Dear Physicians of the World Congress of Dermatology,

Thank you for your interest in Cloud Vitamin Cream. I am excited to present my line of skincare products and appreciate the opportunity to share it with you. I am a dermatologist in Victoria, BC, and have had my own practice for thirty years.  I have been awarded the Barney Usher research award from the Canadian Dermatology Association and have presented our results at numerous peer meetings. I started the Cloud Vitamin Cream line to provide alternatives for my patients that weren’t readily available in other professional skincare product lines.

Please allow me to highlight our standout products from Cloud’s skincare line:  Vitamin B3 Cream, Vitamin A Cream, Vitamin D3 Cream and Silymarin Cream.

Vitamin B3 Cream contains 4% niacinamide. Niacinamide is a newly recognized topical vitamin, which is active in the intra cellular spaces of the epidermis. B3, or niacinamide, stimulates the production of ceramides and triglycerides. We like to think of it as the skin’s “barrier repairer”. 

Recent studies suggest that Vitamin B3 can:

  • Tighten and lift sagging skin
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone
  • Improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture
  • Treat eczema, dermatitis, vascular rosacea and acne

As you may already be aware, vitamin B3 (niacinamide) had a huge PR boost from Dr. Oz in January of 2014. He labeled it as being the hottest new cosmetic molecule and went so far as to call it, “Botox in a bottle”. As a result, many patients know the name “niacinamide” and search for it on the Internet. There are currently very few competing products on the market that are similar to Vitamin B3 Cream and ours is certainly the maximum physiological strength. 

The second product that I would like to share is our Vitamin A Cream (1% retinyl palmitate). As you know, retinyl palmitate is the predominant retinoid in the epidermis. It offers many benefits to the skin, such as helping to prevent and reverse elements of both photoageing, as well as intrinsic ageing.  Most importantly, though, retinyl palmitate works as an additional shield to fill the gap that sunscreens leave. Since sunscreen is only able to block UV light, the skin needs added protection to block visible light and infrared light. Retinyl palmitate is able to offer that added protection. In addition, retinyl palmitate’s role as a cancer prevention agent has also recently been studied (Shapiro). 

Everyone wants to be able to enjoy outdoor activities while staying healthy. When patients are educated about the necessity of sunscreen AND an antioxidant like Vitamin A Cream, they want to be compliant to maintain their overall health and wellness. Vitamin A Cream combined with sunscreen is able to offer a comprehensive defense. Therefore, because of its ability to act as a safeguard to prevent sun damage, we think of Vitamin A cream as a “protector” for the skin.

The third product I would like to present is Vitamin D3 Cream. Cloud’s Vitamin D3 Cream is a treatment product that provides a variety of benefits. 

Recent studies suggest that Vitamin D3 can:

  • Rejuvenate and heal the skin
  • Increase skin luminosity
  • Slow abnormalities in skin cells
  • Boost mood
  • Improve memory function

Vitamin D3 Cream is an ideal anti-aging product because it renews and rebuilds the skin, enhances radiance, reduces the rate at which abnormal cells form in the skin and has positive effects on memory and mood. It is an excellent alternative to obtaining vitamin D from the sun, as the sun can cause fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and even skin cancer. Conversely, some climates have very few bright sunny days, which also makes proper vitamin D synthesis problematic. Cloud’s Vitamin D3 Cream is a safe alternative to vitamin D absorption from the sun. Cloud Vitamin D3 cream supports your health and wellness, rain or shine. 

The last product that I would like to introduce is Silymarin Cream. Silymarin is derived from the milk thistle plant. Silymarin works to reduce hyperpigmentation, including melasma, by stopping the overproduction of melanin. It does this by inhibiting the production of tyrosinase.  It also stops the overproduction of melanin by acting as a free radical scavenger.  As you know, free radicals stimulate the melanocytes, and they, in turn, produce more melanin pigment. Since Silymarin is a free radial scavenger, it prevents this cascade of melanin formation caused by free radicals. Improvements in skin tone and reduction of dark spots can be seen after three months of diligent use. Also, unlike other hyperpigmentation treatment products, Silymarin Cream is safe to use during pregnancy. 

Cloud Vitamin A, B3, and D retail for $48 and are available wholesale for $24 and Cloud Silymarin retails at $68 and wholesales at $34. Cloud Creams are packaged in a 30 ml airless tube with a pump and each lasts for approximately 3 months. 

We would love for you to try Cloud Vitamin Cream for yourself. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving samples. If you are interested in carrying Cloud products or have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@cloudvitamincream.com. We welcome your thoughts and feedback.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Warm Regards, 

Dr. Gordon Telford
Cloud Vitamin Cream

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INTRODUCING CANCER PREVENTION IN A COSMETIC PRACTICE

We live in the middle of a massive epidemic of skin cancer. In spite of increased public awareness of the risk of skin cancer and the routine use of sunscreens, the frequency of skin cancer continues to increase.

Did you know that simply by changing your choice of retinoids you could substantially reduce the frequency of skin cancer?  We have come to appreciate the virtues of retinoids as a useful treatment for premature aging.  We have all experienced through our patients the irritation of Tretinoin and now see that topical retinol is less irritating but is effective in reversing many features of photo aging.

Retinyl palmitate, which you and I have learned to be a storage form of vitamin A, is in fact a solar filter that filters visible light, infrared and ultraviolet light to reduce its penetration into the skin by about 90%.  Applying retinyl palmitate cream results in a marked increase (50 to 100 times) epidermal level.  It is persistent until consumed, and is not water washable.  It has an SPF of about 20.

Fortunately retinyl palmitate as it passes into the dermis is metabolized to retinol resulting in a non-irritating source of retinol. 

Barry Lycka, the President of the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation, introduced retinyl palmitate in his practice a year ago and now has about a thousand patients on retinyl palmitate.  He and I agree that patients on treatment look healthier, have less frequent actinic keratoses and basal cells. 

As you are aware, the prospective treatment trials with topical Tretinoin showed that it failed to prevent skin cancer.  Let’s use the retinoid that does.