What Does Quality Skincare Mean?

If you want to up your skincare game, it’s important to know the differences between high-quality skincare products and the ones you find at the store. If you’re anything like me, you’ve wandered down the skincare aisle at your local store and found yourself staring at a wall of products ranging from moisturizers to serums, toners, and more that just leave you feeling totally overwhelmed. And let’s be real, they all claim to do the same things that everyone wants for their skin. But, not all skincare products are of the same quality. If you’re wondering where to start, you’re reading the right blog! 

The first step, walk out of that store empty-handed. Ok, you can grab a candy bar and a drink, but leave that skincare aisle!  The quality of the products you use can significantly impact the appearance and health of your skin, and who knows more about health and skin than a doctor, a plastic surgeon, to be exact?  I’d like to introduce you to two brands we carry at Dr. Peterson’s office, Alastin and Colorescience, to help you make an informed decision about the best products for your skin.

Similar But Higher Quality Ingredients

So, what sets these high-quality products apart from their drugstore counterparts? Well, for starters, they use ingredients that are more legit than a Kardashian’s Instagram account. Alastin’s TriHex Technology® is basically magic, stimulating your skin’s natural regeneration process and making it look smoother, firmer, and just all-around better. This technology has been scientifically researched and proven to enhance the appearance and health of your skin. Alastin products are formulated with a blend of peptides, antioxidants, and other potent ingredients.

Colorescience is a mineral makeup and skincare brand that also utilizes high-quality, medical-grade ingredients. Their Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 not only protects your skin from the sun’s rays but also gives you a flawless complexion. I mean, talk about multi-tasking! This product contains zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and antioxidants like vitamin E and green tea extract to protect and nourish the skin.

Individual Quality Skincare

Another benefit of using higher-quality products directly from a doctor is that they can be customized to meet your individual skin concerns and needs.  Like, Alastin’s Restorative Skin Complex, which is formulated to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and can make you look like you’ve slept more than 4 hours in the past week. Their TransFORM Body Treatment helps improve skin elasticity and firmness. This helps firm up your flabby bits (we’ve all got ’em, don’t worry).

Colorescience also offers a range of products to address specific concerns, such as their All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50, designed to neutralize redness and provide sun protection for those with sensitive or rosacea-prone skin. So you’re hiding redness AND preventing redness at the same time! They also offer products like their Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy, formulated to address common concerns around the eye area, such as dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines. You won’t feel the need to wear sunglasses indoors anymore.

Proven Results, Not Just Claims

When you invest in high-quality skincare products, you can be confident that you’re getting products that are clinically proven to produce results, unlike some of those store-bought products that make promises they can’t keep.  Alastin’s TriHex Technology® has been clinically tested and shown to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tone. Colorescience’s Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 has also been clinically tested and shown to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection while also improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Store-bought skin care products may appear to create amazing results, but they often lack clinical testing to back them up. Therefore, it’s crucial to do your research and read reviews before investing in these products.

While store-bought skincare products may be convenient and budget-friendly, they often lack the effectiveness of the higher-quality skincare products we provide in our office. So, if you’re serious about taking care of your skin, do yourself a favor and invest in some high-quality skincare products backed by Dr. Peterson himself! Your skin (and your Instagram selfies) will thank you.