You want to look your best—that’s why you invest in products like facial cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers. But how do you know if what you’re using really works? You don’t want to have to go through the trial-and-error process at great expense—to your wallet and your skin—to find the products that do what they say they’re going to do.

Know before you Shop

In your quest to find the right skin care products, you may have come across terms like cosmetic-grade and pharmaceutical-grade, but what do they mean? Does it matter? The difference between cosmetic- and pharmaceutical-grade products is significant and important to your skin care goals.

“Cosmetic” is a term used by the FDA for a product designed to only affect the surface of the body—to cleanse or enhance one’s appearance. A pharmaceutical-grade product or “drug,” on the other hand, is a substance that actually affects how the body works to either treat or prevent problems. Only pharmaceutical-grade products are regulated by the FDA; companies making these products must scientifically test their products for safety and effectiveness. Pharmaceutical-grade products have evidence to back up their claims—cosmetic products don’t.

So, when you are shopping in the department store, there are certainly a lot of choices, but the best one for you may be at your doctor’s office or med spa.

Pharmaceutical-Grade Products that Can Work for You

Because we are committed to excellence in skin care products, AlluraDerm MD Med Spa sells only the highest-quality, pharmaceutical-grade products, including SkinMedica®, glōminerals®, and SkinCeuticals®. Each product line has something unique to offer:

  • SkinMedica® formulates several products with their patented TNS® complex of growth factors, antioxidants, soluble collagen and matrix proteins to improve skin’s elasticity and fight signs of aging.
  • glōminerals® uses the highest-quality minerals in their UV-blocking makeup formulas to protect your skin at the same time it enhances your natural beauty.
  • SkinCeuticals® focuses on skin damage repair and prevention in their full line of products to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and protect.

When it comes to skin care products, you often get what you pay for. The natural radiance and protection these products offer are worth every penny. But, with our holiday specials on skin care products, there’s even more reason to treat your skin to the very best!