With so many genres of skin products available on the market today, consumers and skin professionals alike are bombarded with multitudes of claims and promises. With so many various categories of skin care available, Reclaim Medispa cuts the hype and gives a dose of skin reality with the help of Skinstitut Medical Grade Skin Care.
A cosmetic can be classed as a skin beautifying product that maintains the surface of the skin. Including cleansers, toners, masks and moisturisers, this category of products are often found in supermarkets, department stores and include many professional beauty ranges. Unable to access the deeper layers of the skin, cosmetics have no real ability to create any structural changes or to deliver any long term results for treatment of more aggressive skin issues. For this reason, it is rare to see a cosmetic range prescribed in a medical or paramedical skin environment.
Defined as the link between a cosmetic and a pharmaceutical, cosmeceuticals were the new breed of medically engineered products that began to emerge in the early 1980s. With the discovery of Alpha Hydroxy Acids around this time, cosmeceuticals still to this day, generally combine the power of both Glycolic and Lactic Acids with other actives such as Retinol and antioxidants to create long lasting results beyond the surface of the skin.
Medical Grade Cosmedicals
With cosmeceutical technology nearly 30 years old, the latest and most up to date category of skin care that may be purchased without a prescription are Cosmedicals. Often described as an advanced cosmeceutical, cosmedicals have the ability to target not only present and past skin damage, but also provide the skin with an element of prevention for the future. Cosmedicals are based on medically and clinically documented blends of AHAs, Retinoids, Vitamin C, Peptides, Antioxidants and SPF technology. Chiral and encapsulation technology further enhance these actives, enabling the deepest delivery result possible.