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Obagi® systems are a physician-prescribed skin care regimen that actually corrects the functions and health of skin at the cellular level, resulting in skin that looks and acts younger and healthier. Obagi® uses key ingredients to achieve healthy skin. Delivering superior penetration to all levels of the skin, resulting in a smoother more radiant complexion with reduced fine lines, wrinkles and acne.
Inspired by the recent discovery of the skin’s regeneration process, the scientists at DefenAge™ have identified how to unlock the key to youth with powerful peptides called Age-Repair Defensins™. Paradigm-shifting DefenAge is the FIRST and ONLY 4th generation skin care featuring this stand-alone breakthrough NATURAL mechanism of action. Patent-pending and exclusively available in DefenAge.
SkinMedica® products are formulated with a natural chemistry of medical-grade ingredients for all skin types. This line delivers results as dramatic as the science behind the products so you can both see and feel the difference.
Revision Skincare scientists follow the highest standards of ingredient selection with innovative processes that retain the ingredients' purity and strength. Proprietary formulations ensure maximum stability and optimum results!
The right vitamin C serum is an essential step in any SkinCeuticals skincare regimen. These synergistic, high-concentration antioxidants are designed for optimized absorption on skin and proven in published, peer-reviewed scientific journals to help prevent free radical damage associated with atmospheric skin aging. Vitamin C serum benefits also include improving the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation features pro-healing patent pending CERAVITAE™ the breathable, oxygen enriched foundation that speeds up skin cell production clears up skin conditions, helps to minimize scarring and leaves skin fresh and radiant, The longer this oxygenating foundation is worn, the better your skin looks!
OVER THE COUNTER VS MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
Determining what to invest your money in and obtaining optimal results can be frustrating and confusing. Basically, what it comes down to is understanding the difference between medical grade products versus over the counter products. The difference between an over-the-counter skin care product and a medical-grade skin care product is the same as the difference that exists between a cold medicine that is sold at the local pharmacy and an antibiotic that is prescribed by your Doctor to cure the problem. Over the counter products are designed to sit on the surface of the skin while medical-grade skin care products have been designed to penetrate the epidermis and affect deeper layers of the skin resulting in long term results.
MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Medical grade skin care products are known for their high concentration of active ingredients. Medical grade skin care products are scientifically proven to work through years invested in clinical research. They are formulated to reach the deepest levels of the skin to help produce cell turn over, collagen, and elastin production reducing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scaring and other problematic areas. They have been developed and researched to the point that they have a sufficient amount of the active ingredient to actually make changes in your skin. A higher amount of the active ingredient usually equates to better-looking skin. In addition to having a higher content of the active ingredient, medical-grade skin care products have the purest form of that ingredient. They are manufactured using the latest technology and can be adapted to your particular skin issues. The FDA closely regulates medical-grade skin care products. Most of these are marked as pharmaceuticals. By law, they must have 99.9 percent pure active ingredients. Before they can be used by the public, there must be scientific evidence showing that the skin care product is beneficial and that it does what it advertises. This is not the case with over-the-counter cosmetics. This means medical grade products can guarantee the transformation of your skin with science.
OVER THE COUNTER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Over the counter products (OTC), are skin care products that are accessible through drug stores and retail stores. They are designed to sit on the surface of the skin. OTC products allow you as the customer to self-diagnose your skin and select the skin care product that you think is best. However, when you use a medical-grade skin care product, it is a trained medical professional who examines your skin and prescribes medicine that will adequately address the issue you have. OTC products can be purchased and used by anyone without consulting a skin specialist.
This happens because most OTC products have a low number of active ingredients. Studies show that 90% of the contents found in their products consist of water and filler. Sadly, that leaves the remaining 10% to the ingredients that actually treat your skin. OTC products rarely penetrate the outer most layer of your skin leaving all active ingredients sitting on dead skin cells! Someone suffering from acne, developing sun spots, or seeing the first signs of aging need skin care products that penetrate the deepest level, not sit on skin that is constantly shedding. With that being said, a scary fact, OTC products are not required to have any clinical studies done. Why waste your money on a product not proven to work or not able to penetrate your skin? OTC products certainly have an affordable price tag, but when you look at the active ingredients and what the product is going to do for your skin, it’s like purchasing a very expensive bottle of water!