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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Skin Care Ingredient Wish List: Top Ingredients You Need in Your Beauty Regimen

Posted April 23, 2018 in Medical-Grade Skin Care Products

We’ve all been there: reading the packaging of over-the-counter beauty products, wondering if they will do the job as well as the medical-grade skin care lines. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to skin care products, and it’s normal to lean toward the products that are more cost-effective. But while these products may be better on the wallet, it doesn’t mean that it will be better for your skin.

All skin care products (both over-the-counter and medical-grade) are made up of two types of ingredients: active ingredients and inactive ingredients. Medical-grade products have a higher concentration of active ingredients, while over-the-counter products tend to have more inactive ingredients. The problem with the higher amount of inactive ingredients is that when it comes to treating your skin, these ingredients serve no real purpose. These ingredients are put into your skin care products for two reasons: they feel nice and smell nice. Unfortunately, while your lotions may smell like exotic berries or orchids, that smell isn’t going to reach the root of your skin concerns the way that quality active ingredients will. Thus comes the adage of “You get what you pay for.” To correct this mistake, you should read the ingredients before you blindly purchase a product, and research what those ingredients are designed to do for your skin.

Here at Weston Cosmetic Surgery, we are proud to offer several lines of medical-grade skin care products to meet all of your skin concerns.

Teoxane Cosmeceuticals

The Teoxane Serum is designed to reactivate your skin’s natural regeneration process to stimulate cell renewal and tighten skin. This product is made up of RHA Resilient Hyaluronic Acid®, NovHyal (N-Acetyl Glucosamine-6-Phosphate), and a combination of antioxidants that all leave you looking younger in as little as two weeks.

SkinMedica TNS Skin Care

The SkinMedica® TNS Skin Care line of products is made up of NouriCel-MD, which is an ingredient known to rejuvenate sun-damaged and aging skin by treating age spots, blotchiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. NouriCel-MD is a formula that combines various elements found naturally in our skin, such as proteins, amino acids, and antioxidants, to heal damaged skin and increase its elasticity.

Obagi Nu-Derm® System

The Obagi Nu-Derm® System makes use of Retin-A, an ingredient known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve uneven pigmentation, fine lines, skin tone, and hydration levels, to give you younger looking, more radiant skin.

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