Taking care of your skin is so important. After all, when people see you in person, your appearance—your skin, in particular, is the first thing they’ll notice. Fortunately, there is a wide range of beauty products out there that you can use to take care of your skin. The only problem is, there are a ton of recommendations and suggestions on what to choose.
Recommendations will come from beauty experts and doctors, but also from other beauty enthusiasts like Instagram models and beauty vloggers. Chances are you might be swayed to try a particular product, only to end up dismayed when it doesn’t work as advertised. That’s why, as a consumer, you should be careful when buying beauty and skincare products. You need to choose the ones that suit you.
It’s worth noting that there are two types of skin care options—over the counter (OTC) products and professional skincare products. Both have to adhere to the FDA’s guidelines to ensure they meet certain standards, especially when it comes to safety. However, let’s explore the many advantages of using professional skincare products as opposed to using OTC ones. Here are the top four reasons why the professional level is better:
1. Professional skin care lines are made in small batches.
Typically, OTC products are made for the masses and sold in beauty stores, department stores, and drug stores. Professional skincare lines are made in small batches and then distributed to esthetic boutiques, licensed skincare centres, salons, and spas and medical clinics. They’re produced in limited quantities and their distribution is controlled so you can be sure of their quality. What’s more, their prices will be fixed. Chances are manufacturers of OTC products might shortchange you in terms of cost and quality. Rest assured, Dermafirm only uses the highest quality ingredients in products, proven to work, after decades of intensive research in the pharmaceutical industry, and years of application in thousands of clinics, spas and salons around the world.
2. Professional skin care products have high levels of active ingredients.
OTC products are usually regulated and controlled since they are readily available to public consumers. To ensure that the public will be safe from allergies, irritation, and other skin reactions, as well as give the retailer high profit margins, OTC products are made with less active ingredients. While this is understandable, it means the quality of the product has been compromised.
Since professional skin care products are recommended by a licensed professional after they conduct a thorough analysis of your skin, they’ll have more active ingredients that are specifically geared towards dealing with your skincare condition. Professional skincare products are formulated to alleviate or eliminate skin conditions altogether, not simply hide or mask the problems. In some instances, OTC products can contain irritants as fillers and cause even greater damage to your sensitive skin. All Dermafirm products are professional pharmaceutical grade, with the levels of active ingredients required to be effective.
3. Professional skincare lines have pH-adjusted ingredients.
The truth is, the pH of the skin is not given the importance it deserves on a consumer level. Most OTC products tend to disregard the benefits of keeping the skin’s pH level between 4.5 and 5.5. These products can leave your skin in an alkaline state, thereby attracting bacteria and free radicals. Each and every Dermafirm skincare product is specifically formulated to ensure the pH level of the skin by using pH-adjusted ingredients. That’s also why Dermafirm’s products are safe to use on even the most sensitive types of skin!
4. Professional skincare lines are priced with integrity.
Finally, professional skincare lines are worth the price. Given the active ingredients that these products contain, you can expect them to work. When used appropriately or as recommended, they’ll last longer and work wonders on your skin. In that case, it is safe to say that the price is right. After all, Dermafirm is the world’s #1 selling cosmeceuticals brand.
Whether you go to an authorized Dermafirm professional salon, spa or clinic to be pampered, or buy and apply Dermafirm products yourself, you can always feel confident in the quality.