The cosmetic industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry. There are two forces that are driving the success of the industry. On the one side, you have people who are desperate to do whatever they can to improve their appearance and maintain their youthful look. On the other side, you have a powerful marketing campaign that promises people that over-the-counter cosmetic products can address any skincare issue that they might have. For this reason, people flood to their local drugstore to purchase the newest, latest or greatest cosmetic “miracle” product. Unfortunately, more times than not, these people walk away disappointed.
Their disappointment stems from the fact that most over-the-counter cosmetic products do not have the potency to deliver the results they promise. Over-the-counter cosmetics are designed to work equally well on everyone’s skin. In order for this to work, a person with extremely sensitive skin will need to be able to use the product and have no reaction just as easily as a person with more resilient skin could use the product.
To accomplish this goal, cosmetic companies produce products that only have trace amounts of their active ingredient. Thankfully, there are medical-grade cosmetics. These products are designed to be powerful and effective. They are created to meet a standard that over-the-counter cosmetic products do not need to meet.
Other benefits of medical-grade cosmetics include the fact that they don’t include fragrances, dyes or chemicals. A lot of the bad skin reactions that people have when they use over-the-counter cosmetics come from the fragrances and dyes that are added to the product. Parabens are added to over-the-counter cosmetics to extend their shelf life. Unfortunately, these same parabens have been shown to cause cancer.
High quality medical-grade cosmetics have ingredients that are designed to help your skin heal naturally. They are full of essential vitamins and minerals. Because of their high quality, you are able to use just a small amount of the product to cover a large area of your skin. You do not look like you’ve caked on a ton of makeup to achieve the desired effect.
Medical-quality cosmetics have active ingredients that allow them to make your skin tone look even. Instead of triggering acne outbreaks, they can actually help to reduce the occurrence of acne. Medical-grade cosmetics are perfect for anyone who wants makeup that is easy to apply and that will work well with their skin.
Medical-grade skincare products use the same ingredients that pharmaceutical products use, but they may use these active ingredients in lesser amounts or with a slightly different formula. At times, the same ingredients are found in over-the-counter drugs, but the amount is so minimal that it does not have any positive effect on your skin.
Medical-grade cosmetic products are held to a higher standard. If they promise to address a particular issue, by law they must have scientific proof showing that they address said issue. When you buy medical-grade cosmetics at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center, you have the assurance that you are buying a high quality product that will provide you results that are not available in over-the-counter brands. We have locations in Mount Vernon and Lynnwood. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about our products.