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Personalised Skin Care That’s as Unique as Your Patients

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No patient is the same. Their skin care shouldn’t be either. Compounding has long been recognized as a productive treatment avenue for addressing problem skin. Our member pharmacists have the ability to formulate a number of new solutions for problem skin designed to help make a difference for patients with skin challenges.

Compounding and dermatology make a great pair for many reasons. Sometimes medications are on back order or no longer commercially available. Other times, the strength of what the patient needs is not available commercially. And often, patient treatment failures could be overcome by combining medications into one preparation that fits the patient’s exact needs.

Compounding pharmacists have always played a large part in the dermatology world, and now, PCCA’s new innovative bases turn these compounding opportunities into even bigger advantages. Using Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients with our newest dermatological bases – such as Clarifying Base for patients with eczema or psoriasis gives patients new options for customised formulations.


Compounders can prepare prescription medication for these patients using Clarifying™ Base, which decreases oil formation, is highly moisturizing, and uses natural ingredients that may improve the appearance of red, blotchy skin and reduce irritation. Preparing medication with Clarifying combined with certain actives (Benzoyl peroxide, Salicylic acid, Tretinoin, Erythromycin, Clindamycin, Niacinamide, Sulfacetamide and Metronidazole) may create an affordable and perfect customised compound for your patient.

Before and after 14 weeks of treatment with 5-alpha Avocuta®, an ingredient in Clarifying Base. The patient was a 28-year-old female with a history of acne. Adapted with permission for use from (Sharquie et al., 2012)1.PCCA - Personalised Skin Care That's as Unique as Your Patients - Product Insight

Patient benefits:

  • Natural ingredients may improve red, blotchy skin
  • The unique avocado extract nourishes skin and decreases oil formation
  • Moisturising properties for any skin type
  • May reduce the chances of irritation that are often seen with acne medications
  • Can also be used in anti-aging formulations for patients with acne-prone skin

1. Sharquie, K.E., Al-Hamamy, H.R., Noaimi, A.A. and Tahir, A.F. (2012) ‘Treatment of acne vulgaris with 5-alpha avocuta cream 2% in comparison with tretinion cream 0.025% (single blind comparative study)’, Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 2, 179-183,

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