How to reduce sun damage and avoid harsh Eludex skin cancer treatment

People who used several Simplicité products regularly for one year found their dermatologist-diagnosed sun damage improved so dramatically they entirely avoided planned Efudex treatment.

Their dermatologists advised that because skin improvement was so significant,  they need not undergo the much-prescribed early skin cancer treatment Efudex-5-Fluorouracil. Efudex is a medication which acts as a chemotherapy to pre-cancerous and skin cancer cells. 

Also, using several Simplicité products regularly for at least six months improved dermatologist-diagnosed sun damage so significantly that planned Efudex treatment was drastically downgraded.

As Sue Barnes found.

How Sue Barnes avoided full-face Efudex treatment

Around the time she started using Simplicité products, Sue Barnes’ dermatologist had told her to prepare in six months time for a full-face application of Efudex 5-fluorouracil, a topical medication which acts as a chemotherapy to pre-cancerous and skin cancer cells. 

Sue was dreading it. From all she'd heard, Efudex treatment was harsh and invasive. A friend who'd been through it warned Sue that for a few weeks she'd be in a world of pain and "look like she'd been through a bushfire" with flaming red skin.

The pain would be bad enough, Sue mused, but if her skin looked shockingly sore and red, her department store employer would probably ask her to stay home until she felt and looked better.

Sue’s fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes made her a prime target for skin cancer especially because she grew up and lives in Queensland - infamously known as the skin cancer capital of the world.

She'd had many skin cancers either burned off or cut out of her face over previous years. And this winter, her dermatologist said, it was time to address her the early skin cancers on her face.

Sue was suprised and relieved though six months later at her appointment, when the dermatologist drastically downgraded the planned treatment.

He checked her face, then said in a bemused tone, "Well - I don't know what you've been doing, but your skin is very much improved! So much so, in fact, that now you don't need to use Efudex all over your face. You'll only need to put it on this little bit at the left side of your forehead'.

Sue was elated - though also puzzled. 

What had changed? She thught back over the last six months.

Then she realised why she'd just escaped the trauma and discomfort of a full face Efudex treatment.

Six months ago she'd started using the Simplicité Basic Six products. A little after that she had added the Simplicité Antioxidant Plant Serum Concentrate.

Sue: "I am so impressed these gentle and beautiful natural skin care products improved my skin so drastically. I noticed** when I started using them that my sun damage immediately started improving - but I'm blown away by this result after six months. I'm so glad I found Simplicité!

"Not only did I avoid a lot of pain, but also embarrassment - and lost wages. I was able to keep working all through the minor Efudex treatment. It still took six weeks but as just a small part of my forehead was affected, I could work. Imagine if my whole face had been bright red and horribly sore for all of that time! 

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How Sue discovered effective sun damage treatment 

Sue started using Simplicité products through first earning the Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion in a sales bonus scheme where she worked in the cosmetic department of a Brisbane department store. 

Then she had a surprise.

"I’d used the Toning Spray a few times a day for about a month and loved it - I still do", Sue says, "but from that time on I was quite shocked to notice that no new skin cancers were coming onto my face."

"I thought, I don't understand what is happening, but as it seems to be connected to using the Simplicité Toning Lotion, I'd better start using as many of their products as I can."

Sue rapidly sold enough to acquire a full set of the Basic Six products. "They're easy products to sell because they feel and smell so beautiful". 

"And because the products work, actually give results, I always got great follow up sales," Sue said. "When I sold customers a Simplicité Trial Pack, I would tell them, 'You'll soon be back to replace what you run out of with the bigger sizes."

Sue's skin continued to stay clear of any new sun damage evidence.


Sue emailed Simplicité to ask why this was happening. She learned that the Toning Lotion, and all the Simplicité products, contain multiple plant compounds that as well as improving tone, feel and appearance of skin, have published evidence showing they inhibit early sun damage.

Most of the products, including what Sue first used, Hydrating Floral Toning Lotion, are rich in plant citral, a much-researched compound shown to reverse sun damage and flaky keratoses.

Citral has anti skin cancer activity: at 'normal use' concentrations, an anti-cancer potential through induced apoptosis by activating caspase-3.
Put simply this means it causes cell death of early skin cancers.[1]

[1] Planta Med. Citral is a new inducer of caspase-3 in tumor cell lines. Dudai N1, Weinstein Y, Krup M, Rabinski T, Ofir R

Simplicité Herbal Cosmeceutical products give exceptional results for reducing sun damage.

The freshly made, medicinal grade plant extracts they're made from contain high levels of desirable actives (citral, flavonoids, phenolics, limonene, terpenes and linalool, to name just a few) that have multiple published rejuvenating benefits for skin.

Published research also shows many of these plant actives additionally have anti sun damage activity. Others are thought to protect against the appearance of sun damage.


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