Do I Need Cosmeceutical Skincare? What You Need To Know

Cosmeceutical. It’s one of those hybrid words that’s used a lot in skincare marketing without very much of a definition.

Cosmeceutical. It’s one of those hybrid words that’s used a lot in skincare marketing without very much of a definition.

A combination of the terms ‘cosmetic’ and ‘pharmaceutical’, it refers to a product that contains an active ingredient like vitamins, antioxidants or botanical extracts. These will help to make noticeable changes to the skin.

 

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COSMECEUTICAL SKINCARE?

 

Cosmeceuticals are great to deal with ageing or damaged skin. Some of the concerns they target include:
– Fine lines
– Dehydration
– Dullness
– Acne
– Scarring
– Pigmentation
– Sun damage

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SKINCARE IS COSMECEUTICAL?

 

It’s easy to tell if your product could be classified as cosmeceutical by reading what it contains. Here are some common ingredients to look out for:
– Glycolic acid
– Hyaluronic acid
– Retinol
– Vitamins
– Niacinamide
– Antioxidants
– Idebenone
– Salicylic acid
– Lactic acid
– Peptides

 

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WHO CAN USE COSMECEUTICALS?

 

Cosmeceuticals are best suited to those with more mature or damaged complexions. It’s important to only use the products as per the instructions – this includes dosage and frequency. Avoid applying cosmeceuticals if you’ve just undergone a treatment like microdermabrasion, laser or a peel or have any recent burns or wounds. Your skin will be very sensitive and should be treated with care for at least 48 hours after these procedures.

 

OUR TOP PICK FOR COSMECEUTICAL SKINCARE

 

We love Alpha-H Perfecting Daywear, from the popular Liquid Gold range. It’s super rich in hyaluronic acid, which is good for hydrating the skin, but also for plumping and helping diminish the appearance of lines. Also choc-full of antioxidants and peptides, this serum will provide all the nourishment your complexion needs, working to add radiance, softness and smaller pores.

 

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