A Story of Supply Chains and Sunshine

Welcome to Summer! I am happy to share some new products I have been developing, and the challenges of pricing our products and services in these times of highly uncertain supply chains and costs. In this brief newsletter we’ll chat about:

  • My approach to some new pricing on products and services that are the direct result of industry-wide supply chain shortages.
  • Introducing new products we have launched containing the latest technology in sunscreens.

Now in our 35th year, OptaDerm Skin Care – the Clinic, the Brand, and the Laboratory continue to offer a unique combination of products and services that work beautifully together to improve your skin. I am incredibly proud of my Team for taking up the challenges of this industry while I focus on leadership and formulations – Dean-Richard Johansson, Founder

Supply Chain Challenges

As many of you are well aware, the world is going through a severe supply chain challenge due to a combination of issues such as: missing packaging, surging fuel costs, labour shortages, inflation, conflicts overseas, the uneven recovery after COVID restrictions, and a local housing crisis. Any of these issues are tough on their own – but taken together have created a near impossible business environment without a carefully considered resolution through price increases on certain products and services. I have carefully adjusted prices (for the first time in 3 years) on selected products based strictly on the actual impacts of the costs of key ingredients.

I have also re-priced our OptaDerm Signature European Facial Treatment to $76.00
– We will naturally honour all reservations made prior to July 1st, 2022 at the previous price. I am pleased to announce no changes to any of our Laser service prices – Dean-Richard

Protect your skin every day from the damaging rays of the sun.

OptaDerm offers a wide range of sun protection products. However, we have been focusing all our research in the past 2 years on the development of new and improved formulations using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as physical barrier sun protection. This has resulted in the new Sheer Defense and Zinc Protector lines of products. The new types of Zinc and Titanium are vastly improved and offer true sheer coverage and no ‘chalky look’. We still carry a large range of chemical and combination products but we anticipate a new future where only physical sunscreen will be allowed in the market. Please ask for a sample of the newest products and experience the new sheer quality for yourself.

New Product: Zinc Protector
  • Advanced super sheer formula
  • Non-nano Zinc Oxide for UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection
  • Water resistant formulas

Two formulas for all skin types:
Lotion 120mL $68.50 – Medium protection
Stick 30g $29.50 – our Stick Zinc Protector is designed as our strongest protection ever. Perfect for rigorous outdoor activity in the direct sun



New Product: Sheer Defense
  • Moisturizing daily formulas with mineral broad-spectrum protection
  • Low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid intensely hydrates
  • Niacinamide for improved lipid barrier function
  • Advanced super sheer formula
  • Non-nano Zinc Oxide fir UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection

Three formulas for all skin types:
Cream, Lotion, or a light Fluid
60g/60mL $68.50




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