The first rule of business (and skincare) is to protect your investment. Philanthropist and billionaire businessman David Murdock once said: “We take better care of the maintenance of our cars than we do the maintenance of our bodies.” You would never buy a Lamborghini and take it through the local drive-thru car wash, so why care for your skin with drug-store brands – especially if you are investing in your appearance with aesthetic treatments such as botox, dermal fillers and skin resurfacing procedures?
Using high-quality, clinical-grade skincare products is crucial for maintaining your investments in healthy, youthful skin. Also known as cosmeceutical skincare or medical-grade skincare, clinical-grade skincare is targeted to specific medical conditions and needs, such as acne or wrinkles.
Cleanse, prevent, protect, correct. These four words are the key to healthy, radiant skin. While the journey to healthy skin is actually quite simple, many people find themselves overwhelmed with multi-step regimens and may not be sure where to begin.
There are a few key differences when it comes to clinical-grade skincare versus over-the-counter outside of overall quality and accessibility. Most clinical-grade skincare companies use highly stabilized ingredients that last longer and take longer to degrade, while possessing more involved mechanisms of absorption to enhance delivery to deeper areas of the skin.
Many mainstream brands may tout their products, such as retinol serums or wrinkle creams, as potent and effective products. Still, there are often only trace amounts of active ingredients surrounded by synthetic additives. The vast majority of clinical-grade brands would not promote these types of false claims.
Additionally, unlike clinical-grade skincare products, over-the-counter products are regulated by the FDA, and they cannot penetrate beyond the top layer of your skin. Clinical-grade skincare products are not regulated by the FDA, which means they can penetrate deeper into the epidermis. The concentration of active ingredients is typically greater and clinical-grade skincare products are tested much more extensively than other skincare products to ensure maximum medicinal and cosmetic benefits.
Finding an appropriate cleanser is the foundation of a good skincare routine. High-quality cleansers remove impurities and excess oil from the face, refine pores, and exfoliate, reducing the risk of potential blemishes. A high-quality cleanser will leave your skin fresh, clear and bright, never tight and dry.
Along with following a healthy diet and reducing outside stressors, taking preventative action in your daily skincare regimen will yield noticeable results. Simple additions such as the incorporation of glycolic acids, antioxidants, moisturizers and clinical-grade chemical peels will further aid in the prevention of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull and congested skin, resulting in improved skin texture and tone.
Incorporating a high-quality antioxidant into your skincare regimen is just as important as using a broad-spectrum, reef-safe sunscreen daily. A high-quality antioxidant will provide a dermal defense against environmental pollutants from free radicals generated by UV rays, the ozone, and diesel exhaust while also diminishing and preventing fine lines and wrinkles while brightening your complexion.
Blemishes, redness, dry and aging skin. These are just a few common skin issues that are easily treated and corrected with the right additions to your regimen. Depending on the areas and concerns you are looking to correct, clinical-grade and high-quality products targeting your skin-specific concerns are your best bet for optimal results.
We recommend cleansing twice daily with SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser to gently remove impurities and excess oil or SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser to target dull skin and rough texture and promote cell turnover.
CE Ferulic or Phloretin CF are must-have additions to improve fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration and to protect from free-radicals. Follow up with SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 to restore skin’s external barrier and improve the look of skin fullness, texture, pore appearance and overall radiance.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel calms and hydrates skin while improving visual redness and the appearance of discoloration. Improve skin texture and tone with SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight, a potent night cream that promotes exfoliation – resulting in a brighter, glowing complexion. Do you experience acneic breakouts? Incorporate SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense daily to reduce excess sebum production and improve the appearance of blemishes.
And there you have it – a simple, effective, and high-quality skincare regimen that will help prevent the signs of aging, reverse existing damage, and keep your skin looking beautiful. RevitalizeMaui is here for all of your aesthetic and longevity needs. We are happy to share that all of the regimen products mentioned are available for purchase at our center. Give us a call to receive your free, custom-tailored skincare regimen today!