What is the difference between cosmetic and cosmeceutical skincare?

Cosmetic skincare, commonly sold in pharmacies and department stores, is a popular choice amongst many women worldwide because of the price point alongside great advertising of the specific brand. However cosmetic skincare does not consist of professional quality of ingredients like cosmeceuticals can, cosmetic products are not able to penetrate below the epidermis to the deeper layers of skin, it is only able to sit on the surface so while they may refresh your complexion for a few hours, they cannot create any structural changes or give you long-term results within the skin.

Cosmeceutical grade skincare is professional quality and consist of high concentrations of active ingredients such as AHA’s, BHA’s, Retinols, Vitamin C and Peptides. The way these products are formulated and delivered into the skin enables deeper penetration and proven results. A higher price point compared to cosmetic skincare, reflects the professional grade quality fo the product. They are sold in skin clinics and beauty salons and are personally prescribed by skin therapists to their clients to give effective and long lasting results with their skin health and ongoing skin concerns