Skincare products abound on the shelves of every Sephora and general retail store, so much so that finding the right one in the sea of boxes can be incredibly overwhelming. Here’s what usually happens: a skincare product is selected based solely on familiarity. And what breeds familiarity in the world of cosmetics? Advertising. When you think about it like this, the decision-making process might become even more intimidating. You want the best for your skin. How are you supposed to know exactly what that is, though?
We won’t be so hard on commercial skincare products. They do offer a certain degree of value. However, what these products, even the more expensive ones, do for the skin is limited when compared to medical-grade skin care. Here’s why . . .
Quality is not reflected solely in the cost of a product, and yet this is a common misperception. Medical-grade cleansers, toners, and moisturizers, along with specialty solutions, have all been thoroughly tested. They have been developed by experts in the field of dermatology and beauty, and have been proven effective at the given objective. How does effectiveness increase? With active ingredients.
When the objective is to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, for instance, the best way to get results is for the active ingredient to be one of the main compounds in the product. An active ingredient such as retinol or vitamin C is going to be listed first, or very near the top of the list, rather than at the end.
High-quality in medical-grade skincare also comes from concentration. There is very little watering-down happening in this product, only what is necessary to reduce the chances of irritation. This is why medical-grade products are prescribed after a thorough consultation about skin health and dermatologic goals. When a product is mass-produced, it must be safe for anyone to use without a proper consultation with a medical professional. To be safe for anyone means that the product is ideal for no one.
To achieve the best results on your skin, give it the very best on a daily basis. Learn more about medical-grade skincare available in our Draper and Layton offices. Call (801) 776-2220.