Have you spent years trying the latest and greatest over-the-counter skincare products only to find they don’t seem to live up to their promises? Unsure if the investment in medical grade skincare products is really worth it? If you’re serious about skincare, and results, then we’re here to tell you it’s time to make that leap and start using medical grade skincare products.
We all want glowing, healthy skin but few of us want to make the investment in higher priced medical grade products. But the loyal followers of brands like ZO Health and Vivier (and their amazing results) must know something we don’t! So, we’ve done the research for you and came up with the top three reasons why medical grade skincare is worth the price tag, and why your skin will thank you!
1. Medical grade products are backed by science
Many aestheticians, dermatologists and medical aesthetics professionals use medical grade skincare, not only because of the results but because of the strong clinical evidence they provide. Before a product is available for purchase, it undergoes thorough research and clinical studies to prove its benefits. Most over-the-counter products are not held to the same standards or put through as much research to back up their claims. Another reason to trust medical grade skincare? The companies that make these products continue to develop and evolve their formulas as new research reveals discoveries that can provide even better patient results.
2. More targeted treatment = proven results
Unlike over-the-counter skincare products that only treat the skin’s surface layer, medical grade skincare products are formulated to penetrate deeply, impacting all layers of your skin. Over-the-counter products tend to work only on the outer layer of skin called the epidermis, sitting on the surface rather than being delivered deeper to the dermis layer of the skin. To make any lasting changes to skin cells, the dermis must be impacted. This is where the collagen and elastin producing cells live. This will not only improve the appearance of your skin but also address damage that has occurred to all skin layers, stimulate healthy skin cell regeneration, correct existing flaws, and slow down the aging process of your skin. Medical grade skincare products have the ability to add a layer of protection to prevent future problems from damaging your skin. It’s also important that you use these products after your laser treatment, Botox or other medical aesthetics treatment to enhance and maintain your results.
3. Better quality ingredients and greater potency
Medical grade products are often required to contain ingredients that are over 90% pure. Over-the-counter products, on the other hand, are not held to the same standards and often contain a number of fillers. Also, the ingredients in medical grade skincare are at a higher concentration than over-the counter products and have been tested for their efficacy, which means that you’re more likely to get results in a shorter amount of time. The active ingredients in over-the counter products may not have enough to have any effect, or it may take longer to get the results you want. Because the ingredients are more potent in medical grade skincare, you also don’t need to use as much of the product at one time, so your $200 serum will last a lot longer than you think.
The fact that medical grade skincare is formulated and backed by highly experienced physicians, and medical aesthetics professionals, like our team at SkinONE, is reason alone to make the switch. Still, it is expensive and not everyone is ready to make that leap. That being said, if you’re looking to really make an investment in your skin, restore your skin health and see results, then it is definitely worth the switch.