What do we look for in a professional skincare brand?
Firstly, we only consider brands that have a medical background. Our focus is primarily on products which have been developed by Doctors and Dermatologists alike.
For example, the creators behind leading skin care brand NeoStrata, are leaders in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology. They were the inventors of the first ever chemical peel and have won many prestigious awards including a gold medal by the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology and the Master of Dermatology Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.
SkinCeuticals products are hugely popular worldwide. Their products provide us with advanced skincare backed by science. The high potency formulas in each product ensure that the key ingredients such as C E Ferulic, Vitamin C or Salicylic Acid are absorbed deep into the skin. The main objective of SkinCeuticals products are to correct the appearance of ageing and prevent further damage to the skin.
Obagi was founded by skincare experts in 1988. This unique skincare brand is only available from registered Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Doctors and at registered medical clinics.
A selection of the brands we sell online, we also use in clinic and are extremely popular among our patients. For example, the Heliocare Gel SPF 50 is suitable for every skin type and can be applied after facial peels, microdermabrasion treatments and dermaroller treatments etc. We know that our patients, Surgeons, Nurses and Practitioners approve and use the brands that we sell online.
Why do we choose these products?
Most medically-led skincare products are referred to as ‘Cosmeceuticals’. This means that product strength is somewhere inbetween a pharmaceutical product and a cosmetic skincare product. Therefore, you don’t have to go to a pharmacy to get them; however most of them are only sold in registered clinics and cannot be found on the high street.
Another key factor are the ‘active ingredients’ found in these products. These are key ingredients that ensure you see results; for example, if you have acne prone skin, a key active ingredient you would look for would be Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide.
There are various medical reports available to illustrate the ability of these products to be absorbed within the deeper dermal layers of the skin and to create a noticeable surface improvement after 4-6 weeks of use. Seeing the true results from these products and the customer satisfaction that leads to is another huge influence when it comes to selecting the products and brands that we stock.
Lastly, if our expert team at our registered medical clinic Good Skin Days are fans, then so are we!!
To quote our Managing Director Chris Gill, “My favourite product is SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Serum. It is ideal for after sports in summer; the gel is cooling, not oily and keeps my skin hydrated.”
Natasha, one of our Nurse Practitioners, swears by Obagi Professional-C serum 10%. “My skin looks noticeably brighter and glowing after I use it.”
Natalie our Lead Nurse Prescriber says: “My go-to product for every day use is Heliocare Gel SPF 50+, it gives my skin a subtle dewy glow and my skin feels hydrated, it’s a great base product.”
And me? Well, personally I always use NeoStrata Lotion Plus to diminish the bumpy skin on the backs of my arms, also known as ‘Keratosis Pilaris’. I find applying this product for 2-3 weeks dramatically improves my skin.
We will continue to deliver the highest grade of medically-led skincare products from our clinic to your doorstep.