Do you spend a lot of money on over-the-counter products?
It is way to often consumers fall for cosmetic company marketing and advertising claims. Marketing companies state how active products are when in reality the products being sold don’t work in the skin. Listed below are some of the differences between over-the-counter skincare Vs. medical grade skincare.
Medical Grade Products
- Penetrates through layers of the epidermis and affects the structure and function of the skin.
- These products have a higher amount of active ingredients with proven safe formulations and offer delivery systems that reach targeted cells in the skin.
- It undergoes more than 10 years of drug approval testing that may cost millions
- Medical grade products have the purest form of ingredients
- Over-the-counter products does not penetrate the skins barrier.
- It is regulated as cosmetics……. meaning formula does not technically have to prove efficacy of safety, but does contain an ingredient that may have activity in the skin.
- Active ingredients in the formula only has to appear somewhere on the ingredient list. Ingredients are listed in content order from most to least; So If you see active on the last half of the list, you are getting a tiny percentage.
- Over-the-counter products is less expensive because of lower quality of raw products that are used which in turn sacrifices how affective it is for the skin.
So the next time you consider spending money on your skin, consider buying a products that are formulated to reach the deepest levels. This will encourage your skin to reach significant results. More than the products sold at department stores.