The May 5, 2019 Skin Inc. newsletter and website brings up a prevalent skincare question of how to offer skincare consumers acne treatments that work. We agree when they say that treating acne requires a highly personalized treatment.
Acne itself has many different variations that make one cure-for-all far less effective than a personalized treatment that is designed to target the type of acne.
This may be a new question for many skincare companies but PHYTO5 has been providing the method and the tools all along since the late 70s.
Because the body is not only vital matter but vital energy as well, and because the skin is an organ with reflexive properties, it follows, as accepted in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, that where a skin manifestation appears is just as important as what is appearing.
The 5–Element theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) teaches us the following:
a. Vital energy has five elements (also known as aspects or phases) that need to work together in balance for the harmony of the whole.
b. Each aspect of vital energy regulates both specific physiological functions and a pair of organs. Each pair is comprised of a yin organ and a yang organ.
c. The quality of the energy of these functions and organs is made apparent on the reflex zones on the skin, throughout the face and body. Since each of the five elements has a yin and a yang aspect, there are ten reflex zones that conveniently appear on the face representing the five pairs of yin/yang organs.
d. Any energetic blockage has consequences or manifestations that appear as imperfections on the skin or as certain body shapes. TCM outlines five groups of skin conditions. Each group is defined as an imbalance or blockage of one of the five elements or aspects of vital energy.
One of the manifestations of the aspect of vital energy called Earth is acne. If we want to address the root cause of an Earth manifestation, we must create a rebalance of the Earth element. PHYTO5 has three topical products that constitute the treatment phase of each PHYTO5 facial:
a. The Phyt’Ether serum of each of the five elements with a specific blend of natural essential oils that follows the formulation principles of TCM
b. The naturally colored Clay Mask of each of the five elements infused with the same essential oils present in the serum of the same element
c. The Oligo 5 spray that disperses five essential minerals essential to a healthy skin
PHYTO5 professionals in spas and wellness centers throughout the country are able to go beyond the standard acne treatment using these three products to personalize the treatment based on where the acne appears as we consider what are called the reflex zones of the face.
Acne as an Earth manifestation is treated first with one of our five Phyt’Ether serums (according to where the acne appears on the face) and then with Earth (yellow) Clay Mask.
• If it appears on the forehead, a Fire reflex zone, the Fire serum is used.
• If it appears in between the eyebrows, a Wood reflex zone, the Wood serum is used.
• If it appears on the cheekbones, an Earth reflex zone, the Earth serum is used.
• If it appears on the cheeks, a Metal reflex zone, the Metal serum is used.
• If it appears on the chin, a Water reflex zone, the Water serum is used.
We conclude the facial treatment phase with Oligo 5 spray over the entire face for any and all manifestations.
More than one skin condition can be treated at the same time by applying the particular Phyt’Ether serum according to which reflex zone is affected and then by applying clay masks of multiple color combinations (there are five for the five elements) according to what manifestation appears where. This is PHYTO5’s Five Clay Mask facial and it is totally unique in our industry.
PHYTO5 energetic products are very effective on their own, but if you are fortunate to live near a PHYTO5 trained professional you can receive treatments that are enhanced with PHYTO5 proprietary equipment, in particular, the light therapy machine (Chromapuncteur) and/or the Biostimulator, a unique tool that is the secret of many of the most advanced PHYTO5 practitioners.
Manzo, Robert, and Skinprint. “Personalized Acne Solutions.” Skin Inc., www.skininc.com/treatments/facial/acne/Personalized-Acne-Solutions-509510461.html