An Australian mother who struggled with pigmentation for years was shocked to find a ‘secret’ skincare product dramatically reduced it in just seven months.
Karli Moyler, who lives on the Gold Coast, Queensland, used prescription skincare brand The Secret to help alleviate some of the dark spots and melasma that worsened during her last pregnancy.
‘It has changed my life. I wouldn’t leave the house without make up, it made me feel so self conscious,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘I have two young children so I don’t have a lot of time. The fact I can now leave the house with only sunblock on and feel good in my skin feels fabulous. I couldn’t be happier with the result.’
Ms Moyer used The Essentials Set, which comes with the Cellular Repair Night Cream, Day Brightening Elixir, Eye Serum and an added Face Serum to acheive her desired results.
The skincare was developed by two female doctors in Perth, Western Australia, and is available by prescription through their website.
Karli Moyler, who lives on the Gold Coast, used prescription skincare brand The Secret to help alleviate some of the dark spots and melasma that worsened during her last pregnancy
Women have shared incredible before and after photos showing off their skin transformations and newly-acquired perfect complexions after discovering the secret to banishing unwanted pigmentation
GP Dr Deb Cohen-Jones and Dr Clara Hurst developed the no-fuss products together after realising the huge difference medical-grade ingredients made to their own skin and how hard it is for everyday Australians to access.
Speaking with Daily Mail Australia previously the women who have both suffered from different skin conditions said you don’t need ‘bad skin’ to benefit from their range.
‘You don’t have to have bad skin – though we do treat a range of conditions – only prescription skincare can give you the secret glow – it is not possible without it,’ they said.
Both doctors have been using prescription formula skincare for years, Dr Clara to treat ‘awful’ acne and Dr Deb to treat melasma, or pigmentation.
But they both admit it is more difficult to access than it should be – and many people are turned away because their doctors don’t see ‘bad skin’ as a medical issue in need of attention.
Women right across Australia are using the products to clear up their skin
GP Dr Deb Cohen-Jones and Dr Clara Hurst have launched a range making prescription-only skincare accessible
DID THE DOCTORS EVER SUFFER FROM ‘BAD SKIN’?
The doctors are both so passionate about skincare because they have suffered from skin conditions and understand the impact it can have on mental health.
Dr Clara has struggled with her skin since she was 27 when she got ‘awful acne’.
‘My face was like a pizza,’ she said.
She used Accutane – which worked initially, but once it stopped she wasn’t prepared to try it again as it dried her skin out too much.
She then went on to use prescription skincare – and noticed the change in her general skin health – and began prescribing it to her patients.
She became a top-seller for a rival, international brand, because people would compliment her on her amazing skin. She believes her skin is even nicer now.
She also got mild melasma – or pigmentation after she had her child – a condition only improved with prescription skincare.
Dr Deb also suffered from melasma, she recently shared a picture of herself on holiday where she had a ‘melasma moustache’ – and her children asked her why she had a moustache, which she admits can be uncomfortable.
She also got terrible acne – but now never gets a pimple.
This means many people cycle through GPs or are sent off to a dermatologist before they can get a prescription.
‘We are different to most doctors because we see bad skin as a condition which needs to be treated – because we know how much it can effect self confidence and even lead to anxiety and depression,’ Dr Deb said.
Aside from making the formula easier to get – the women have also made the process of applying it less complicated.
‘We wanted to simplify skincare, for lazy people like us, we don’t have time for four steps, we have kids, businesses and friends to look after.
‘We don’t want to be spending an hour every morning and night on our skincare,’ Dr Clara said.
And it is cheaper than other brands, which have to be prescribed by a specialist and are often shipped from overseas.
Dr Clara said the one she used to use and prescribe cost $1200 for a three-month cycle, whereas this option is $500 for six months.
Because the ingredients are prescription only the women’s customers still have to go through a consultation process, but they can do it all online.
‘There is a questionnaire so we can choose the correct product for you and make any necessary changes so it is perfect for you.
‘Each bottle is handmade for a specific client,’ they said.
The business launched in 2020 and has grown organically from social media and through the women’s contacts
The doctors say they would stop using the product to do their own ‘before and after’ series but are ‘too vain’.
Instead some of their patients have shared incredible pictures showing the huge reduction in pigmentation and acne after they began to use the products.
In the pictures each customer’s skin looks significantly brighter in the after photos – some also have a huge reduction in pigmentation and other ‘obvious issues’.
‘We don’t just mask conditions, we don’t cover dryness with oils, we treat the conditions and encourage healthy skin to grow, which is the big difference between medical grade skin care and over-the-counter products.’
The business launched in 2020 and has grown organically from social media and through contacts.
They now have more than 3000 regular customers and ship their products, which are made in Australia, around the world.
Each week more than 100 people order their products in a bid to start or continue with their skincare journey.
HOW CAN PEOPLE LOOK AFTER THEIR SKIN?
The doctors recommend a skincare regime, using SPF products and protecting skin from the sun.
They say using a ‘gentle’ cleanser and a good SPF30 or SPF50 every day is important.
They say remembering to reapply, and using a waterproof product at the beach is essential.