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Cosmeceuticals: What are active ingredients?
Skin Institute
July 7, 2016

A lot of skincare products list ingredients such as Vitamins A, B, and C, Retinol and antioxidants on their labels. These are all active ingredients that can have powerful benefits for your skin, but their effectiveness is best delivered through concentrated levels only found in cosmeceuticals available from a specialist skin clinic.

Skin care products purchased from the supermarket may include active ingredients but at a much lower concentration or in a more basic, simpler formula than cosmeceutical skin care products, meaning the ingredients won’t reach the critical layer of your skin beneath the epidermis (outer layer), where all the regeneration happens.

In our Skin Census 2015, 70% of you said you wanted more information about skin care that’s actually proven to work. So here’s a breakdown of the most common active ingredients found in cosmeceuticals, to give you a better understanding of their benefits, how they perform specific functions and deliver results for your skin. Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 10.31.56 AM

The right active ingredients can help transform your skin.  To discuss your skin care needs with one of our experienced Appearance Medicine nurses, book a free Appearance Medicine consultation by visiting skininstitute.co.nz or call 0800 SKIN DR (0800 7546 37).