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Cosmeceutical Grade Skincare VS Drugstore/Chemist Skincare

Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Are you perplexed by the abundance of skincare options available? How do you quiet down the raging wave of sponsored ads strewn over your Instagram feed? They're all marketed as being suitable for your skin. What should you do? Who should you believe?

"Choosing the proper skincare may be difficult and even confusing for some individuals. Along with all of the alternatives, you must first choose if purchasing a high-priced cosmeceutical product is worth the investment. While saving money is important, you don't want to skimp on quality and end up disappointed." says small business supporter and small business loan provider Shane Perry of Max Funding.

Given the circumstances, Alexia Makeup Hair Beauty - Adelaide's premier destination for skin and beauty services explains why you should worry about the difference between cosmeceutical and chemist skincare.

What is Cosmeceutical Skincare?

Cosmeceutical skincare refers to “active” skincare using clinically proven, highly therapeutic ingredients. Among these are ethically and locally sourced antioxidants, vitamins, and botanical extracts, which are added to products to increase their effectiveness and dramatic improve skin's health.

Furthermore, the name cosmeceutical merges the terms cosmetic and pharmaceutical to emphasize the cosmeceutical formulations' blend of science and beauty.

What Is Chemist/Department Store Skincare?

Chemist skincare are often loaded with substandard chemicals, preservatives, fragrance, and alcohol that can't reach your skin's deepest layer, the dermis. Your skin needs the most outstanding care in the deeper layers, which is disappointing because those skin cells don't receive any benefits! The majority of these ineffective ingredients of chemist skincare often sit on the skin's surface doing absolutely nothing but clogging your pores at best. Isn't it useless?

Moreover, department store, supermarket or chemist skincare has many inexpensive

Chemist skincare
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fillers to prolong shelf life and provide softness and scent. These chemicals, in turn, may cause skin irritation, dryness, allergies, inflammation, dermatitis and contribute to ageing.

What's The Difference Between The Two?

Chemist, supermarket and Department Store skincare are mass-produced goods. To export internationally, they must comply with the cosmetic laws of each country. Thus, to avoid reformulating their products for each nation, which would be expensive and time-consuming, manufacturers utilise such a tiny proportion of the active ingredient just so that it can be included on the packaging which gives it the ‘sales pitch’. Frequently a poor quality product to move across the globe without legal set backs.

The excellent ones are cosmeceutical-grade skincare. When you go to your local skin clinic, you'll notice these products on the shelf. However, it’s only provided to trained skin experts who have received extensive education in the treatments and thoroughly understands how your skin works.

In using cosmeceutical skincare products, a skin therapist will consult with you, examine your skin, feel it, and recommend products and treatments to address your concerns.

Cosmeceutical-grade skincare combines a high concentration of active ingredients with medical delivery properties to penetrate deeper within the skin targeting it’s cellular layer, in which they are required to improve skin health. It’s also good to note that all of the components in cosmeceutical-grade skincare products are based on research and science.

Cosmeceutical VS Drugstore/Chemist/Department Store Skin Care: Which Is Worth The Money?

It's no secret that cosmeceutical skincare improves treatment outcomes. However, while using either cosmeceutical or chemist skincare, you need skin knowledge, appropriate guidance and recommendations since mixing incorrect products for your skin and buying what you think you need may actually lead to negative results with your skin. Before starting any treatment or regimen, consult with your skin expert to decide the best course of action and treatment plan for your skin.

Alexia Makeup Hair Beauty has skincare experts that work with three high-performance skincare ranges. We will assess your skin and recommend treatments, skincare regimens and make changes as needed to ensure that you obtain safe and effective outcomes.

So the next time you shop for skincare, choose cosmeceuticals and Alexia's expertise. Contact us for your enquiries or to book your skin consultation.

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