Everyone’s skin is different, so their skin care solutions should be, too. Compounding has long been recognized as an appropriate avenue for skin care.

Various “cosmeceuticals” are now being prescribed for anti-aging purposes. This booming area is an important one for compounding pharmacies and dermatology specialists to work together on. Skin aging is generally understood to be caused by a combination of internal and external processes, including cell damage caused by cosmic irradiation, free radicals, and metabolic processes. For these reasons, custom compounding of both oral and topical antioxidants are commonly used by patients; some have added anti-inflammatory properties. These include alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), glutathione, green tea, melatonin, selenium, and vitamins B3, C, E, and K.

Scriptworks Compounding Pharmacy is a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). PCCA has developed proprietary bases to help formulate custom therapies for common skin problems.

Clarifying™ Base, for use in formulations targeting acne and rosacea

  • Natural ingredients, may improve red, blotchy skin
  • The unique avocado extract nourishes skin and decreases oil formation
  • Reduces the chances of irritation that are often seen with acne medications
  • Helps deliver medicine and may improve how well that medicine works
  • Can also be used in anti-aging formulations for patients with acne-prone skin
  • Helps deliver medicine and may improve how well that medicine works

PracaSil™-Plus, for use in scar formulations

  • Appropriate for new or old scars from surgeries, acne, stretch marks, burns or diabetic wounds
  • Promotes a healing, soothing and nurturing environment
  • Rich in skin-friendly fatty acids and lipids
  • Can be used with or without active ingredients
  • Formulated without gluten, casein, dye and parabens, among other allergens

XemaTop™, for use in formulations targeting eczema, psoriasis and dry skin

  • Replenishes the lipids within the skin
  • Nourishes the skin’s structural integrity
  • Helps restore the skin’s barrier and prevent water loss
  • May improve the delivery of common APIs

Let us know your dermatologic challenges so ScriptWorks can help formulate a solution.