Dermatologist Review of B. Kamins
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B. Kamins, Chemist is an interesting skin care line that hails from Quebec, Canada. Ben Kaminsky, chemist and founder of B. Kamins, Chemist, has a successful history spanning over thirty years as a compounding chemist. He is a preeminent pharmaceutical and dermatological chemist and graduate of the University of Montreal, School of Pharmacy. His first company, Odan Laboratories, was founded back in 1974 and today makes a wide variety of prescription and over the counter remedies including many dermatologic formulations.
Over the thirty plus years since Dr. Kaminsky founded Odan Laboratories, he has strived to refine his compounding and product formulation abilities – the essential skill set for developing cutting edge skin care. B. Kamins, Chemist products reflect the fruits of this experience and expertise as well as Dr. Kaminsky’s mandatory policy of using only pharmaceutical grade ingredients for all products. B Kamins, Chemist believes in developing its products with seasoned intelligence and then realizing them with the strictest manufacturing standards and highest quality ingredients. The company is results driven and tends to keep away from puffery.
B. Kamins Chemist refers to their offering as ‘The Gentle Cosmeceutical.’ The line is divided into gentle yet effective offerings for distinct skin conditions related to rosacea and menopause as well as for more common conditions such as acne-prone, sensitive and extra dry skin. B Kamins Chemist has unique formulas that incorporate ingredients exclusive to the line. Bio-Maple compound, is somewhat of a ‘natural’ for B. Kamins considering the Eastern Canadian origins of the company. Bio-Maple is a moisturizing, penetrating anti-oxidant physiological humectant/moisturizer that is extracted from maple sap using a patented process. Bio-Maple contains pure AHA’s and anti-oxidants in a quality controlled and microbiologically pure extract. Epishpere-Blue is a proprietary form of tiny time released capsules of anti-oxidant vitamin E. Profusion-Ceramide, the third exclusive ingredient in B Kamins products, is a small skin-plumping molecule that is found in the skin and fills in tiny fine lines.
B. Kamins, Chemist’s rosacea products are very popular. A great way to experience the regimen is via the B. Kamins Rosacea Starter Kit which contains the Booster Blue Rosacea Cleanser, Treatment and Masque as well as a sensitive skin SPF 30 sunscreen. Under the direction of a dermatologist, this regimen can be used in conjunction with prescription products such as Metrogel 1% to provide extra benefits. The Booster Blue Rosacea Treatment is a particularly popular component of this regimen.
Another popular and useful product is the Lip Balm with SPF 20. This product utilizes Bio-Maple for moisture retention and a sunscreen mix that protects well even in harsh dry sunny climates.
Finally, the Eye Cream Wrinkle Protection is a gentle and pleasant formulation that contains Bio-Maple compound and Episphere-Blue technologies to soothe the delicate eye area.
B. Kamins Chemist has pleasant simple packaging and a rather high price point. B. Kamins recently introduced a Men's Line which has been well received and appears to have increased the company’s brand recognition. B. Kamins, Chemist does have a very loyal following and lately has become more widely distributed. For those in the market for a high quality gentle cosmeceutical skin care line, B. Kamins Chemist products are certainly worth a try.
Review posted 7/31/2006.Add Comment »
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