By W. Scott Prendergast
President, CEO DermalYouth
In 2009, DermalYouth identified what could be classified as a significant oversight within the skincare industry, and we dedicated ourselves to developing an effective solution. It was at a time when Dermatologists around the world were diagnosing an increasing number of Melanoma cases — a life-threatening skin cancer epidemic that continues to grow even among today’s teenagers.
DermalYouth decided to turn this alarming skin cancer trend on its head and attack the growing health threat at its root.
First, a little background. For decades, both women & men have had multiple skin care regimens available to them. Moisturizers, facial scrubs, mud masks, antioxidants, skin peels, a variety of chemical treatments, and even laser skin resurfacing — an arsenal of treatments to improve or remove patches of skin damaged from a lifetime of sun exposure that started when they were children. The oversight we detected was that no one was working directly with parents and teachers to educate them about pediatric skin cancer while providing the tools teens needed to protect themselves from the immediate dangers of sun exposure. No one had created an easy-to-use skincare system specifically developed to nourish and protect teenagers’ skin to guard it against sun damage which is directly linked to Melanoma later in life.
DermalYouth has believed since day one that the key to healthy skin tomorrow is a combination of thorough skin cancer education to parents and caregivers coupled with providing the best possible skincare products today. This has been our focus since our inception in 2009.
To understand what drives us, take a moment to reflect on the reality of the skin cancer epidemic:
☀️ 80% of all skin damage a teenager will receive in their lifetime occurs before they reach their 18th birthday. Read this fact again and let it sink in. Source: National Institutes of Health.
☀️ All it takes is just five blistering sunburns to increase a young adult’s risk of developing Melanoma later in life by 80%.
☀️ About 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
☀️ Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
☀️ An estimated 90 percent of skin aging is due to the sun.
Driven by statistics like these, DermalYouth partnered with leading Dermatologists, Pediatricians, Researchers and Formulators to develop the world’s first Daily Skincare System created specifically for children & teenagers. After all, these young adults are the ones who daily spend hours on end in the sun either by choice, by accident or out of necessity. They are tomorrow’s adults who will receive 80% of their lifetime skin damage by the time they celebrate their 18th birthdays. If nothing is done to protect them, they too will likely develop Melanoma later in life due to the amount of sun exposure they receive every day. From our point of view, there was no time to waste.
DermalYouth vowed that its solution had to be formulated specifically for young people since they spend so much time outdoors. We decided our solution would never contain a concoction of chemicals that we would not allow on the skin of our own children. We wanted it to be an all natural solution relying on the therapeutic healing powers of nature’s finest extracts while eliminating any main ingredient that did not come directly from nature. Also, our solution had to be affordable. This was crucial.
The DermalYouth Daily Children’s Skincare System
The DermalYouth Daily Children’s Skincare System is a two part formulation that exceeds our highest expectations. It effectively protects adolescent/teenage skin every day and every night. It contains all naturally occurring ingredients including Zinc and Titanium, both scientifically proven to provide all skin types with natural sun protection (SPF 23). We researched dozens of all natural ingredients known for their dermal therapeutic properties. We studied and tested each of them choosing to blend only the highest quality, most effective natural ingredients including; Borage Oil, Shea Butter, Blueberry Extract, Cucumber Melon Extract, and Sweet Almond Oil. Equally as important, it takes only 10 seconds to apply the DermalYouth Children’s Skincare System each morning and 10 seconds at night to protect and rejuvenate teen skin around-the-clock. It takes less time for your high school student to protect their skin than it takes for them to brush their teeth.
Developing an all-natural skincare system to nourish & protect young, healthy skin was our sole focus all along. Now, the most important part of our mission begins; bringing our patented Skincare System to you.
Ask Yourself This Question: What Skincare Regimen Do You Have In Place For Your Teenager?
Most parents teach their children at an early age to brush their teeth twice a day. Conversely, it’s safe to say most parents would also never wait until their young adults were 18 years old to introduce them to oral hygiene — so why wait until that late in life to provide them with a healthy skincare regimen? Especially when skin is the largest organ they have. Introducing your teens as early as possible to a healthy skincare regimen is one of the best practices parents can teach for the long term health of their children.
Both DermalYouth Daytime and Nighttime Formulas are packaged together making the DermalYouth Daily Children’s Skincare System the first of its kind. A one-two punch helping keep teen’s vibrant skin healthy longer. It’s never too early to start protecting your child’s flawless skin.
Aggressively educating parents about skin cancer in adults and now Melanoma in teenagers — while protecting all types of skin every day from the sun’s damaging rays is how DermalYouth is Revolutionizing Children’s Skincare.