I first heard about Kleraderm from Beautyinfozone.com back in January. The post was both an introduction to the product line and a giveaway contest.
Kleraderm is an Italian brand that was founded in Bologna in 1981 “with the purpose to offer real results to the desire for beauty and well-being.”
According to Beautyinfozone, Kleraderm is one of Italy’s best kept secrets, and it’s also one of America’s best kept secrets, too. Finding information about Kleraderm is not easy. It’s mostly in Italian. And finding the actual products proves tricky, too. It’s only available in the US through Joanne Recchia-Kallabat, owner of the US division of Kleraderm , and who sells it through two Nordstrom’s in the Detroit, Michigan area. You can also phone or email Joanne for more information on the products. (586-337-7100) or firstname.lastname@example.org
All this seems a little old-fashioned in this age of instant internet access. But that’s the way it is… and I was intrigued by the beautyinfozone’s review and her giveaway offer to get free samples personally chosen for me by Joanne.
So I emailed Joanne, mentioned the beautyinfozone giveawy, and told her that I’m in my late-40s with formerly oily skin that is now more on the dry side, but with occasional small pimples on my nose. And that I use sunscreen religiously and don’t have a lot of major skin issues.
She emailed back:
I am sending you samples of Oxalis cream (derived from dandelions) this cream will help with T-Zone while delivering moisture , use this cream in day and under makeup.
For Night you will benefit Couperosy cream, this cream will help with the little bumps around the nose. You might wake up with a bit oily, just wash in morning and reapply Oxalis cream.
Awesome! I sent her my address, and then promptly forgot about it.
Until today when I got a mysterious package from Nordstrom’s! And inside was a hand-written note from Joanne and my samples!
The day cream is from the Idroderm line which aims to “rush to restore epidermic moisture and reinvigorate the corneal layer, protect with appropriate sun filters, provide a deep nourishment and revitalize with emollient vegatable oils and vitamins, restoring beauty, heath and vitality to the skin.” The Oxalis Cream is basically an intense moisturizer to rehydrate the skin.
Ingredients: aqua (water), cetearyl glucoside, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated polyisobutene, propylene glycol, collagen, sesamum indicum (sesame) oil, glyceryl stearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, rosa moschata (musk rose) oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, octyl methoxycinnamate, elastin, sodium hyaluronate, laminaria ochroleuca extract, titanium dioxide, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethiconol, carboxymethyl betaglucan, hydroxypropyl guar, phenoxyethanol, imidazolidinyl urea, plankton extract, disodium edta, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben propylparaben, isobutylparaben, arachis hypogaea (peanut) oil, bht, bha, propyl gallate, citric acid, parfum (fragrance).
(I do not see any oxalis extract, but perhaps I don’t recognize the technical ingredient name. Oxalis is actually better known as wood sorrel, and one variety is called the False Shamrock because it has 4 leaves like a 4-leafed clover, but they are squared and not true clover. Dandelions are called Taraxacum in Latin and I don’t see that on the ingredient label, either.)
The night treatment is Couperosys Escin Cream from their Neaderm or Sensitive Skin line, which according to the website: “It is particularly recommended for reddened skin due to poor peripheral blood circulation and fragile capillary vessels. It restores evenness, elasticity and softness to the skin.”
Ingredients:aqua (water), c12-20 acid peg-8 ester, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrogenated polyisobutene, propylene glycol, persea gratissima (avocado oil), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, centella asiatica (hydrocotyl) extract, cera alba (beeswax), cetyl alcohol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, cyclomethicone, dimethiconol, escin, glucose, sodium glutamate, urea, lactic acid, sodium pca, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract, glycine, panthenol, phenoxyethanol, imidazolidinyl urea, disodium edta, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylpraben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, arachis hypogaea (peanut) oil, bht, bha, propyl gallate, citric acid, parfum (fragrance).
So we shall see! I can’t wait to get started! And I’ll keep you posted, too!