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The Benefits Of Buying Medical-Grade Skin Care Products

The Benefits Of Buying Medical-Grade Skin Care Products

We are all in search of the miracle cream. You know the one… It promises glowing, dewy skin, fights wrinkles and fine lines, banishes blemishes and won’t cause pimples, tightens, plumps, and makes us look ten years younger. The choices of lotions and potions available in the skin care market are plentiful. And prices can range from very affordable brands available at the drug store to outrageously decadent brands exclusively available at high-end department stores. It can be a challenge to find an effective product that delivers what it promises. Have you considered medical-grade skincare available from your doctor’s office?

Are Medical-Grade Products Better Than Over-The-Counter?

The question is… Is there a difference between the quality and effectiveness of products you can buy at the drugstore or department store and the products available at your physician’s office? The answer is yes. And here is why.

What Is Medical-Grade Skincare?

Medical-grade skincare, also called cosmeceutical skincare, is designed to target specific medical skin conditions like wrinkles, acne, and redness. The concentration of active ingredients (especially those regulated by Health Canada) is higher in medical-grade products. Companies that produce medical-grade skincare products will often use ingredients that are more stable and take longer to degrade. They often use more sophisticated mechanisms of absorption so the active ingredients can penetrate more deeply into the skin.

In contrast, over-the-counter products often contain comparatively trace amounts of the star ingredient such as retinol or hyaluronic acid, boosted with “fillers”, ineffective additives. Over-the-counter products are regulated to prevent penetration below the top layer of the skin and they are not approved to make claims of “treating” skin conditions like acne.

The Benefits Of Medical-Grade Skin Care Products

Clinical Testing
Medical-grade skin care products often go through more intense processes of research and clinical testing leading to solid, scientifically-backed evidence that they will deliver the results they promise.

The Ad Trap
Often when we are looking for a new product promising amazing results that we want to try, the first one that comes to mind is the one that has spent the most on their advertising budget. These companies leverage our internet browsing and the types of shows we watch to target us through our social media feeds and our viewing habits. Unlike popular over-the-counter brands, medical-grade skin care brands spend the majority of their budgets on research and development and clinical trials.

Who Knows Your Skin Better?
Your physician understands the chemistry and physiology of skin. They have come to understand your unique challenges and conditions and your goals for beautiful, healthy skin. A good skin doctor will have devised a completely personalized treatment plan to help you achieve a youthful, glowing complexion. With the array of medical and cosmetic treatments and the experienced knowledge of supporting medical-grade skin care products, your physician will be able to recommend a course of complementary treatments customized just for you.

Shop Skin Care In Kelowna: Okanagan Skin Care Centre

If you are interested in discovering the benefits of medical-grade skin care products and developing a skin care routine to help you achieve healthy, beautiful skin, connect with the expert team at Okanagan Skin in Kelowna for your complimentary consultation. Our team is highly skilled in delivering natural, effective results with medical, cosmetic, and dermatologist-approved high-quality skin care products. Our team is committed to educating our patients and helping them discover the cosmetic and therapeutic benefits of our array of treatments. Call the Okanagan Skin Care Centre at 1-250-868-9290 today.


Q: Does Okanagan Skin Care Centre sell medical-grade products?
A: We offer a variety of skin care products that are effective for all kinds of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, and more. We are proud to partner with recognized and reputable brands such as Vivier®, ZO® Skin Health, SkinMedica®, EltaMD®, and more. Explore our complete line of medical-grade skincare here.

Q: How will I know which products are right for me?
A: We recommend consulting with our team of skin care specialists to discuss your concerns and your goals for healthy, beautiful skin. During your complimentary consultation, we can guide you to make the best and most informed decision to achieve amazing skin.

Q: What is the one medical-grade skin care product that I should try?
A: Sunscreen! If you only want to try one product and you are looking for results that you won’t find in an over-the-counter product, we recommend sunscreen! Explore our sunscreen lines here.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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