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Skin Care

Our Generics – Skin Care medications contain cost-effective generic alternatives to branded medicines used to treat a range of skin conditions like acne and eczema.

you can search for the product you want using the search box, by entering either the active ingredient, e.g. azelaic acid or the product name, e.g. Aziderm cream

Our Generics – Skin Care medications contain cost-effective generic alternatives to branded medicines used to treat a range of skin conditions like acne and eczema.

you can search for the product you want using the search box, by entering either the active ingredient, e.g. azelaic acid or the product name, e.g. Aziderm cream

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A-Ret (Tretinoin 0.1%) Gel 20g/Tube
A-Ret (Tretinoin 0.1%) Gel

Tretinoin
Also known as Retin-A
From $1.15 per Gram
ScabOver (Ivermectin 1%) Cream 20g/Tube
ScabOver (Ivermectin 1%) Cream

Ivermectin
Also known as Soolantra
Out Of Stock
Terbicip (Terbinafine 1%) Cream 10g/Tube
Terbicip (Terbinafine 1%) Cream
On Sale

Terbinafine
Also known as Lamisil cream
From $0.85 per Gram
Acnewar (Dapsone 5%) Gel 15g/Pack
Acnewar (Dapsone 5%) Gel
On Sale

Dapsone
Also known as Aczone
From $0.60 per Gram
Aziderm Cream 20% (Azelaic Acid) 15g/Tube
Aziderm Cream 20% (Azelaic Acid) 15gm

Azelaic Acid
Also known as Skinoren
From $0.97 per Gram
Dermol Topical Cream 0.05% 30g Tube
Dermol Cream (Clobetasol)

Clobetasol propionate 0.05%
From $0.51 per Gram
Dermol Ointment 30g Tube
Dermol Ointment (Clobetasol)

Clobetasol
From $0.51 per Gram
Dermol Scalp Application 30ml Bottle
Dermol Scalp Application (Clobetasol)

Clobetasol
From $0.60 per mL
Desowen (Desonide 0.05%) Cream 10g/Tube
Desowen (Desonide 0.05%) Cream

Desonide
Also known as Desonate
From $1.44 per Gram
Eflora Cream 13.9% (Eflornithine) 15g/Tube
Eflora Cream (Eflornithine)

Eflornithine 13.9%
Also known as Vaniqa
From $2.27 per Gram

Skin conditions

Acne

Acne is a skin condition usually related to hormonal changes at puberty.  The oil-producing sebaceous glands in the hair follicle over-produce sebum, which, together with dead skin, block the pores in the skin.  These cause skin blemishes like whiteheads (enclosed blockage within a hair follicle) and blackheads (when the plug of sebum and skin cells is pushed to the skin surface).  Spots can also become inflamed and infected, causing pustules and cysts.

Inflammatory skin condition

Inflammatory skin conditions are caused by an overactive immune system.  Symptoms range from mild with itching, redness, and discomfort to severe with blisters, scaly patches of skin, and weeping sores.  They include:

  • Eczema, also known as atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, is an inherited condition that is closely linked to asthma and hay fever.  Eczema is usually found in elbows, behind the knees, and on fingers.  It causes a rash that becomes red and itchy and can be made worse by factors like chemicals on the skin or dry, humid weather.
  • Dermatitis is red, itchy, swollen patches of skin usually caused by direct skin contact with an irritant like solvents and harsh chemicals, or in response to an allergic trigger like perfume, latex or nickel
  • Psoriasis is a non-allergic autoimmune condition, where the immune system attacks self, and it causes dry patches of thickened scaly skin over the body.

Rosacea and scabies

Rosacea is characterised by a red rash found mainly on the face.  It is an inherited disorder but is also made worse by factors like sun exposure, cold temperatures, strong winds, some medications like steroids, certain foods, cosmetics, and stress.

Scabies is caused by an allergic reaction to the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei that burrows into the skin, causing irritation and itching.  A rash can develop over the whole body resulting in severe itching and discomfort.

Rosacea symptoms can be exacerbated (made worse) by scabies, which is thought to trigger inflammation.

Fungal skin infections

Fungal infections of the skin caused by tinea can affect many parts of the body.  These include between the toes (athlete's foot), ringworm of the body (tinea corporis), tinea of the groin and tinea of the scalp (tinea capitis).  Candida is a yeast-like fungus that infects mucous membranes, usually in the mouth, throat, and genitals.  It is commonly referred to as thrush, which is seen as white patches in the mouth that can become painful.  Symptoms of fungal infections of the skin include inflammation, itching, and rash, which can become severe.

Hirsutism

Unwanted growth of facial hair in women is called hirsutism.  It is often associated with high levels of androgen hormones in conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

Topical treatments for skin conditions

  • Topical antibiotics like dapsone are used to treat acne to help clear blemishes and prevent the spread of bacterial infection from an infected spot.
  • Retinoids like tretinoin are used to treat severe acne by reducing inflammation.  Retinoids are keratolytic and work by softening hardened cells that clog pores.  They also promote new cell growth to help heal skin blemishes.
  • Azelaic acid has antibacterial and keratolytic properties and is used to treat mild acne.
  • Topical corticosteroids like desonide and clobetasol are used to treat inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea.  They work by blocking inflammation and reducing irritation so that the skin can heal. 
  • The anti-parasitic ivermectin is used to treat scabies and rosacea, where high numbers of scabies parasites have invaded the skin, causing inflammation.
  • Antifungals like terbinafine are used for fungal skin infections like tinea and candida.
  • Eflornithine reduces the production of unwanted facial hair in hirsutism by blocking an enzyme in hair follicles of the skin that stimulates hair growth.

Skin conditions

Acne

Acne is a skin condition usually related to hormonal changes at puberty.  The oil-producing sebaceous glands in the hair follicle over-produce sebum, which, together with dead skin, block the pores in the skin.  These cause skin blemishes like whiteheads (enclosed blockage within a hair follicle) and blackheads (when the plug of sebum and skin cells is pushed to the skin surface).  Spots can also become inflamed and infected, causing pustules and cysts.

Inflammatory skin condition

Inflammatory skin conditions are caused by an overactive immune system.  Symptoms range from mild with itching, redness, and discomfort to severe with blisters, scaly patches of skin, and weeping sores.  They include:

  • Eczema, also known as atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, is an inherited condition that is closely linked to asthma and hay fever.  Eczema is usually found in elbows, behind the knees, and on fingers.  It causes a rash that becomes red and itchy and can be made worse by factors like chemicals on the skin or dry, humid weather.
  • Dermatitis is red, itchy, swollen patches of skin usually caused by direct skin contact with an irritant like solvents and harsh chemicals, or in response to an allergic trigger like perfume, latex or nickel
  • Psoriasis is a non-allergic autoimmune condition, where the immune system attacks self, and it causes dry patches of thickened scaly skin over the body.

Rosacea and scabies

Rosacea is characterised by a red rash found mainly on the face.  It is an inherited disorder but is also made worse by factors like sun exposure, cold temperatures, strong winds, some medications like steroids, certain foods, cosmetics, and stress.

Scabies is caused by an allergic reaction to the parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei that burrows into the skin, causing irritation and itching.  A rash can develop over the whole body resulting in severe itching and discomfort.

Rosacea symptoms can be exacerbated (made worse) by scabies, which is thought to trigger inflammation.

Fungal skin infections

Fungal infections of the skin caused by tinea can affect many parts of the body.  These include between the toes (athlete's foot), ringworm of the body (tinea corporis), tinea of the groin and tinea of the scalp (tinea capitis).  Candida is a yeast-like fungus that infects mucous membranes, usually in the mouth, throat, and genitals.  It is commonly referred to as thrush, which is seen as white patches in the mouth that can become painful.  Symptoms of fungal infections of the skin include inflammation, itching, and rash, which can become severe.

Hirsutism

Unwanted growth of facial hair in women is called hirsutism.  It is often associated with high levels of androgen hormones in conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

Topical treatments for skin conditions

  • Topical antibiotics like dapsone are used to treat acne to help clear blemishes and prevent the spread of bacterial infection from an infected spot.
  • Retinoids like tretinoin are used to treat severe acne by reducing inflammation.  Retinoids are keratolytic and work by softening hardened cells that clog pores.  They also promote new cell growth to help heal skin blemishes.
  • Azelaic acid has antibacterial and keratolytic properties and is used to treat mild acne.
  • Topical corticosteroids like desonide and clobetasol are used to treat inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea.  They work by blocking inflammation and reducing irritation so that the skin can heal. 
  • The anti-parasitic ivermectin is used to treat scabies and rosacea, where high numbers of scabies parasites have invaded the skin, causing inflammation.
  • Antifungals like terbinafine are used for fungal skin infections like tinea and candida.
  • Eflornithine reduces the production of unwanted facial hair in hirsutism by blocking an enzyme in hair follicles of the skin that stimulates hair growth.
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