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Today’s guest is one of the most knowledgable guests that I have met in the natural skincare industry. Meet Ben Fuchs – he is a registered pharmacist, skin formulator, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist. He’s a skin expert who was trained by the man who invented Blistex, and has since then been formulating skin care products for 33 years!
He created Truth Treatments products and has also been compounding custom medication, formulating nutritional products and consulting with doctors and patients, since 1986. Shortly after he graduated, he opened up a skin care pharmacy dedicated to helping people address common skin health issues like eczema, acne, post-surgical recovery and aged skin.
He has also been lecturing nationwide on the strategic use of cosmetics and nutritional supplementation for healthy skin and bodies, since 1991. He also hosts a radio show, called The Bright Side (which I was also interviewed on) and has been a guest on numerous alternative health radio programs.
And if you can stimulate and amplify healing in the skin, you’ll get anti-aging, more beauty, and more moisture.
Whether you’re talking about healing a cut or talking about having beautiful, soft beautiful skin – it all involves the same processes.
Because of this, Ben developed a proficiency in making skin care products in the pharmacy setting, as well as making skincare products for aestheticians. He also started a skincare company that was around for 23 years that had a reputation for making a difference in people’s skin.
In today’s podcast, we will cover:
- How you can effectively use “topical nutrition” to heal & seal the skin
- Do expensive creams really work?
- How well DIY creams work
- How you can assess how well your skincare product is working
- Ben’s professional thoughts on Cetaphil and Aveeno (and how effective they really are)
- The best vitamins for your skin
- How Vitamin A, C, Zinc & Selenium play a primary role in the health of your skin
- Whether your skin product actually works if it is only placed on the surface of your skin
… and you will also find out my age in this podcast 😉
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Truth Treatments Skin Care Products
Ben also created his own skincare product (which I had the privilege of trying!) called Truth Treatments, which contain 100% functional ingredients, with no fillers, preservatives, fragrance or silicone.
The Truth Treatments represents the culmination of everything he has learned over 33 years as a skin care compounding pharmacist treating thousands of patients.
As Ben has been a skin formulator for 33 years, he believes that unless you know how to access the fibroblast, you’re not going to be able to make your own collagen. And unless you know how to stimulate the differentiation of a keratinocyte, you’re not going to be growing skin cells. So even if you make your own products, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to have a great product.
Also if you don’t have the ingredients that encourages transdermal penetration to penetrate through the surface of the skin, then it will keep moisture from penetrating underneath it.
His Truth Treatment line is formulated to penetrate through the surface of the skin.
His line of products contains 4 products:.
- Truth Serum — is a daily hydrator with anti-inflammatory effects
- Omega 6 Healing Cream — is multi-functional and can be used day or night, as often as you like. You can use it when needed wherever healing is required due to dry skin, eczema irritation, burns, cuts or scrapes. He created the formula to help speed recovery for post-surgical healing, burn victims and other skin health issues.
- Retinol Gel and Truth Balm — both utilize his vitamin and delivery system technology, known as TDM (Transdermal Delivery Matrix), that he perfected in my pharmacy for use in prescription skin products. Both are formulated to work overnight to continuously release concentrated ingredients and active nutrients deep into the skin aiding in repair and recovery as you sleep.
The main ingredient in his Truth Balm is Vitamin C, which also has a calming effect on the immune system. It strengthens the immune system and it’s a protective and calming vitamin. This has applications across the board for burns, for abraded skin, for eczema skin, for psoriasis skin, for acne or rash skin. The calming effect of Vitamin C is extremely important.
What makes Truth Treatments different?
Ben formulated Truth Treatments in his compounding pharmacy as prescription products to restore health to severely wounded and damaged skin — from burns, surgery and skin health issues like acne, psoriasis, eczema and aged, dry and wrinkled skin.
They have been made with essential nutritional ingredients that mimic your skin’s natural ability to heal allowing it to restore itself from life’s daily stressors and environmental assaults.
Since they are made with only 100% active and functional ingredients, they are highly concentrated and just a little goes a very long way. For best results apply a tiny amount to clean, damp skin. It’s important that the skin is damp. For maximum penetration, massage and drive product into your skin using upward circular motions until completely absorbed.
One quick note is that the products are quite expensive; however, Ben mentions that since the Truth Treatments contain only 100% functional and active ingredients, you can use less of the product to achieve better results. Thus, Truth Treatments cost less than other products, since many mainstream products are made with only about 5-10% active ingredients (and 90-95% fillers like oil, glycerin, water, wax, silicone and preservatives).
Which products are the best for eczema?
The Truth Balm and Truth serum are his most effective products for healing eczema.
Ben mentions that the Truth Balm can help trap moisture, but his Truth Serum contains more nutrients in it. His recommendation is to use the serum in the morning and the balm at night. He also advises to use the Omega-6 healing cream for intense healing, as it’s useful for any kind of broken skin, including eczema.
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Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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