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Unlocking the Secret to your Dream Skin: Medical Grade Skincare vs Over-the-Counter Skincare


Unlocking the Secret to your Dream Skin: Medical Grade Skincare vs Over-the-Counter Skincare


Looking for effective skincare products but don’t know where to start? You are not alone. The beauty industry is saturated with products that promise youthful, glowing skin. From drugstore finds to high-end luxury products, there's no shortage of options. With so many choices, it can be a nightmare to determine what products are worth investing in. Though, when it comes to skincare, not all products are created equal. In particular, medical-grade skincare stands out compared to over-the-counter products.


Let’s explore 4 ways why medical-grade skincare is better than over-the-counter options!


1. Medical-grade skincare is formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients


One of the key benefits of medical-grade skincare is that it is formulated with higher

concentrations of active ingredients compared to over-the-counter products. Active ingredients are the ingredients in skincare products that actually provide a specific benefit, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines or brightening skin. In medical-grade skincare, these active ingredients are formulated to be able to penetrate deeper into the skin, so they can have a more significant impact. At Rêvée, we offer products from ZO Skin Health and Skinbetter Science that are formulated to do exactly that. Whether it is AlphaRet, Daily Power Defense, or Growth Factor Serum, you can rest assured that your product will be penetrating the skin to perform its targeted job.


Over-the-counter products typically have lower concentrations of active ingredients because they are designed to be used by a wide range of people. These active ingredients may only penetrate the skin's surface, making them less effective. Medical-grade skincare, on the other hand, is formulated for specific skin concerns and when you get it from one of our amazing aestheticians you’ll know it’s customized for you.


This means more effective results.



2. Medical-grade skincare is backed by clinical research


Another advantage of medical-grade skincare is that it is backed by clinical research. Medical-grade skincare companies invest heavily in research and development to ensure their products are safe and effective. They conduct clinical trials to test their products and gather data on their efficacy. Both ZO Skin Health and Skinbetter Science continuously conduct clinical trials and research to back up their product claims.


Over-the-counter products, on the other hand, may not have the same level of research behind them. While some may claim to have clinical studies supporting their claims, these studies are often funded by the companies themselves and may not be as rigorous as those conducted by medical-grade skincare companies.


3. Medical-grade skincare is formulated with better quality ingredients


Medical-grade skincare products are formulated with high-quality ingredients that are carefully selected for their effectiveness and safety. These products are often made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, which are held to a higher standard than cosmetic-grade ingredients. Pharmaceutical-grade ingredients are required to meet strict purity and potency standards, ensuring that the product you're using is of the highest quality.


Over-the-counter products may use lower quality ingredients to keep costs down. These ingredients may not be as effective or may even cause skin irritation or other adverse reactions, pushing you further away from achieving your dream skin.


4. Medical-grade skincare is customized to your specific needs


Finally, medical-grade skincare is often customized to the specific needs of your skin. Most often, medical-grade skincare is carried by medical offices. A Rêvée aesthetician will assess your skin and recommend products that address your specific concerns, whether that's fine lines, acne, or hyperpigmentation. They can also adjust your regimen over time as your skin changes. At Rêvée, our aestheticians and injectors have extensive knowledge on each product and how they can address specific skin concerns, allowing us to tailor each regimen to each patient's needs. If you’re looking to achieve your dream skin and maintain it, having customized

products is essential.


Over-the-counter products, on the other hand, are designed to be used by a wide range of people and may not be as tailored to your individual needs. While some over-the-counter products may address some concerns, they may not be as effective as medical-grade products that are customized to your skin.


In conclusion, while over-the-counter skincare products may be convenient and affordable, they often fall short when it comes to effectiveness and safety. Medical-grade skincare products are formulated with higher concentrations of active ingredients, backed by clinical research, made with better quality ingredients, and customized to your specific needs.


If your dream is to achieve healthy, beautiful skin, medical-grade skincare is the way to go!

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