HAIR TOOLS LAUNCH – Smart Hair™ Elastics Advanced Polymer Technology

Singapore, 21 August 2019 – Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com), a pharmaceutical engineering and dermatologist-led cosmeceutical research company, announced the launch of their material science arm, focusing on novel biomaterials for skin applications. This department is headed by Iuna V. Tsyrulneva, a Ukrainian research scientist with a PhD in Material Science, as well as Mr Teo Zhi Liang, a chemical engineer with a First Class Honours in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, specialising in Pharmaceutical Engineering, from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The biomaterials range features a new addition, we present to you the Hair Tools. First in this series is the Smart Hair™ Elastics Advanced Polymer Technology available in 2 colours: brown and clear.

It features an Advanced Polymer Technology, it is Dermatologist-Approved, 100% No Hair Damage Non-Slip, can be used as an Active Fitness Wear, and for use on Gentle Styling- Braids, Ponytails, etc. Our Smart Hair™ Elastics is 20 times more durable than regular elastics*

Material Scientist Engineered

[No Pain] Stretches and conforms to ponytail to provide support without elastic tension

[No Snags, Breakaways] Individually polymer-coated for ultimate smoothness

[Non-Slip, Firm Hold] Does not catch or tug hair while providing firm hold

Qraser™ Smart Ponytail Volumizer Runway Series

Second in our Hair Tools Series is the unique Qraser™ Smart Ponytail Volumizer Runway Series. It also features an Advanced Polymer Technology, Smart Ponytail System, 100% No Hair Damage, Non-Slip,Dermatologist-Approved and Material Scientist Engineered.

[Firm Hold] Unique inner corrugated surface

[Volumizer] Hidden folding system “clips” hair in place without tension

[Tangle-Free] Anti-static advanced polymer coating

[No Pain] Stretches and conforms to ponytail to provide support without elastic tension

[No Snags, Breakaways] Individually polymer-coated for ultimate smoothness

[Non-Slip, Firm Hold] Does not catch or tug hair while providing firm hold

Smart Spiral™ Hair Rings

Last in our Hair Tools Series is the Smart Spiral™ Hair Rings. Material Scientist Engineered. Advanced Polymer Technology. Dermatologist Approved. Compatible for use even on Sensitive Scalps. It has a Thinning Hair Maximum Hold and Minimum Tension Designed For Beautiful Ponytail Flow. It also features an Enhanced Durability & Elasticity.

[Creaseless] Leaves no mark on hair

[No Snags] All-Day wear with advanced polymer coating [Shrinkable] No more over-stretching

[Unique Design] Perfectly angled coils allow for dynamic hair flow with minimal pressure and maximum hold

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

[Care] Your hair ring is individually processed with advanced polymer coating that allows for maximal hold with minimal tension that will minimise discomfort with tight ponytail hairstyles. The polymer material stretches to conform to your ponytail shape for maximum comfort with time but will require re-shrinking to restore to its original elasticity by using a hairdryer to apply heat for 1 minute.

Footnote:

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals grants parties a limited license to use and/or republish this press release on for any legitimate media purpose, provided that you:

(1) reference Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals as the source and include a hyperlink to the original release on the company website; (2) do not modify any press release wording; and (3) do not modify or add hyperlinks, including but not limited to ad links, within the press release.

NOTES TO EDITOR

Click here for the links to our product and here to read more about Biomaterials.

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com) is a cosmeceutical range that combines the expertise of a Singapore dermatologist together with a pharmaceutical engineer and is developed in a research laboratory, with manufacturing standards certified by the Euro ISO 22716, a standard that complies with the European regulation for cosmetics for the European market.

Skincare Bible: Dermatologist’s Tips For Cosmeceutical Skincare

Singapore, 12 August 2019 — Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com) co-founder and founder/ medical director of TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre (www.twlskin.com) launched The Skincare Bible – Dermatologist’s Tips for Cosmeceutical Skincare, published July 2019 is available at leading bookstores and online on Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Baker & Taylor. It is your ultimate guide to the commonest skincare and beauty questions!

Dr Teo Wan Lin is one of Singapore’s prominent consultant dermatologists. She is regularly interviewed and consulted as an expert by the media on skincare, skin diseases like acne, sensitive skin and eczema, as well as on new product launches relating to cosmetic ingredients and skin technology. She is widely quoted by women’s magazines as a regular contributor and resident beauty specialist for various beauty magazines such as ZCOOP by Zalora, BURO 24/7, Daily Vanity, Female Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health and Men’s Folio.

From 2017, she entered into an exclusive collaboration with Singapore’s leading women’s magazine Her World, for a monthly “Ask a Dermatologist” feature, which answers some of the most pressing beauty and skincare questions.

She was the lead author of the only medical study on pigmentation led by skincare supplement giant, Crystal Tomato®, performed at the National Skin Centre in 2014, published in the Journal of Pigmentary Disorders. She is involved as a beauty panel judge on Singapore Women’s Weekly and Her World for their yearly skincare and cosmetic makeup product reviews.

In this book, she presents a unique FAQ format of the commonest beauty questions that is catered to both beauty aficionados as well as sufferers of skin conditions such acne, sensitive skin and rosacea for tips on home skincare.

Fed up with beauty FAQs that just don’t seem to work for you? Admit it or not, whenever you come up with a skin or beauty concern and you don’t have time to visit a clinic, your immediate action is to search it up on the internet. But is it ever reliable? With The Skincare Bible, as it is published by one of Singapore’s Top Dermatologist, Dr. Teo Wan Lin, you’ll never have to worry again about whether or not it is efficient and authentic!

Product Details

BN ID:2940156557066
Publisher:Dr Teo Wan Lin
Publication date:05/30/2019
Sold by:Draft2Digital
Format:NOOK Book
File size:1 MB

Available at Barnes & Noble Website for $8.99

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BIOMATERIALS PRODUCT LAUNCH – QRASER™ Cosmeceutical Transdermal Delivery Patch

Singapore, 2 August 2019 — Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com), dermatologist-led cosmeceutical research and engineering company, announced the launch of their material science arm, Dr.TWL Biomaterials, in July 2019, focusing on novel biomaterials for skin and hair applications. Their first product offering the Dr.TWL Cosmeceutical blender is an antibacterial microfibrillar makeup sponge with SOFSILK™ technology, designed to have skincare benefits suitable for acne and sensitive skin patients, and is currently prescribed in a dermatologist’s office for use with makeup application. 

The biomaterials range features a new addition, the QRASER™ cosmeceutical transdermal delivery patch, which enhances topical skincare absorption to increase efficacy of bio-active ingredients. According to accredited dermatologist Dr. Teo Wan Lin “The outermost layer of the skin, called the stratum corneum, acts as a natural barrier. It prevents foreign material from entering our system, shields us against environmental factors and prevents excessive water loss. However, this poses a challenge for the effective absorption of any topicals. In search for a new method to allow people to achieve optimum results from cosmeceuticals, the team at Dr.TWL Dermaceutical developed the QRASER™ cosmeceutical transdermal delivery patch”. 

According to lead chemical engineer Mr Teo Zhi Liang, “The unique QRASER™ polymer technology mimics natural hydration and homeostasis of the skin barrier to enhance cosmeceutical absorption. These properties are vital in a transdermal drug delivery system.” Systems for transdermal delivery are assembled as multilayered polymeric laminates, consisting of a drug reservoir sandwiched in between 2 polymeric layers:

  • An outer impervious backing — prevents the loss of drug
  • An inner polymeric layer — functions as an adhesive and rate-controlling membrane

The polymers used are biocompatible with cosmeceuticals and other components of the system. They also provide consistent, effective delivery of the products, allowing users to achieve optimum results from their cosmeceuticals. 

On top of increasing absorption of cosmeceuticals, The QRASER™ cosmeceutical transdermal delivery patch can also be used alone for an optimal skin healing microenvironment to regulate healthy collagen production, thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles. 

The product is available in 5 different cuts to cater to individual needs: 

  • Smile Lines (Nasolabial folds)
  • Eye bags, Undereye Wrinkles, Loose Skin
  • Crow’s Feet (Periorbital Wrinkles)
  • Frown Lines (Forehead Wrinkles)
  • Custom Cut (Neck Lifting, Cheek Scars)

Interesting scientific facts about the QRASER™ Polymer Patch

It is uniquely engineered with the following properties: 

  1. Inhibits growth of bacteria on the skin surface for acne scars. Bacteria, especially over areas of skin injury, such as acne scars, can induce excessive collagen production in scar tissue, causing poor healing. 
  2. Creates a unique microenvironment by increasing hydration of the stratum corneum (uppermost layer of the skin), drawing water to the topmost layer of skin, evening out fine lines and wrinkles and also regulating fibroblast activity to stimulate collagen production. 
  3. Balances expression of growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts to synthesize more collagen, while other growth factors increase the level of collagenases or enzymes which break down the excess collagen and responsible for poor healing and irregular skin surfaces.

[Features] Dermatologist-developed in collaboration with a material scientist. Born in an ISO13485 certified laboratory, the gold standard for medical manufacturing. 100% biocompatible, medical grade synthetic polymer-based biomimetic skin barrier.

[Technology] Proprietary prototypes developed to conform to facial contours for comfortable wear throughout the night to enhance delivery of cosmeceutical bioactive ingredients. Ultra-thin engineered for facial application with precise measurements of just 1mm.

[Biomimetic Occlusion Barrier] Our unique Qraser™ polymer technology mimics the natural hydration and homeostasis (natural balance) of the skin barrier, known as the stratum corneum to enhance cosmeceutical absorption. Designed for use with Vita C Gold™ Serum, Elixir-V™ Recovery Serum, Radiance Fluide™ Hydrating Emulsion.

[Collagen Upregulation] Application of our patch optimises skin healing microenvironment to regulate healthy collagen production, reducing wrinkles.

Footnote:

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals grants parties a limited license to use and/or republish this press release on for any legitimate media purpose, provided that you:

(1) reference Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals as the source and include a hyperlink to the original release on the company website; (2) do not modify any press release wording; and (3) do not modify or add hyperlinks, including but not limited to ad links, within the press release.

NOTES TO EDITOR

Click here for the links to our product and here to read more about Biomaterials. 

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com) is a cosmeceutical range that combines the expertise of a Singapore dermatologist together with a pharmaceutical engineer and is developed in a research laboratory, with manufacturing standards certified by the Euro ISO 22716, a standard that complies with the European regulation for cosmetics for the European market.

MAKEUP BLENDER SPONGE WITH SOFSILK™ MICROFIBRILLAR TECHNOLOGY -PRODUCT LAUNCH

Singapore, July 29, 2019 –Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com), a pharmaceutical engineering and dermatologist-led cosmeceutical research company, announced the launch of their material science arm, focusing on novel biomaterials for skin applications. This department is headed by Iuna V. Tsyrulneva, a Ukrainian research scientist with a PhD in Material Science, as well as Mr Teo Zhi Liang, a chemical engineer with a First Class Honours in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, specialising in Pharmaceutical Engineering, from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The first product launched in this biomaterials series is a makeup sponge, shaped like the popular beauty blenders but with a novel surface modification to revolutionise makeup application.

Key Features of Product and Differentiating Factors Shown in Table

CC CushionOther Blender/SpongesOur Blender
Bacteria growthX Damp and moist
X Tends to grow bacteria
X Needs to be discarded after 3
months
X Liquid-only foundation✓ Can be used both dry/wet
✓ Antibacterial microfibrillar
technology, synthesised to form
ultrafine microfibrils
✓ Fibres woven into a double layer, to
create a hygienic makeup tool that also
has antibacterial properties
✓ Suitable for acne-prone, sensitive,
eczema, rosacea skin types
Liquid/powder
foundation
X Liquid-only foundationX Liquid-only foundation✓ Liquid and powder foundation
High makeup
usage for full
coverage
X Traditional direct application
method of makeup pigment to
skin
X Usage of excess makeup and
excess amount on face leaving
a streaky appearance
X A lot of waste when using
these polyurethane cushions
X Traditional direct
application method of makeup
pigment to skin
✓ Utilises material science
technology of microfibrillar fibres
✓ Minimises product wastage and
suitable for sensitive skin users who
can achieve full coverage with
minimal makeup used.
✓ Fibres able to attach themselves to
the finest makeup particles
Product Wastage
AppearanceX Can leave streaks because of
high amount of product picked
up by cushions
X Uneven, cakey appearance
and streaks
✓ Natural airbrushed finish
TextureX Smooth but may irritate skin
due to sponge nature
X Smooth but may irritate
skin due to sponge nature
✓ Microfibrillar structure
✓ Softest hypoallergenic,
dermatologist-tested ultra-fine
microfibrils – finer than the diameter of
a strand of silk, 100 times finer than
human hair
✓ No dragging, 0% irritation
In the development of this novel product, the scientific engineering team consulted with lead

In the development of this novel product, the scientific engineering team consulted with leading makeup
artists to produce an all-in-one ideal foundation tool with the following properties:

1. Makeup sponge/blender + airbrushed finish
2. Versatile and works with both liquid/powder foundations
3. Antibacterial synthetic weave prevents growth of bacteria on makeup sponge

The launch features two distinctly shaped blenders, the SofSculptor™ Anti-Aging Blender and the SofSmooth™ Anti-Aging Blender. The SofSculptor™ Anti-Aging Blender has ergonomically designed angled sides for illuminating highlights and contours of the cheekbones as well as rounded sides for flawless blending. It can be used to contouring, bronzing and blush.

For use on sensitive skin, acne and ageing skin , the SofSmooth™ Blender is enhanced with the SofSilk™ Microfibrillar Technology which features antimicrobial microfibrillar fibres synthesised from hydrophilic polyurethane for contouring, bronzing, blush and loose setting powders. The SofSmooth™ Blender has a rounded, flat bottomed side to blend large areas of the face for a buildable natural airbrushed coverage and dewdrop tip for undereye concealer and coverage of redness around the nose. The ultra-fine microfibrils are finer than the diameter of a strand of silk and has antibacterial properties. It is also able to attach to the finest makeup particles. The SofSculptor™ is ergonomically designed with angled sides for illuminating highlights, contours of the cheekbones and rounded sides for flawless blending.

How are the SofSmooth™ and SofSculptor™ makeup blenders different from the commercially available ones?

Instagram friendly airbrushed effect to outdo your old beauty blender. Conserves and concentrates both liquid and powder foundation to even out irregular skin pigmentation, blot out blemishes without the
cakiness but with full, even coverage. The makeup sponge has been designed to have antimicrobial properties compared to traditional makeup sponges. For optimal antibacterial effects, wash sponge weekly in lukewarm soapy Miel Honey™ Cleanser (work a pea sized amount to lather). SofSilk™ technology enables the sponge to be much more durable than traditional blenders with regular use. However, due to regular wear and exposure to the environment, for best results replace the makeup sponge every 1-3 months.

SALMON ROE DNA-BASED LIP PLUMPER, AN ALTERNATIVE TO LIP FILLERS – NOVEL PRODUCT COMMERCIAL LAUNCH

Singapore, June 20, 2019 – Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com), one of the Asian market leaders in the dermatologist-led cosmeceutical research and development arena, made available to the mass market a lip plumper formulated with salmon roe DNA.

Heard of the Rejuran™ treatment? It is a Salmon Roe based treatment which boosts skin healing and has rejuvenating effects for skin, but is administered via a needle injection method. Singapore dermatologist Dr. Teo Wan Lin, together with their chemist, incorporated salmon roe DNA into a cosmeceutical lip plumper (https://drtwlderma.com/product/ultra-intensive-treatment-lip-plumper/) the first of its kind to be made commercially available.

The product has been soft-launched since November 2018 in the dermatologist’s office, with excellent clinical improvements and patient feedback. According to accredited dermatologist Dr. Teo Wan Lin, “I have prescribed it to normal patients who wished to have a lip volumizing effect without filler injections, as well as patients with lip allergies. The latter group had sensitive dry lip conditions, such as those with cheilitis, allergy to commercial lip balm preservatives, lipsticks. Some were acne patients who were on medications such as isotretinoin that had caused their lips to crack and bleed. All groups of patients reported excellent skin tolerability with no reported cases of skin allergies, no stinging effects, as is the case with traditional lip plumpers.”

The dermatologist reported that she observed excellent clinical improvement in all subjects with increased volume, reduced lip lines, increased moisture and all-round high patient satisfaction levels. The product was also used as an moisturiser in patients with age-related lip discolouration and these patients had reported good improvement to their original lip colour.

It was also made available to celebrity hair & makeup artist Andrea Claire, who has used it on many top models and celebrities for international beauty editorials and advertisement campaigns. “I love, the lip plumper! It has proven to be a multi use addition to my kit. Not only is it a great first step for smoother lipstick application, but it can be an added layer to gloss any lip colour. The plumping effect gives an added WOW to lips on camera with impressive feedback from models and celebrities who consistently love how it feels.”

Salmon Roe DNA is a high-cost cosmeceutical ingredient that has been proven in medical research studies led by dermatologists to have collagen-boosting effects in the laboratory on skin cells. The key products available in the aesthetic market with this ingredient, such as Rejuran™ requires superficial injections into the skin for administration. This causes discomfort and may not be appealing to certain people.

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals’ research team has successfully incorporated purified salmon roe DNA extract (Oncorhynchus keta Species) to a non-injectable cosmeceutical lip product, to boost lip volume and appearance. When applied to an area such as the lips (known as a mucosal membrane), this ensures maximum absorption just by topical application only.

What are the benefits of salmon roe DNA?

  • Stimulates skin renewal by promoting fibroblast regeneration, causing increased collagen production for anti-aging and acne scars.
  • Effects on skin elasticity and healing of damaged skin cells caused by photoaging and free radical damage
  • Combined with cosmeceutical ingredients such as oligopeptides and grape seed oil to improve the lip hydration and plumping ability

Medical studies back the use of salmon roe DNA extracts for skin rejuvenation1. In the laboratory, salmon eggs were found to have positive effects when incubated with human dermal fibroblast cultures and had positive effects on the anti-aging DNA genes. Specifically, the collagen type I and multiple antioxidative genes which are responsible to fight environmental damage to skin such as the OXR1, TXNRD1 and PRDX family genes.

Reference:
1. Yoshino A, Polouliakh N, Meguro A, Takeuchi M, Kawagoe T, Mizuki N. Chum salmon egg extracts induce upregulation of collagen type I and exert antioxidative effects on human dermal fibroblast cultures. Clin Interv Aging. 2016;11:1159–1168.

Footnote:

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals grants parties a limited license to use and/or republish this press release on for any legitimate media purpose, provided that you:

(1) reference Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals as the source and include a hyperlink to the original release on the company website; (2) do not modify any press release wording; and (3) do not modify or add hyperlinks, including but not limited to ad links, within the press release.

-ENDS-

NOTES TO EDITOR

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com) is a cosmeceutical range that combines the expertise of a Singapore dermatologist together with a pharmaceutical engineer and is developed in a research laboratory, with manufacturing standards certified by the Euro ISO 22716, a standard that complies with the European regulation for cosmetics for the European market.

For more information, please contact Justin Teo at +65 9635 6859 or contact@drtwlderma.com.

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#DRTWLFACE2019 CONTEST

Singapore, April 17, 2019 – Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com) announced that it will be holding a global model search for faces of #DRTWLFACE2019. Yes, there will not only be one but 3 faces this year under three categories, namely #DRTWLFACE2019 Singapore, Global and Men. One winner from each category will be chosen to represent the star ingredients – Deep Sea Secrets, Larecea and Oligopeptide.

Winners of #DRTWLFACE2019 will stand a chance to win attractive prizes ranging from Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals’ products to a makeover and portfolio shoot.

For #DRTWLFACE2019 Singapore, prizes will be given out to the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up. The winner will be representing the face of Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals’ Lip Plumper campaign 2019 and will win a full makeover and portfolio shot by industry veteran and celebrity hair & makeup artist – Andrea Claire – and will be dressed in local designer Indra Murak‘s creation. The winner will also go home with a full set of dermatologist prescription series worth over $1,500, including the Ultra Intensive Treatment Lip Plumper. First runner-up will stand a chance to win products from the dermatologist prescription series worth $1,000, including the Ultra Intensive Treatment Lip Plumper, followed by the second runner-up with products from the dermatologist prescription series worth $800, including the Ultra Intensive Treatment Lip Plumper up for grabs.

For #DRTWLFACE2019 Global, one winner will be chosen to win a full set of dermatologist prescription series worth over $1,500, including the Ultra Intensive Treatment Lip Plumper.

For #DRTWLFACE2019 Men, one winner will be chosen amongst male contestants globally to be the face of Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals’ Miel Honey Cleanser campaign 2019. The winner will also bring home a full set of dermatologist prescription series worth over $1,500, including the Ultra Intensive Treatment Lip Plumper.

To participate in the contest, contestants are required to post a picture of themselves on Instagram or Facebook with a caption of why they think they are suitable to be the next face of the brand and tag @drtwlderma along with the hashtag #drtwlface. Additionally, they are required to like Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals page on Facebook, follow @drtwlderma on Instagram and signup using their Instagram handles as usernames for Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals’ mailing list to receive the latest updates on #DRTWLFACE. Contestants will be assessed in terms of social media reach, including likes and shares, as well as overall butterfly influencer qualities. Anyone can participate in the contest, there are no age or gender restrictions.

Timeline for the contest:

1st Jan to 30th Apr 2019 – Instagram selection

17th May 2019 – Closing date for #DRTWLFACE entries

24th May 2019 – Closing date for #DRTWLFACE Men entries

To be announced – Voting segment of shortlisted contestants where 10 selected contestants will compete in an online segment. The winning beauty gets to be featured on our PRECISION SKINCARE: Lip Plumper Campaign 2019 on all media platforms. The contestants will be judged based on online voting, the judges panel, their social media savviness and brand presentation. Note: Contestants below the age of 15 will require parental consent to be eligible for the Finals segment of the contest.

More details can be found on https://drtwlderma.com/drtwlface2019/.

Footnote:

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals grants parties a limited license to use and/or republish this press release on for any legitimate media purpose, provided that you:

(1) reference Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals as the source and include a hyperlink to the original release on the company website; (2) do not modify any press release wording; and (3) do not modify or add hyperlinks, including but not limited to ad links, within the press release.

-ENDS-

NOTES TO EDITOR

Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals (www.drtwlderma.com) is a cosmeceutical range that combines the expertise of a Singapore dermatologist together with a pharmaceutical engineer and is developed in a research laboratory, with manufacturing standards certified by the Euro ISO 22716, a standard that complies with the European regulation for cosmetics for the European market.

For more information, please contact Justin Teo at +65 9635 6859 or contact@drtwlderma.com.

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Your Skin. Your Truth.

www.drtwlderma.com

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