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Over the Counter Truth

March 6, 2014

Prior to becoming an esthetician, I was probably what you would consider a “product junkie.”  Trying a never-ending assortment of over the counter skincare products, hoping for results that were promised by the company.  Not only did I end up disappointed, but often times these products came with a hefty price tag.  After going through Esthetics school I felt almost jipped by these companies. They were lying to me and YOU, selling an unachievable outcome from their gunk in a tube. You see, what they have neglected to tell you, is the difference between OTC’s and Cosmeceuticals. OTC’s do NOT have the same amount of active ingredients that cosmeceuticals have, they are not ALLOWED to.  Cosmeceuticals are Pharmaceutical grade products that are only available through doctors and licensed estheticians. They contain higher amounts of active ingredients and penetrate deeper into the skin which is the dermis to be exact.  Why are active ingredients important? They are ingredients that make changes in the skin.

OTC vs COSCorrecting different skin concerns such as:

  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Hydration
  • Sun Spots
  • Rough Texture

OTC products only work with the outer most layer of the skin, the skin you see when looking in the mirror, most of what you are looking at is DEAD SKIN. It will not penetrate any deeper. OTC products have so many fillers, parabens, dyes, fragrances, etc., and they are very watered down. Medical grade products work with the LIVE tissue in the dermis. The products at Skin perfect actually penetrate through the epidermis all the way to the dermis, where your collagen, elastin, and new skin cells reside. Our products work to rid unhealthy skin cells that cause pigmentation and uneven texture. They boost collagen and elastin production, and help speed up cell turnover.  That is what makes HEALTHY SKIN.  Please do not waste your money on OTC products as I have. Take this knowledge of skincare and ingredients with you. It will benefit not only your face, but your pocket too!  With this knowledge it has become my mission to render Skin Perfect.