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What Are Cosmeceuticals and How Can They Help My Skin

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The world of skin care can often be overwhelming, with different terms and technical jargon popping up every day. So if you want cosmeceuticals explained in basic terms with advice on how they can help you and your skin, keep reading for all you will ever need to know on the subject.

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What are cosmeceuticals?

The word cosmeceutical is a hybrid of the terms ‘cosmetic’ and ‘pharmaceutical’ and its meaning sits between the two. Bridging the gap in performance, they are more intense and potent than something you can buy from your local beauty store but not as severe as something you would require a prescription for from a doctor or dermatologist.

Most cosmeceutical products are the result of years of scientific research, testing and development, culminating in something with proven effectiveness that makes a noticeable difference to your skin.

While many high street brands use scientific ingredients in their products such as peptides and antioxidants, most don’t contain a high enough percentage to truly make a difference to your skin. This is where cosmeceuticals come in, as they are more effective at combating your particular skin condition whether it is acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation or severe dryness.

So how can they help your skin?

Cosmeceuticals can significantly change your skin’s condition. If you are suffering from a certain skin complaint and high street products just aren’t cutting it any more, then you need to look into something more effective.

Acne & Blemish Prone Skin

Acne is one of the most common skin complaints that benefits from cosmeceutical products. If you have tried other skin care before and your skin just isn’t responding, investing in products with a higher concentrate of ingredients is a must. Look out for ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide to shrink any spots, coupled with ingredients proven to calm and soothe irritated skin, such as Chamomile and Aloe Vera. Most high street skin care focuses on just tackling the blemish whereas cosmeceuticals offer extras that treat and calm the skin whilst battling with the acne causing bacteria.

To shop our acne products, click here.

Post Procedure & Very Dry Skin

If you have decided to undergo a treatment or procedure involving your skin, then making sure it is cared for properly during the healing stage is vital to ensure a speedy recovery and long lasting results. Products designed for post treatment care often involve intensely hydrating and soothing ingredients that won’t irritate or aggravate. Your usual skin care routine won’t be suitable to use while your skin is in the recovery stage, so investing in a special post procedure product will really make a difference.

To shop our post procedure products, click here.

Hyperpigmentation & Sun Damaged Skin

Sun damage and hyperpigmentation can appear in the form of freckles, sun spots, dark spots and uneven skin tone. To really reduce the size of sun spots or to brighten the skin, you will need something with a high concentration of skin lightening properties such as Kojic Acid, AHAs and Vitamin C. A high quality sunscreen can also help prevent further damage occurring once you have the condition under control.

To shop our hyperpigmentation products, click here.

Visibly Ageing or Aged Skin

Anti-ageing products are one of the most in demand cosmeceuticals around and there is a good reason why. Although you can treat slight or very early signs of ageing with high street brands, to really see results in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots, you need products with a high concentration of ingredients that target these issues such as Retinol, Vitamin E and Green Tea. Anti-ageing cosmeceutical products not only prevent the visible signs of ageing but can also seriously reduce any deep wrinkles that haven’t been treated before, proving that it is never too late to start using anti-ageing products.

To shop our anti-ageing products, click here.

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