine lines, and hyper-pigmentation. The Clearista formula helps target surface keratin to enable effective resurfacing and increased hydration, revealing smoother, "glowing" skin. After one Clearista application, clients can expect a reduction of unsightly blemishes, roughness, and fine lines. Our scientifically proven solution helps skin appear younger and softer without causing irritation or damage.  

Nearly 50% of the population is afflicted with some type of pigmented blemish due to excess keratin.  We think that’s too many.

Skin is made up of several different layers, including a constantly regenerating protective outer layer of protein called keratin. This outer layer rubs off normally in a natural process called exfoliation and is normally replenished at the same rate with fresh keratin. However, sometimes our bodies overproduce keratin, causing a buildup of the protein, resulting in unsightly rough patches or bumps on the skin’s surface. These keratotic (or keratin-containing) blemishes are often pigmented and can appear almost anywhere on the body. Common keratotic blemishes include seborrheic keratosis and keratosis pilaris. Over 150 million Americans suffer from rough or dry spots, mole-like blemishes, or skin bumps.

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Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratosis (SK) is a type of keratotic blemish that often impacts people over the age of 40. This “barnacle of the skin” presents as a rough, pigmented, mole-like blemish that can be found almost anywhere on the body.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris (or “chicken skin”) is one of the most common types of keratotic blemishes. Often called the “acne impersonator,” these red or flesh colored bumps affect between 50-80% adolescents and 30-40% of adults. It is most commonly seen on the back of the arms, but may also present on the thighs, low backside, and face.

The Solution

There are various medical and cosmetic procedures available to help people get rid of keratotic blemishes, but these procedures are often painful and don’t always improve the appearance of the skin in ways clients hope. Additionally, multiple treatments may be needed. If your patients or clients have keratotic blemishes consider using Clearista to help improve the appearance of their skin safely, effectively, and immediately.