What Does Cosmeceutical Mean?
Have you ever wondered what exactly Cosmeceutical skin care means or if it really even matters? It's becoming quite a popular term and we thought we'd give you a little bit of a lesson on understanding the benefit and differences of both 'Cosmetic' and 'Cosmeceutical' Skincare lines.
Cosmeceutically formulated products include much more active ingredients than you would find in your cosmetic brand, these help to speed up and delve a little deeper to produce visible results in the skin's tone, elasticity and overall appearance. It aids both the prevention and the restoration of further signs of aging, whilst keeping the skin's health in check.
Cosmeceuticals assist considerably with combating issues from fine lines, sun damage, pigmentation to scarring. Ingredients may include Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C & E, AHA’s and peptides like Matrixyl Synthe 6 – all of which have been scientifically proven to deliver results.
Hyaluronic Acid – Otherwise known as the king of hydrators revives lost skin tone by plumping and hydrating – It’s unrivalled as a hydrator. Hyaluronic Acid penetrates deep into the skin and works very quickly with visual plumping and improvement to the skin texture, in a just a short time.
Vitamin A – Vitamin A is a wonderful skin rejuvenating ingredient that thickens skin tissue which is a wonderful benefit for mature age skin.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant which helps stimulate the production of collagen. Skin brightening, increased elasticity and reduction of pigmentation are other major benefits. An oil form of Vitamin C called Tetra Isopalmitate (or VCIP for short) is the best option from the many forms of Vitamin C.
Vitamin E – Is an anti-oxidant which increases the efficacy of Vitamins C & A. Vitamin E removes free radicals which cause skin ageing and also acts as a preservative to ensure freshness and stability of the oils. Greater penetration and effectiveness is achieved by combining Vitamins A C & E.
AHA’s – Alpha Hydroxy Acids (or AHA’s) are derived from milk or fruit sugars. The most common Alpha Hydroxy Acids used in skincare are glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids. AHA’s serve a threefold purpose – To exfoliate, moisturise and reduce wrinkles and they do exactly this and very effectively too.
Matrixyl Synthe 6 – This peptide encourages skin tissue to restore itself to a more youthful strength, while promoting deep tissue repair. Collagen and elastin production is accelerated, skin appears softer and firmer, and elasticity is significantly improved.
With all of these amazing factors, is it any wonder why us skin enthusiasts get excited when it comes to 'Cosmeceuticals'?.... However a good Skincare Specialist will always consider the fact that these products contain very active ingredients. It's important not to over process the skin and therefore products should be selected and introduced carefully and slowly.
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