Cosmeceuticals - Good skincare starts with these ingredients

Cosmeceuticals may sound like a mashed up word, but there is a lot of weight behind what it is, and what it can do for your skin. Cosmeceuticals is your advanced skincare system, so stepping up from your grocery store brands, and levelling up your skincare routine. A Cosmeceutical product sits right in the sweet spot (in our opinion) between cosmetic-grade and pharmaceutical grade products, allowing us to harness both science and nature to create gorgeous skincare, and beautiful skin. 

There are a number of essential ‘agents’ in the cosmeceutical sphere that play an important role in skin health, that you would be hard pressed to find at your local grocery store. These include Antioxidants, and Retinol, also known as Vitamin A. 

So let’s break down these Cosmeceutical giants and what they have to offer your skin!

Antioxidants what are they good for?

Without diving too scientifically deep into the world of beauty and science antioxidants help to protect our skin from cell damage that is caused by free radicals (oops we got into the science side), essentially they are bad guys to your cells and their health. UV rays and pollution are the main contributors to this cell-damaging molecule, having protection from this is paramount to skin health, that is why at Skin Health Science, antioxidants are incorporated in all our products, in the many forms that it is created. 

Retinol the anti-aging queen

We weren’t being dramatic when we said Retinol was the anti-aging queen! Retinol works harder than most products to prevent collagen breakdown, that can be cause by those nasty free radicals, it stimulates collagen production, creating plumper skin and minimising wrinkles, and it has also been known to increase the rate of cell turnover, creating even toned skin and improving your skin's overall appearance. If you are going to get involved with Retinol make sure that you are using our RP Moisturiser to protect your skin! When we delve into the world of retinol it’s important to lather up on the protection as using Vitamin A increases your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

If you’re still unsure about what Skin Health Science can do for you, then jump online with us today and have a skin consultation wherever you are in the world, with one of our Specialist Registered Nurses.