Cosmetic V's Cosmeceutical
So you may be a little confused in the difference between a cosmetic & a cosmeceutical.
It's important to know the difference, so you can make an educated decision on the best product to use, with the best outcome for your skin.
Read the label of your product. You should know what your skin is absorbing. Please understand product labelling & marketing especially when they say “Natural” or “Organic”. Marketing can be misleading. Search the ingredients of your products.
What is a cosmetic?
Basically a cosmetic is exactly that, a cosmetic. A product purchased in a department store or supermarket, that will smell nice, may feel nice (usually due to harmful chemicals, colours & perfumes). It may be a fancy brand, in fancy packaging with a fancy price but it’s still just a cosmetic. It may even have active ingredients, however these will usually be at in a low concentration in turn giving minimal results.
What is a Cosmeceutical?
The term cosmeceutical is used to describe a product combining cosmetic products with pharmaceuticals. They have a higher concentration of active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) & antioxidants. Active ingredients have a higher potential to visibly change the appearance of your skin & are backed by clinical trials. Cosmeceutical have the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin due to the chemical composition of the active ingredients & are purchased through authorised skin care professionals.
At VIP Laser & Body Clinic we only use asap cosmeceuticals which are Doctor formulated.
asap Cosmeceutical are based on the use of active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), BHA & antioxidants to create simple skin care that has fast acting visible results. Formulations contain optimum levels of the most innovative & technologically advanced ingredients.
asap cosmeceutical quickly & effectively improve the appearance of:
Dry, dull and dehydrated skin
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin tone
Oily and acne-prone skin.
asap products are made in Australia from environmentally friendly ingredients, are not tested on animals & contain:
No harmful chemicals
No harsh detergents
No artificial fragrances
No animal derivatives
No parabens, SLS/SLES