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Here’s What Buying Medical Grade Skincare Actually Means

We're de-mystifying it for you.

There are so many new skincare ingredients available now and it’s hard to know where to start, let alone what to look for, what will suit your skin, what will go with the products you’re already using and won’t create any more skin issues. We always want to get the most out of our skincare products but even with a google search there is still a mystery about what we are putting on our skin. So, we are going to explore Medical-grade skincare to take the mystery out of it for you. Let’s dive into the benefits of using medical-grade skincare and bust the myths associated with it.

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What is Medical-Grade Skincare?

Medical-grade skincare, refers to skincare products that have therapeutic and medicinal benefits to treat, manage or prevent a variety of skin conditions. These can include anything from acne, dry skin, oily skin, rosacea, aged skin, hyperpigmentation, large pores, scars, sun damaged skin and dark spots. Medical-grade skincare can also be used to address other skincare-related cosmetic concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin and smoothness. Rather than choosing cosmetics that don’t cater for your skin type, a medical-grade skincare product is the right choice due to its ability to multi-task and deliver many benefits to the skin.

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What Are the Benefits of Using Medical-Grade Skincare Products?

1) Better Quality Ingredients

Medical-grade skincare uses the highest quality and most effective ingredients to deliver real results. Ingredients such as retinoids, antioxidants and peptides are frequently used in medical-grade skincare products. These ingredients can be found in vitamin C products (one of our favorites is the Neutriderm Brightening Range). This range is designed to target specific skin needs such as crows feet, fine lines, and wrinkles.

You can also use products that both contain retinol which is an exfoliant that is proven to improve visible signs of aging, firm and brighten the skin. These products also have tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, ascorbyl palmitate and tocopheryl Acetate which have natural skin brightening and antioxidant properties. Below are some of the reasons that we love using retinol.  

  • Retinol enhances the skin cell shedding cycle
  • This creates more organized stronger skin cells within the scar 
  • It promotes the growth of better collagen and neoangiogenesis (new blood vessels) to supply blood and nutrients 
  • Powerful oxidants are anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidants 

2) Proven Formulas

Medical-grade skincare products are highly researched and carefully developed by clinicians and scientists to ensure the effectiveness of each formula. They are formulated to address specific skin types and individual needs. Here are some of the benefits of the ingredients on pigment. 

  • Ascorbic acid paired with copper is proven to reduce oxidisation of melanin along the  pigment pathway.
  • Together they also stop the breakdown of collagen 
  • Vitamin C is essential to skin health and optimal function and our skin mainly absorbs it topically 
  • Alone, Copper calms inflammatory mediators in the skin so is ideal for those with skin conditions such as rosacea or acne 

3) Proven Results

When choosing your skincare products, it is important to choose the right ones to achieve your desired outcome. When looking for a product that makes your skin look and feel good on the inside and out, it is best to opt for products that multi-task.  Medical grade skincare is designed to keep your skin healthy, protected and hydrated all day long with the added benefits of minimizing visible imperfections. 

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