Also known as cosmeceutical skincare, medical-grade skincare is expertly designed to target and correct specific skin conditions such as acne, ageing, pigmentation and dehydration- restoring health to skin and delivering longer lasting aesthetic results.
Medical grade solutions of a high standard are formulated by experienced physicians, biochemists and chemical engineers. These formulas are concentrated with active highly stabilized ingredients that last longer, and degrade slower.
Not only are these products formulated with skincare’s finest and proven ingredients- professional cosmetic companies use advanced technology meaning the mechanism of absorption to deliver these ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin, are much more effective than many non-clinical skincare options out there.
This is important to bear in mind when purchasing products with active ingredients like Vitamin C or Vitamin A. For example, while Vitamin C is found in many skincare solutions both mainstream, and professional- not all Vit C products are created equally.
In order to get the multitude of benefits vit c can offer- we recommend selecting a professional grade formula that will be in the correct form, strength, PH and delivery system for you to get the promised results.
Bottom line- clinical grade skincare is proven more effective when treating skin concerns, and will correct and improve skin more efficiently in the longer and shorter term.
But, as we’ve said- not all products in your routine need to be clinical to be effective. We are huge fans of focusing the bulk of your budget on performance serums and treatments. Niche, natural or dermo-cosmetic skincare are perfect book end options to keep your skin healthy and nourished, while your serums and treatments should act as the main event.
With leading professional cosmetic skincare brands such as iS Clinical and medik8 available on our shelves- we are here to help advise which of these formulas are suited to your skin needs and concerns.
With leading clinical grade brands such as iS Clinical and Medik8 available on our shelves- it’s time to pick your professional potion and see the results
Our top picks....
A best seller in the iS Clinical range. Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ is a leading professional Vitamin C serum featuring scientifically advanced L-ascorbic acid 15% (vitamin C), combined with a superior form of Olive Leaf Extract and pure Vitamins E and A. This powerful treatment significantly increases antioxidant protection while helping improve the appearance of skin
Renowned for having some of the most effective and affordable Vit A serums on the professional market- the Medik8 Crystal Retinal range sits at the top. The key ingredient here being reintAL- which only goes through one step to convert to retinoic acid- the active ingredient you find in prescription strength vit A. This is unlike retinol, which goes through 2 steps. Meaning results occur 11x faster when using this range.
This popular overnight serum visibly improves a host of skin concerns- while hydrating and reducing blemish causing bacteria on skin. In just 4 weeks- you will notice a difference to the overall clarity and radiance of your complexion. Staged in strengths 3, 6 to 10 for beginners to seasoned Vit A users.
The crème de la crème of skin altering serums-iS Clinical’s most popular serum, this fast-acting, long-term, results-oriented formula decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly evens skin tone, and is excellent for blemish-prone skin. Using the power of plant derivedacids – glycolic, lactic and salicylic- Active Serum can improve the skins appearance in just a matter of days. Suited to all skin types, even the young ones.
A professional eye treatment packed with powerful peptides and potent antioxidants to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and visibly brighten the under eye area. Using the highest grade ingredients and advanced technology for both immediate and long term improvements to the delicate eye area.
For problem skin- we put all trust in this top selling treatment from Medik8. This 10% Niacinamide-Infused Peptide Serum offers a skin perfecting peptide complex which helps to visibly enhance your skin’s natural luminosity, while treating blemish prone skin. An intelligent formula- It targets the natural protein α-crystallin which is responsible for minimising cell waste which can cause a cloudy complexion. In conjunction with softly polishing the skin, Crystalide peptide smooths over the complexion leaving a beautifully translucent-looking, ultra-smooth finish.
A hyaluronic acid serum- supercharged. For skin that is dehydrated and needs some plumping, this lightweight serum helps kickstart the natural production of hyaluronic acid in the skin- working with the skins natural HA to deliver immediate and long term hydration
Hydr8 B5 Intense gives your skin the power to withstand dehydrating changes in temperature and humidity, leaving the complexion showered in moisture.